Greg McCorkle
Chief Sealth's Daud Mohamed #22 blocks a Bainbridge shot. The Seahawks led from the second period on and won 63-55 in their game Tuesday, Jan 29.

SLIDESHOW: Chief Sealth runs past Bainbridge 63-55

Getting off to a slow start against the Bainbridge Spartans didn’t faze the Seahawks. Ending the first period down by six points the Hawks came out in the second running and gunning and quickly erased the Spartan lead.

The Spartans are a big team. 6’ 7” Nick Edens and Oskar Dieterich did much to control the area under the hoop making it difficult for Sealth to penetrate. But Sealth had a plan. Run fast, be patient, and shoot from the perimeter when needed.

It started slow but like the effect of rushing waters, a steady erosion of Bainbridge’s defense began to take place. The Seahawks took their time, passing the ball around the arc, waiting for the best opportunity to drop the rock. When no opening presented itself the Hawks, with the shot clock running out, would step back and launch long range shots from the perimeter. At the four minute mark in the second period Sealth pulled ahead 21-19 and never looked back.

Make no mistake; the Spartans are a good team. They also found offense on the edge. But the real story here was Sealth’s scrappy and stingy defense that found their rhythm and stymied and frustrated Bainbridge at every turn, giving up few easy baskets.

The Spartans stayed with Sealth but could never overcome the Seahawks lead. Aaron Knox’s 24 team high points and timely three point shooting from Vidal Griffin II, Brady Crane, and LJ Burns kept the Spartans at a distance and Sealth cruised to a 63-55 win.

Chief Sealth’s next game is against Seattle Prep at the Hawks Nest February 1st at 6:15

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