Dan Kingma and Jason Todd each scored 20 points to lead Class 4A power Jackson to a 64-37 victory over Squalicum in the first day of the Crush in the Slush Tournament on Friday, Dec. 28, at Port Townsend.
"Todd is a guy that is getting recruited by Pac-12 schools and Kingma obviously has some pretty good blood lines," Squalicum coach Dave Dickson said in a phone interview. "They had some superior athletes, that's for sure."
After falling in a 31-18 hole at the half, the Storm (5-6) drew within nine points in the third quarter, but Jackson's defense wouldn't let Squalicum get any closer.
"I'm hoping we got a little better defensively from this game and we came together as a group," Dickson said. "We played well as a group, and I thought we competed together, and that's one component we will need for success. ... I thought Blake Youtsey and Alex Yuska competed really hard."
Youtsey led the Storm with nine points, while Yuska and Blake Harmon each scored 8.
Squalicum wraps up tournament play with a 2:15 p.m. game against Auburn Mountainview on Saturday, Dec. 29.
JACKSON 64, SQUALICUM 37
Squalicum 12 6 14 5 - 37
Jackson 20 11 23 10 - 64
Squalicum: Jonathan Whetnall 0, Tre Clark 5, Luke Weber 4, Blake Harmon 8, Clark Hazlett 0, John Zender 0, Ben Garcia 3, Blake Youtsey 9, Harper Moore 0, Alex Yuska 8, Chad Dickerson 0.
Jackson: Kyle Graff 5, Dan Kingma 20, Jason Todd 20, Brian Zehr 4, Blake 5, Bates 0, Willgrass 7, Wate 3.
3-ptg: Squalicum 5 (Youtsey 2), Jackson 7 (Kingma 3) Fouls: Squalicum 8, Jackson 7.