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Tag: State Tournament

March
28th

Volleyball: 2A state tournament moving to Pierce College

Pierce College will be home to the Class 2A volleyball state tournament. The two-day event, which will be played Nov. 9-10, moves from The Evergreen State College.

Pierce College will be the site for all first-round matches, championship bracket matches and Saturday matches. First-day consolation matches will be played at Lakes High, a five-minute drive from Pierce College.

The tournament format will remain the same.

The 4A and 3A tournaments will remain at Saint Martin’s University.

March
3rd

Class 2A boys: Lynden beats White River 66-45 in finals

Third-ranked Lynden shot nearly 60 percent from the field in the second half and held White River to 30.4 percent shooting in the game, on its way to a 66-45 win over the Hornets in the Class 2A boys basketball state finals Saturday at the Yakima SunDome.

Against a Lynden team known for its stingy man-to-man defensive pressure, White River never got a rhythm going offensively. White River jumped out to a quick 11-6 lead late in the first quarter, thanks to seven quick points from Billy Kiel, who finished with 14 on 5-of-14 shooting.

“They’re a good team,” Kiel said. “They’re up tight on you. We kept on trying to do everything we could to pull out the win, but couldn’t do it.”
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March
3rd

Class 4A boys: Union tops Bellarmine Prep in consolation finals

Spent from playing a physically and emotionally draining semifinal contest less than 24 hours prior, Bellarmine Prep fell to Union 62-51 in the consolation finals of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

“It’s tough, but I was real proud of our guys,” Lions coach Bernie Salazar said. “We played hard.”

Bellarmine Prep (24-5) claimed fifth place.

The seventh-ranked Lions lost junior Lucas Meikle, an all-league forward, two minutes into the game when his forehead smacked the court. The blow left Meikle with stitches and a concussion, Salazar said.
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March
3rd

Basketball: 2A, 1A consolation game recaps

2A BOYS
Clover Park 69, Pullman 48 (fourth/sixth): Sophomore guard Ahmaad Rorie scored a game-high 28 point and the Warriors claimed fourth place.

In three games at the SunDome, Rorie totaled 101 points, including a career-best 46 points in Friday’s consolation win over Ellensburg. The tournament record for most points is 118 set in 2002 by Lynden Christian’s Paul Hafford, who had four games to reach his total. Rorie tallied 101 points in three games.

Clover Park shot a blistering 61 percent in the first half on its way to a 46-20 halftime lead. Xavier Means added 20 points for the Warriors.
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March
3rd

Basketball: Championship Saturday and semifinals coverage

Click here to see the all-tournament teams

Class 4A boys: Davis beats Central Valley, 48-42

Class 4A girls: Buzzer-beater lifts Skyview over Central Valley

Class 3A boys: Marquis Davis scores 30, leads Rainier Beach over Seattle Prep

Class 3A girls: Prairie knocks off Franklin

Class 2A boys: White River falls to Lynden

Click here for consolation trophy game recaps.

Union beat Bellarmine Prep, the last remaining South Sound team, in the Class 4A boys consolation game.
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March
2nd

Class 4A boys: No. 2 Central Valley 52, Union 51

The Bears’ withstood Jordan Chatman’s 29 points and miraculous full-court 3-pointer and escaped with the semifinal victory.

Central Valley (22-3) will play for the state finals for the first time since its lost the 4A title game to Franklin in 2006.

“This was the goal from the beginning,” said guard Gaven Deyarmin, who led the Bears with 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. “Get to the finals”

Central Valley’s win was overshadowed by Chatman’s one-in-a-million shot at the end of the game.

After Deyarmin missed a free throw with a half second left the ball dropped into Chatman’s hands

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March
2nd

Class 3A girls: No. 5 Seattle Prep 36, No. 9 Lakeside 32

Seattle Prep weathered some rough shooting, and then held off a late rally to defeat Lakeside 39-32 on Friday in consolation round of the 3A state girls’ basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome. The Panthers advance to the fourth place game on Saturday where they will meet No. 8 Shorecrest.

Seattle Prep held a 16-4 lead at halftime and pushed that edge to 26-10 by the start of the fourth quarter before the Lions started to rally. Lakeside’s Kaylee Best made a 3-pointer with a minute to play to cut the score to 32-30, but the Lions couldn’t complete the

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