Jordan Sutton, Jamil Turner and Ryan Purugganan of second-ranked Bethel combined to go 10 for 10 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to secure a 58-48 SPSL South Division...
GRAHAM Jordan Sutton, Jamil Turner and Ryan Purugganan combined to go 10 for 10 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to secure Bethel’s 58-48 SPSL South Division boys basketball victory over Federal Way last night.
Second-ranked Bethel (4-1 overall, 3-1 SPSL South) built an 18-point lead, then withstood a late-game surge by No. 3 Federal Way. Ernest Williams had eight consecutive points in an 11-4 Federal Way run.
Williams, a 6-foot-4 junior transfer from Foss, hit five three-pointers all in the second half scored a game-high 26 for Federal Way (3-2, 3-1). Brandon Moore had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Bethel.
Bethel coach Pat Mullen said his team tightened up defensively with the game on the line.
“We held them without any transition baskets, which I was really proud of.
“We finally made some free throws in the fourth quarter,” Mullen said. His team was only shooting 55 percent at the foul line entering the game, and hit only 57 percent against Federal Way despite the clutch fourth-quarter performance.
Sutton had 14 points and seven assists.
Other SPSL games
Kentridge 63, at Tahoma 61
Troy Isbell led a fourth-quarter comeback by Tahoma (3-1, 1-1 North) that fell just short. Isbell got 13 of his 20 points in the final quarter. Renado Parker, a 6-4 freshman forward, scored 21 for Kentridge (3-2, 2-1).
Kentwood 57, at Auburn Riverside 41
The No. 4 Conquerors (2-1, 2-1) led 43-23 after three quarters of the North Division win over the Ravens (3-3, 0-3). Kentwood’s Aaron Boyce had 18 points.
Sumner 61, at Kentlake 57
Kentlake (1-3, 0-2 North) rallied in the fourth quarter and nearly wiped out an 18-point lead by the Spartans (1-3, 1-2). Kentlake hit four three-pointers in the final period. Eric Newman scored 20 points and Jordan Knight 14 for Sumner. Ryan Voelkel’s 26 led the Falcons.
At Emerald Ridge 66, Spanaway Lake 59
Gerry Pickens scored 18 points and Colin O’Brien added 14 and turned in a lock-down defensive effort against Chris Norman of Spanaway Lake in a win by the Jaguars (3-1, 3-1 South). Norman was scoreless. Emerald Ridge hit 8 of 9 free throws in the final four minutes. Daviyon Snowden led the Sentinels (1-4, 1-3) with 20 points and Scotty Carbullido had 19.
At Decatur 94, Jefferson 67
James Miller poured in 33 points on 11-of-18 shooting and Travis Wagner had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Gators (2-2, 2-2 South). Miller also had four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Cliff Satterwhite scored 20 and Ernest Richardson 19 for Jefferson (0-5, 0-4).
Rogers 59, at Beamer 44
Brandon Gibson’s 17 points led the Rams (3-2, 2-2 South). Jermaine Parker had 19 for Beamer (0-5, 0-4).
At Kennedy 78, Highline 38
Sophomore guard De Angelo Jones collected 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Lancers (3-1, 1-1) hit nine three-pointers in a King Division win. Mike Bonazza scored 15 for Kennedy, which led 40-14 at halftime. Masab El-Himri led Highline (0-7, 0-2) with 15.
At Hazen 49, Renton 46
Hazen (3-3, 2-0 King Division) hit 7 of 10 fourth-quarter free throws to hand the Indians (3-1, 1-1) their first loss. Trevor Gunderson had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders. Marcellus Williams led Renton with 17 points.
Tyee 73, at Evergreen 54
The Totems broke loose for 30 points in the fourth quarter, with Kenneth Ruffer scoring 11 of his 23 points in the period. Lamonte Dodson added 16 and Terrance Sanders 14 for Tyee (5-1, 2-0 King). Jeremy Bakke led Evergreen (0-5, 0-2) with 19.
Mount Rainier 76, at Lindbergh 51
The 10th-ranked Rams used a 25-7 third-quarter run to pull away from the Eagles in a King Division victory. James Cradle’s 20 points were tops for Mount Rainier (6-1, 2-0). Alvin Green scored 17 for Lindbergh (0-4, 0-2).
Franklin Pierce 72, at Lakes 49
Brandon Larrieu’s 17 points helped Franklin Pierce (4-1, 1-0) win its Pierce Division opener against Lakes (1-6, 0-2).
At Clover Park 51, Washington 45
Phillip Riggins got seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors (3-2, 1-1) rallied for a Pierce Division win over the Patriots (1-5, 0-1).
Inglemoor 74, at White River 64
Skyler Riley (23 points) and Ike Nwaelele (21) scored more than half the points for Class 4A Inglemoor (2-0) in a nonleague win. Scott Snodgrass led the 3A Hornets (3-4) with 15.
Eastlake 63, at Mount Si 53 (OT)
The Wolves (3-1) rebounded from a 15-7 first-quarter deficit for a nonleague win. Jon Weber scored 22 points for Eastlake. Kevin Englund led the Wildcats (4-2) with 15.
Cedarcrest 45, at Cedar Park Christian 44
David Cortez, a 6-5 junior, hit five three-pointers, scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Red Wolves (2-4) to a nonleague win. Jay Pamer led CPC (1-2) with 16 points.
At Seattle Christian 75, Granite Falls 35
Bryon Jansen, a 6-6 senior, had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and 6-4 guard John Finn added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists to power the Warriors (3-1) to a nonleague win.