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Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Lincoln routs Jackson in King Holiday Hoopfest

Kingma scores 28, but T-wolves lose by 17 to Class 3A powerhouse

  • Jackson's Brett Kingma (5) puts up a shot over Lincoln's Geno Horsley.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson's Brett Kingma (5) puts up a shot over Lincoln's Geno Horsley.

  • Jackson guard Sam Brown (10) gets past Lincoln's Geno Horsley in the first quarter.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson guard Sam Brown (10) gets past Lincoln's Geno Horsley in the first quarter.

  • Jackson’s Chima Acholonu (behind) tries to drive through Lincoln’s Jordan Russell in the second half of Monday’s King Holiday Hoopfe...

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson’s Chima Acholonu (behind) tries to drive through Lincoln’s Jordan Russell in the second half of Monday’s King Holiday Hoopfest game. Lincoln won the game 77-60.

  • Jackson's Brett Kingma (5) tries to get past Lincoln's Geno Horsley for a basket in the first quarter.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson's Brett Kingma (5) tries to get past Lincoln's Geno Horsley for a basket in the first quarter.

  • Jackson's Sam Brown (10) and Trevor Waite (42) battle with Lincoln's Quadelle Satterwhite (32) for a rebound in the first half.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson's Sam Brown (10) and Trevor Waite (42) battle with Lincoln's Quadelle Satterwhite (32) for a rebound in the first half.

  • Lincoln's Tre'shaun Lexing (left) pulls down a rebound over Jackson's Brett Kingma.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Lincoln's Tre'shaun Lexing (left) pulls down a rebound over Jackson's Brett Kingma.

  • Jackson forward Jason Todd (33) puts up a shot on Lincoln's Issac Barsh (1) and Quadelle Satterwhite (32).

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson forward Jason Todd (33) puts up a shot on Lincoln's Issac Barsh (1) and Quadelle Satterwhite (32).

  • Jackson's Jason Todd (33) gets swarmed under by Lincoln's Tre'shaun Lexing (15) and Issac Barsh (right) in the second quarter.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Jackson's Jason Todd (33) gets swarmed under by Lincoln's Tre'shaun Lexing (15) and Issac Barsh (right) in the second quarter.

SEATTLE — How does a 17-point loss affect the psyche of a basketball team with state-title aspirations?
The Jackson Timberwolves are about to find out.
In a high-profile matchup of state-ranked teams, the Lincoln Abes of Tacoma ran away from the Jackson T-wolves on Monday. Reserve guard Terrell Lewis (21 points) and sophomore wing Tre'shaun Lexing (18 points, 11 rebounds, four assists) helped launch the deep, speedy Lincoln High School boys basketball team to a 77-60 rout of Jackson during the annual King Holiday Hoopfest at the University of Washington's Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
“Like I told the guys (after the game) in the locker room, it's all how they react to this,” Jackson coach Steve Johnson said. “They got slapped a little bit, so to speak, and how do we respond and come back from that?”
Ranked Class 4A No. 2 last week by the Tacoma News Tribune, Jackson was down 10 points by halftime but cut the deficit to one (39-38) in the third quarter. Playing a 1-3-1 defensive zone that prevented Lincoln from slicing to the hoop like it did throughout the first half, Jackson scored the first nine points of the third.
The zone “definitely changed how they were attacking us,” said Johnson, “because they were getting us on dribble penetration so much. It did some nice things for us and slowed them down a little bit.”
However, Lincoln responded and bumped its lead up to 16 points a few minutes into the fourth quarter. After that, Jackson (13-2 overall) never got closer than 11. The 12-1 Abes of the Narrows League are ranked third in 3A and have won 12 straight games since suffering a season-opening loss against Mount Tahoma.
“We did a nice job in the third quarter of kind of coming back,” Jackson senior guard Brett Kingma said, “(but) we weren't able to sustain that. We used so much energy to come back right there — I think they kind of pulled away after that.”
Playing in Hec Ed for the first time, Kingma — a University of Oregon recruit — scored 28 points but was just 8 of 24 from the field and 4 of 15 from 3-point range. As a team, Jackson shot 21 of 58 from the field (36.2 percent).
Usually Jackson overwhelms foes with its up-tempo fast-break offense, but Lincoln used impressive athleticism and depth to mostly keep the T-wolves in check. Jackson tried to adjust and run half-court plays but wasn't successful enough.
Meanwhile, Lincoln was more consistent and balanced on offense. The Abes were 30-for-65 (46.2 percent) from the field and six players scored at least six points, led by Lexing and Lewis. Lewis, a 6-foot senior, came off the bench and scored 17 in the second half, including three 3s.
“The guys really shared the ball well and we got good looks so I'm very (proud of) that effort,” Lincoln coach Aubrey Shelton said.
Kingma and senior forward Austin O'Keefe (17 points, five assists) were the top scorers for Jackson. The T-wolves of the Western Conference 4A had won nine straight games.
“We'll learn from it and be better,” Kingma said. “Now we know what a state-championship caliber team's going to play like.”
It was a good learning experience, Johnson agreed, especially for young T-wolves like Jason Todd, a freshman forward who had a game-high 12 rebounds, five points and three assists.
Wesco South Division leader Jackson plays a home Wesco 4A crossover game against Lake Stevens in Mill Creek tonight.
At the University of Washington
Jackson 13 16 16 15 — 60
Lincoln 18 21 15 23 — 77
Jackson: Acholonu 4, Kingma 28, Brown 4, Graff 0, Sauferrer 0, Todd 5, O'Keefe 17, Gilchrist 2, Valdez 0, Waite 0. Lincoln: Barsh 8, Lewis 21, Horsley 7, Russell 6, Coley 15, Lexing 18, Holliday 2, Dillard 0, Campbell 0, Satterwhite 0, Harmon 0, Tremble 0, Jenkins 0. 3-point goals-Kingma 4, O'Keefe 1, Lewis 3, Coley 1, Lexing 1. Records-Jackson 13-2. Lincoln 12-1.
Mike Cane: mcane@heraldnet.com. Check out the prep sports blog Double Team at www.heraldnet.com/doubleteam and follow Cane on Twitter at MikeCaneHerald.






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