The Sideline

Rallying from an 11-point deficit early in the second half, Curtis topped Garfield 70-66 in overtime tonight at the 4A state tournament to advance to the finals tomorrow.

Leading 68-66 with three seconds left in the extra period, the Vikings’ Andre Lewis broke up Garfield’s inbound attempt at midcourt, and the Bulldogs’ Tucker Haymond was called for an intentional foul. He calmly hit both free throws, and Curtis ran out the rest of the clock after retaining possession.

The Vikings had a chance to win it in regulation, but Dominic Robinson was stripped as he drove to the…

From the very start against Mountlake Terrace, Lincoln was focused and hitting their shots. And, as always, they got monster contributions from Tre’Shaun Fletcher and Ahmaad Rorie.

Fletcher scored 29 points – 18 in the first half – and Rorie hit four three-pointers and tallied 21 points as the Abes cruised to a 68-47 win over the Hawks in the 3A state tournament tonight at the Tacoma Dome.

Rorie’s three just over midway through the first quarter put Lincoln up 10-4, and they led 16-9 at the end of the first after Fletcher nailed a jumper at the buzzer. Fletcher continued…

With all the bright lights behind them and a 15-11 lead after the first quarter, one would think the senior dominated Wilson Lady Rams would forget about all the hype at the state tournament. Wilson would struggle all afternoon with turnovers, shot selection, and free-throw shooting, but in the end they found a way to beat the Mercer Island Lady Islanders 48-37 in the quarterfinal round of the 3A tournament on Thursday morning at the Tacoma Dome.

“They let some of the (officials’) calls get under their skin early, and I told them to forget about it and play,” said Lady Rams head…

Outscoring Newport 19-3 in the fourth quarter, Curtis cruised to a 62-40 win over the Knights in the opening round of the state tournament this morning.

Leading 43-37 heading into the final period, Dominic Robinson - who led the Vikings with 18 points - started an 8-0 run with a jumper. Tory Causey followed with a steal and layup after being fouled. He missed the resulting free throw, but Jayson Williams corralled the rebound and Isom Brown hit Robinson on a back cut for an easy layup and a 12-point cushion.

Robinson hit two three-pointers and scored 10 points in the first quarter…

The big stage has finally arrived, as the Hardwood Classic begins Thursday morning at the Tacoma Dome. As always, one boys game and one girls game will be taking place during each time slot. Here’s the complete schedule for the first day.

9 a.m. – 4A Boys – Curtis vs. Newport; 3A Girls – Kamiakin vs. Seattle Prep

10:30 a.m. – 4A Boys – Garfield vs. Bothell; 3A Girls – Wilson vs. Mercer Island

12:15 p.m. – 4A Boys – Arlington vs. Richland; 3A Girls – Cleveland vs. University

2:00 p.m. – 4A Boys – Jackson…

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