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Decatur girls hand Bethel second loss, then lose to Rogers

By CASEY OLSON

Sports editor

The Decatur girls basketball team couldn’t keep the momentum rolling.

The Gators picked up a huge victory Thursday night over second-place Bethel, 49-42, but followed that up with a 49-42 loss to the middle-of-the-pack Rogers Rams Friday night.

The weekend split leaves Decatur with a 9-5 record in the South Puget Sound League South Division and in a tie for third with Spanaway Lake. Federal Way and Rogers sit one-game back at 8-6. The top-five from the South advance to the postseason.

Against Bethel (13-3 overall, 12-2 in the South), it was the Ashley Cavalieri show down the stretch. The senior guard went on a 8-0 run of her own with a pair of three-pointers and another jumper to turn a 44-44 fourth-quarter tie into a 52-44 Decatur lead. Cavalieri finished with 14 points. Senior Kamrica Ary-Turner led Decatur with 16 points.

Friday night, Rogers jumped out on the Gators 13-8 in the first quarter and never looked back. Stephanie Dodson had 16 points to lead the Rams. Ary-Turner tallied 15 points for Decatur. Nicole Collins had 11 and Amanda Font chipped in 10.

Federal Way

The Federal Way girls split a pair of games Thursday and Friday to move to 8-6 in the South and 10-6 overall. Thursday night the Eagles rolled over Emerald Ridge, 68-53, thanks to the 18 first-half points from senior Shelby Avaava. Avaava hit four three-pointers and sat out the second half.

Brittany Bennett scored all 13 of her points in the second half, while Christine Kim finished with 17 points and seven assists.

The Eagles were then dominated by the first-place Curtis Vikings Friday night on the road, 69-51. Curtis had five players score in double figures, led by the 21 of Laini Sobczak. The Vikings took a 22-11 lead after the first quarter.

Federal Way was led by the 18 points of Kim.

Jefferson

The Raiders (0-14 in league, 0-16 overall) came close to picking up their first victory of the year Thursday night. But a pair of Denise Simmons free throws with 17 seconds left broke a 41-41 tie and Stephanie Dodson added another free throw to lead Rogers to a 44-41 win. Jefferson led 32-27 entering the fourth quarter. The Raiders were led by the 14 points of senior Trichell Waldo.

Spanaway Lake dropped Jefferson 49-31 Friday night. The Raiders scored just seven points in the first half. Waldo led TJ with 15 points.

Beamer

The Titans fell to the two best teams in the SPSL South Thursday and Friday to fall to 1-15 overall. Curtis beat the Titans 55-20 Thursday night and Bethel topped Beamer 65-37 Friday.

Against Curtis, the Vikings held Beamer scoreless in the second quarter to take a 32-8 halftime lead. Gena Woodke led the Titans with nine points.

Bethel pulled away Friday with 24 second-quarter points. Amanda DuRocher led the Braves with 19 points. Beamer was led by the 13 points of Selena Dickerson. Kelli Calvin chipped in 10.

Decatur 12 13 14 19 58

Bethel 15 11 11 14 51

Decatur — Kamrica Ary-Turner 16, Ashley Cavalieri 14, Leanna Pomeroy 13, Amanda Font 12, Nicole Collins 3.

Bethel — DuRocher 21, Barrington 12, Moore 11, Prewitt 5, Christian 2.

Beamer 8 0 5 7 20

Curtis 16 16 11 12 55

Curtis — Thomas 14, Coates 12, Sobczak 10, Clanton 5, Banks 4, Hardeman 4, Holland 2, Holland 2, Martelli 2, Murrell 2.

Beamer — Gena Woodke 9, Jessica Hunley 6, Kelli Calvin 3, Selena Dickerson 2.

Emerald Ridge 9 17 8 19 53

Federal Way 16 20 20 12 68

Federal Way — Shelby Avaava 18, Christine Kim 17, Brittany Bennett 13, Bree Rowe 6, Chelsea White 4, Erin Fitzpatrick 3, Whitney Goff 3, Hazel Bell-Robinson 2, Morgan Swanberg 2.

Emerald Ridge — Wells 19, Cartledge 15, Townsend 8, Schwartz 5, Bortoluzzi 2, Gero 2, Iversen 2.

Jefferson 6 12 14 9 41

Rogers 11 12 4 17 44

Rogers — Dodson 11, Simmons 11, Rasmussen 7, Alicea 4, Erlenmeyer 4, Blair 2, Plevyak 2, Greer 2, Murphy 1, Thompson 1.

Jefferson — Trichell Waldo 14, Kalei Frank 10, Jessica Foster 5, Larissa Smith 5, Kelli Brown 4, Michelle Borth 2, Lindsay Radford 1.

Friday’s box scores

Beamer 7 13 4 13 37

Bethel 10 24 15 16 65

Bethel — DuRocher 19, Moore 13, Aszklar 7, Seaberg 7, Baumes 6, Olsen 4, Prewitt 3, Barrington 2, Christian 2, Ware 2.

Beamer — Selena Dickerson 13, Kelli Calvin 10, Gena Woodke 8, Paradise Ramsey 3, Jessie Franz 2, Ashley Hillstead 1.

Jefferson 2 5 11 13 31

S. Lake 17 12 13 7 49

Spanaway Lake — Olson 15, Kilgore 11, Stephen 6, Watson 6, Harris 3, Brown 2, Harker 2, Henry 2, Perez 2.

Jefferson — Trichell Waldo 15, Kalei Frank 5, Lindsay Radford 4, Kellie Stoffel 3, Amanda Reed 2, Kelli Brown 1, Larissa Smith 1.

Decatur 8 13 11 10 42

Rogers 13 13 12 11 49

Rogers — Dodson 16, Erlenmeyer 14, Rasmussen 13, Murphy 2, Simmons 2, Uhling 2.

Decatur — Kamrica Ary-Turner 15, Nicole Collins 11, Amanda Font 10, Leanna Pomeroy 3, Ashley Cavalieri 2, Caitlin Britt 1.

Federal Way 11 20 13 7 51

Curtis 22 15 12 20 69

Curtis — Sobczak 21, Thomas 15, Coates 12, Holland 11, Nolen 10.

Federal Way — Christine Kim 18, Whitney Goff 8, Brittany Bennett 7, Shelby Avaava 6, Morgan Swanberg 6, Chelsea White 6.

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