Tournament Play Begins, Big Game Upsets, New Offers
by Transition Hoops Report
In some northwest states, district and conference tournaments have begun or begin this weekend. We are already seeing some big performances by players that led their team to upset wins. See how the players in your state are doing. If we've left any notable performances off of here, PLEASE add them to the comments below!
Cam Haslam matched his season high with 32 points in a big Roosevelt upset win over Bothell in the 4A KingCo tournament.
Match Burnham scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds in a semi-final loss for Liberty.
In a close win over Jefferson, Tahoma's Coleman Wooten scored 36 points.
Richland is dominating the Mid-Columbia conference in scoring. The top 3 spots belong to Bombers with Payton Radliff (19.3 ppg), Nathan Streufert (18.2 ppg) and Jacob de Vries (18.2 ppg). Steven Beo comes in at 14th (10.9 ppg). They have started 19-0 and their average margin of victory is over 30 points per game.
Phillip Winston has put together back to back 30+ point nights for Clover Park. This last one came in a loss to Steilacoom where he scored 31 points.
Marcus Harris scored 36 points as Emerald Ridge beat Auburn Riverside 87-80 in triple overtime.
Century's Malek Harwell has received an offer from the University of Portland. He now has 9 offers.
Against Mountain Home, Middleton's Keyshawn Liggins scored 39 points and had 10 rebounds.
Moscow's Nick Ellison, who has reportedly committed to play football at Eastern Washington, scored 32 points to help beat Sandpoint. Jeremiah Gagnon scored 29 points in the loss.
Preston's Austin Smellie scored 26 in a win over Blackfoot, including 14 points in the first quarter.
In a win over Eagle, Mountain View's Kody Olson had 23 points and 13 rebounds.
Evan Epperly had 28 points and Bryan Michaels chipped in 24 points for Glacier, beating Helena. Helena was led by big man Henry Garrett's 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Hellgate's Tres Tinkle had a big double double of 25 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Sentinel. He also picked up a scholarship offer from USC.
In a couple wins for Bozeman Adam Huse had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists on Friday and turned around on Saturday with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Deiondre Bird returned from a fractured jaw and led Grant to a couple wins. Against Madison he went for 26 points and teammate Dylan Leonard added 23. Madison was led by Aubrey Stephens 26 points. Then Bird scored 24 beating Cleveland.
Lake Oswego's Zach Parker dropped 29 points and Portland commit Jazz Johnson added 27 points in a win over Canby.
Anthony Mathis went for 25 points for West Linn defeating Clackamas.
Yale commit Eli Lininger scored 40 points for South Eugene beating Marist.
Davis's Abel Porter scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win against Fremont.
Big man Mike Hibbert had another double double for Layton with 21 points and 10 rebounds over Weber.
BYU Hawaii signee Shad Watson scored 42 points and had 6 steals for Box Elder in a win.
Bear River's Parker Lewis had 23 points and 11 rebounds beating Stansbery.
Kalei Smith scored 34 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in Powell's win over Star Valley.
Buffalo point guard Trey Schroefel had 33 points and 7 assists beating Worland.
Kendrick Jackson is still lighting it up for Wheatland with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists on Friday and 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists on Saturday in a couple blow out wins.