Boys basketball: Curtis 59, Union 51

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Big scoring runs and tough defense shut down Union in the 4A bi-district quarterfinal matchup at Mount Tahoma High School.

Curtis started the game on a 13-0 run. Union climbed back to take a 27-24 halftime lead, but Curtis opened the second half with a 9-0 spurt.

Union again fought back to get within four with about 2 minutes to play, Curtis iced the game by going 7 for 9 from the free-throw line.

Tanner Nelson led Union with 21 points, and Tyler Copp added 11. Jordan Chatman, Union’s top scorer, was held to three points.

Union will face Central Kitsap at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mount Tahoma HS.

CURTIS 59, UNION 51

CURTIS — Smith 13, Howell 12, Chisolm 11, Johnson-Wilson 10, Cottyill 6, Gallo 3, Jordan 2, Robinson 2. Totals 22 (4) 10-17 59.

UNION — Tyler Copp 11, Dominique Ceaser 0, Seaver Whalen 0, Tanner Nelson 21, Jordan Chatman 3, Trent Cowan 6, Kaben Humphrey-Butler 0, Gabe Rego 2, Micah Merfeld 1, Brian Cairns 7. Totals 22 (2) 5-8 51.

Curtis 15 9 21 14—59

Union 9 18 10 14—51