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Hafford’s triple-double leads Slam to Seattle Pro-Am quarterfinal victory

In their first summer in the Seattle Pro-Am League, the Bellingham Slam has made it to the final weekend of league play.

The Slam (7-2), who entered the league’s eight-team playoffs as a No. 4 seed, beat No. 5 seed Guard Up 129-90 on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Royal Brougham Pavilion to advance to the league semifinals.

They’ll now face Brand Black in a 1:30 p.m. semifinal Saturday, Aug. 27, one win away from the 3 p.m. league championship game on Sunday, Aug. 28.

In the quarterfinals, former Lynden Christian standout Paul Hafford turned in a triple-double with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. Tyler Amaya led six Slam players in double figures with 24 points.