It didn't take Franklin long to find its shooting touch yesterday in the Desert Heat National Invitational boys basketball tournament. Led by senior forward Richie Phillips, Franklin...
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — It didn’t take Franklin long to find its shooting touch yesterday in the Desert Heat National Invitational boys basketball tournament.
Led by senior forward Richie Phillips, Franklin shot 57 percent (28 of 49) from the field and led by as many as 19 points in an 87-78 first-round victory over Jordan of Long Beach, Calif.
The Quakers (3-0) from Seattle, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A, advanced to the quarterfinals and a matchup tonight with one of the nation’s best teams, Etiwanda of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Etiwanda (10-0), ranked eighth in the nation in USA Today’s Super 25, beat Banning, Calif., 73-40 in another first-round game.
The 26-team event includes schools from California, Washington, Nevada and Ohio.
The 6-foot-8 Phillips scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and had seven rebounds. Jordan Daisy added 16 points and Hassan Finch 13 for the Quakers.
Franklin’s big lead melted to seven points with two minutes remaining before the Quakers regained control.
Other boys games
Sammamish 71, Jurupa Valley (Mira Loma, Calif.) 50
In the Desert Heat National Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif., 6-4 junior Thomas Bright connected for seven three-pointers and a season-high 29 points as the Totems won their opener. Jaz Giacchetti scored all of his 17 points in the first half to help the Totems take a 41-21 halftime lead. Giacchetti had seven rebounds and Lyndon Estill added six rebounds and three steals for Sammamish (3-3), which plays Palm Springs at 2:45 p.m. today.
South Chaparral (Temecula, Calif.) 54, Skyline 53
In the Desert Heat National Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif., the Spartans trimmed a 15-point deficit to one before falling. Kevin Lang scored 19 points for Skyline (1-2), which plays Sonoma Valley, Calif., at 6 p.m. today.
Newport 65, Alameda (Calif.) 58
In the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, Neil Chalmers scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help preserve a first-round Slam Division victory by the Knights. Chalmers also had eight steals, four rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Erik Monger had 10 points and eight rebounds for Newport, which hit 17 of 24 free throws. The Knights (4-2) play St. Mary’s College High School of Berkeley, Calif., in the semifinals at 3:15 p.m. today.
Lake Washington 59, Scripps Ranch (San Diego) 49
In the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, senior wing Ryan Staudacher hit seven three-pointers and scored a season-high 31 points to power the Kangs into the Surf Division semifinals. The 6-3 Staudacher has scored 26, 25 and 31 points in his past three games. Steve Wiseley hit three treys and had 15 points and seven assists, and Joey Peterson grabbed 10 rebounds for the Kangs (5-0), who play Rhinelander, Wis., at 3:15 p.m. today.
Kentwood 88, San Diego 53
In the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, a full-court press by the Conquerors disrupted their opponents and led to a 33-point second quarter by Kentwood in a Surf Division victory. Blake Solomon got 12 of his 26 points and Aaron Boyce 13 of his 19 in the second quarter for the Conks. Toussaint Tyler scored 18 points, Solomon had six assists and seven steals, and Boyce had six assists, eight rebounds and three steals for Kentwood (3-1), which plays Mark Morris of Longview in the semifinals at 4:45 p.m. today.
Rhinelander (Wis.) 55, Mount Si 44
In the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, Mount Si was held to 16 points in the first half of a Surf Division loss. Kevin Englund had 15 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats (4-4), who play Scripps Ranch (San Diego) at 9 a.m. today.
Woodinville 87, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 59
In the Cactus Jam in Phoenix, Woodinville scored 53 points in the second half and Trent Arrivey scored 22 to pace four Falcons in double figures. Woodinville (3-2) faces Sacred Heart, Calif., at 12:30 p.m. today.
Scottsdale Christian (Ariz.) 59, Bellevue 45
In the Cactus Jam in Phoenix, a 20-6 first-quarter deficit was too much for the Wolverines to overcome in a first-round loss. Stephen Schilling and Kevin Stangvik each scored 13 for Bellevue (1-5), which plays host Chaparral of Scottsdale, Ariz., at 9:15 a.m. today.
Queen Creek (Phoenix) 56, King’s 45
In the Queen Creek tournament in Phoenix, the Knights (3-3) got 11 points from Jared Madrazo but lost their tournament opener.
King’s West 124, Put-In-Bay, Ohio 27
In the Cactus Jam in Phoenix, Adam Shildmyer scored 31 points, Erik Bright added 22 points and 14 rebounds and Jesse Reeves had 15 assists for the Bremerton school in a first-round romp. “I think they (Put-In-Bay) were just here for the trip to Phoenix,” King’s West coach Rick Walker said.
Ashley (Wilmington, N.C.) 75, Eastlake 70 (OT)
In the Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament in Wilmington, N.C., referees called off a layup by A.J. Jergens at the buzzer in regulation that could have won the game for Eastlake, and the Wolves went on to lose in overtime. Jergens, a 6-4 junior, scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting, was 5 of 5 at the free-throw line and grabbed seven rebounds. Keaton Hayenga, a 6-5 sophomore, had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jon Weber scored 14 for the Wolves (4-1), who shot 58 percent (23 of 40) from the field and 90 percent (18 of 20) at the free-throw line but made 20 turnovers. Doug Klutz scored 35 points on 12-of-14 shooting for Ashley. Eastlake plays Hoggard, N.C., at 3:30 p.m. today.
Mercer Island 77, Vintage (Napa, Calif.) 48
In the Don Bambauer Memorial Tournament in Kentfield, Calif., the Islanders advanced to the quarterfinals as Noah Blakney and Kael Kristof led a big first-half effort. Blakney and Kristof each scored eight of their 14 points to help Mercer Island (5-2) build a 39-19 halftime lead. Ryan Iani also scored 14 for the Islanders, and Blakney had nine rebounds and made all six of his free throws. Alex Stuck had five assists for the Islanders, who play Kennedy of Sacramento tonight.
Seattle Christian 70, Darrington 42
The Warriors closed the game on a 31-7 run to win their opener in the Another Level Christmas Classic at Seattle Christian. The Class 1A Warriors (5-1) play 3A Tumwater at 5:30 p.m. today for the tourney championship. Trevor Peterson had 14 points and eight rebounds and John Finn 13 points, eight steals and seven rebounds to lead four scorers in double figures for Seattle Christian.
Foss 63, Cascade (Everett) 56
In the Storm Holiday Classic in Bellingham, the Bruins were outscored 13-2 during a pivotal second quarter of a loss to Tacoma’s Foss. Chris Hilliard scored 18 points and Mike Matson 15 for Cascade (3-3), which plays White Rock (B.C.) Christian at 2:30 p.m. today.
Garfield 88, Claremont (Victoria, B.C.) 75
In the Victoria Prep Invitational, Ramiyo Bacani had 23 points, four assists and four steals, and the Bulldogs capitalized on 30 turnovers by their opponents. Duntae Jones, with 14 points, was one of three other Garfield players in double figures.
Lambrick Park, B.C., 69, at Archbishop Murphy 61
Chris Mitchell’s 13 rebounds and career-high 27 points went for naught in a nonleague loss by the Wildcats (1-4). He scored 16 to lead a fourth-quarter comeback that fell short. Alex Ungs added 14 points and four assists for ATM.
Tacoma Baptist 52, at Naselle 42
Point guard Barcley Tuell, a 5-6 freshman, had 15 points and six rebounds to lead the Crusaders (3-3) to a victory in the Naselle Tournament.
Bellevue 70, Aptos, Calif., 38
In Seaside, Calif., Alexa Linger scored six consecutive points during a second-quarter spurt by the Wolverines, and they finished the game on a 27-7 run in a first-round tournament victory. Gretchen Buchberger and Lauren Coombs each had 13 points and Linger 12 for Bellevue (6-2), which plays Calaveras, Calif., at 3:30 p.m. today.
King’s 66, St. Joseph (Staten Island, N.Y.) 45
In the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, the unbeaten Knights pulled away after leading 19-18 after one quarter in a first-round Slam Division game. Sara Mosiman had 18 points, Caitlyn Faidley 15 and Danielle Clauson 13 for King’s (7-0), which plays in the semifinals at noon today.
Ballard 51, Brearley (Kenilworth, N.J.) 25
In the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, senior guard Amber Hering collected 16 of her 25 points in the first half for the Beavers in a first-round San Diego Division victory. Ballard (4-1) plays Interboro of Prospect Park, Pa., at 4:45 p.m. today.
Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), 64, Lakeside 56
In the Cactus Jam in Phoenix, sophomore guard Mary Padden’s season-best 19 points weren’t enough for the Lions. Lakeside (4-4) plays Paramount, Calif., at 9:45 a.m. today.
Valencia, Calif., 61, Auburn Riverside 50
In the San Marcos Holiday Hoopfest in Santa Barbara, Calif., a triple-double by Julie Futch couldn’t lift the Ravens to victory. Futch had 10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks and three steals for Auburn Riverside (4-1), which faces Newbury Park, Calif., at 9 a.m. today.
Riverside (Chattaroy) 68, Darrington 35
At Seattle Christian, the Rams led 22-2 after one quarter and coasted to a victory in the Another Level Christmas Classic. Tessa Harris had 10 points and nine rebounds for Darrington (5-3).
Tumwater 45, Seattle Christian 31
At Seattle Christian, the Class 3A Thunderbirds (4-4) grabbed a 16-5 first-quarter lead over the 1A Warriors (4-1) in a first-round win in the Another Level Christmas Classic.
North Kitsap 37, Nathan Hale 25
In the Capital City Classic in Juneau, Alaska, North Kitsap (2-3) pulled away from Hale (2-6) in the second half of a first-round game. Katie Swanlund of North Kitsap led all scorers with 12 points.
Skyline 64, Delta, B.C., 13
In the Cascade Classic at Eastlake High in Sammamish, Tasha Dickey and Britlyn Garrett each had 10 points as the Spartans romped.