Kentridge vs. Glacier Peak-Girls
Game Stats- 3/4/17
4A State Championship


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Saturday- March 4 2017 4A Girls Championship
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kentridge 17 11 9 23 60
Glacier Peak 15 13 7 11 46

4A Kentridge Chargers
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Taylor Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0
3 Bronte Fougere 1-3 1-3 2-2 3 1 2 5
4 Morgan Gary 1-13 0-4 0-0 7 0 4 2
10 Brooke Ziegenhagen 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
12 Tresai McCarver 2-10 1-4 1-2 9 3 4 6
22 Daylani Ballena 1-5 1-3 0-0 1 1 3 3
23 Hana McVicker 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
32 Jordan Jenkins 5-10 0-0 7-11 12 0 0 17
44 JaQuaya Miller 10-22 1-2 6-6 17 1 1 27

4A Glacier Peak Grizzlies
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
3 Paisley Johnson 5-16 0-3 3-5 3 1 3 13
5 Sam Fatkin 4-14 0-3 5-9 5 3 4 13
11 Nichole Jensen 1-5 1-3 0-0 1 1 3 3
12 Kayla Watkins 4-10 2-4 4-6 15 1 2 14
13 Mikayla Guerra 0-2 0-2 0-0 3 0 1 0
15 Maya McFadden 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
33 Abbie Juozapaitis 1-6 1-6 0-0 3 1 3 3

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Hoops Overview:
South Sound
Steve Dion & T.J. Cotterill



League Overview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Steve Dion and T.J. Cotterill from the Tacoma News Tribune break down high school hoops in the South Sound this season. Which teams have made an early impact heading into the holiday break?

T.J. joins Steve to break down the top players, teams and the overall strength of Sound Sound hoops this year.

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Audio Recap: West Central District- Kentridge vs. Yelm

Game Recap
West Central District- Kentridge vs. Yelm 2-17-16

Kentridge senior Ethan Walker

With both teams facing elimination, Kentridge and Yelm needed to bring their best as the Chargers and Tornados squared off for a West Central District 3 match-up. Listen as Nic Beckman provides a game recap including post-game comments from Kentridge senior Ethan Walker!

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Kentridge Advances to Sweet Sixteen on Walker’s 27

Kentridge Advances to Sweet Sixteen on Walker’s 27
By Steve Dion

Wednesday- February 17th 2016 Boys 4A West Central District 3
Stadium High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Yelm 10 4 16 19 49
Kentridge 16 9 21 16 62

Kentridge junior AJ Chappell

Kentridge punches their ticket to state by prevailing in a loser-out game in the West Central District 3 tournament on Wednesday night against Yelm. The Chargers will play Timberline at noon on Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School to determine the 5th and 6th seeds which advance to the regional round next week.

Ethan Walker led all scorers with 27 points in the contest as the 6’4″ forward knocked down tough shots in the paint and buried 9 of 10 free throws. Yelm found themselves in a double digit hole at the break in which a 4 point second quarter played a role to the slow start. The Tornadoes needed a strong second half.

Trent Lawton scored three from downtown to draw Yelm back within striking distance and Christian Davis continued to pile up his team-high 24 points, but the Ticeson brothers Elijah and Joran put a stamp on the game in the second half. After the game, Ethan Walker stated, “I’m ridiculously excited right now. My team has been working really hard this year and I’m so proud of everybody right now.” When asked about regrouping now that they’ve punched their ticket to state, Walker said, “We’re in state so we’re already charged up. We’re the Kentridge Chargers. That’s what we do!”

The Final Score
Kentridge 62, Yelm 49.

Top Performers:

Ethan Walker- 27 points

Christian Davis- 24 points

West Central District 3: First Round Recap


West Central District 3: First Round Recap by Nic Beckman

West Central District 3 playoffs got underway with eight home games for the top seeds as 16 teams from the SPSL and Narrows leagues vie for the 6 WCD3 state tournament seeds. Home court advantage was evident as 7 of the 8 host teams came away with wins.

The top two seeds in the SPSL continued their dominance. #1 seed Federal Way had the Tornados of Yelm blow into the Eagles nest. After a close first quarter 17-12, coach Jerome Collins’s Eagle team pulled away. Behind the 19 points of Ferron Flavors and a 29-10 third quarter, Federal Way still undefeated with a comfortable win moves on. The Final Score FW 78 Yelm 41.

The #2 seed Curtis Vikings, undefeated in league play until a 63-61 loss to Federal Way at the ShoWare in the SPSL tournament championship defended their home court. Coming off a 66-63 win over Kentwood, the Vikings faced another SPSL Northeast foe in Kentlake. Aushanti Potts-Woods with 27 and Glenn Jordan with 19 combined for more than the Falcons could total as a team. The Final Score Curtis 83 Kentlake 45.

Narrows #1 seed Bellarmine matched up with SPSL South Spanaway Lake. The Lions 18-3 on the season with an unblemished 12-0 league record under the direction of head coach Bernie Salazar represented for their league with a home court opening round win over the Sentinels. The Final Score Bellarmine 75 Spanaway Lake 65.

The #2 seed out of the Narrows coach John Kiley’s Olympia Bears at 18-3 on the season and 10-2 in league play, had the Todd Beamer Titans in the house for first round action. The Bears continue on their quest to the Dome getting a 20 point win over Beamer. The Final Score Olympia 70 Todd Beamer 50.

Emerald Ridge travelled north to Kentwood to face the Conquerors. Jason Cassens and the Jags were up 12-11 after the first quarter, but coach Blake Solomon’s Conk’s were ready for the challenge. Kentwood with four players in double digits would be led by Darius Lubom with 20 and Rayvaughn Bolton with 12 as Cassens with 10, was the only Jaguar to reach double digits. The Final Score Kentwood 58 Emerald Ridge 41.

Coach John Callaghan’s Wolves of South Kitsap crossed the bridge to come play the Vikings in Puyallup. Daniel Tomkiewicz with 9 second quarter points to lead all scorers at half with 11, saw his team down 34-30. The Viks were paced by Jaden Vollmen and Tony Gutierrez each with 9. Tomkiewicz would add 8 3rd quarter points and tie the game at 42. SK down 1, 44-45 heading into the final period. Coach Scott Campbell turned up the Viking pressure and held the Wolves without a point in the quarter until 3:24 remaining. By that time Puyallup was up 54-45, Tony Gutierrez in his first game back from a quadriceps injury hit 6 of the Puyallup 13 3’s enroute to game high honors with 23. South Kitsap’s Daniel Tomkiewicz finished with 22 and Eric Wattree added 16. The Final Score Puyallup 59 South Kitsap 55.

Kent Meridian facing rival Kentridge was able to overcome an 11 point halftime deficit to tie it at 57 at the end of regulation. But Mahlik Hall with 23 and Romaine Jackson with 18 for the Royals were not enough to get their team over the hill. The Chargers held home court with a 12 -7 overtime period, Joran Ticeson led the Chargers with 19. The Final Score in OT Kentridge 69 Kent Meridian 64.

The Blazers of Timberline after finishing third behind Bellarmine and Olympia in Narrows league play, had to go to Thomas Jefferson for their first round match-up. The Raiders of the SPSL Northwest behind leading scorer Darius Anderson were unable to defend their home court. Timberline gets the only visitor win on the night. The Final Score Timberline 52 Thomas Jefferson 48.

Friday night will see winners bracket match ups Federal Way vs Timberline at 6pm, followed by Olympia vs Kentwood at 7:45pm at Auburn Mountainview HS. Bellarmine vs Kentwood at 6pm and Puyallup will face Curtis for the third time this season at 7:45pm at Mt. Tahoma HS. Winners will move on for #1 through #4 seeds.

On the loser out side of the the bracket, Yelm vs Jefferson at 6pm, then Beamer vs Emerald Ridge at 7:45pm will be played at Stadium HS. Spanaway Lake vs Kent Meridian 6pm and South Kitsap vs Kentlake at 7:45pm are playing at Auburn HS. The winners all working for the final 2 seeds from the West Central District 3 heading into the state regional round the final week of February.

Audio Recap: Kentridge vs. Kent-Meridian

Game Recap
Kentridge vs. Kent-Meridian 1-28-16

Kentridge Senior Forward Joran Ticeson

A pivotal SPSL-Northeast contest between Kentridge and Kent-Meridian took center stage at the ShoWare Center Thursday night. Listen as Nic Beckman provides an audio recap of the contest including post-game comments by Kentridge senior forward Joran Ticeson!

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Audio Recap: Kentridge vs. Kent-Meridian (Girls)

Game Recap
Kentridge vs. Kent-Meridian (Girls) 1-28-16

Kentridge Head Coach Bob Sandall

The opening game of the Kent Shootout placed the Kentridge Chargers against the Kent-Meridian Royals. Listen as Nic Beckman provides an audio recap of the match-up including post-game comments from Kentridge coach Bob Sandall!

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Kentridge’s Ticeson Nets 34 in Shootout with Royals

Kentridge’s Ticeson Nets 34 in Shootout with Royals
By Steve Dion

Thursday- January 28th 2016 Boys 4A SPSL-Northeast
ShoWare Center 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kent-Meridian 19 12 13 15 59
Kentridge 17 15 7 21 60

Kentridge senior Elijah Ticeson

Kentridge forward Joran Ticeson and Kent-Meridian guard Romaine Jackson matched buckets as the two play-makers recorded 34 and 29 respectively in a Thursday night nail-biter. The SPSL-Northeast opponents with matching 4-3 league record and tied for second place in the division understood the magnitude of this game and there was a playoff intensity present.

The up-tempo style of Kent-Meridian clashed with the deliberate, half-court attack of the Chargers. Joran Ticeson led all scorers with 32 in the ballgame through domination in the block. Romaine Jackson scored 29 points for the Royals including a tough circus shot in addition to drawing a foul in the air. Seconds later, he picked off the inbound and gave the Royals a one point lead on his putback. However, AJ Chappell drew contact on the ensuing possession in which he buried both free throws to put Kentridge back on top. After the game, Ticeson commented on Chappell’s clutch free throws stating, “I believed in him…I had 100% trust in him to make those shots.” The final desperation shots by the Royals rimmed out and the Chargers held on for a gutsy win. This was a big win for the Chargers according to Ticeson who said, “We were feeling kind of down, but this game brought us up…we’re in second place now and that was the tie-breaker.”

The Final Score
Kentridge 60, Kent-Meridian 59.

Top Performers:
Joran Ticeson- 34 points

Romaine Jackson- 29 points

Kentridge Charges Past Royals in Kent Shootout Opener

Kentridge Charges Past Royals in Kent Shootout Opener
By Steve Dion

Thursday- January 28th 2016 Girls 4A SPSL-Northeast
ShoWare Center 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kent-Meridian 4 4 9 5 22
Kentridge 11 10 14 11 46

Kentridge junior Taylor Jenkins

All eleven Chargers scored in the opening game of the Kent Shootout to keep Kentridge on pace with Kentlake in the chase for the SPSL-Northeast crown. Coach Bob Sandall said Kent-Meridian’s “two post players are really good, and we just really had to try to take it away from them”. This strategy worked to Kentridge’s success as the Royals were limited to eight points in the first half. Tresai McCarver and JaQuaya Miller led the Chargers with 5 and 4 first half points respectively. They led KM 21-8 heading into the break.

One of the two skilled posts Coach Sandall referred to Savannah Lackey sparked the Royals in the third quarter with a half dozen points of her game-high ten points. However, the Kentridge guard combination of Bronte Fougere and Morgan Gary proved too much down the stretch as they pulled away to secure a comfortable win.

As the playoffs approach and Kentridge finds itself in position to make a run in February, playing well in a neutral site like the ShoWare Center can pay dividends later on. To this point, Coach Sandall stated, “It’s a nice change for the kids and us coaches as well…to play in a different environment is helpful.”

The Final Score
Kentridge 46, Kent-Meridian 22.

Top Performers:
Monique Gary- 9 points

Savannah Lackey- 10 points

4A State Girls Basketball Rankings

4A State Girls Basketball Rankings
By Steve Dion

As league play is in its final weeks and the playoffs are on the horizon, here at the top ten rankings for the 4A girls classification!

1) Central Valley: 15-0 (13-0)
The Bears have won all games by double digits with the exception of their meeting with Lewis & Clark; also in the top 10.

2) Moses Lake: 16-0 (8-0)
Leaders of the Big 9 once again which may be the strongest league in the state top to bottom.

3) Bothell: 16-1 (12-1)
Edged Woodinville in a thriller on Friday night to maintain breathing room in the race for the KingCo Crown.

4) Todd Beamer: 15-2 (6-0)
Put the Lynnwood loss behind themselves quickly with two wins in the next four days.

5) Skyview: 12-4 (8-0)
The GSHL will hinge on what the second round with Camas next Tuesday. Storm took round one 51-40!

6) Camas: 15-2 (8-1)
See above.

7) Lewis and Clark: 12-3 (12-1)
Hot on the heels of top ranked Central Valley are the sneaky Tigers.

8) Kentlake: 13-4 (5-0)
A Kent team inevitably finds itself within the top 10. The Falcons have taken the torch as the town representative.

9) Chiawana: 14-2 (9-0)
Have strung together an 11-game win streak after a few bumps in the road in early December.

10) Inglemoor: 12-4 (9-3)
Can still surpass Bothell for a league title with a strong finish and some help from other teams.

On the Bubble
West Valley

Kentridge Remains Undefeated With Win Over Auburn


Friday Jan 25th 2014 4A Boys Basketball
Kentridge High 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Auburn 8 12 11 16 47
Kentridge 14 14 18 18 64

Kentridge Remains Undefeated With Win Over Auburn
By Steven Dion

The Chargers are one of the few teams in the state that has not lost a single game this season and is quietly emerging in the state rankings as one of the top teams in 4A. Hailing from the SPSL North, Kentridge would have to contend with the second place Auburn Trojans (8-3 league, 10-5 overall) to keep the blemish-free mark in the standings. The gut reaction heading into this contest was the size advantage down low for the host Chargers as Chris Adams and Danny Torlai standing at 6’7 and 6’6 respectively had a distinct size advantage to Auburn’s forwards that peak at the 6’3 range. It was intriguing to see if Ryan Hansen could draw up a plan to upset first place Kentridge.

The first frame consisted of both teams trading buckets early as a Marquise Prater three-ball energized the visiting Trojans. However, the Chargers offense got rolling and carried a 14-8 lead after one frame of play. Kentridge built on this lead by using their size advantage down low to convert on close range buckets. Auburn was able to tie the ball game at 18 apiece midway through the second by forcing Kentridge to take some outside shots, which were not falling. A 10-2 run to close the first half by KRHS gave the home team a 28-20 lead going into the half.

Dave Jamison’s Chargers picked up where they left off in the third quarter as the monstrous presence of senior Chris Adams on defense led to smooth offensive transitions which consisted of no-look passes by either Deon Thomas or Jawan Stepney to Danny Torial under the bucket time after time. Thomas nailed all six of his points on consecutive possessions as a three-pointer, defensive stop, and another triple built a 46-31 lead after three quarters. Auburn senior Rio Paul scored a big chunk of his game-high 24 points in the final frame by knocking down tough shots. With a comfortable lead, Kentridge was content to challenge Paul, but not over-extend defensively and give the 6’2 wing extra points from the charity stripe. An alley-oop dunk from Thomas to Stepney followed by an Adams two handed slam and a fourth and final block by the big senior put a bow on this contest to keep Kentridge undefeated at 17-0.

Top Performers:
Rio Paul – 24 points

Danny Torlai – 20 points, 9 rebounds

Auburn Riverside Shuts Out Kentridge


Thursday Sept. 12 2013 4A Boys Football
French Field 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Auburn Riverside 6 20 0 0 26
Kentridge 0 0 0 0 0

See game recap below

Auburn Riverside Shuts Out Kentridge
By Colin Caruso

On a beautiful evening in Kent, Wa. the Kentridge Chargers hosted the Auburn Riverside Ravens on French Field in front of a great crowd. The Ravens, dominate all game, started offensively in the spread and moved the ball seamlessly down the field to score the first touchdown of the game. The Kentridge defense was no match for the Ravens’ offensive line, with quarterback Alex Riley having tons of time to pick apart the Charger secondary. However, the Charger defense benefited on penalties in the next two drives and held the Ravens to no points for the remainder of the first.

Auburn Riverside coach Bryant Thomas made a strong offensive adjustment after those two straight scoreless drives. Instead of the spread offense they moved to the “I” formation and the pistol to run the ball with more of a power feel. This worked spectacularly well, with two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter and a pick-six, the Ravens took a 26-0 lead into the locker room at half. The lead was made possible through sound offense and a stifling Raven defense.

The Ravens allowed just 27 total yards in the first half, only to be topped by allowing 17 yards in the second half. Kentridge moved into Raven territory twice, but once was on a kickoff return and the other was through multiple penalties. An amazing performance by the Ravens defense against the run in the second half led the Chargers to a -12 yard rushing total after halftime. The Charger defense stepped up as well, not allowing any points in the second half. The game had a blowout feel, but no scoring in the second half led to a 26-0 finish in favor of Auburn Riverside.

Top Performers:
Auburn Riverside
QB Alex Riley – 13-24 137 yds, 2 rushing TDs
RB Cole Huckaby – 11 carries, 88 yards
WR Gavin Hettinger – 4 catches, 64 yards