New offers, big points and a mid-semester transfer
by Transition Hoops Report
David Crisp (Rainier Beach) scored 37 points in a narrow win over Bainbridge on Friday. He recently received an offer from Washington. His Beach teammate Djuan Piper also received an offer from UW.
Friday wa a good day for 30 point performances. Jamil Jones (Mount Rainier) scored 33 in a loss to Auburn Riverside. Also Friday, Payton Radliff (Richland) scored 31 in a win over Chiawana. Then on Saturday, Radliff's teammate Nathan Streufert scored 30 points and grabbed 27 rebounds in a win over Hanford.
On Saturday, JaQuori McLaughlin (Peninsula) scored 36 in a win over Steilacoom.
Josh Martin (Bothel) was no stranger to the 30 point party. He scored 32 in a win over Post Falls (ID) and followed that up with a 33 point game on Tuesday in a loss to Issaquah.
However, the biggest Tuesday performance goes to Jawan Stepney (Kentridge) who scored 40 in win over Tahoma. This is following up a solid performance at the Lake City Invitational the previous Thursday through Saturday in Coeur d' Alene, ID. Stepney had a very solid tourney and scored 30 in the championship game South Kitsap. The 30 points tied the tournament record.
Other 30 point performances on Tuesday included Deandre Love (West Seattle) who scored 30 in loss to Seattle Prep, Isiah Brown (Lakeside) scored 36 in win over Chief Sealth, his biggest outburst of the year, and Greg Bowman (Mountlake Terrace) had his second 32 point night of the year in a win over Glacier Peak. The first one for the 6'7 senior came against Eastlake in December.
On Saturday in a battle of two of the top guards in the 2015 class, Stefan Gonzalez scored 27 points but Malek Harwell scored 25 points for Century and got the win.
Kade Crossland scored 31 in a Buhl win over Minico on Saturday while Jeremiah Gagnon (Sandpoint) scored 30 in a win over Vernon (Canada) which ties the Lake City Invitational record for points in a game.
On Tuesday Keegan Scott scored 31 for Timberlake in a win over Sandpoint.
In 4A basketball, Cody Kelley of Gillette is leading the state in scoring at 25.3 ppg plus averaging 7.2 apg and 4.8 rpg.
Evanston’s Alek Johnson is also putting up huge numbers with 19 ppg, 3.4 apg, 6.5 rpg and 2.5 spg.
3A standout Jordan Costello is averaging 19.1 ppg for Pinedale and has the highest single game points scored with 47 points in a win against Manilla, UT.
Worland’s Hoyt Nicholas scored 39 points against Powell and is averaging a 3A best 23.1 ppg.
Single A State Championship MVP Jesse Sims transferred from Stevensville to Corvallis at semester. Stevensville won the state championship last season.
Kalispell Glacier’s Bryan Michaels and Evan Epperly combined for 42 points in a win over Polson. Michaels led all scorers with 23 and Epperly had 19.
Tres Tinkle continues to lead the state in scoring with a 30 point, 12 rebound game against Butte in a win.
Sentinel’s Chase Walker had a huge week scoring 25 points against Kalispell Glacier and 21 against single A state champion Stevensville. Both games Sentinel won.
Carroll College signee Oliver Carr had another double double for Bozeman. He finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Helena.
Nate Sherwood came up big for West Albany with 31 points beating Lincoln.
Clackamas’s Marcus Golder had a huge game off the bench. He scored 31 points in a win against Tualatin.
Jazz Johnson (Portland commit) had multiple 35 point games for Lake Oswego over the holiday break against Grant and South Eugene.
Canby’s Jayce Gates scored 32 points in a loss to California school Burlingame 69-71. Burnlingame has San Francisco commit Frankie Ferrari who scored 27 points.
Jarriesse Blackmon was huge for Layton in the Riverton Holiday Tournament. In four games he averaged a double double (21 ppg and 11 rpg).
Northridge’s Jacob Bigler also came up big in the Riverton Holiday Tournament. He was hot from downtown and hit 19 3 pointers in 4 games and averaged 20.5 ppg.
Morgan’s Garren Miles exploded for 31 points win a win against Hunter.
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