Jefferson hands Spanaway lake first hoops loss


Sports editor

The Thomas Jefferson boy’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season Friday night over one of the top contenders in the South Puget Sound League South Division — beating Spanaway Lake, 60-57.

The win improves the Gators to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the SPSL South and drops Spanaway Lake to 4-1 in league play. The Sentinels already have victories over Federal Way, Decatur and Beamer during the early season.

Jefferson used a solid third quarter Friday night, outscoring Spanaway Lake 15-9 to take a 46-41 lead entering the fourth.

Jefferson was led by the 14 points of Darrell Apodaca. Senior Aaron Bronson added 12 and senior Coury McGinnis scored nine points.

Jefferson (60) — Darrell Apodaca 14, Aaron Bronson 12, Coury McGinnis 9, Pat Kennar 7, Arminder Singh 6, Dan Deschenes 4, David Rengo 4, Kyle Jenkins 2, James Partridge 2.

Spanaway Lake (57) — Easterly 18, Van Zuyt 16, Jones 12, Norman 8, Carbullido 3.

Federal Way

The Federal Way Eagle boy’s basketball team got back on the winning track Friday night with a solid 55-46 win over the Curtis Vikings in University Place.

The win improves the Eagles to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the South Puget Sound League South Division before the Christmas break.

Federal Way fell behind early to one of the preseason favorites in the SPSL South. Curtis outscored the Eagles 13-9 in the first quarter, but couldn’t stay with Federal Way in the second and third quarters. During that time, the Eagles outscored Curtis 33-20.

Senior Darius Alo was the leading scorer in the game with 25 points. London Carter added 10 for the Eagles.

Federal Way doesn’t play again until Jan. 6 when they travel to Emerald Ridge.

Federal Way (55) — Darius Alo 25, London Carter 10, Morris Anderson 7, Michael Holiday 6, C.J. Green 4, Jon Flood 3.

Curtis (46) — Geubelle 12, Niehl 12, Terry 7, Franklin 5, Seymour 4, Courtney 2, Townsend 2, White 2.

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