6’3” Turk Senior Forward Bubba Branham jams through the Lakewood Defense for two of his 15 points helping the Turks slide into first place in the Cascade Conference beating Lakewood in the closing seconds 85 – 82 on Tuesday evening. In a tightly officiated match the Turks stayed with
their full court sticky fingers defense as the Cougars relied on tough outside shooting to keep the game close right to the final seconds.
The large crowd in the Turk gym took a page from the Seahawks fans keeping up a full roar matched by the pep band. The game was punctuated with technical fouls and players fouling out. Turk senior Giovonni Williams skirted foul trouble while scoring 30 points, asked about his ailing back he said, “it’s good.”
Turk teammate Cooper Beucherie, back after sitting out a game with an ankle sprain said, “It’s better, I’ve got both of them taped up tight,” and scored seven points before fouling out in the first half.
Tyler Morris with 13 joined Williams and Branham in the double digit club. In the closing seconds of the match the Turks dominate defense drew fouls that sealed the win giving the Turks an 8 – 2 standing and the first place in the conference.