Steffan Johnson scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half as the Kent-Meridian Royals pulled away to beat the Auburn Riverside Ravens 66-51 in a South Puget Sound League North...

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AUBURN — Steffan Johnson scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half as the Kent-Meridian Royals pulled away to beat the Auburn Riverside Ravens 66-51 in a South Puget Sound League North Division boys basketball game last night.


The ninth-ranked Royals remained undefeated by turning a seven-point halftime lead into a 47-27 advantage at the end of the third quarter.


Auburn Riverside outscored the Royals 24-19 in the fourth.


Kent-Meridian (6-0 overall, 4-0 SPSL North) got 14 points from Keiran Nunley and 13 from Mike Marshall. Johnson also had seven assists and two rebounds.


The Ravens (3-4, 0-4) were led by Brandon Smith’s 16 points and Christian Miller’s 10.




Other games




Enumclaw 75, at Kentridge 74 (overtime)


Jon Ubbenga made a three-pointer from the left baseline with eight seconds left in overtime to lead the Hornets over the Chargers in a North Division game. Kentridge had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but a jumper from the free-throw line fell short. Tanner Sayler of Enumclaw (2-2, 2-1) led all scorers with 24 points. Justn Howick scored 17 points, T.J. Poe had 15 and Ubbenga 11 for the Hornets. Kentridge (3-3, 2-2), which made six three-pointers in the fourth and overtime, was led by Daris Hall and Renado Parker, who each finished with 16 points. Jerry Parker chipped in 15 and Corey McClain had 10.




At Auburn 51, Kentlake 33


The Trojans clamped down on defense in the second half to beat the Falcons in a North Division game. Leading 24-22 at halftime, Auburn (4-2, 3-1) held Kentlake (1-4, 0-3) to five points in the third quarter and six points in the fourth to win comfortably. Brok Pendleton and Noble’D Shelton each scored 15 points to lead the Trojans, and Steven Cook added 10. Ryan Voelkel led the Falcons with 13 points, and Brandon Cervelle had 12.




Tahoma 65, at Sumner 45


A big second half propelled the Bears (4-1, 2-1) to a North Division victory. Tahoma led 22-19 at halftime and 36-28 after three quarters, but finished with a 29-point fourth quarter. Gabe Smith led Tahoma with 16 points, Zac Chase had 12 and Troy Isbell 11. Mike Ognoskie of Sumner (1-4, 1-3) led all scorers with 18, and teammate Jordan Knight had 11.




Bethel 68, at Beamer 19


The second-ranked Braves outscored the Titans 20-0 in the first quarter and cruised to a South Division win. Bethel (5-1, 4-1) was led by Alex Tiefenthaler’s 13 points. Beamer fell to 0-6, 0-5.




At Decatur 75, Rogers 65


JaRon Brown of the Gators and the Rams’ Brandon Gibson put on a show in Decatur’s South Division victory. Brown finished with 30 points on 14-of-15 shooting for the Gators (3-2, 3-2). He also had 10 rebounds and two blocks. Gibson had a game-high 35 points, 17 in the fourth quarter, for Rogers (3-3, 2-3). Decatur’s James Miller had a stellar all-around game, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five assists. Matt Besteman had 11 points for Rogers.




Spanaway Lake 80, at Jefferson 67


AJ Tea had 21 points, Daviyon Snowden had 18, and Scotty Carbullido 17 as the Sentinels (2-5, 2-3) beat the Raiders in a South Division game. Spanaway Lake took control by outscoring the Raiders 23-13 in the second quarter to lead 34-22 at halftime. Todd Muecklisch led Jefferson (0-6, 0-5) with 25 points, while Travis Warnock had 13 and Chris Grove 10.




Puyallup 72, at Emerald Ridge 56


Johnny Spevak had 33 points to lead the Vikings (5-1, 4-1) in a South Division game. David Swendson led the Jaguars (3-2, 3-2) with 16 points, and Colin O’Brien had 13. Austin Kilpatrick and Drew Larrington each had 11 points for Puyallup.