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Tag: 3A title


Rainier Beach wins 3A title in OT, gives Bethea record sixth state championship

Lakeside High School of Seattle couldn’t take advantage of two opportunities to put away Rainier Beach in regulation.

Given new life, the veteran Vikings took advantage.

Top-ranked Rainier Beach won its second consecutive Class 3A title on Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, beating Metro League foe Lakeside in overtime, 62-59.

The title is Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea’s sixth with the school. He breaks a tie with the late Phil Lumpkin, who won five 3A championships at O’Dea.

“No question about it, without a doubt (it’s) the hardest fought (championship) I’ve ever had,” Bethea said. “It hasn’t really

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