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UPDATE | Bainbridge buries Ingraham, clobbers Blanchet in Metro basketball
Make way, Metro — the Spartans are on a roll.
Bainbridge upended Ingraham and blasted Blanchet in Metro League boys basketball to extend the Spartans’ winning streak to four games in a row this week.
It’s the longest winning streak this season for Bainbridge, which returns home on Friday to play against league-leading Seattle Prep in a highly anticipated Metro matchup.
The Spartans started rolling with last week’s 67-66 win over Kingston. The Bainbridge victories started stacking up late last week, when BHS exploded in the second quarter to beat Ingraham 66-47 in Seattle.
The Spartans led the Rams 13-10 at the end of the first quarter, then outscored Ingraham 25-11 in the second for a 38-21 halftime advantage.
“We had a dynamite second quarter led by Blake Swanson leading the break and finding open teammates,” said Bainbridge Coach Scott Orness.
“We went 11/11 from the field in the second quarter and Joey Blacker hitting three of his four three-pointers for the game,” he said.
Blacker racked up 17 points in the first half and Oskar Dieterich added 12 points.
Nick Edens, who saw limited action due to a partially torn MCL, also figured big in the win. He finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.
“This was Nick’s first full game back after his knee injury,” Orness said. “He did a great job and contributed in a positive way for the team. He ended up going 6/9 from the field.”
It was a good shooting night for the Spartans, to put it mildly.
Bainbridge went 27-of-40 from the field and was 5-of-8 from beyond the three-point line.
On the other end, the Spartan defense held Ingraham to 18-of-58 shooting from the field.
Blacker was the high scorer for Bainbridge, and finished with 23 points.
Dieterich contributed 22 points and 10 rebounds for BHS.
Blake Swanson dished seven assists in the Spartan victory.
The Spartans won their fourth game in a row in boys basketball Tuesday with a 52-41 road win against Bishop Blanchet in Seattle.
Bainbridge led by three, 16-13, at the end of the first quarter.
The teams played almost even over the next two quarters, and the Spartans clung to a five-point lead, 35-31, at the end of the third quarter.
Bainbridge saved its biggest offensive outburst for the fourth, and poured in 17 points to preserve the win.
Four Spartans scored in double digits, with Dieterich, Edens and Trent Schulte pouring in 12 points each.
Swanson finished with 10 points for BHS, while Peter Lindsey contributed six points in the Spartans’ balanced attack.
The Spartans play Seattle Prep Jan. 11 in a hoops double header. Tipoff for the boys varsity team is 6:15; the girls square off against Seattle Prep at 8 p.m.