Prep sports wrap up: Federal Way girls basketball team wins seventh game in a row

The second-ranked Federal Way girls basketball team stretched their win steak to seven games Friday with a 56-30 win over the Tahoma Bears in Maple Valley.

The Eagles (9-2 overall, 7-2 in the South Puget Sound League North) had a balanced scoring attack during the victory over Tahoma. Sophomore guard Darah Huertas-Vining and Jaleecia Roland led the way with 11 points each, Talia Walton finished with 10 and Tanjunique Ajeto chipped in nine.

The Eagles have a huge week ahead. Federal Way will battle the two teams that sit above them in the SPSL North Division standings and the two teams that handed them losses earlier this season. The Eagles will travel to No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Auburn Riverside Thursday night (Jan. 14) and then will hit the road again to take on defending state-champion Kentwood Saturday (Jan. 16).

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders outlasted the Decatur Gators in a non-league contest Friday, 57-38, at TJ. The victory moved the Raiders to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in the SPSL North Division. The loss dropped Decatur to 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the SPSL South.

The two teams played a sluggish first quarter with Jefferson taking an early 8-4 lead. The Raiders separated during the second quarter by outscoring Decatur 19-9 to take a 27-13 halftime lead. The Raiders extended the advantage to 45-20 after the third quarter.

Jefferson was led by 16 points from Unique Taufa’asau, 14 from Jada Piper and 12 from senior Hannah Kiyohara. Decatur got 12 points from A’yesia Rogers and nine from Mik’kell Frier.


The Decatur Gators remained unbeaten on the season with a 42-33 win over Curtis Thursday in an SPSL Central match.

The Gators (2-0) picked up pins from Rad Krysa at 112, Tyler Thomas at 130 and Rowland Gaydosh at 160. Decatur picked up decision victories from Jerry Doran at 130 (12-0), Eric Godfrey at 140 (10-3) and Dylan Aparis at 152 (21-5). The Gators host Auburn Riverside on Friday night (Jan. 15).

The Todd Beamer Titans got by the Auburn Riverside Ravens Thursday night in an SPSL Central Division dual meet in Auburn, 54-21. The win evened out the Titans’ league record at 1-1.

Beamer dominated the lower weights Thursday, winning the first six matches from 103 to 135 pounds, including four by pin. The four falls came from Ishiah Belle (103), Tre Uson (112), Deshar House (130) and Aaron Set-Heit (135). The other two wins during the six-match streak came on decisions from Thomas Lowery (119) and Ares Carpio (125).

Beamer’s other victories during the dual meet came from Ben Draeger (pin at 160), Kristoph Ricketts (technical fall at 171), Conner Gleason (pin at 189) and Brandon Barcelona (forfeit at 215).

The Titans travel to Federal Way tonight (Jan. 13) to take on the Eagles.

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