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Bellarmine gets revenge on CK boys
From KITSAP NEWS Reports
Bellarmines star-studded duo was simply too much for Central Kitsap to contain.
After the Cougars beat Bellarmine 78-68 in December, the Lions struck back Thursday behind University of Arizona-bound Abdul Gaddy and fellow D-I prospect junior Avery Bradley, pounding Central Kitsap 79-61 in Tacoma.
Bradley paced the Lions (18-2 overall, 14-1 in Narrows League Bridge Division play) with a game-high 31 points while Gaddy added 22 as the Lions pulled away from CK (14-6, 10-5) in the fourth quarter.
After Bellarmine built a 22-15 lead in the first quarter, CK hung with the Lions the rest of the way until Bellarmine used a 19-11 fourth-quarter run to seal the win.
Turnovers played a huge role in the game, as the Lions forced the Cougars into 26 of them.
Still without guard Cody Thurmond, the Cougars got 18 from Andrew Shearer and 15 apiece from Andrew Bruan and Brandon Durham in a balanced offensive effort.
With the game concluding the regular season, CK now preps for the playoffs as a district berth is already locked up.
A win Friday however in the Narrows League Tournament against Foss at Mount Tahoma High School would lock up a home game to start districts as the leagues No. 2 or 3 seed.
Central Kitsap beat Foss 68-57 in their only meeting earlier this season.
The Klahowya Eagles got a much-needed boost in the Oly League standings when North Mason fell to Peninsula at home 49-41 on Wednesday.
Combined with the Eagles 70-50 win against Kingston and Klahowya leap-frogged the Bulldogs for second place among the Oly Leagues 2A schools, trailing just Port Townsend, which Klahowya battled last night. Results of that game were unavailable at press time.
In their win against Kingston, Andre Moore led the Eagles with 21 points. Gene Armendariz was big inside for Klahowya, adding 15. Chris Zumdieck also found his way into double-digits with a 12-point effort.
The game started close, tied at 15-15 through the first quarter. The Eagles were able to spread that lead slightly, going up 29-24 at the half. But in the third quarter, the Eagles came out hot, outscoring the Bucs 20-10 and giving the Eagles an advantage theyd never lose.
Klahowya can continue to fortify its position in the standings Tuesday as Port Angeles comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest.
After the Trojans topped Kingston 64-48 on the road last Friday, Olympic was to play Port Townsend Tuesday. That game was snowed out however. The make-up contest is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in PT. Oly went to NM last night, but results were unavailable at press time.