KingCo 4A Boys Roundup | Generation Next leads Franklin past Garfield
After giving a nod to NBA star Jason Terry and Franklin's storied past, Franklin's future took over. Explosive sophomore guard Peyton Siva...
Seattle Times staff reporter
After giving a nod to NBA star Jason Terry and Franklin's storied past, Franklin's future took over.
Explosive sophomore guard Peyton Siva scored 24 points in the first half and finished with 33, showing off an awesome repertoire of moves Friday night and leading the top-ranked Quakers to their 12th consecutive win over cross-town rival Garfield, 109-75.
The 6-foot Siva attacked the rim for layups, hung in the air for pull-up fadeaway jumpers, rained in three three-pointers and even threw in a highlight-reel block. Franklin coach Jason Kerr also credited Venoy Overton, who scored 24 and set the team's unselfish tone with a team-high eight assists.
A packed house that included Seattle basketball legends "Downtown" Freddy Brown and Slick Watts was on hand for a ceremony honoring Terry, a 1995 Franklin grad who had his No. 31 high-school jersey retired.
Terry helped the Quakers win back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995, before becoming Pac-10 Player of the Year as a senior at the University of Arizona. He now plays for the Dallas Mavericks.
"This is special, this is home," said Terry, before a banner bearing his name and number were unveiled. "I'm a Maverick, I'm an Arizona Wildcat, but I was a Franklin Quaker first."
Terry, with his parents, friends and former coach Ron Drayton also in attendance, recalled stepping off the No. 7 bus as "a little freshman" and walking onto the Franklin campus for the first time — and getting beat up by seniors.
"You don't have moments like this — ever — in life," Terry said. "So you really have to sit back and enjoy the moment, and I'll be back to work tomorrow."
Franklin-Garfield is the most storied basketball rivalry in the city, but this decade it's been surprisingly one-sided. Franklin thumped the Bulldogs 95-74 in the season opener, and the Quakers' previous 11 wins were by an average margin of 17.5 points.
Garfield last won Jan. 21, 2001 and also beat Franklin for third place at the 2000 state tournament.
Friday night, Garfield (6-8 overall, 5-4 league) hung tough, trailing 27-23 after the first quarter, and 52-44 at half. But Franklin (15-2, 11-0) ripped off a 31-17 third-quarter run to put the game away.
De'Andre Taylor and Aaron Dotson scored 23 each for Garfield.
At Eastlake 51,
Lake Washington 40
Six-foot-5 senior Keaton Hayenga scored 25 points and senior guard Winslow Lee grabbed 13 rebounds as the Wolves (10-5, 7-3), with their sixth consecutive victory, strengthened their grip on second place in the Lake Division. Greg George scored a team-high 12 for the Kangs (9-8, 5-6), who lost their fourth straight.
Ballard 47, at Redmond 46
Eric Taylor hit a 12-foot jump shot with five seconds left, giving Ballard its first lead of the game and a Mountain Division victory. Redmond had a final possession, but couldn't get a shot off. Nigel Peter-Denman's 15 points led the Beavers (7-9, 4-7). Galen Squiers scored 26 for the Mustangs, who hit only 4 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter.
At Woodinville 48, Juanita 47
Woodinville (3-13, 2-9) overcame 20 turnovers and got a game-high 17 points from Ryan Shelton to beat Juanita (5-9, 3-8) in the Mountain Division. Junior guard Jordan Call hit four three-pointers and scored 16 points for the Rebels, who shot only 33 percent.
Roosevelt 50, at Bothell 34
The Mountain Division-leading Roughriders held the Cougars to only 14 points in the first half. Amin Tufa of Roosevelt (12-4, 8-3) and Justin Kruger of Bothell (4-13, 4-8) each had a dozen points.