Timberline Dominates Beavers Wire to Wire By Steve Dion
Monday- December 28th
Kennedy High School
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: Timberline
Austin Curry- 25 points Ballard
Nick Conway- 11 points