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VIDEO: Jordan Chatman’s full-court 3-pointer

If you followed the high school basketball state tournaments last week, you’ve probably heard about Union High guard Jordan Chatman’s full-court, buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the Class 4A state semifinals.

Watch the video. Be amazed. Watch it again.

Kudos to the cameraperson for following the shot.

There’s no fancy, trick editing. Not like this LeBron James Gatorade commercial.

I saw the shot. It really happened.

As amazing as the 86-footer was — a few media types measured it — it could have been much more.

The one-in-a-million shot could have sent the semifinal into overtime.
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Basketball: All-State Tournament Teams


First Team
Jordan Chatman, Union
Devonte Luckett, Davis
Gaven Deyarmin, Central Valley
Tucket Haymond, Garfield
Sefo Liufau, Bellarmine Prep

Second Team
David Trimble, Davis
Jason Todd, Jackson
Caden Rowland, Mount Rainier
Lucas Meikle, Bellarmine Prep
Tanner Nelson, Union

First Team
MVP: Brooke Bowen, Skyview
Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley
Brittany McPhee, Mount Rainier
Ali Forde, Woodinville
Jocelyn Adams, Skyview
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Basketball: 4A, 3A consolation trophy game recaps


No. 8 Mount Rainier 66, No. 3 Garfield 63: The Rams balanced offense overcame Garfield’s two-man attack in the fourth-/sixth-place consolation game.

Four Mount Rainier players, led by Caden Rowland’s 17 point effort, scored in double figures. Malik Rodgers had 14 points, Adrian Davis added 13 and Dwane Clay chipped in 10 for the Rams (20-11), who outscored the Bulldogs 18-10 in the fourth quarter.

A pair of junior wings powered Garfield (20-7). Tucker Haymond scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Trevaunte Williams totaled


No. 7 University 63, No. 1 Kamiakin 50: Paced by

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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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Boys Basketball: 4A, 3A state semifinals live chat

Recaps of Friday’s semifinals:

Class 4A: No. 1 Davis 52, No. 7 Bellarmine Prep 46 (OT) – Game Story Photo Gallery

Class 4A: No. 2 Central Valley 52, Union 51 – Game Story

Class 3A: No. 3 Rainier Beach 61, University 53

Class 3A: No. 2 Seattle Prep 50, No. 1 Kamiakin 46

Recaps of Friday’s consolation games:

Class 4A boys: No. 3 Garfield 60, No. 4 Jackson 47 — Game Story

Class 4A boys: No. 8 Mount Rainier 83, Bothell 74 — Game Story

Class 3A boys: No. 10 Lake Washington 52, No. 6 Mountlake

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Class 3A girls: No. 10 Cleveland 39, No. 8 Shorecrest 32

It wasn’t a dominating performance by Cleveland High , but at this point in the season it’s all about surviving and advancing.

The Eagles’ Donniesha Webber made a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute and finished with seven points to help lead a balanced attack as Cleveland outlasted Shorecrest 39-32 in the 3A girls’ state basketball tournament on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.

“If it’s ugly or it’s not ugly we’ll take a win,” Cleveland coach Stephenie Wheeler-Smith said.

Cleveland trailed 17-13 at halftime, but scored 17 points in the third quarter to take a 30-24 lead into the final eight minutes. The Highlanders pulled within 32-30 with less than four minutes to play, but struggled with the Eagles’ press and couldn’t covert many of its free throw opportunities down the stretch.
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Class 3A girls: No. 3 Franklin 64, No. 2 Kamiakin 51

Franklin’s Qiara Norwood has never considered herself a top scoring threat. Instead she’s
been content to let her older teammates find the basket while she’s done the dirty work on
the boards.

On Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the 3A state girls’ basketball tournament the
junior forward added a little polished chrome to that lunch pail image.

Norwood scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help No. 3
Franklin to a 64-51 win over undefeated No. 2 Kamiakin. The Quakers jumped out to a
21-5 lead after the first quarter, and then weathered a few rallies by the Braves to advance
to the semifinal.

“Usually I’m happy to let our seniors do the scoring, but I knew I was going to have to
step up,” Norwood said. “It was time. We couldn’t lose this one.”
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