White Rock Christian guard Tyus Allen scored two free throws with 6 seconds left to hand Squalicum boys' basketball its fourth-straight loss, as the Storm fell 60-58 in a non-conference matinee Saturday, Dec. 22, at Squalicum High School.
Tied at 58, Squalicum's Alex Yuska missed a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left, and on the ensuing possession, Allen was fouled and sent to the line.
Blake Youtsey scored a team-high 18 points, Blake Harmon hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 and Yuska added 15. Allen led White Rock Christian with 23 points.
"It was an afternoon game, and everyone was watching the Huskies' game, so we had to kind of create our own energy," Squalicum coach Dave Dickson said in a phone interview. "We were up and down. I thought Blake Harmon played well. He had 16 points and was very aggressive defensively."
Squalicum plays in the Crush in the Slush Tournament next Friday, Dec. 28, in Port Townsend.
WHITE ROCK CHRISTIAN (BC) 60, SQUALICUM 58
White Rock Christian 16 15 14 15 - 60
Squalicum 15 16 15 13 - 58
Away: Tyus Allen 23, Corey Barker 0, Gabe Dix 4, Owen Han 0, Glen Johnston 0, Matt Perrin 9, Peter Spangehl 12, Vartan Tanielian 12, Sam Ykema 0. Team totals: 60.
Squalicum: Jonathan Whetnall 6, Tre Clark 0, Luke Weber 0, Blake Harmon 16, Ben Garcia 5, Blake Youtsey 18, Alex Yuska 15, Chad Dickerson 0. Team totals: 58.
3-ptg: White Rock Chr. 7 (Perrin/Allen 3), Squalicum 10 (Harmon 3). Fouls: White Rock Chr. 13, Squalicum 16.