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Sentinels Dominate Game Against Orting

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On Friday, January 20th, the Steilacoom Sentinels boys basketball team faced the Orting Cardinals. With home game advantage, the Sentinels beat the Cardinals in almost every aspect of the game, ending the game with a comfortable 19 point lead. The final score was 56-37.

From the tip-off, it was clear that the Sentinel’s fast paced ball, three point game, and inside game overwhelmed the Cardinals. Even though it was the Cardinal athletes who were the birds, it was the Sentinels who were flying. The Sentinels capitalized on fast break points as the result of many Cardinal turnovers and really laid the hammer down in the second and third quarter with a handful of successful “And One” points and three pointers.

The top scorer of the game was Steilacoom senior TJ Page. Page scored a total of 17 points, despite sitting out the last quarter. Page was pleased with his own performance and commented that “the team is clicking a lot better than we had previously in the season”. Page’s sentiments are proven in the Sentinel’s record. After a slow start with three losses in the first four games of the season, the Sentinels won four of their last five games.

Junior Torrey Cady, a wing for the Sentinels, was the second highest scorer for Steilacoom and the third highest in the game. Cady was a major contributor to the Sentinel’s three point game and six of his ten points came from behind the arc. He said, “I played alright”, but noted his playing time was cut short to empty the bench and give every varsity athlete a chance to play. Cady also added that while the Sentinels played well as a team, the fourth quarter was scoreless on their part and they need to “work on finishing the game strong.”

After the win last Friday, the Sentinels sit in the third place of the SPSL 2A-Sound league. Cady said, “Currently, we’re in third, but if Highline loses a couple of games and we win the rest of the season, we’ll be tied for 2nd place.” Highline boasts an 8-2 conference record, marginally beating Steilacoom’s 8-3 conference record for 2nd place. However, there are three conference games left in the season, one of which is against Highline, giving Steilacoom a chance to surpass Highline in the league standings.

The Sentinels next game is against Tyee on Tuesday, January 23rd and is notably the last home game of the season. Come on out and support the Steilacoom Sentinels as they chase down the number two seed for the playoffs!

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