CONTROLLING THE GLASS—Marritta Gillcrease of Perry grabs a rebound in front of Schenley players. Gillcrease controlled the boards but it was not enough as Perry fell to Schenley 36-29 in overtime in a City League playoff game, Feb. 25. (Courier Photos/William McBride) by Malik VincentThe quarterfinals in the girls City League playoffs began with the defending champions Perry being eliminated by Schenley on Saturday at home. The contest required an extra period in which Schenley outscored its opponent 8-1, and walked away with the 36-29 victory to advance to the semi-final round that will commence on March 2. Taylor Smith and Shamauri Phillips, both juniors, led the Spartans with 10 points each. Latosha Fortson had a game-high of 11 points for the Commodores. Other quarterfinal games Feb. 25:1. Allderdice pounded Oliver, 64-30. Lanise Saunders (16), Janay Bottoms (14), and Sydnee Abernathy (14) all ended up in double-figures for the Dragons. Oliver was led by Sakeenah Johnson with 15 points.2. Brashear ousted Langley, 48-32, behind Ebony Brown’s game-high 24 points. Nautica Buchanan also had double-figures with 11 points for the Bulls. Desiray Weston led the Mustangs with 11 points of her own.3. Westinghouse eliminated Peabody, 54-14, in the last game ever for the Highlanders. Jasmine Myers had a game-best of 18 points. RoiShay Woods also contributed with 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Semaj Pamplin led all Peabody scorers with 5 points.GIRLS SEMIFINALISTS1. Allderdice (16-0, 19-4)2. Westinghouse (14-2, 18-5)3. Brashear (12-4, 15-6)4. Schenley (7-9, 8-14)#1 Allderdice vs #4 Schenley at Brashear March 2 at 7:30pm#2 Westinghouse vs #3 Brashear at Allderdice on March 2 at 7:30pmBOYSThe City League boys concluded their regular-season Feb. 23 and begun the playoffs with eight of the nine teams qualifying for the playoffs. All eight teams played in the quarterfinals Feb. 28 after the Courier press time. The eight teams qualifying for the playoffs are: Perry vs. Westinghouse, Allderdice vs Brashear, Carrick vs. Peabody, and Schenley vs. Oliver. The winners will play March 2, with the championship game being played March 4.RESULTS:1. Allderdice defeated Carrick, 60-54, behind four double-digit scorers, led by Justin Dobbs with 16. JaJuan Thomas led the Raiders with 11 points.2. Brashear edged Langley, 61-57, despite the Mustangs having two players with 20-plus point performances. Jamie Acie led all scorers with 22 and Jamil Alteri had 20. Daejuan Tucker led the Bulls with 13.3. Perry snuck past Westinghouse, 52-49, behind Marcus Smith’s 15 points. David Pryor led the Bulldogs with 11 points.FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS:Team Conf. Overall1. Perry 15-1 19-32. Allderdice 12-4 14-73. Schenley 11-5 14-84. Carrick 10-6 12-85. Peabody 9-7 10-86. Brashear 5-11 5-177. Oliver 5-11 5-178. Westinghouse 4-12 6-169. Langley 1-15 1-21Semifinals: March 2 at 6 p.m.Perry vs. Carrick, at Allderdice.Schenley vs. Allderdice at Brashear.City League QuarterfinalsPerry cruises to easy victory March 1Only one City League team defeated Perry in the regular season. The Commodores just might make sure it doesn’t happen again. Marcus Smith scored 26 points to lead top seed Perry to a 93-56 win Monday against visiting Westinghouse in a City League boys quarterfinal.“The guys came out and played their game,” Perry coach Marco Corona said. “We want to do well in the city playoffs and beyond.”Greg McGhee added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Commodores (20-3), who scored more than 90 points for the fifth time this season.Darrelle Burton led the Bulldogs (6-17) with 17 points.Allderdice 65, Brashear 32: Justin Dobbs had seven 3-pointers among his 27 points to lead the defending champion Dragons (15-7) to the victory against the visiting Bulls (7-16). Jordan Smith led Brashear with 10 points.Carrick 84, Peabody 55: Jaquan Wheaton’s 17 points topped six Carrick players scoring in double figures, as the host Raiders (13-8) advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2008 with the win against Peabody (10-9). Dontae Forte scored 18 points for the Highlanders.Schenley 55, Oliver 39: City League scoring leader Brandon Johnson netted 17 points to push the Spartans (15-8) to the win against visiting Oliver (5-18). Lamontae Harrison paced the Bears with 17 points.
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that auditions for the Fun Home, the five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, will take place from March 21 through 23 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars from a song that represents their range and sign up for an audition slot.The musical, adapted from Alison Bechdel’s best-selling 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, focuses on Bechdel’s coming of age, emphasizing her turbulent relationship with her father and the discovery of her sexuality. Performances will take place on May 16 through 18 and May 23 through 25, at 7 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale now.Audition TimesThursday, March 214 – 6 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Black Box TheatreFriday, March 224 – 6 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageSaturday, March 2310 a.m. – 12 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageSign up for an audition appointment at this link: https://spscc.edu/news/spscc-theatre-program-announces-auditions-fun-home-musicalBuy TicketsThursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m.Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m.Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) battles San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and guard Bryn Forbes (11) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs appropriately returned to their defensive principles on an evening when San Antonio was celebrating “Throwback Night.”LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the Spurs won their fourth straight, topping the Los Angeles Clippers 125-87 on Thursday for their largest win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden’s 50-point triple-double propels Rockets over Lakers LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño A franchise that won five championships behind a dominant defense under Gregg Popovich has been troubled by an inability to stop people this season. Two weeks ago, the Spurs lost by 30 points in three games after the franchise suffered only five such losses in Popovich’s first 1,758 games.San Antonio has since staged a revival, holding an opponent under 100 points for the third straight game while winning the first four games of a six-game homestand. With fans celebrating in giveaway T-shirts featuring the team’s Fiesta colors, the Spurs feel like they have finally turned the corner defensively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“Yeah, but we’re still going to continue to get better defensively,” DeMar DeRozan said. “Talking, communication, but for the most part we’re just going out there having fun, playing with a lot of confidence.”Rudy Gay had 21 points and DeRozan added 14 as San Antonio handed Los Angeles its worst loss of the season. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion San Antonio held Los Angeles to 20 points in the third quarter, extending its lead to 24 points and enabling Popovich to rest his starters in the fourth.“In any stat, in any part of the floor, they were just better than us tonight,” Gallinari said.TIP-INSClippers: Harris was cut across the bridge of his nose when DeRozan swiped down in an attempt to strip the Clippers forward of the ball. Harris had to have a bandage placed on his nose before re-entering. … Former Spurs center Boban Marjanovic received a huge ovation when he entered the game in the fourth quarter. . Williams missed his second straight game after injuring his left hamstring Dec. 10 against Phoenix. Williams is expected to miss two weeks. … Mbah a Moute has sat out 24 straight games with a sore left knee.Spurs: San Antonio forward Davis Bertans returned after missing two games following the birth of his first child. Bertans had five points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. … The Spurs’ 38 points in the first quarter were two shy of their season high, which they set Oct. 22 against the Lakers. … Bryn Forbes joined Danny Green and Gary Neal as the only Spurs players to score 1,000 points and make 150 3-pointers in their first 150 games with the team. Forbes finished with 10 points and was 2 for 7 on 3-pointers.INSPIRINGRivers still has fond memories of his two seasons playing for the Spurs from 1994-96, even if it meant he had to give up his Sundays.“Playing here with David (Robinson) and Avery (Johnson), I mean, my goodness they inspired you to do a lot of things, even go to church,” Rivers said, laughing. “That was a tough one. My Sundays were off, but I did (go).”WHAT IS THAT?Aldridge isn’t sure what to make of Marco Belinelli’s fondness for taking off-balance shots rather than squaring up for a basket. “You’re going to get some that look great and you’re going to get some that look like, ‘Oh Lord.’ You’ve just got to deal with it,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTClippers: At Oklahoma City on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Chicago on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re just playing basketball, making it easy on ourselves,” Gay said. “We’re moving the ball, helping each other on defense. That’s what makes it fun, just playing the right way and being good teammates to each other.”Tobias Harris scored 17 points for the Clippers and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley added 15 apiece. Los Angeles has lost two straight and four of five.The Spurs shot 59 percent from the field and had a 14-2 advantage on fast-break points. San Antonio shot 63 percent in the first quarter in taking a 38-27 lead that swelled as the game progressed.Playing their third game in four nights and without Lou Williams and Luc Mbah a Moute, the Clippers’ only lead came in the opening 2 1/2 minutes of the game.“I turned to one of the coaches and said, ‘Even if we’re making shots, we lose tonight because they’re just shooting the ball so well,’ ” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I didn’t think we were into them enough. I thought they were very comfortable.”ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ View comments