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Spartans rock Cleveland ballers in boys hoops

Nick Edens poured in 28 points as Bainbridge clobbered Cleveland 72-60 in Metro League boys basketball Tuesday.

The Spartans led by five, 21-16, after the first quarter and 35-25 at halftime.

It was Edens’ highest scoring game of the season. His previous best came during the Spartans’ second game against Sumner, where the 6’7 junior finished with 19.

Against the Eagles, Edens went 14-of-19 from the field and also yanked in 13 rebounds.

“Nick did a nice job finding the open spots and Blake [Swanson] found him for easy buckets,” said Spartan Coach Scott Orness. “I continue to be impressed with both the physical and mental progress my team is making.”

“It was an interesting game,” Orness said. “I felt the kids played hard, but Cleveland runs a lot of defensive schemes to get you out of your rhythm.”

Seven Spartans scored in the contest.

Trent Schulte finished with 13 points for Bainbridge, and Oskar Dieterich added 12.

Joey Blacker contributed eight points, and Swanson scored seven and also had nine assists.

Nick Gibbs and Greg Shea added two points each for BHS.

The win moved Bainbridge to 5-7 in the Metro League (10-7 overall).

The Spartans play their last home game of the season Friday against Rainier Beach, which currently sits atop Metro-Sound at 12-1 (15-3 overall).

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