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Sunday, August 30, 2015 This Week's Paper
Falcons rally to top North Thurston minus star guard

Minus star guard Ar’Mond Davis, Foss rallied from eight points down in just over two minutes to earn a 50-47 win over North Thurston at home tonight.

Trailing 45-37 with 2:30 to go, Roberto Gittens nailed a jumper in the lane to start a quick spurt for the Falcons. Sam Dabalos-McMahon hit a three-pointer on the next possession, and added a quick steal and layup to cut it to 47-44. After a steal and dunk by Gittens, the Falcons trailed 47-46 with 1:29 to play. They regained a 49-47 lead on Gittens’ three-point play after converting a layup from a nifty pass from Olashawan Miller.

McMahon, who finished with a team-high 17 points, hit two three-pointers in the first quarter to help Foss to a 9-6 lead. But the Rams responded by outscoring the Falcons 15-9 the rest of the half, as Darin Sroor was 7-for-7 from the field for 14 of his game-high 18 points in the half. Foss, meanwhile, was just 6-for-24 from the field in the first two quarters, and trailed 21-18 at the break.

Foss began to find some success in the third quarter behind Miller, who scored 7 of his 13 points in the period. Gittens, meanwhile, scored seven of his 10 points in the fourth quarter to help give the Falcons a spark.

SCORING TOTALS

FOSS: Sam Dabalos-McMahon 17, Olashawan Miller 13, Roberto Gittens 10, Chris Reynolds 4, Michel Cocke’ 3, Stephon Shaw 3

NORTH THURSTON: Darin Sroor 18, Steven Stone 9, David Marrero 9, Uati Pati 5, Dylan Wharton 4, Qe’Andre Adas 2

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