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Girls basketball wrap: Federal Way sweeps away Kentlake, Jefferson
The second-ranked Federal Way Eagles fifth game in a row with a hard-fought 51-39 victory over Kentlake Saturday night.
The win kept the Eagles (15-3) in a second-place tie in the South Puget Sound League North Division with Kentwood. Both have 11-3 league records. Top-ranked Auburn Riverside (18-0) has already secured the division title.
Against Kentlake, the Eagles led only 21-18 at halftime, before outscoring the Falcons, 30-21, in the second half. Federal Way was led by the 16 points of Chantel Dixon and 13 from Talia Walton. The Eagle defense also held Kentlake's leading scorer, Morganne Comstock, to just nine points. She came into the game averaging more than 17 a game.
Federal Way also blew out Jefferson Thursday night, 70-29. Dixon led three Eagles in double figures with 18 points. Sophomore Darah Huertas-Vining added 16 points and Walton finished with 11.
The Raiders (9-10, 6-9) were led by 10 points from Hannah Kiyohara. Jefferson was also beaten badly by Auburn Riverside Saturday night, 68-34. The loss eliminated the Raiders from the postseason. Unique Taufa'asau led TJ with nine points.
In other girls basketball action:
• The Decatur Gators fell to 1-13 in the SPSL South Division with a 51-24 loss to Bethel Thursday night. The Gators' leading scorer was Ayesia Rogers with five points.
• The Todd Beamer Titans (2-16, 1-13) lost a pair of games Thursday and Saturday to Rogers and Puyallup. The Titans were beaten by Rogers, 56-46, and lost to Puyallup, 43-37.
Beamer was led by 16 points from Meghan Graf against Rogers and Shyla Akins chipped in 10. Akins also led the Titans with 19 points during the loss to Puyallup.