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Truax breaks out with 23 as Wolves tame Lions

"With a nickname like Ozone Baby, it's fitting that senior post Kristen Truax was in a zone last Friday.Her career-high 23 points led the South Kitsap High School girls basketball team to a 63-58 victory over Stadium.SK (11-2 in the Narrows League, 16-3 overall) had already solidified the top spot in the NL's Bridge Division. Now the Wolves are preparing for their showdown with Bellarmine to determine the No. 1 and No. 2 seed into the West Central District tournament. The game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning at Foss. No time had been announced Monday.Even though the game against Stadium had no playoff implications, the SK seniors had no intention of losing the final home game of their prep careers.Seniors Beth Ellis (11 points), Hannah Proctor (11 points), Stacie Benton (eight points), Angela Sampson (eight points) and Kristin Boyd backed up Truax with a well-balanced scoring attack and strong defense.Truax said her scoring frenzy was surreale.I was like, 'Oh, my gosh', Truax said. I didn't even realize the significance of my shots. I was in a zone and couldn't miss. After I made a basket, Angela (Sampson) said, 'You're so awesome' and later 'You're on fire'. That just pumped me up.Truax said she didn't even realize the score was tied 58-58 after her bucket late in the fourth quarter.Stadium took a four-point lead into the final quarter before being outscored 19-10.The Lions' Amy Lynn led all players with 25 points.Truax said defending Lynn was quite a task.She was shooting over me, she said. She was having a good night. We tried fronting her, but it didn't work.Truax said she hopes her own magic touch continues the rest of the season.Yeah, I hope this happens against Bellarmine, too, she said."

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