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Curtis Opens State Tournament Play With 62-40 Victory Over Newport

The Vikings were led by Dominic Robinson's 18 points, as their defense steadily wore down the Knights in Thursday's first game at the Tacoma Dome. The Vikings play the winner of the Bothell-Garfield game at 3:45 p.m., Friday.

TACOMA-Dominic Robinson scored 18 points and Curtis' defense gradually became more suffocating to help the Vikings earn a 62-40 victory over Newport in the first game of the state playoffs.

Curtis will either play Garfield or Bothell at 3:45 p.m., Friday.

Robinson again provided the bulk of Vikings' scoring, and he led the team with five steals.

Dominique Jordan added 11 points, and Isom Brown scored 10 points and collected six rebounds.

Isaac Dotson led the Knights with 14 points before fouling out. Will Ferris scored 13 points.

The Vikings held a 31-25 lead, and it appeared the game might be close throughout. But they opened the second half with buckets from Jordan, Tony Causey and Robinson.

As Newport had trouble finding the basket, Curtis was able to pull away.

Check back for more on today's game and, of course, be sure to check back Friday.

Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 05:19 PM
After the first quarter, Curtis holds an 18-16 lead. Hey, nobody ever said state playoffs were easy, right?
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Dominic Robinson leads the Vikings with 12 of the team's 25 points. Curtis leads 25-22 at the 3:06 mark of the second quarter.
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Robinson steals, dumps off to Tony Causey. Curtis leads 29-23 at 2:23 mark of second quarter.
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 05:38 PM
At the end of the first half, Curtis leads on the strength of Dominic Robinson's 12 points and two steals. Jayson Williams has chipped in 4 points and four rebounds.
Leanna Mason February 28, 2013 at 05:42 PM
My girls r there!! So exciting!
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Nice, Leanna! Have them take a pic and post it :)
Dan February 28, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Curtis. Just out of sync to start the 2nd half. Finally starting to. Get it together. Newport's big man #32 in foul trouble and is now sitting. Time for a run...
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 06:06 PM
After three quarters, Curtis leads Newport, 43-37. Dom Robinson has 14 points, Dominic Jordan has 7 points. For Newport, Isaac Dotson has 12 points, Will Ferris has 13 points.
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Vikings start the fourth with big buckets from Jordan, Causey and Robinson. Lead now a 49-37 with 5:10 left in the game.
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 06:14 PM
What do you think, Dan? It starting to look like Curtis' defense is starting to take its toll on Newport ...
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Curtis is pulling away. The Vikings defense is wearing down Newport. The lead is 56-41 with less than 2 minutes left in the game.
Brent Champaco February 28, 2013 at 06:32 PM
And there it is. Curtis beats Newport 62-40. Dominic Robinson leads team with 18 points, three assists and five steals. Dominique Jordan added 11 points, and Isom Brown scored 10 points and collected six rebounds. Curtis next plays either Bothell or Garfield in the semifinals, 3:45 p.m., Friday.

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