By Eric D. Williams
The Garfield boys basketball team accomplished something tough to do during a season – beat a team three times.
But even more impressive for the Bulldogs in their 62-50 win over Bothell is the fact that the Cougars have three Division I-level players on the roster, led by UCLA-bound guard Zach LaVine.
With the win, the Bulldogs move on to face Curtis in the Class 4A boys state semifinals on Friday.
Garfield actually trailed Bothell 30-26 at halftime, but used a 13-3 third quarter to pull away from the Cougars, 39-33 at the end of the third quarter.
Bothell managed to cut Garfield’s lead to 41-39 on two free throws by guard Perrion Callandret early in the fourth quarter, but would get no closer the rest of the way.
Trevaunte Williams led the Bulldogs with 21 points, and Western Michigan-bound swingman Tucker Haymond added 19.
LaVine led Bothell with 16 points. Callandret added 12 points for the Cougars.