Skyler Riley appreciates having a multi-skilled player like Steve Campbell as his teammate on the Inglemoor High School boys basketball team. Riley understands he gets his opportunities...
BELLEVUE — Skyler Riley appreciates having a multi-skilled player like Steve Campbell as his teammate on the Inglemoor High School boys basketball team.
Riley understands he gets his opportunities when other teams focus on stopping Campbell. Ingraham learned the hard way that the 5-foot-9 Riley can’t be ignored.
Riley pumped in a season-high-tying 26 points and Campbell added 22 as Inglemoor downed the surprising Rams 61-52 last night in the title game of the 34th annual Bellevue Community College Holiday high-school tournament.
The Vikings (7-0) finished strong to turn back Ingraham (2-8), which entered the tournament winless.
“I was hyped up for the big game,” said Riley, who was 9 of 17 shooting from the floor and 4 of 8 from three-point range. “When other teams focus on our best player, Steve Campbell, that opens things up for other people.”
Campbell changed the game at both ends of the court, blocking eight shots. The 6-foot-4 senior, who was named tournament MVP with 54 points in three games, hit 9 of 18 shots and added three assists and two steals.
Ingraham trimmed a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to 50-47 on Isaac Jimcoily’s two free throws with 3:55 left in the game.
But Inglemoor buried 7 of 8 free throws in the final 3:08 to hang on for the win.
Jimcoily scored 17 points and Jeffrey Solomon added 16 points for Ingraham, which gained valuable confidence heading back into Metro League action despite being 0-6 in league.
“They’re a very quick team,” said Riley, who made the all-tournament team along with Jimcoily. “(Ingraham) has some good, quick players. We’ve got Bothell, Juanita and Franklin coming up and they’re quick teams, so this will help us.”
“This is a big thing for us to get a trophy. It’s been a while since we brought trophy home for the school.”
Nathan Hale 59, Kelso 48
Senior Michael Woolley provided 19 points and eight rebounds and guard Alex Smith added 16 points as the Raiders (7-3) claimed third place.
Hale held the Hilanders (3-5) from Southwest Washington scoreless in the third quarter after they had opened a 35-31 halftime lead. The Raiders held a 28-13 advantage in the second half.
Kelso’s Cort Carpenter scored a game-high 24 on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor, including 3 of 5 from three-point range. Casey Pursell added 11 points, four steals and four rebounds for Hale.
Ballard 63, Liberty 48
The Beavers (5-3) sank their free throws late in the fourth quarter for the win and 26 of 39 overall to take fourth.
Collin Belcher, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, paced Ballard with 16 points and 9-of-10 free-throw shooting. He also added five rebounds and two assists.
Bryce Hockett led Liberty (2-8) of Renton with 14 points.
White River 69,
Otay Ranch (Calif.) 42
Guard Brent Addink scored 14 points as the Hornets (6-4) claimed seventh place. Will Foster, 7-foot-2 junior, added a career-high 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for White River.
Otay Ranch (3-7) of San Diego shot 25.9 percent (15 for 58) from the field.