4A Boy's Qtr: Bellarmine Prep 66, Mt. Rainier 50

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by KING 5 Sports/AP

KING5.com

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 1 at 9:20 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Junior Sefo Liufau scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high 22 rebounds to go with seven assists to lead Tacoma's Bellarmine Prep to a 66-50 quarterfinal win over Mount Rainier Thursday at the state 4A boys basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

The 6-foot-4 Liufau was 9-of-12 from the field to lead the Lions (24-3), who shot nearly 60 percent from the field (29-of-49) as a team. Isaiah Flynn led Bellarmine Prep with 22 points, hitting on 9-of-12 shots from the field.

Lucas Meikle, a 6-foot-8 junior, scored 17 and had nine rebounds for the winners.

The Rams (18-11) got 15 points from Malik Rodgers, Adrian Davis scored 13 and Caden Rowland 10. Mount Rainier shot just 36 percent from the field (19-of-52) and was outrebounded by the Lions 39-19.

It was the second time in two weeks that Bellarmine Prep had beaten Mount Rainier.

MOUNT RAINIER (50)

B. Lenaburg 2, Davis 13, Rodgers 15, Dwayne Clay 4, Rowland 10, Morine 3, Lopez, Amare, A. Lenaburg, Wilson-Jones 3, Clore, Parks. Totals 19-52 10-14 50.

BELLARMINE PREP (66)

Flynn 22, Smith 3, Liufau 20, Salazar, Meikle 17, Bordeaux, Hollyoak, Jensen 2, Hickman, Jackson 2, Wolf, Morton. Totals 29-49 8-14 66.

Mount Rainier         13  15  12  10     50

Bellarmine Prep      13  21  16  16     66

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