Greg Lowell likes what he sees from his Inglemoor boys basketball team. To a man, the coach is seeing his team carry good practice habits into games. The result is a 6-0 start...
BELLEVUE — Greg Lowell likes what he sees from his Inglemoor boys basketball team.
To a man, the coach is seeing his team carry good practice habits into games. The result is a 6-0 start.
Jason Pratt, a 6-foot-5 senior forward, led a balanced offense with 17 points as Inglemoor pulled away late for a 67-57 victory over Nathan Hale yesterday in the semifinals of the 34th annual Bellevue Community College Holiday Tournament.
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Pratt scored seven in the second quarter as the Vikings from KingCo 4A began to assert themselves against the Metro League 3A opponent. Teammates Steve Campbell (14 points), Ike Nwaelele (13) and Skyler Riley (12) did their part on offense.
“So far we’ve been pretty balanced and that’s been the strength of our team,” said Lowell, whose team sank 12 of 15 free throws and committed just seven turnovers. “We play hard and we practice hard. Those good practice habits are coming out on the floor.”
Pratt finished with 7-of-8 accuracy from the floor, including 3 of 3 beyond the three-point arc. Campbell added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Riley added five assists and three steals.
Inglemoor, which put together a 16-5 run to open the third quarter, faces Ingraham (2-7) in the tournament championship game today at 8 p.m.
Senior Michael Woolley paced Nathan Hale (6-3) with 17 points, 11 in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders meet Kelso (3-4) today at 6:15 p.m. for third-fifth places.
Ingraham 68, Kelso 55
Junior guard Jeffrey Solomon, quarterback for the Rams’ football team, poured in 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor, including 5 of 5 from three-point range, as the Rams (2-7) reached the championship.
Anthony Garner supplied 13 points and seven rebounds for the Rams. Cort Carpenter led Kelso (3-4) with 17 points.
Ingraham, which entered the tournament winless, shot almost 52 percent from the field, sinking 28 of 54 attempts and 16 of 30 in the first half. The Rams pulled away with an 11-2 run to open the fourth period.
Liberty 66, Otay Ranch (Calif.) 48
Anthony Kane led a balanced Patriots’ attack with 11 points as the KingCo 3A school built a big early lead. Kane sank 3 of 5 from three-point range as Liberty improved to 2-7 and reached the game for fourth and sixth places today at 4:30 p.m. against Ballard (4-3).
Domenic Cosentino topped the Mustangs (3-6) with 16 points. Otay Ranch of San Diego faces White River (5-3) for seventh and eighth places today at 3 p.m.
Ryan Peterson led Liberty’s huge 52-30 advantage on the boards with eight rebounds. Noah Bartholomew added 10 points.
Ballard 55, White River 52
Collin Belcher and Benito Sanchez each scored 15 as the Beavers of KingCo 4A downed the Seamount League 3A school. Sanchez popped in 6 of 8 field goals, including 3 of 3 from three-point land, and Belcher hit 6 of 10.
Sanchez also had three assists. Ballard collected 16 steals and forced White River into 18 turnovers. Andre Faulkner led the Beavers with three steals.
Tyler Nixon scored 13 for the Hornets.