Spartans lose to Franklin on road in varsity hoops

  - Image courtesy of Bainbridge High School
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SEATTLE - The Bainbridge High varsity boys basketball team found a proverbial lump of coal in their team stocking just in time for Christmas, and it had nothing to do with which of Santa’s lists they were on.

The Spartans faced off against Franklin High on the road Friday, Dec. 20, and were barely edged out 66-63 in their last game before the holiday.

“I had this game circled on my calendar since this summer,” said Spartan Head Coach Scott Orness.

“I believed it would show us what kind of team we have the potential to become by the end of January. The game did not disappoint and I learned how much my boys have grown as men since last February,” he said.

Blake Swanson led the Spartans with 21 points.

Oskar Dieterich also scored in double digits for Bainbridge, and chipped in 11 points. Joey Blacker added nine.

“Blake Swanson had a career high,” Orness noted. “Dieterich also pulled down 12 rebounds.”

The Spartans play their next regular season game at home at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 against Rainier Beach.

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