Saturday, May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021

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Boys basketball: Federal Way 70, Skyview 65

The Columbian

Skyview erased a 12-point deficit in the second half, only to see the Eagles take the lead in the final minute to win.

Jace Chatman gave Skyview a 60-58 lead with 1:30 to play. Federal Way tied the game on a rebound basket, and after a Skyview miss, the Eagles took the lead with a 3-pointer.

“After that, we had to go to the foul game, and Federal Way made their free throws,” Skyview coach Matt Gruhler said.

The Eagles converted six of their last seven from the line.

Skyview (17-8) will play in the seventh-place game on Friday at Mt. Tahoma against Auburn or Olympia.

Kyle Gruhler led Skyview with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. With his fifth point of the game, he eclisped the 1,000-point mark for a career.

Squeeky Johnson added 17 points and nine rebounds.

At No. 10 in the Class 4A RPI, Skyview was hoping to improve its position to get a top-8 seed in the regional round of state.

“We were hoping to improve our RPI with a win over a team in the top six, but that didn’t happen,” Matt Gruhler said. “Now, we’ll just get ready to play Friday, win that and hope for the best.”


SKYVIEW (17-8) — Squeeky Johnson 17, Sean Boss 6, Jaxon Faile , David Sheppert 0, Alec Marshall 4, Kyle Gruhler 26, Jace Chatman 7, Cody McKinney 5. Totals 23 (9) 9-14 65.

FEDERAL WAY (21-5) — Jaylen-Wes Williams 15, Peter Erickson 15, Marcus Cole 0, Jared Franklin 16, Javan Colombelli-Silva 0, Bradley Graham 18, Jaden Call 6, Lamar Johnson 0, Dace Pleasant 0. Totals 25 (8) 12-16 70.

Skyview 8 20 14 23–65

Federal Way 18 15 17 20–70