KENT – The price for standing around on the basketball court is taking a seat on the bench.
That’s the message coach Nick Brown sent to his sixth-ranked Arlington boys team early in Monday’s game with Newport as part of the King Showcase at the ShoWare Center.
After Newport took a quick 6-2 lead less than three minutes into the game, Brown pulled all five starters and let them watch the rest of the first quarter. The Eagles responded with a 72-65 win in double-overtime.
“He showed us he’s not afraid to take us out,” said senior Bradey Brummel, who scored six of his 14 points in the second OT. “We came back in and finished strong.”
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Newport came in just 4-7, and Brown admitted the Eagles (14-1) were caught looking ahead to Tuesday’s showdown with No. 1 Jackson. Ryan Kingma’s putback at the buzzer for Newport forced the first overtime.
Newport’s Will Ferris and teammate Jake Higgins each finished with 20 points.
Richland 95, Mount Rainier 62
The 15-0 Bombers, ranked No. 4 in 4A, blew out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back, hitting 12 of 27 three-pointers along the way. Jack DeVries and Payton Radliff each finished with 21 points.
Mount Rainier (1-14), which recently had to forfeit two early victories for using an ineligible player, got a game-high 30 points from Jamil Wilson-Jones, who added a dozen rebounds. Andrew Lenaburg contributed 19 points.
Central Catholic (Portland) 46, Mountlake Terrace 43
After lagging by nine late in the second quarter, the Hawks (10-4) went on top in the final period but couldn’t finish the deal. Xavier Hallinan (17) and Blake Brandel (14) paced the Rams (5-9). For Mountlake Terrace, Loren Lacasse scored 15.
Foss 75, Auburn 70
The Falcons from Tacoma dominated early and led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, then had to hold on. Auburn (10-5) got within three points twice in the final 40 seconds, but each time Foss (10-3) was able to hit clutch free throws. Marquise Prater topped the Trojans’ scoring with 21 points.
Auburn Mountainview 45, Timberline 43
Tristan Miguel’s putback with 13 seconds to play gave the Lions (6-8) the come-from-behind victory. Miguel finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Timberline (7-7) was playing its first game without UW-bound Donaven Dorsey, who suffered a broken ankle in Friday’s loss to fourth-ranked Lincoln.
Kentwood 74, Enumclaw 70 (2OT)
Josiah Bronson’s only field goal of the game, and an accompanying free throw, helped the Conquerors (9-5) seal the victory as they went up 73-68 with 28.2 seconds left in the second overtime. Terrance Grady (14 points) forced the first OT with a basket just inside five seconds on the clock.
Enumclaw (11-3) got a game-high 24 points from Drake Rademacher.