(Bellevue, WA) ESN 1 spent the day at Bellevue on Saturday we broadcast 4 games and watched 2. Here are the stories on the games we called starting with Issaquah over Timberline in 4A boys action followed by 3 3A games 2 boys and a girls. See the results, our re-caps and picture galleries all below.
Issaquah 64, Timberline 39 4A Boys
The Eagles blew open a close game halfway through the 3rd quarter. Issaquah led at the half 25-21 but found their offense putting up 39 2nd half points. Tanner Davis paced the Eagles from start to finish and knocked in 17 points leading all scorers.
Issaquah did a great job in stifling Erik Stevenson the leading Timberline offensive threat who averaged nearly 18 points per game during the year, he was held to just 3 points thanks to a heavy handed defense by Trevon Ary-Turner. Ary-Turner also dumped in 16 points.
The Eagles put the game away in the 3rd with a 19-6 run and overall in the 2nd half 39-18. Jarryn Bush was the only Blazer to hit double figures with 10. Scott Kellum had 12 for the Eagles and Jason Crandall added 9 including a spectacular series where he stole the ball went the distance for the lay-in then stole the inbounds pass for another easy bucket. This series would win our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game for Crandall.
Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game went to Issaquah’s Tanner Davis and Timberline’s Jarryn Bush. The Eagles now advance to the Tacoma Dome and the final 8.
Issaquah: Davis 17, Ary-Turner 16, Kellum 12, Crandall 9, Postle 4, White 2, Jensen 2, Delinger 2
Timberline: Jarryn Bush 10, Rouse 8, Morton 7, Curry 4, Stevenson 3, Williams 2, Jaelyn Bush 2, Allison 2, Campau 1
Bellevue 43, Mountlake Terrace 38 3A Boys
Despite scoring only 5 4th quarter points with the 1st ones with 90-seconds to play in the game the Bellevue Wolverines had too big a lead for the Hawks of Mountlake Terrace to overcome. The game was tight at the half with the Wolverines up 22-19 but a 16-4 3rd quarter in favor of Bellevue would be the difference.
There only 2 players in double figures and both from Bellevue with Sharif Khan leading it with 11 and Mikey Henn with 10. Khan scored 4 of his in the 4th icing the game after the Hawks pulled within 38-35. Khyree Armstead led the Hawks with 9 all in the 1st half.
Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Bellevue’s Cole Cirillo who finished with 8 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists and for Terrace to Gabriel Powter who scored all 7 of his points in the 4th from off the bench to lead the Terrace run.
Bellevue: Khan 11, Henn 10, Suter 9, Cirillo 8, Kenny 3, Hansen 2
Mountlake Terrace: Armstead 9, Powter 7, Johnson 5, Altenberger 5, Anyimah 5, Masih 4
Bellevue , Wilson 3A Girls
Bellevue blew this game open in the 2nd quarter after leading only 16-10 after the 1st quarter. The Wolverines would get their offense rolling with 30 in the 2nd quarter and holding Wilson to just 7 and finishing on an 18-0 run.
The Wolverines would have 3 in double figures in the 1st half including Tatiana Streun, Quinessa Caylao-Do and Anna Wilson. Streun would also have a 1st half double/double with 15 and 11 rebounds.
In the 2nd half the Wolverines quickly got to a running clock and cruised to the big win. One crazy stat was Bellevue finished with 46 rebounds and every single Wolverine had at least 1 board including all of the bench players. Bellevue heads back to the Tacoma Dome as the team to beat next week as they improved to 26-0.
Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Tatiana Streun for Bellevue who finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. for Wilson it goes to Kiara Knox who finished with 11. Our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the game went to the smothering Wolverine defense along with the 46 total rebounds.
Garfield 118, Wilson 80 3A Boys
Can you imagine scoring 80 points in a game including going 61% from behind the arc going 13 for 21 and being concerned of falling behind by 40 kicking in the running clock? That is what the Wilson Rams had to avoid in our finale of the Regional round of the Hardwood Classic. The Garfield Bulldogs were simply an offensive machine think about scoring 118 points in just 32-minutes. The Bulldogs would launch 27 3-point attempts but hit on 10 but they would shoot a blistering 57% from the field hitting 41 of 71 shots.
Let’s just look at the math of that, 71 shots in 32 minutes that’s about taking 1 shot every 27 seconds and remember you still have to factor in defense. The Rams took 50 shots themselves and hit 52% going 26-50 for a total of 121 attempted shots. That’s nearly a shot every 15-seconds!
The scoring came quick and early for Garfield scoring rolling up 33 1st quarter points taking a 22 point lead. The Rams would knock down 26 in the 2nd quarter but still lose ground as Garfield cooled off with just 29 for a 62-37 halftime lead. The Rams would match the Bulldogs in the 3rd each with 26 but Garfield would again hit 30 in the 4th outscoring Wilson by 13 for the final margin.
The scoring was well spread out for Garfield with 8 different players scoring and 7 in double figures. Wilson also had in the scorebook and 5 in double figures. Leading the Bulldogs by ESN numbers were Terrell Brown and Alphonso Anderson each with 20 and Jaylen Nowell with 19. For the Rams David Jenkins had 19, Nate Fisher 17 and Anthony Stokes 16. The Bulldogs are off to the Tacoma Dome in search of their 3rd straight title while the Rams loss marked the end of quite a run for the Seniors led by David Jenkins and Montre Brown-Lofton.
Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game were Terrell Brown for Garfield and David Jenkins for Wilson. Our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game went to Garfield’s Daejon Davis who made an acrobatic save flinging the ball near mid-court to PJ Fuller who then passed it back to Davis who then drained a 3.
Garfield: Anderson 20, Brown 20, Nowell 19, Brooks 14, Walker 13, Davis, 12, Agosto 11, Fuller 9
Wilson: Jenkins 19, Fisher 17, A Stokes 16, Brown-Lofton 11, Mathews 11, Kelly 2, Garrison 2, N Stokes 2