GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beamer clinches first-ever SPSL South title with win over Puyallup

Todd Beamer freshman Bria Rice (22) finished with a game-high 20 points during the Titans
Todd Beamer freshman Bria Rice (22) finished with a game-high 20 points during the Titans' SPSL South-clinching win over Puyallup Tuesday. Beamer is 16-3 on the season and 14-1 in the SPSL South.
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For the first time in the history of Todd Beamer High School, the Titans will be able to hang a South Puget Sound League South Division basketball championship banner inside the school's gym.

The Titan girls clinched the school's first-ever SPSL South title with a very impressive blowout win over fourth-ranked Puyallup Tuesday night on the road, 62-45. The victory moved 10th-ranked Beamer to 16-3 overall and 14-1 in the SPSL South with one game remaining. The Titans have handed Puyallup (17-2) their only two losses on the season.

Beamer ends its regular season Friday night against the Federal Way Eagles, who are the only SPSL South team to beat the Titans. The game, at Beamer, will also play host to the Federal Way Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, which will take place at halftime.

The game was tied at 12-12 before the Titans took total control with a huge effort in the second quarter. Beamer outscored the Vikings 16-4 during the eight minutes to take a commanding 28-16 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Titans were again led by there unbelievable freshman class. Bria Rice led the way with 20 points, Quinessa Caylao-Do added 13 points and fellow ninth-grader, Nia Alexander, chipped in nine points for Beamer. Junior Megan Huff was also impressive for the Titans, finishing with 18 points, including 14 in the first half.

Jefferson — The Raiders were beaten by the Kentlake Falcons Tuesday night, 34-23. The loss drops TJ to 5-13 overall and 4-11 in the SPSL North. The Raiders end their season Friday at home against Tahoma.

Decatur — The Gators remained winless on the season with a 54-15 loss to the Enumclaw Hornets Tuesday night. Decatur (0-18 overall, 0-9 SPSL 3A) finishes its season Friday night at home against Auburn Mountainview.

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