GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kentwood uses second half to down Federal Way; TJ wins

The Federal Way Eagles looked good for one half Monday in a non-league game agains the Kentwood Conquerors at the Valley Medical Showcase at Kent's ShoWare Center.

But the second half was another story. The Conks dominated the second half and beat Federal Way, 57-42 on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. After leading 25-19 after the first half and being tied heading into the fourth quarter, 31-31, Kentwood outscored the Eagles by 15 points in the final eight minutes.

Federal Way (10-3 overall, 8-1 SPSL South) was led by the 19 points of Darah Huertas-Vining, who was playing her first game in two weeks. Raven Benton chipped in 11 points.

The Eagles' rematch with the Emerald Ridge Jaguars in a battle of the two first-place teams in the South Puget Sound League South Division scheduled for Tuesday was cancelled because of snow. The two teams are tied at 8-1 in the South and Emerald Ridge won the first meeting in overtime.

Jefferson — The Raiders (6-8 overall, 4-6 SPSL North) dominated the Kent-Meridian Royals Friday night, 56-26.

Christy Kullberg finished with a game-high 18 points and Jada Piper chipped in nine.

Beamer — The Titans (5-9 overall, 2-8 SPSL South) were beaten up Friday by Bethel, 53-32. Beamer was led by the 10 points of Meghan Graf.

Decatur — The Gators' Friday game against Lakes was not reported.


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