By Doug Pacey
The News Tribune
Kentwood has conquered all.
The second-ranked Conquerors trounced No. 4 Snohomish, 60-47, in the finals of the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. It is the first state championship in program history.
Kentwood put the Panthers away early in the fourth quarter. The Conquerors led, 46-38, going into the period and quickly extended their advantage. Moore’s fastbreak layin put Kentwood ahead 54-40 less than three minutes into the period, forcing Snohomish to call a timeout to regroup.
But the Panthers could not get closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Moore was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Genger was voted to the second team. The all-tournament teams are voted on by media members that covered all four days of the state tournament.
Snohomish’s Katie Benson and Emily Guthrie were named to the tournament’s first team.
Auburn Riverside’s Mercedes Wetmore and Moses Lake’s Jordan Loera were also selected to the first time. Other second-team members are: Jeneva Anderson, Lewis & Clark; Alexa Smith, Issaquah; Brittany Barrington, Federal Way; and Carly Noyes, Moses Lake.