Curtis used a suffocating and stingy defense to crush Graham-Kapowsin in its home opener Tuesday.
In the end, the final tally was 64-27. The Vikings limited the Eagles to four points in the first quarter, but it could only muster eight points itself.
However, as the game wore on, Curtis pushed the ball up the court and started making its shots. It all started, Coach Tim Kelly said, with defense.
Teams in the South Puget Sound League might want to tak notice. Curtis maintains defensive pressure for much of the game. Couple that with the Vikings' big men, and it's clear why Kelly is pushing a defense-first mentality.
"Yup. That's what we do," Kelly said.
Isom Brown led all scorers with 13 points, and Dom Robinson added 11 points.
Curtis next plays at rival Puyallup on Friday.