Warrior boys hoop reaches regional

Courtesy article by Gerardo Bolong

TACOMA - After dropping a 41-35 1A West Central District III basketball game to Vashon Island, Seattle Christian boys basketball head coach MIcheal Watts was searching for a way to make his team more offensive to its foes.

Taking a cue from the Warrior girls district champions, Watts incorporated the quick passing, ball movement tactics into the boys repertoire, resulting in much improved results.

On Sat., Feb. 18, at Bellarmine Prep High School, the offense was a prime mover in a winner-to-regional, loser-out 47-40 win against the Olympic League regular season champion Port Townsend Redhawks. Seattle Christian (13-10) will face Cascade Christian for the third time this season on Feb. 24 or Feb. 25 in a nearby regional site at time to be determined.

"We added the offense the girls played in a long, four-hour practice," he said. "The ball movement also got us more rebounds for more chances at the basket."

Other than a third quarter plagued by turnovers, SC executed the strategy well."

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Sportswatch for Feb. 22-28

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools

Boys basketball
Seattle Christian and Kennedy will both will see state regional action Friday.
JFK will play Kentridge in an 8 p.m. at Rogers as the Warriors rake on Cascade Christian at Puyallup.
West Seattle waits until 2 p.m. Saturday to play Timberline at Bellevue College when Seattle Lutheran goes to W.F. West in Chehalis to play Napavine.

Girls basketball
West Seattle plays a 12 p.m. game Saturday at Bellevue College against a foe to be determined.
Seattle Christian goes on the road to Pasco to take on Columbia in a 2 p.m. game that day at Chiawana High School.

Pros

Mariners
Seattle launches into its preseason schedule Saturday, playing the San Diego Padres in a 12:10 p.m. game in Peoria, Ariz.
The Mariners play the same team at the same time and place Sunday, before entertaining the Kansas City Royals at 12:10 p.m. Monday in Peoria.
They visit the Chicago White Sox at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Thunderbirds

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Sports Roundup for 2-13-17

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Saturday, Feb. 11

Boys basketball
Kennedy 62, Puyallup 50
Kennedy Catholic stayed alive in the West Central District Class 4A tournament by posting a win over Puyallup on Saturday.
The Lancers advance to play Emerald Ridge at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Tahoma High School.
Mt. Rainier 69, Auburn-Riverside 61
Mount Rainier outgunned Auburn-Riverside Saturday to also stay alive in the West Central District Class 4A tournament and will now take on Kentridge at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Rogers High School.
Seattle Lutheran 42, LaConner 38
Seattle Lutheran got off to a quick state in the Class 2B Tri-District tournament by posting a home win over LaConner Saturday.
The Saints will play for the No. 1 state berth at 6 p.m. Thursday against Orcas Island at Sedro Woolley.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Boys basketball
Kentridge 75, Kennedy 72
The Lancers were edged by the Chargers in their district opener Thursday.
Emerald Ridge 62, Mt. Rainier 55
The Rams also lost their district opener Thursday.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Boys basketball
Olympic 70, Highline 57

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