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PREP WRAP UP: Federal Way boys and girls remain on top of SPSL South
The Federal Way Eagles took control of the South Puget Sound League South Division Friday night with a hard-fought, 61-55, win over Todd Beamer.
The two teams entered the game tied atop the SPSL South. Now, Federal Way leads the division at 8-1 and Beamer and Curtis follow with two losses in league play.
Beamer (8-4 overall, 7-2 SPSL South) rolled out to a 19-point lead late in the second quarter, but Federal Way outscored the Titans 39-21 in the second half thanks to the play of DeeShawn Tucker and Deonte Anderson. Tucker tallied a game-high 17 points and Anderson added 11 for the Eagles.
Beamer got 15 points from senior Thomas Rhodes and 11 from Roosevelt Jones.
The Eagles also beat Puyallup Tuesday, 63-49, thanks to 18 points from Anderson and 16 from Tucker.
Beamer got back on track Tuesday with a 57-45 win over Emerald Ridge. Jones finished with 25 points.
Decatur — The Gators (9-4 overall, 3-0 SPSL 3A) remained perfect in SPSL 3A play with a pair of wins over Enumclaw and Bonney Lake. Decatur beat Enumclaw, 77-55, Tuesday. Dom Hunter and Markus Rawls both finished with 20 points against the Hornets.
The Gators downed Bonney Lake, 69-58, Friday night on the road. The Panthers led 21-16 after the first quarter, but Decatur outscored Bonney Lake, 41-24, in the second and third quarters to take control.
Hunter finished with 17 points, Rawls ended up with 16 and Abraham Ferrell-Logan chipped in 11.
Jefferson — Kentlake outscored the Raiders, 22-15, in the fourth quarter to beat TJ, 74-72, Friday night. Jefferson also lost to Kentridge Tuesday, 60-54.
The Raiders (5-7 overall, 3-6 SPSL North) were led by the 18 points of Kendall Green, 13 from Daniel Park and 12 from Daryon James against Kentlake.
Jacob Thoreson led the Raiders with 18 points against Kentridge.
Federal Way — The Eagles (10-2 overall, 8-1 SPSL South) remained in a first-place tie with Emerald Ridge with a pair of wins. Federal Way beat Puyallup Tuesday, 56-50, and downed Beamer Friday, 68-51.
Against Puyallup, Raven Benton finished with 24 points and helped the Eagles come back from a 23-17 halftime deficit. Dyesha Belhumeur added 16 points. The Eagles were playing without leading scorer Darah Huertas-Vining.
Against Beamer, Federal Way got 24 points from Belhumeur and 21 from Benton. Federal Way led 30-19 at halftime before tallying 27 points in the third quarter to put the game away.
Beamer (5-7 overall, 2-6 SPSL South) was again led by Megan Huff and Meghan Graf. The pair scored 42 of the Titans' 51 points. Huff had 22 and Graf finished with 20. Beamer also lost to Emerald Ridge Tuesday, 65-47.
Jefferson — The Raiders (5-8 overall, 3-6 SPSL North) snuck by Kentridge Tuesday, 51-49. Jada Piper finished with 20 points and helped TJ withstand a fourth-quarter comeback.
But TJ lost another heart-breaker Friday, this time to the Kentlake Falcons, 43-42. Jefferson has lost three games this season by one point.
The Raiders got 18 points from Piper, nine from Lindsey Dahl and eight from Chevay Warnes.
Decatur — The Gators (5-6 overall, 2-1 SPSL 3A) were beaten by Enumclaw Tuesday, 55-33. The Hornets outscored Decatur, 35-10, during the first and third quarters. A'yesia Rogers led the Gators with 15 points.
Beamer — The Titans dominated a four-team meet Wednesday, scoring 169.5 points. Tahoma finished second at 145.75, Rogers third at 141.45 and Kentwood was fourth with 137.05 points.
Three Beamer gymnasts swept the all-around. Sam West won with 36.9 points, Leah Freeborn was second with 35.3 and Kasey Johnson was third with 35.1.
West also won the individual titles on the vault (9.25), bars (9.0) and balance beam (9.1). Freeborn won the floor exercise with a 9.65.
Beamer — The Titans beat Curtis Wednesday night in University Place, 46-33. The Titans dominated the middle weights during the SPSL South dual. Beamer won six-straight matches by pin, starting with Brian Dykman at 126 pounds. Ares Carpio followed at 132, Aron Set-Heit at 128, Deshar House (145), Blake Hansen (152) and Lance Gibson at 160. The Titans' other wins came from Jordan Rhodes at 106 and Brett Dykman at 113.