Timberline Dominates Beavers Wire to Wire

Timberline Dominates Beavers Wire to Wire
By Steve Dion

Monday- December 28th 2015 Boys 4A/3A Narrows/Metro
Kennedy High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Ballard 12 9 13 9 43
Timberline 17 18 23 20 78

Timberline sophomore Eli Morton

The first semifinal matchup on Monday Night of the Sterling Shootout matched up Timberline and Ballard. The winner would play for the tournament championship game against the victor of Peninsula and host team Kennedy which were on tap to play afterwards. The Blazers set the tone early by opening with a 12-0 run before the Beavs could record their first points. After Coach Broom called a timeout, Ballard regrouped and worked their way back into the game by closing the first quarter on a 12-5 run. Timberline built their lead back up in the second quarter Erik Stevenson and Austin Curry each notched a half-dozen in the frame.

If Ballard were to make a comeback, they would need to work quickly to cut down the lead. However, THS broke the contest wide open by scoring 25 points in the third from 6 different scorers. Ballard wasn’t able to keep pace and the Blazers cruised to a comfortable victory in which Coach Thomas distributed playing time up and down his bench. Timberline will play in the final!

The Final Score
Timberline 78, Ballard 43

Top Performers:
Austin Curry- 25 points
Nick Conway- 11 points