High-school basketball: West Seattle visits Seattle Prep

January 8, 2014 at 1:56 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

Close one last night for West Seattle High School, whose athletics staff shares this summary:

The West Seattle HS boys basketball team traveled across town to play Seattle Prep, the #10-ranked team in the state, on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats played hard throughout the game and were prime for the upset on the road, but a few late turnovers cost them the game, falling 60-56.

The Wildcats took the lead in the early stages of the fourth quarter and held that lead until the five-minute mark, but empty possessions let Prep jump ahead for good.

WSHS senior DeAndre Love was game-high scorer with 30 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds and added 5 blocks. Freshman point guard Nate Pryor and sophomore guards Andre Moore and Carter Golgart also played well for the Wildcats.

WSHS travels to Franklin on Friday to play the Quakers in a grudge match after WSHS beat the then-#4 -ranked Franklin team a year ago. Varsity tips Friday at 8 pm.

The WSHS girls face Prep tonight.

2 Comments

  1. As Prep 59, I was impressed how, after a very slow start, West Seattle played excellent basketballp. What impressed me most about Deandre Love was how he not only could soar so high, block so well, but only go high when necessary and played so vigorously while only collecting two fouls, one clearly not a foul if you were able to see it well. He was so effective that it was natural for a ref to assume a foul, but only once did they do that.

    His use of his leap was especially efficient, as if he had read Bill Russell’s great Second Wind (Central Library) where Russell describes being high in the air as being like Wiley Coyote desperately running in the air desperately going nowhere.

    I really impressed with his five hard blocks that were clearly not fouls. He seems to understand the nonverbal, clear display, of clearly not making contact, nor did he do any of the oh so common nonverbal lying that is so annoying.

    A fine team and gentlemen too. I hope they meet Prep again at the a State Tournament.

    Comment by Ray Reiser — 1:44 am January 9, 2014 #

  2. Thank you for your comment – we don’t always get detailed analysis/reviews on sports items, but very welcome. Good luck to you and your teammates. – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 1:56 am January 9, 2014 #

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