Curtis Winter Classic – team notes

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Posted On: 12/26/17 3:17 PM

Odea cleans house at the Curtis Winter Classic this past weekend. Noah Williams showed why he is the one of the top recruits in the state.

O’dea Fighting Irish:

O’dea is coming off a big 85-69 victory over Timberline, led by a 30pt night for the junior guard Noah Williams. The Irish are 4-1 this season and looking for another win to advance into the Curtis Winter Classic championship. O’dea’s Tommy McAllon and Russell Whealdon are ranked by Prep Hoops within the top 130 for the class of 2018, and stand-out guard Noah Williams is listed as the #2 player in Washington for the class of 2019.

Saturday, Camas beat defending Class 2A state champion Foss 65-53 to take third place at the tournament in University Place.

Ben Cooke scored 19 points to lead the Papermakers (9-1), who bounced back one day after their first loss of the season to Stanwood.

“That was a big question, how would they respond?” Josephson said. “We lost to Stanwood because they worked harder to win those 50-50 balls. We talked about needing to be the team that worked harder. They took it to heart.”

Camas jumped to a 17-8 lead after the first quarter. Foss of Tacoma pulled within 45-42 after three quarters, but the Papermakers held on through rebounding and team defense.

“We knew that Foss was going to do great job of penetrating and attacking the basket,” Josephson said. “we knew it would be a complete team defensive effort.

Tournament MVP – Cal Hansen

Notable Performances:

  1. Erik Stevenson scores 36 points against O’Dea.
  2. Noah Williams scores 30 points against Timberline.
  3. Zachary Stocker scores 25 points against Curtis.