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GIRLS BASKETBALL: No. 1 Federal Way blows by Bethel; Beamer remains in playoff hunt with win
The top-ranked Federal Way Eagles seem to be firing on all cylinders heading into the latter part of the season. The Eagles are still undefeated in the state of Washington after beating Bethel Tuesday night, 77-50.
Federal Way (14-1 overall, 11-0 SPSL South) finished with five players in double figures against the Braves, led by the 18 points of senior guard Brittany Barrington. Sophomore Raven Benton and junior Darah Huertas-Vining both finished with 14, Dyesha Belhumeur ended up with 12 and Talia Walton finished with 11 points.
The Eagles outscored Bethel, 27-6, in the first quarter and led 68-33 after the third quarter.
In other action:
at Beamer 77, Curtis 50 — The Titans continued their impressive season Tuesday with a win over the Vikings in Federal Way. Beamer jumped out to a 14-7 lead after the first quarter and cruised from there.
Meghan Graf led the Titans with 22 points, Shyla Akins finished with 19 and Megan Huff chipped in 16.
Beamer (9-6 overall, 6-5 SPSL South) currently sits in the fifth and final playoff position in the SPSL South Division. The Titans won only two games last season, including one in the SPSL South.
Auburn 33, at Jefferson 28 — The Trojans won a low-scoring battle Tuesday night over the Raiders. Auburn outscored Jefferson 18-10 in the second half.
Jefferson (5-10 overall, 5-7 SPSL North) is currently tied with Auburn for the fifth and final playoff berth from the SPSL North. Jada Piper led the Raiders with 11 points Tuesday.
Bonney Lake 52, at Decatur 41 — The Panthers and Carli Elwin were too much for the Gators Tuesday night. Elwin finished with 29 points.
Decatur (6-11 overall, 3-4 SPSL 3A) was led by the 12 points of A'yesia Rogers and Alexis Cole finished with 10.