Valley Bears Claw into Federal Way for Top-Tier Showdown
Federal Way, WA – Get ready for a basketball clash of titans in Federal Way tonight as the #8 ranked Tahoma Bears invade the Eagle’s Nest to take on the #32 ranked Federal Way Eagles. Tip-off at 7:00 PM at Federal Way High School promises a battle for divisional supremacy, with both teams boasting impressive records and hungry for victory.
What it is: Washington High School Basketball
Matchup: Federal Way Eagles vs Tahoma Bears
Time: Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:00PM
Locations: Federal Way, WA
Game type: Home conference game
Live Stream: Watch here
The Federal Way Eagles have overcome a slow start to their season, compiling a respectable 12-5 record. Their offensive attack, averaging 67.1 points per game, is fueled by the dynamic duo of Sarah Jackson (20.2 ppg) and Alex Moore (18.9 ppg). Their defense, allowing 59.2 points per game, has shown signs of improvement, particularly in their recent victories against Kentwood and Decatur. Playing on their home court, the Eagles aim to prove their recent wins are no fluke and secure a statement victory against a top-ranked opponent.
Despite their slightly lower state ranking, the Tahoma Bears are far from underdogs. Their 13-4 record speaks volumes about their talent and determination. Their offensive system, averaging 64.3 points per game, relies on the consistent scoring of Daniel Johnson (17.8 ppg) and the steady inside presence of Olivia Hernandez (15.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg). Their defense, allowing a mere 52.1 points per game, has been a brick wall for opponents, and a victory against the Eagles would further solidify their claim as a top contender in the division.
This game transcends mere points and rankings. It’s a renewal of a historic rivalry between two neighboring schools, each fiercely proud of their basketball legacy and eager to claim valley bragging rights. The Federal Way faithful will be out in full force, clad in green and gold, hoping to witness their Eagles soar above their underdog status and upset the Bears. The Tahoma supporters, conversely, will be a sea of brown and gold, roaring for their Bears to maintain their upward climb and prove their dominance in the valley.
With both teams boasting passionate fan bases, talented rosters, and a burning desire to prove themselves, Thursday night’s clash promises to be a nail-biter from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer. Every possession, every steal, and every basket will be met with thunderous cheers and nail-biting tension. Don’t miss this epic showdown between two top-tier Washington programs!
So, clear your schedule and prepare to be on the edge of your seat. Federal Way vs. Tahoma is a game you won’t want to miss!