Clover Park High had six practices to prepare to play without sophomore guard David Crisp, and it wasn’t until practice on Thursday when things finally began clicking for the Warriors.
Things clicked in a game setting, too.
The seventh-ranked Warriors shot 58 percent (28-of-48) and nailed five 3-pointers en route to their 71-55 victory over Mark Morris in a Class 2A regional game Friday night at Tumwater High.
Clover Park (21-5) will defend its state championship next weekend at the Yakima SunDome as one of the eight teams to advance to the 2A state tournament.
Ahmaad Rorie finished with a game-high 24 points and Dwayne Crawford chipped in 19 to lead the Warriors.
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