GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beamer, Federal Way both tally blowout victories Tuesday

The Todd Beamer Titans jumped out to an 18-0 lead after the first quarter Tuesday night and cruised to a 58-16 win over Emerald Ridge.

The win kept Beamer in first place in the South Puget Sound League South Division with a 9-1 record. The Titans (11-3 overall) are tied with Puyallup, but beat the Vikings earlier this season.

Freshman Bria Rice led the way with 20 points and fellow ninth-grader Quinessa Caylao-Do finished with 12.

Federal Way — The Eagles got yet another huge game from senior Raven Benton and beat Spanaway Lake Tuesday, 59-39. Benton, the second-leading scorer in the state, poured in 30 points during the victory. Benton is averaging 26.9 points a game and has scored 30 or more points in six games.

The win keeps Federal Way (13-2 overall, 9-2 SPSL South) one win back of Beamer and Puyallup in the race for the SPSL South title.

Jefferson — After trailing by four points at halftime, the Raiders (3-10 overall, 2-8 SPSL North) couldn't stay with the Kentwood Conquerors in the second half, losing 58-45.

Jefferson was led by 18 points from Jada Piper, but didn't have another player score in double figures Tuesday night.

Decatur — The Gators remained winless with a 48-14 loss to Auburn Mountainview Tuesday. Decatur (0-14 overall, 0-5 SPSL South) was led by five points from Melissa Garcia.

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