Final scores are in from tonight’s two high-school basketball games in West Seattle – in a #1-vs.-#2 division matchup, Chief Sealth International High School fell short after a thriller vs. Rainier Beach, 67-63 (more to come, including video); meantime, West Seattle High School lost to visiting Lakeside, 68-61.
ADDED: Notes from the Sealth-Rainier Beach game, and a video clip, after the jump:
From WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand @ Sealth:
Rainier Beach came into West Seattle tonight as the leader in the 3A Metro – Sound Division and wound up pulling off an unanswered four-point run in the last minute to defeat Chief Sealth 67-63.
Sealth remains in second place in the Sound Division following a game that saw players, fans, and coaches wear their feelings on their sleeve all night. Emotions ran high on the floor and in the stands in what turned out to be an E-Ticket ride of a game.
The Seahawks pretty much owned the second quarter and pulled off a run that found them nine points up at halftime. Using a swarming defense that saw the Vikings twice lose possession after the shot clock expired, Sealth managed to slow and sometimes stall the team that the Seattle Times ranks as the number two 3A team in the state. Beach came out after the half and played a far steadier game than they had earlier in the night and had managed a slight lead in the third, only to see Sealth battle back one more time to gain a four-point lead.
Here’s the last minute of that quarter –
Sealth had three players, Charlie Smith, Tre’von Lane, and D’nique
Harris-Welch, who had two three-point shots. Keon Lewis managed to draw a steady stream of shooting fouls and led all players with 10 points from free throws. Sealth’s next game is Friday at Lakeside.
That’s the team that defeated West Seattle HS tonight – you can see the game stats courtesy of our partners at the Seattle Times.