By Anastasia Stepankowsky
Nate Pryor juked, drove and soared his way to 28-points. With a sudden twist of his body, he passed the ball or drove down the court to put the ball through the net. But it wasn’t enough for the West Seattle Wildcats to upset the Rainier Beach Vikings in Metro Conference Sound Division boy’s basketball Tuesday night.
Pryor netted more than half of the Wildcats’ points in a 62-48 loss to the defending state 3A champions at Rainier Beach High School.
West Seattle (5-5) stuck with the first place Vikings (9-1) until well into the second half, and coach Keffrey Fazio was pleased with the Wildcats’ effort.
“When you come into this gym you know what kind of game you need to bring with you. I thought we did that,” Fazio said. “It just speaks that when we put our mind to something we can compete with just about anybody.”
The game opened with stingy defense. In fact, almost four minutes had elapsed from the first quarter, before either team got more than one score from the field. Rainier Beach led only 15-9 after the first quarter.More ›