Tuesday night was a great night for high school boy’s basketball. Seattle Prep hosted Rainier Beach in a classic 3a match-up. Both teams have quality players that will extend their careers at a D1 college. Rainier Beach overcame a bunch of adversity to pull out the win.
At the beginning of the game Josh Martin and Anrio Adams were given technical fouls for dunking during warm ups. The Panthers came out strong behind University of California Santa Barbara signee, Mitch Brewe. Brewe scored the first 8 points for Prep. The big man was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points.
It was a battle the whole first half. Seattle Prep started to show weakness at the point guard position and Rainier Beach took advantage of it. Beach crawled back into the game to take the lead into halftime, 29-27.
Seattle Prep came out in the second half determined. Anrio Adams picked up his second technical foul late in the third quarter. Adams was forced to watch the game from the bench. Prep took the lead into the fourth quarter, 48-40.
Rainier Beach woke up at the right time. Sophomore Naim Ladd and junior Will Dorsey put the team on their shoulders. Both players willed their team down the stretch. Dorsey displayed great court vision and the ability to break his opponent down to get to the rim. Ladd was the smallest guy on the court. The young man showed that he can play with the big boys.
Beach took the lead late in the fourth quarter and won the game 64,56. Seattle Prep had problems against Beach’s defense down the stretch. Their body language wasn’t the same as it was in the first half. Beach took the heart out the crowd and team.
- Anrio Adams cheered his team on while on the bench. Adams has came a long ways. While in the game he was showing leadership and giving his teammates advice on the court.
- Sophomore Josh Martin didn’t have a great game. Martin finished with 2 points. He is very active while on the court. You can see why UW has already offered the young man.
- D.J. Fenner finished with 9 points and fouled out in the fourth quarter.
- Mitch Brewe is a solid big man but will need to work on his foot speed for the college level.
- Will Dorsey has a swagger to his game that you can’t teach. The junior has a bright future. Dorsey finished with 15 points.
- Naim Ladd is young but can play with the best of them. Ladd is a guy to watch out for in the future. It will be interesting to see how he progresses throughout the years. Ladd scored 11 points.
- Jamal Crawford, Will Conroy, Spencer Hawes, and Shawn Kemp were in attendance.
- Seattle U head coach, Cameron Dollar was in attendance.