BOYS BASKETBALL: Tahoma stops K-M, grabs first win

It took nearly the entire season.

But Saturday night, the Tahoma High boys basketball team finally got the monkey off its back.

Behind a huge performance from junior guard Taylor Summerhays, the Bears took down Kent-Meridian 53-43 in a South Puget Sound League North Division game.

It’s the Bears first win of the season.

“There is a sense of relief,” said Tahoma coach Rob Morrow. “Getting the ‘W’ was big.”

Indeed it was. And it took a big performance from Summerhays to finally get the Bears in that win column. The junior poured in a season-high 19 points, including 5 of 9 from 3-point land, and added four steals.

Tahoma super sophomore Christian Behrens also continued to play big with 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

Summerhays’ big night halted a Tahoma streak of sorts. It’s the first time anyone other than Behrens has led the team in scoring.

“The kids were really happy after the game,” Morrow said. “They’ve struggled since last summer and this is the best win they’ve had, so I’m happy for them.”

Tahoma (1-14 in league, 1-18 overall) was unable to keep the momentum alive Tuesday night, falling to Kentwood 65-33.