ESN Reports: Tacoma Dome 4A, 3A Tournaments Stories and Pics

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Here is our coverage of the 4A and 3A boys and girls State Basketball Tournaments from the Tacoma Dome. Below you will find results, stories, picture galleries and stats.

4A STATE BOYS 

Saturday’s Games

Federal Way 66, Kentwood 54 Championship Game  

(Tacoma Dome) The Eagles did indeed defend their State Championship but it wasn’t easy. First Federal Way needed a last second shot to defeat Gonzaga Prep in the Semi-Finals 46-44 just to advance to the Finals. Then the Conks came out on fire but the Eagles cut into the deficit and trailed by 4 at the break.

The 3rd quarter ended up being the critical stretch for both teams as Kentwood went ice cold and the Eagles surged. Fed Way knocked in 17 while holding the Conks to 6. Federal Way then took the game to another level with a high flying display finishing with a flourish and pulling away.

Ferron Flavors led the the Eagles with 20, Christian Jones had 18 and Jalen McDaniels also finished in double figures with 10. Jones and Bolton both had 12 rebounds. D’Jimon Jones had 8 points 6-6 from the line, 4 assists and a steal for a solid all-around game.  Rayvaughn Bolton led the Conks with 18 and 8 boards while Darius Lubom finished with 14.

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Gonzaga Prep 65, Curtis 54 (OT)  3rd/5th place  

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Union 60, Issaquah 57  4th/6th place 

(Tacoma Dome) After a long game on Friday to stay alive in the tournament with an overtime win over Lewis and Clark the Titans got off to a slow start as the Eagles bolted out to 20-8 1st quarter lead. The Titans got things rolling in the 2nd quarter going on a 19-11 run and cutting the halftime deficit to 4 points 31-27.

The Eagles again surged in the 3rd quarter and again built a double digit lead but chipped away to close back to within 7 and remained in striking distance. The 4th quarter the Titans surged led by Cameran Cranstan, Nico Bricker and Keithen Shepard. The big play was a steal by Bricker who then tossed it down to a wide open Shepard who finished it off to give the Titans their first lead with about 1:30 to play in the game. Union would continue the momentum and pulled away for the win and the 4th place trophy.

Cranston led Union with 20 points, Bricker had 12,  Denis Kirichenko added 7 points but was a beast on the boards hauling in 10 boards. For Issaquah, Trevon Ary-Turner had his best game of the tourney with 19, Jack Dellinger finished with 13 and Scott Kellum knocked in 12. The Eagles trophied for the 2nd straight year.

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Friday’s schedule (Semi-Finals & Loser Out Games)

 Union 78 Lewis and Clark 71 (OT) (Loser Out)

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Issaquah 54, Central Valley (Spokane) 46 (Loser Out)

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Kentwood 66, Curtis 59 (Semi-Final)

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Federal Way 46, Gonzaga Prep 44 (Semi-Final)

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4A STATE GIRLS

Saturday’s Schedule

Central Valley (Spokane) 57, Snohomish 48 Championship

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Todd Beamer 49, Bothell 41 3rd/5th place

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Moses Lake 62, Lewis and Clark 58 4th/6th place

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Friday’s Schedule

Lewis and Clark 51, Kentlake 49 loser out

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Moses Lake 50, Skyview 41 loser out

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Bothell 41, Snohomish 47 Semi-Final

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Central Valley 55, Todd Beamer 37 Semi-Final

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Thursday’s schedule

Bothell 50, Kentlake 32

(Tacoma Dome) Bothell took a 14-3 lead over the Falcons in the 1st quarter and that would be a hole KL would never recover. Kentlake did get back in the game in the 2nd quarter and their defense was stingy all game giving up 14-10-13-13 and at the break with 13 of their own points it was 24-16.

Bothell’s defense was also up to the task holding the Falcons to single digits in 3 of the 4 quarters and even they they didn’t set any scoring records the Cougars piled up a comfortable lead and will advance to the Semi-finals on Friday at 3:45pm while Kentlake has another 9am game on Friday but this time a loser out.

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Snohomish 54, Lewis and Clark 50 (OT)

(Tacoma Dome) Lewis and Clark took the lead in the 2nd half and built it to a 5 point advantage 46-41 at the 1:17 mark when Madison Pollack took matters into her own hands. Pollack hit the final 4 points of regulation including a lay-in at the buzzer to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Madeline Smith took over for Snohomish in the extra time after falling behind 47-46 on a free throw, Smith scored a lay-in and then 2 free throws to pull ahead by 3. Smith would then finish off L&C with another 2 free shots with 15-seconds to play making it a 2 possession game and the Panthers would notch the comeback OT win to advance to the Semi-Finals on Friday. The Tigers lost the heartbreaker and fall into a loser out consolation game on Friday morning.

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Central Valley 47, Moses Lake 39

(Tacoma Dome) The match-up between 2 undefeated teams went to the Bears in a tightly contested game. Central Valley now moves on to the Semi-Finals on Friday at 5:30 while the Chiefs will drop into a loser out consolation game at 10:30am.

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Todd Beamer 40, Skyview 35

(Tacoma Dome) The Titans roared out to a 12-0 lead halfway through the 1st quarter but Skyview would hang in the game and hold the Titans to just 3 points in the 2nd quarter. However, they didn’t close the gap much with only 6 of their own but were within striking distance at the break trailing 19-12.

In the 3rd quarter the Storm would give up those 3 points gained getting outscored 14-11 and trailing by 10 after 3. But the Titans still couldn’t put away the Storm and they made a run highlighted by Hanna VanNortwick’s 3-point shot with 2:25 to play and pulled Skyview within 2 points 35-33. After exchanging possessions Beamer’s Nia Alexander came up with the play of the game draining a 3 with 1:17 to play to push it back to a 5-point spread and ultimately clinched the game.

The Titans move on to the Semi-Finals at 5:30 on Friday while the Storm will play a loser out contest at 10:30am. Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went Makenna Woodfolk of Todd Beamer and Hanna VanNortwick for Skyview.  Our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game went to Nia Alexander for the Titans.

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3A STATE BOYS 

Saturday’s Schedule

Rainier Beach 70, O’Dea 49 Championship Game

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Garfield 92, Kennedy Catholic 64 3rd/5th place

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Bellevue 54, Cleveland 51 4th/6th place

(Tacoma Dome) Coming up short in your tournament goals and then having to play at 8am is not a recipe for a pretty game and that is exactly what played out between 2 very competitive teams. Cleveland led for much of the game but Bellevue would run them down late and pull out the win. The game featured a lot of chatter, plenty of warnings, controversial calls and 4 technical fouls.

Mikey Henn would lead the Wolverines with 20 points and would get help from Sharif Kahn with 13 and Andrew Kenny with 12. Devon Bolton led Cleveland with 23 and would be the only one in double figures. Cleveland also shot only 6 of 14 from the line which clearly was a major difference in the end result.

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Friday’s Schedule

Bellevue 66, Stanwood 56 Loser Out 

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Cleveland 74, Lincoln 69 Loser Out 

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Kennedy Catholic 60, O’Dea 61 Semi-Final

(Tacoma Dome) It came down to the final 15-seconds and in this case a big shot is what everyone is looking for when the team trailing by 1 has the possession. In this case it was Kennedy, down by 1 and setting up a final shot by either Keannu Royster, Emilio Mancol or Matthew Sasonoff the Lancers outside sharp shooters. Royster would be the one who would set up to the right of the top of the key and let fly with the potential game winner when from nowhere it was O’Dea’s Race Porter reached up and swatted the shot as time expired and the Irish advanced to the State Championship.

The 2 teams had ping-ponged back and forth all game when Xavier Smith hit a pair of free throws for the Irish to extend their lead to 61-58. Kennedy answered with a Sasonoff jumper for 2 pulling them back to within 1 with 18-seconds to play. The Lancers then fouled O’Dea’s Ryan McAloon who missed both shots and Sasonoff rebounded setting up the dramatic final play where Porter bailed out the Irish to clinch the win.

Michael Carter led the Irish with 20 and Noah Williams had 10. Porter’s stat was that of a rarely played reserve with 2 points and 1 block but boy that 1 block was a potential season changing play. Sasonoff had a huge game for the Lancers knocking down 26 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. Only James Jolly with 10 points would hit double figures for Kennedy.

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Rainier Beach 66, Garfield 61 Semi-Final

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Thursday’s schedule

Kennedy Catholic 77, Bellevue 68

(Tacoma Dome) The Wolverines jumped out to a first quarter lead but had given it up by halftime as the Lancers found their offensive flow and led 34-27. Simon Harris kick-started the offense hitting 3 long balls off the bench for the Lancers and led Kennedy at the break with 9 points. Mikey Henn had done most of the damage with 11 of his 16 points in the 1st half.

In the 2nd half leading Kennedy scorer Emilio Mancol heated up finishing with 24 points leading all scorers. James Jolly would have some big plays inside as well for the Lancers including our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game which came with just 1:51 to play in the game. Jolly took a long pass and broke away to lay it in and got fouled in the process then knocked down the and 1 to push the Kennedy lead to double digits at 10 and pretty much iced the game.

For Bellevue, Sharif Khan had a huge game knocking in 22 points including going 11-11 at the line but fouled out with about 2:30 to play. Bellevue will drop into the consolation bracket and play a loser out game Friday morning at 9am while Kennedy advances to the Semi-Finals at 3:45 on Friday afternoon.

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O’Dea 72, Stanwood 65

(Tacoma Dome) The Irish withstood a late rally by Stanwood to post the victory behind the offense of Michael Carter with 31 and Quin Barnard who had 20. O’Dea advances to the Semi-Finals on Friday at 3:45, Stanwood plays in a loser out consolation at 9am.

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Rainier Beach 81, Lincoln 63

(Tacoma Dome) The Lincoln Abes came out firing in this game knocking down 18 points while limiting the high powered Beach offense to just 13 until Marquis Gurski hit a half court buzzer beater to pull within 2 after 1. In the 2nd quarter the Vikings got things rolling knocking down 24 while squeezing the Abes to only 10 and taking a 40-26 lead. Beach was led by an even effort of scoring with Keith Smith with 9 while Sam Cunliffe and Kevin Porter each had 7.

Lincoln would try to make runs at the Vikings but Beach would keep them in control and were never seriously threatened. The Abes Brandon Cotton would have a big game off the bench scoring 15 while Trevion Brown would add 14. The Vikings countered with 5 in double figures led by Cunliffe’s 19 and Smith’s 13. Smith would earn our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Player of the Game for Beach who also had 5 rebounds, 5 assists, a block and 2 steals. The Player of the Game for Lincoln went to Brandon Cotton.

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Garfield 83, Cleveland 66

(Tacoma Dome) The Bulldogs were somewhat contained at least compared to the 118 points they put up at Regionals but they had plenty of offense to push through to the Semi-Finals where they will meet Rainier Beach in a re-match of last year’s State Championship that went to Garfield. The Bulldogs will tip-off at 5:30 while Cleveland will play in a consolation loser out game at 10:30 in the morning.

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3A STATE GIRLS

Saturday’s Schedule

Bellevue 69, Arlington 40 State Championship 

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Lynnwood 64, Kamiakin 27 3rd/5th place

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Mt. Spokane 58, Edmonds-Woodway 42 4th/6th place

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Friday’s schedule

Mt. Spokane 58, Prairie 50 loser out

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Edmonds-Woodway 50, Lincoln 42 loser out

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Bellevue 73, Lynnwood 60 Semi-Final

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Arlington 44, Kamiakin 30 Semi-Final

 

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Thursday’s schedule

Bellevue 62, Mt Spokane 53

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Lynnwood 46, Prairie 37

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Kamiakin 56, Edmonds-Woodway 54

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Arlington 48, Lincoln 33

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