Pendergraft, Marcus Williams shine at Hec-Ed

There were two performances worthy of "Stud-of-the-Day" at Saturday's Les Schwab Washington Hoops Challenge at Hec-Ed Pavilion. David Pendergraft and Marcus Williams showed why they are considered two of the state's, if not the nation's, best.

Pendergraft's came first. His line, 13 of 23 from the field, 2 of 2 from outside the arc, 6 of 8 from the free throw line, 34 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and a steal. All this came in Brewster's second win over a 4A squad, this time 73-63 over previously unbeaten Auburn.

Pendo dropped in 10 in the first quarter, 22 in the half and showed it all, inside, outside, mid-range, in transition, just a great all-around effort. I did accuse him afterwards of padding his stats as he missed two "gimmes" late but got both on tip-ins. He laughed and said he thought he needed a couple of more boards.

6-2 sophomore guard Michael Taylor added 15 and 6-0 junior guard Hawkins Gebbers 13 for the Bears. 6-3 senior wing Dan Stafford scored 18 to lead the Trojans.

Williams was up next. He was 10 of 17 from the field, 2 of 3 on his treys, 8 of 8 from the line, scored 30, grabbed 17 boards, dished out 3 assists, blocked a shot and logged a steal as Roosevelt thumped 1A Seattle Christian 60-29.

6-1 senior guard added 11 points and showed his athleticism all day. Frederick had the house rockin' with a thunderous dunk that shook the backboard for a good 20 seconds. Seattle Christian died by the three, hitting just 2 of 25 shots from outside the arc. Roosevelt won the battle of the boards, out rebounding the Warriors 49-33.

O'Dea jumped out to a 14-5 first quarter lead over Skyline and used an 18-7 third quarter to put away the Spartans 48-32. 6-2 junior guard Mitch Johnson (at left) scored 19 and 6-6 junior Conor Mullen added 17 for the 3-1 Irish. The pair combined for 8 steals as well.

6-6 senior Danny Blanchard (Central Washington signee pictured at right) came out smokin', hitting three treys and scoring the Cougar's first 11 points and Bothell rallied late to win a tight one 69-65 over Woodinville. Blanchard finished with 18 points and got the double-double with 11 boards. Matt Tuiasosopo led the Falcons with 17 points and 6-6 senior Duke Welker had a d-d for Woodinville with 11 points and 15 boards. 6-8 junior Micah Downs added 13 points and 5-9 senior guard Stephan Clark 12 for Bothell.

Garfield's speed doomed Snohomish as the Bulldogs ran away from the Panther 49-36. 6-3 senior Lamar Harrison (at right) dropped in 14, with a trio of treys, in Garfield's season opener. 6-8 Snohomish junior Jon Brockman limped his way to 11 points and spend a good portion of the second half with an ice pack on his ankle.

In the finale, 6-1 senior guard Nick Livi (Eastern Washington signee) scored 25 but Mercer Island got the "W" 58-48 over Eastlake. 6-3 senior guard Patrick Frost and 6-1 senior guard Kahlil Mathews combined for 32 points. 6-8 senior Nathan Porter sent a strong message early, blocking 3 shots in the first four minutes for the 3-0 Islanders.


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