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Originally published Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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Prep Basketball Roundup | O'Dea surprises No. 2 Rainier Beach in two OTs

Freshman point guard Jalen Ward hit 5 of 6 free throws in the second overtime for O'Dea as the Irish upset second-ranked Rainier Beach 66-60 in Metro League boys basketball.

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Four overtimes in two nights was too many for Rainier Beach.

The Vikings, ranked second in the state in Class 3A, were stunned 66-60 in double overtime by unranked O'Dea Tuesday night in a Metro League boys basketball game.

Freshman point guard Jalen Ward hit 5 of 6 free throws in the second overtime for the Irish.

Rainier Beach (7-2 overall, 7-1 Metro Sound Division) was coming off its first defeat, a 90-84 double-overtime loss to Dominguez of Compton, Calif., Monday night in the King Holiday Hoopfest.

Sean Jones, a 6-foot-6 senior, had 12 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Suther had nine points and 10 rebounds for O'Dea (9-5, 6-4 Metro Mountain).

Jamon Echols scored 16 and D'Vonne Pickett 14 for Rainier Beach, which played without injured Aaron Dotson.

Other 3A boys

Franklin 65, at Eastside Catholic 57

The top-ranked Quakers (12-0, 7-0 Metro Valley), coming off an emotional win over Garfield Monday night, trailed 43-41 going into the fourth quarter against the stubborn Crusaders. Peyton Siva scored 21, Chris Holmes 19 and Domonique Wilson 16 for Franklin. Darin Nakatsu's 14 points led Eastside Catholic. "We've been close all year with the best teams," said Crusaders coach Steve Kramer. "We went right down to the wire with O'Dea and [Seattle] Prep. This is a very, very gritty and competitive group that doesn't back down to anybody."

At Bellevue 75, Sammamish 38

The No. 3 Wolverines (13-1, 6-0 KingCo 3A/2A) finished with a 30-point fourth quarter. Colton Christian had 23 points and Alex Schrempf had 15 points and nine rebounds for Bellevue.

At Renton 64, Tyee 37

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Fifth-ranked Renton (9-1, 8-0) got 15 points from Joseph Hollifield and 12 from Achoki Moikobu to stay unbeaten in the Seamount League.

At Enumclaw 72, Bonney Lake 39

A 23-7 second-quarter run put the No. 7 Hornets (12-1, 8-1 SPSL 3A) in control. Tarren VanTrojan, a 6-6, 260-pound junior, led four Enumclaw players in double digits with 16 points.

At Franklin Pierce 47, Clover Park 44

An 18-6 start and Anthony Bowden's 15 points helped the Cardinals (6-7, 5-4) hand the ninth-ranked Warriors (9-1, 8-1) their first SPSL 3A setback.

At Seattle Prep 71, Nathan Hale 28

Jon Humphrie hit four three-pointers and scored 17 points, Sam Howell grabbed eight rebounds and the 10th-ranked Panthers (11-3, 8-1 Metro Mountain) hit 17 of 21 free throws against the Raiders.

Class 4A boys

Garfield 65, at Bothell 62

The top-ranked Bulldogs (9-2, 8-0) had their hands full with the Cougars in a KingCo 4A game. Devin Willis kept Bothell (6-6, 5-3) close with 25 points and five assists. De'Andre Taylor had 18 points, four assists and four steals, and Glen Brooks scored 15 for Garfield, which was without injured Tony Wroten Jr. in the second half.

At Kentwood 72, Auburn Riverside 47

Josh Smith had a season-high 39 points — his fifth game with 30 or more this season — to power No. 2 Kentwood (11-3, 9-1 SPSL North). The 6-9 junior raised his scoring average to 25.3.

At Decatur 95, Emerald Ridge 54

Jerron Smith scored 20, Marcus Tibbs had 19 points and nine assists and Jordan McCloud had 19 points and nine rebounds as the fourth-ranked Gators (12-2, 9-1 SPSL South) rolled.

At Auburn 64, Kent-Meridian 48

Zeke Johnson got 10 of his 14 points in the third quarter, when the No. 8 Trojans (11-2, 8-2 SPSL North) began to pull away. Carlo Lavoie led Auburn with 15 points.

At Curtis 82, Beamer 79

Ninth-ranked Curtis (13-3, 9-2 SPSL South) needed 13 three-pointers — all by Davonte Lacy, Chad Rasmussen and Dominique Williams — to overcome some sharp shooting by Vlad Aficiuc and Kevin Davis of the Titans. Aficiuc, a 5-foot-10 junior guard, scored 32 points on 13-of-17 shooting and Davis had 25 points for Beamer. Lacy, a sophomore guard, hit two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to put Curtis ahead by three. Lacy and Rasmussen each scored 20 and Williams had 16 for the Vikings. They combined to go 13 of 21 behind the three-point arc.

At Kentridge 66, Tahoma 49

Dylan Zylstra scored 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Laron Daniels didn't miss, going 8 of 8 and scoring 18 points for the No. 10 Chargers (9-5, 8-2 SPSL North). Gary Bell had 15 points for Kentridge. Christian Behrens scored 18 for the Bears.

Class 1A boys

King's 65, at Sultan 58

Eighth-ranked King's (11-3, 6-1 Cascade Conference) overcame 33 points and eight assists by senior guard Jordan Nicholes of the Turks. Nicholes' season high is 37 points in a season-opening loss to Arlington. Karl Clocksin and Ryan Hoff each scored 17 for King's. Hoff hit five three-pointers.

Girls games

White River 58, at Peninsula 56

Peninsula missed the potential tying shot at the buzzer as White River (12-0, 9-0 SPSL 3A), ranked fourth in Class 3A, escaped with its perfect record intact. Kendall Williams scored 17 and Brooke Paulson got 13 of her 14 points in the first half for the Hornets. Taylor Helwig scored 15 for the Seahawks.

Archbishop Murphy 65, at Cedarcrest 35

The Wildcats (10-0, 5-0), ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, out-rebounded the Red Wolves 30-19 to dominate the matchup of the Cascade Conference's top teams.

Seattle Christian 55, at Cascade Christian 28

Kate Collier and Lexi Peterson each scored 16 as Seattle Christian (13-0, 5-0 Nisqually), ranked second in Class 1A, stayed perfect.

Notes

Eric Taylor's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Ballard a 49-46 comeback KingCo 4A boys win over Skyline. Taylor got seven of his 17 points as the Beavers outscored the Spartans 20-7 in the final quarter.

Jamaal Jones scored 29 points to lead Graham-Kapowsin to an 85-81 boys SPSL South boys victory over Spanaway Lake, which got 32 from Terelle Loggins.

• Junior guard Justin Lanier of Jefferson hit 7 of 10 three-point shots for all 21 of his points in the Raiders' 65-63 SPSL North loss to Kentlake.

• Highline's Eric Turner just missed a triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and six three-pointers in a 57-52 Seamount boys victory over Lindbergh.

• Chief Sealth's Jordan Kidd scored 34 in a 78-66 Metro boys win over West Seattle.

Heather Restrepo had 27 points and 14 rebounds and Jessica Morgan added 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Auburn's 77-68 SPSL North girls win against Kent-Meridian.

Marcissa McMillan of Lindbergh had 29 points and 12 rebounds in a girls win over Highline in the Seamount League.

Sarah Daigneault had 30 points and eight steals in Shoreline Christian's overtime girls victory against Concrete.

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