Dajuan Piper led a balanced offense with 17 points as the top-ranked Vikings beat the Quakers in the final regular-season game for both teams.
Rainier Beach, the No. 1 team in Class 3A boys basketball, lost two games in California near the end of December, but the Vikings have made a point of not looking back since.
Rainier Beach won its 11th straight game on Friday, knocking off rival Franklin 77-66 in the final game of the boys basketball regular season.
When Rainier Beach (17-3, 14-1 Metro League) is at its best, the Vikings get scoring from all over. That was the case against Franklin (14-6, 11-4).
Dajuan Piper led the way with 17 points for Beach, Shaqquan Aaron added 14 and Fuquan Niles scored 12.
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Patrick Ball had 21 points and five rebounds, and Arell Hennings scored 11 for the Quakers.
Beach jumped all over Franklin early, rushing out to a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and holding a 40-29 advantage at halftime.
Rainier Beach and Franklin won’t have to wait long for a rematch. The teams play again on Tuesday in the Metro League tournament. Only the top four teams in the Metro League play for the championship; Beach is the No. 1 seed, Franklin No. 4.
Seattle Prep and Lakeside will play in the other side of the bracket.