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Spanaway Lake snaps Jefferson's winning streak at three
By CASEY OLSON
The Thomas Jefferson girls winning streak was stopped at three in a row Friday night by the Spanaway Lake Sentinels, 57-40. The unbeaten Sentinels used a torrid start and some accurate free-throw shooting to stay atop the South Puget Sound League South Division.
The loss drops the Raiders to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in league play entering the Christmas break. Spanaway Lake sits 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the South.
The Sentinels rolled to a 22-6 lead after the first quarter and led 36-15 at halftime. Jefferson tried to come back in the second half, outscoring Spanaway Lake 25-21 in the third and fourth quarters. But the first-half hole was too much to overcome.
Laura Olson led three Spanaway Lake players in double figures with 16 points. Jasmin Cooper had 11 points and six rebounds and Ashley Stephen added 11 points and four blocked shots for the Sentinels.
Senior point guard Kalei Frank led Jefferson with 15 points and Jessica Foster chipped in 10 points.
The Raiders dont play again until a Jan. 4 matchup with the Rogers Rams.
Spanaway Lake (57) Olson 16, Cooper 11, Stephen 11, Brundage 6, Brown 5, Watson 4, Barley 2, Pendon 2.
Jefferson (40) Frank 15, Foster 10, Jillian Rassumssen 8, Lisa Clark 5, Brittany Creek 2.
The Eagles lost their fifth game in row Friday night to the Curtis Vikings, 58-32. The loss drops Federal Way to 1-5 overall and 0-5 in the SPSL South.
The Eagles couldnt stop Curtis Brittany Weaver and Darcy Holland. The pair combined for 38 points.
Federal Way was led by 10 points each from junior Selena Dickerson and senior Chelsea White.
The game was close entering the second half, but the Vikings outscored Federal Way 20-7 in the third quarter to take a 46-26 lead into the final eight minutes.
Curtis (58) Weaver 20, Holland 18, Martelli 8, Evans 4, Coates 2, Collins 2, Lussier 2, Roisum 2.
Federal Way (32) Dickerson 10, White 10, Brittany Bennett 9, Morgan Swanberg 2, Jenna Warren 1.
The Titans lost their fifth game in a row Friday night to the unbeaten Bethel Braves, 65-30. Beamer struggled to put the ball in the basket during the first three quarters. The Braves rolled to a 35-10 halftime lead and extended that to 50-13 after the third quarter.
Bethel had 11 players score at least two points Friday, led by the 18 of Nadia Parker. Beamer was led by nine points from sophomore Gena Woodke.
Bethel (65) Parker 18, Baumes 13, DuRocher 8, Barrington 8, Aszklar 6, Moore 4, Wright 4, Christian 2, Lively 2, Slingh 2, Ware 2.
Beamer (30) Woodke 9, Kaylah Scott 7, Kelli Calvin 6, Paradise Ramsey 4, Kiara Schaffer 3, Ashley Hillstead 1.
The Gators continued to struggle Friday with a 52-6 loss to the Rogers Rams in Puyallup. Rogers held Decatur scoreless in both the first and third quarters. The loss dropped the Gators to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the SPSL South.
The Rams jumped out to a 15-0 lead after the first and led 27-4 at halftime. Rogers had every player on their 12-girl roster score against Decatur.
Alex Chraca, Kendra Jefferson and Socheata Lim all scored two points each for the Gators.
Rogers (52) Derosier 9, Plevyak 9, Simmons 8, Greer 7, Westering 5, Greenwood 3, Alicia 2, Blair 2, Fields 2, Gallo 2, Thompson 2, Uhling 1.
Decatur (6) Chraca 2, Jefferson 2, Lim 2.
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, email@example.com