Unbeaten Kentridge boys capture SPSL title | Prep basketball

Kentridge's Danny Torlai drops in a shot to increase the Chargers' lead over the Titans in the last few minutes of the SPSL title game.
— image credit: Ross Coyle/Kent Reporter

An 11th-hour push from Todd Beamer wasn't enough to stop Kentridge from sealing the South Puget Sound League boys basketball title Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center.

Jawan Stepney scored 13 points and Keasean Kelly and Joe Wainhouse each had 12 points to lead the Chargers past the Titans 69-58.

With the victory — and the league title in hand — the Chargers (21-0) advance to play the No. 3 seed from the Greater St. Helens League on their home court at 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Central District 4A tournament.

The Titans, meanwhile, dropped to 16-4.

Kentridge coach David Jamison says that the game was one of the hardest matchups for his team. Jamison also said that he was pleased with the results, saying that he felt the whole team played together for this game.

Kentridge held a 51-50 lead after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, the Chargers' defense, composed of giants Wainhouse, Danny Torlai and Cristoph Adams, stepped up to block a number of potential shots and prevent the Titans from picking up easy points. Finding themselves forced away from the inside box, the Titans attempted more 3-pointers, but only succeeded in burning the clock and sacrificing possessions.

Adams and Torlai finished with 11 points. Hussayn Ford had 10.

Kentridge outscored Beamer, 18-8, in the final period.


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