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BOYS BASKETBALL: TJ picks up big road win over Tahoma, 61-56; Beamer downs Decatur
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders moved into second place in the South Puget Sound League North Division with an impressive road win over the Tahoma Bears Saturday, 61-56.
The victory moved the Raiders to 6-2 in league play and trail only Auburn (6-1) in the standings. Jefferson jumped out to a quick 19-15 after the first quarter and held on the rest of the contest.
Senior guard Daryon James led the Raiders with 20 points, Daniel Park ended up with 16 and Deonte Anderson chipped in 12.
Jefferson is attempting to qualify for the West Central District Tournament for the first time since 1985. The top-five finishers in the SPSL North move on to the postseason.
Beamer — The Titans won a non-league contest against the Decatur Gators Friday night, 59-40. Decatur jumped out to a 9-7 lead after the first quarter, but it was all Beamer after that.
The Titans (7-3 overall, 5-3 SPSL South) were led by 18 points from Trey Burch-Manning and 14 each from Bogdon Bilvenyuk and Juwan Flowers.
Decatur (6-5 overall, 2-2 SPSL 3A) was led by 13 points from senior Kevin Locascio and 13 from Glen Jackson.
Federal Way — The second-ranked Eagles (10-0 overall, 8-0) continued their dominance of the SPSL South with a 70-29 blowout win over Rogers Saturday.
Federal Way jumped out to a 21-4 lead after the first quarter and led 43-13 at halftime.
The Eagles had four players score in double figures, led by the 17 of senior D'Londo Tucker. Brayon Blake and Malik Montoya both finished with 11 points and Adrian Davis had 10 for Federal Way.