Union vs. Kentwood
Game Stats- 3/4/17
4A State Championship


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Saturday- March 4 2017 4A Boys Championship
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Union 18 21 7 15 61
Kentwood 18 19 22 22 81

4A Union Titans
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Keithen Shepard 0-6 0-1 0-0 4 4 4 0
5 Houston Combs 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 0 0 3
10 Zach Reznick 4-10 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 9
12 Tyler Combs 4-12 2-5 3-4 2 2 3 13
20 Quinn Lamey 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0
21 Austin Lewis 4-7 0-0 0-0 8 0 5 8
23 Jalen Brown 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
25 Kai Gamble 3-3 0-0 0-0 4 0 0 6
30 Cameron Cranston 7-16 4-7 4-6 8 0 2 22
32 Justin Ongley 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
34 Jason Franklin Jr. 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
35 Cole Susee 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

4A Kentwood Conquerors
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
0 Anjaylo Lloyd 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2
1 Elijah Millon 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2 Koby Huerta 5-10 2-4 4-6 3 2 3 16
3 Rayvaughn Bolton 6-11 4-6 3-3 6 3 3 19
5 D'angelo Minnis 1-5 1-4 0-0 2 1 3 3
15 Beau Roggenbach 3-5 0-1 1-2 7 1 3 7
21 Armann Gill 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 0 0 3
22 Ryan Wilds 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
23 Eli'sha Sheppard 6-9 0-0 1-1 2 0 0 13
24 Jahvonta Jones 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
25 Darius Lubom 4-5 1-1 9-12 5 7 2 18

Catch our Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament on theFinalScore.TV all week long.

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Kentridge vs. Glacier Peak-Girls
Game Stats- 3/4/17
4A State Championship


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Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament
on www.theFinalScore.TV

Saturday- March 4 2017 4A Girls Championship
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kentridge 17 11 9 23 60
Glacier Peak 15 13 7 11 46

4A Kentridge Chargers
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Taylor Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0
3 Bronte Fougere 1-3 1-3 2-2 3 1 2 5
4 Morgan Gary 1-13 0-4 0-0 7 0 4 2
10 Brooke Ziegenhagen 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
12 Tresai McCarver 2-10 1-4 1-2 9 3 4 6
22 Daylani Ballena 1-5 1-3 0-0 1 1 3 3
23 Hana McVicker 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
32 Jordan Jenkins 5-10 0-0 7-11 12 0 0 17
44 JaQuaya Miller 10-22 1-2 6-6 17 1 1 27

4A Glacier Peak Grizzlies
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
3 Paisley Johnson 5-16 0-3 3-5 3 1 3 13
5 Sam Fatkin 4-14 0-3 5-9 5 3 4 13
11 Nichole Jensen 1-5 1-3 0-0 1 1 3 3
12 Kayla Watkins 4-10 2-4 4-6 15 1 2 14
13 Mikayla Guerra 0-2 0-2 0-0 3 0 1 0
15 Maya McFadden 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
33 Abbie Juozapaitis 1-6 1-6 0-0 3 1 3 3

Catch our Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament on theFinalScore.TV all week long.

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Game Stats- 3/4/17
3A State Championship


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Saturday- March 4 2017 3A Girls Championship
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bishop Blanchet 12 11 10 14 47
Mercer Island 8 10 18 16 52

3A Bishop Blanchet Braves
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
3 Katie Merrywell 1-5 1-5 2-2 2 5 3 5
11 Maddie O'Neill 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
13 Taylor Chambers 1-8 0-4 2-3 3 2 0 4
15 Ella DiPietro 2-6 1-4 0-1 3 0 1 5
20 Annie Maher 7-11 0-0 0-0 5 0 1 14
21 Jadyn Bush 3-9 0-0 4-6 11 3 3 10
33 Jillese Bush 3-7 0-0 3-4 9 1 5 9

3A Mercer Island Islanders
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
3 Jessie Stenberg 1-7 0-5 0-0 3 1 2 2
4 Claire Mansfield 2-5 1-4 4-5 1 3 4 9
10 Kailee Yan 5-15 3-7 1-2 3 2 3 14
11 TorMar Beutelspacher 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
12 Josie Blakeslee 1-5 1-5 0-0 4 0 3 3
20 Anna Luce 8-12 0-0 5-6 10 0 2 21
24 Jackie Stenberg 1-4 1-4 0-0 1 0 0 3

Catch our Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament on theFinalScore.TV all week long.

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Garfield vs. Nathan Hale
Game Stats- 3/4/17
3A State Championship


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Saturday- March 4 2017 3A Boys Tournament
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Garfield 13 16 11 11 51
Nathan Hale 15 11 23 19 68

3A Garfield Bulldogs
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
0 Jelani Howard 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
1 Jamon Kemp 4-6 1-1 3-4 6 0 0 12
2 Daejon Davis 2-7 0-1 0-2 4 2 4 4
3 Eddie Turner 2-4 1-1 0-0 2 1 2 5
5 Jaylen Nowell 3-15 0-5 1-2 3 2 4 7
10 Mekhi Metcalf 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0
11 Tre'Shaun Harrison 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0
12 Karl Drammeh 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
13 Curtis Walker 3-10 1-6 1-2 5 1 3 8
23 Markele Lilly 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0
24 Noah Neubauer 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
33 J'Rann Brooks 7-13 0-1 1-3 4 2 4 15

3A Nathan Hale Raiders
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Michael Porter Jr. 10-18 2-5 5-6 17 1 2 27
3 PJ Fuller 3-9 1-5 5-7 3 4 3 12
4 Kateel Barnett 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
5 Coban Porter 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
11 Jontay Porter 2-8 1-4 5-6 4 3 4 10
13 Tre-Var Holland 2-3 1-2 5-6 0 1 0 10
21 Dempsey Hope 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
23 Tajon Williams 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0
24 Freddy Brown III 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0
32 Stieg Smith 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
33 Keegan Crosby 3-5 3-5 0-0 1 2 1 9

Catch our Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament on theFinalScore.TV all week long.

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Hale Caps Off Historic Season, Claim 3A Hardware

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Hale Caps Off Historic Season, Claim 3A Hardware
By Steve Dion

Saturday- March 4th 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Garfield 13 16 11 11 51
Nathan Hale 15 11 23 19 68

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Nathan Hale Raiders

28 down, 1 to go.

Countless storylines heading into one basketball game.

The top ranked team in the country virtually all season long Nathan Hale led by first-year Head Coach Brandon Roy and touted prospect Michael Porter Jr. had one more box to check in his final prep game before following in his Roy’s footsteps and heading over to Montlake to play at the University of Washington.

To do so, they would have to take down a tough Garfield squad led by two future teammates Jaylen Nowell & Daejon Davis for the fourth time this season, the closest of which a four point win at Garfield on January 27th in a nationally-televised game. Could Garfield prevent the Raiders from rewriting the history books of Washington high school basketball?

A tightly contested opening two quarters were highlighted by the one-two punch of Porter and P.J. Fuller who combined for 17 points and 11 rebounds in a low scoring first half. The Bulldogs relied on their balance of playmakers including Jamon Kemp whose midrange game had early success for 9 early points. Both teams were held under 40% from the field. At the break, Nathan Hale found themselves in the rare position of trailing; a three point deficit.

The third quarter has been a friend of Hale’s all season long. Tonight was no exception. The notion that this was the time the Raiders would crumble was quickly wiped away when they exploded for 23 points in the eight minutes following intermission helping to secure a double-digit margin heading into the final frame. Jontay Porter’s size and strength were too much for the increasingly fatigued Bulldogs to contain. J’Raan Brooks kept the door cracked open for a miraculous comeback scoring 15 points leading Garfield, but the Raiders were able to close out with authority including a dunk of the ages by Porter which he tossed to himself off the backboard and followed up with a tomahawk slam akin to what you’d see on an NBA court. When the clock struck triple zeros, Nathan Hale finished the job many had dream was possible, but one that needed to be seen to believe.

The Final Score
Nathan Hale 68, Garfield 51

Top Performers:
Nathan Hale
Michael Porter Jr.- 27 points, 17 rebounds

Garfield
J’Raan Brooks- 15 points


Islanders Capture Gritty Win in 3A Title, Top Blanchet

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Islanders Capture Gritty Win in 3A Title, Top Blanchet
By Steve Dion

Saturday- March 4th 2017 Girls 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bishop Blanchet 12 11 10 14 47
Mercer Island 8 10 18 16 52

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Mercer Island Islanders

Championship Saturday tipped off with the Girls 3A Title Game between the Mercer Island Islanders & Bishop Blanchet Braves. It wasn’t until February 16th in the district semifinals that the then top-ranked Braves picked up their first loss of the season…to these same Islanders. It’s tough to beat a team once, could Mercer Island do it again with the championship trophy on the line?

The Braves found themselves up early as the Blanchet front court were dominant on both ends of the floor. Annie Maher recorded 8 of her team high 16 in the first two quarters and was complimented by 8 tough rebounds by Jillese Bush. The Islanders countered with a balanced attack, but lacked a clear-cut weapon to carry the weight. The highlight of the half for the Islanders was a buzzer-beating heave from near mid-court by Claire Mansfield. The Braves carried a 5 point lead at the break.

Mercer Island emerged from the locker room determined and began to feed Luce who carried them against BB in their first meeting. An 18 point outburst by MI allowed them to take the lead heading into the final frame. Could they close the deal?

As the clock was reaching the end of regulation and the game was in the balanced, it was time for a playmaker to put their stamp on the game. Enter Kailee Yan. On two late trips, the guard knocked down a deep two followed by a step back 3 to grab the lead. Then, Mansfield converted on a handful of free throws when the Braves were forced to stop the clock. She netted enough to make the final possession moot and Mercer Island captured the 3A state title to begin Saturday slate of games.

The Final Score
Mercer Island 52, Bishop Blanchet 47

Top Performers:
Mercer Island
Anna Luce- 21 points, 10 rebounds

Bishop Blanchet
Annie Maher- 14 points, 5 rebounds


Hale Upends Abes, Title Game Bound

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Hale Upends Abes, Title Game Bound
By Steve Dion

Friday- March 3rd 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lincoln 18 15 13 14 60
Nathan Hale 24 17 17 26 84

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Nathan Hale Sophomore P.J. Fuller

53 wins, zero losses.

That was the combined record of the two teams heading into the first of two 3A semifinals on Friday night at “The Woodshed” in Tacoma. Top ranked team in the nation Nathan Hale fresh off a quarterfinal win against Standwood squared off against Lincoln who delivered a gutsy win on Thursday night over Seattle Prep.

As he does seemingly every night, Michael Porter Jr. started his monster night with 18 first half points to go with 5 rebounds including a few highlight-reel dunks. Stellar sophomore P.J. Fuller also had an impressive showing as his 29 points on 11/13 field goals led all scorers. The Abes kept the score close in the first half with Trevante Anderson and Emmett Linton doing damage on both ends of the floor. An eight point deficit for Lincoln at the break put themselves in position to make things interesting in the second half.

Like clockwork, Hale dashed any hope for an upset by ramping up the pace of play and letting the tremendous athleticism on their roster. Tre’var Holland made some back-breaking plays with his crafty ball-handling as part of a 16 point, 5 rebound performance. Aubrey Shelton’s Abes battled to the final whistle, but the Raiders simply overpowered their competition for the 26th time this season.

Will they make it 27 in the most important of them all tomorrow?

The Final Score
Nathan Hale 84, Lincoln 60

Top Performers:
Nathan Hale
P.J. Fuller- 29 points, 4 rebounds

Lincoln
Trevante Anderson- 20 points, 12 rebounds


Garfield Knocks Off Reigning Champs Beach

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Garfield Knocks Off Reigning Champs Beach
By Steve Dion

Thursday- March 2nd 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rainier Beach 11 15 12 20 58
Garfield 10 19 11 19 59

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Garfield Bulldogs

For the fourth time this season, legendary Washington hoops programs Garfield & Rainier Beach squared off. To say these teams are familiar with eachother is an understatement. The previous three meetings this season all led up to this decisive night as the winner would punch its ticket to semifinal Friday of the Hardwood Classic.

The star guard matchup of Kevin Porter Jr. for Beach and Jaylen Nowell of Garfield presented itself without surprise as the two matched buckets throughout the first two frames. They accounted for 17 and 16 points respectively in the first half alone. Garfield who was without utility man Curtis Walker saw increased minutes by Jalani Howard and Mekhi Metcalf to fill the void. The Bulldogs who lead the season series 2-1 led by three with sixteen minutes separating themselves from another trip to the state semis.

Drama grew quickly in the third quarter with every successive possession becoming more critical than the previous. Jaylen Nowell continued to attack the cup with ferocity and was aided by growing contributions by his fellow guards Daejon Davis & Eddie Turner who both scored in double figures. This contributed to a lead that continued to grow into the late stages of the fourth quarter. With a ten point deficit and under three to go, Beach needed stops.

The battle-tested Viks were able to turn the ball over multiple times to draw the game within one possession and ten seconds to go. Kevin Porter Jr. and Tijohn Rodde figured heavily into the comeback with N’Keil Nelson & Khalil Shabazz fouled out. Jaylen Nowell went to the line to shoot a pair of free throw which he converted on both attempts. Rainier Beach had one final attempt to hit a game-tying 3-pointer, but the shot fell short and Garfield breathes a massive sigh of relief as they head into semifinal Friday.

The Final Score
Garfield 59, Rainier Beach 58

Top Performers:
Garfield
Jaylen Nowell- 24 points, 5 rebounds

Rainier Beach
Kevin Porter Jr.- 28 points, 13 rebounds


Lynnwood vs. Bishop Blanchet-Girls
Game Stats- 3/2/17
3A State Tournament


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Wednesday- March 2 2017 3A Girls Tournament
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lynnwood 16 12 16 13 57
Bishop Blanchet 12 12 20 14 58

3A Lynnwood Royals
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
2 Reilly Walsh 1-2 0-0 3-4 4 4 2 5
3 Rachel Walsh 2-7 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 6
4 Nakia Boston 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 2
14 Kelsey Rogers 8-21 0-0 1-2 6 2 2 17
21 Valerie Bell 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0
22 Kaprice Boston 9-14 3-4 4-4 4 1 3 25
23 Taylor Fahey 1-2 0-0 0-0 4 1 0 2
34 Kia Crawford 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

3A Bishop Blanchet Braves
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
3 Katie Merrywell 2-9 2-7 0-0 2 1 3 6
11 Maddie O'Neill 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
13 Taylor Chambers 2-7 2-5 0-0 2 1 0 6
15 Ella DiPietro 2-4 1-2 0-0 3 5 0 5
20 Annie Maher 6-13 0-0 1-2 13 5 0 13
21 Jadyn Bush 8-18 0-0 6-9 12 1 2 22
33 Jillese Bush 2-5 0-0 2-4 4 2 3 6
34 Minnie Miller 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0

Catch our Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament on theFinalScore.TV all week long.

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West Seattle Bounces Wilson in Quarterfinal Bout

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West Seattle Bounces Wilson in Quarterfinal Bout
By Steve Dion

Thursday- March 2nd 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wilson 14 7 13 20 54
Rainier Beach 15 10 15 22 62

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West Seattle Senior Nate Pryor

The penultimate Hardwood Classic quarterfinal matchup on Thursday featured an increasingly less unknown West Seattle squad against locally-based Wilson Rams. After facing the likes of Nathan Hale, Rainier Beach, & Garfield on several occasions in recent weeks, it was certainly a nice change for Keffrey Fazio’s Wildcats squad to test its meddle against other top Washington talent.

The matchup of length pitted Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Nathaniels Stokes for Wilson against the Mohamed brothers of West Seattle and the pairs of forwards figured heavily in the offensive output of the ballgame. Neither team gained a significant lead in the opening two quarters. Matthews accounted for the bulk of Wilson’s output netting 13 in the first half alone. West Seattle employed a more balanced attack with five Wildcats reaching the score sheet before intermission.

As the game wore on, Yusuf Mohamed continue to wreak havoc on both sides of the floor finishing with 23 points and 8 boards including a few highlight jams. Nate Pryor quietly added 13 and 7 in total as the Rams were outscored in all four quarters, thus never cutting down the deficit. The win earns the Wildcats a semifinal showdown with the victor between Garfield and Rainier Beach.

The Final Score
West Seattle 62, Wilson 54

Top Performers:
West Seattle
Yusuf Mohamed- 23 points, 11 rebounds

Wilson
Emmitt Matthews Jr.- 20 points, 6 rebounds


Hale Motors Past Stanwood in Tourney Opener

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Hale Motors Past Stanwood in Tourney Opener
By Steve Dion

Thursday- March 2nd 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stanwood 10 14 18 21 63
Nathan Hale 20 22 27 17 86

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Nathan Hale Senior Michael Porter Jr.

The Tacoma Dome is not a familiar destination for the Nathan Hale Raiders. Similarly, a team with talent like Brandon Roy’s Raiders is equally rare.

The human highlight reel Michael Porter Jr. demonstrated his elite skills in the first half netting 20 of his 36 point total. PJ Fuller made his presence felt as well by tallying 13. The scrappy Spartans battled as senior leader A.J. Martinka reached double figures before halftime. However, an 18 point lead against the top team in the country would be a steep hill to climb for Stanwood.

It didn’t take long for Hale to seal the deal in the second half as more of the Raiders weapons including Jontay Porter, Fred Brown, and Tre’var Hollard joined Porter Jr. in the scoring spree. Stanwood showed tremendous fight with Cameron Plautz among others recorded strong figures as the game wore on. A decisive victory for Hale sets them up for a Friday night contest against also undefeated Lincoln.

The Final Score
Nathan Hale 53, Stanwood 36

Top Performers:
Nathan Hale
Michael Porter Jr.- 36 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals

Stanwood
Chase Strieby- 15 points, 8 rebounds


Lincoln Hands Prep Quarterfinal Exit

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Lincoln Hands Prep Quarterfinal Exit
By Steve Dion

Thursday- March 2nd 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Prep 8 17 21 12 58
Lincoln 14 11 26 19 70

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Lincoln’s Willie Thomas & Emmett Linton

In a classic battle of Tacoma vs. Seattle, undefeated Lincoln took a short trip down the road to take on suddenly streaking Seattle Prep. Could the dynamic Panthers attack send the Abes packing with their first defeat of the season?

Lincoln took advantage of the home cooking early with leading scorer Trevante Anderson netting a dozen in the first half. Prep countered with another strong showing by Collin Welp whose recent performances have been gradually peaking. Additionally, Jaxon Woodward provided a nice boost to help bring the game to a 25-25 heading into intermission.

The intensity of the ballgame grew as the game wore on with physical play leading to critical calls on the floor and big momentum swings. The Abes ability to contain Prep sharpshooter Aaron Nettles played a major role in the outcome as the senior was limited to 10 points in the contest. Collin Welp continued his strong play, but his comrade in the paint Nic Lynch struggle to find a rhythm.

There were four Licoln players in double figures as Emmett Linton, Le’Zjon Bonds, and Willie Thomas joined their leader Anderson. The Abes did not waver in the closing minutes and walked away a dozen ahead of the Panthers. The win earns Lincoln a Friday night bout in front of their hometown crowd.

The Final Score
Lincoln 70, Seattle Prep 58

Top Performers:
Lincoln
Trevante Anderson- 17 points, 4 assists

Seattle Prep
Collin Welp- 20 points, 9 rebounds


Snohomish Wins Panther Battle, Ousts Prep

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Snohomish Wins Panther Battle, Ousts Prep
By Steve Dion

Thursday- March 2nd 2017 Girls 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Prep 3 8 11 14 36
Snohomish 15 15 9 14 53

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Snohomish Panthers

The lunchtime quarterfinal matchup in the girls 3A bracket featured Metro representative Seattle Prep fresh off a win against the defending champs Bellevue against 4A runner-up last season Snohomish. The winner would earn a trip to the semis and play the winner of Mercer Island against Kamiakin.

Snohomish jumped out of the gates ready to compete taking advantage of Kyra Beckman’s strength in the low block. She led all scorers with 17 points in the ballgame. Seattle Prep was limited to a single field goal in the first quarter and were trailing by double digits early. As the half progressed, Prep was unable to find a rhythm and at the break found themselves trailing by 19.

When play resumed, Snohomish kept the pedal down and were able to maintain a sizable lead. Katie Brandvold and Maya Duchesne added 11 apiece. Seattle Prep got a baker’s dozen from Marie Hauck who battled for a tough 31 minutes, but the lack of scoring options around her caused them to fall short. With the victory, Snohomish continues its quest to follow up last year’s second place finish with a title.

The Final Score
Snohomish 53, Seattle Prep 36

Top Performers:
Snohomish
Kyra Beckman- 17 points, 7 rebounds

Seattle Prep
Marie Hauck- 13 points, 8 rebounds


Beach Opens Title Defense Victorious, Garfield Next

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Beach Opens Title Defense Victorious, Garfield Next
By Steve Dion

Wednesday- March 1st 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bellevue 4 12 7 15 38
Rainier Beach 20 27 9 13 69

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It’s never a question of whether Rainier Beach will be here, it’s how far they’ll go. In the last handful of seasons, Mike Bethea’s has built a dynasty compiling 4 of the past 5 state titles. This season, the road to hoist the hardware will be a much tougher challenge. The Vikings quest for another title run began Wednesday night with a matchup against perennial KingCo power Bellevue. The winner would earn a quarterfinal matchup with Garfield on Thursday.

The defending champs made quick work of a young Wolverines squad from the opening tip. N’Keil Nelson’s toughness in the paint was too much for Bellevue’s interior defense and allowed the Beach wing to record 13 first-half points as part of a game-high 20. Additionally, Khalil Shabazz’s lock-down defense forced several turnovers leading to transition buckets for Kevin Porter Jr. who finished with 18.

The Wolverines were able to string together a more competitive second half even though the damage was done. Spencer Birkeland was able to reach double figures, but the experience Vikings held BHS to 38 points in the ballgame. Mike Bethea was able to get 9 Vikings in the scoring column in this convincing opening-round win.

Rainier Beach opens the Hardwood Classic in dominant fashion, but the road quickly gets tougher. They’ll battle the Bulldogs of Garfield tomorrow for the fourth time this year. A win would even the season series at two apiece, but at this stage, it’s win or go home. Make sure to catch the live broadcast of Thursday’s primetime matchup at www.theFinalScore.TV!

The Final Score
Rainier Beach 69, Bellevue 38

Top Performers:
Rainier Beach
N’Keil Nelson- 20 points

Bellevue
Spencer Birkeland- 10 points


Seattle Prep Deals Timberline Defeat, Advance to Quarters

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Seattle Prep Deals Timberline Defeat, Advance to Quarters
By Steve Dion

Wednesday- March 1st 2017 Boys 3A Hardwood Classic
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Prep 18 13 25 15 71
Timberline 7 14 19 13 53

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Seattle Prep Panthers

Early March is the optimal time for a team to be peaking with its best play. For the Seattle Prep Panthers, they are doing just that.

The opening round of the Hardwood Classic featured 11th seeded Prep battling against counterpart to the south in the Timberline Blazers. Which team would advance to the quarterfinals to face undefeated Lincoln?

Mike Kelly’s Panther squad jumped out to a big lead early scoring a dozen before the Blazers found the scoreboard. It wasn’t until late in the first quarter when Timberline recorded its first points on an Erik Stevenson bucket in the paint. Collin Welp’s dominant effort in this ballgame was evident early as the senior post’s jump shot was falling in addition to controlling the paint. Despite leading by double digits at the break, a late surge by Timberline when the Prep attack stalled put the game within reach heading into the second half of play.

When play resumed, the pace increased and the change favored Seattle Prep whose strong transition game led by Kalu Stricklin & Collin Gale contributed to a 25 point outburst in the third. Additionally, Welp buried some shots from the perimeter and Nic Lynch added a dozen in the low block to extend the lead. Timberline tried to keep pace with some tough shots by Tariq Romain and Hunter Campau but the fate of the game gradually became clear.

The final frame was dominated by a gradual increase in reserves inserted to play by both sides to run down the clock with Prep’s victory looming. When the dust settled, the Panthers won in convincing fashion as they move on to face the Abes tomorrow.

The Final Score
Seattle Prep 71, Timberline 53

Top Performers:
Seattle Prep
Collin Welp- 22 points, 7 rebounds

Timberline
Tariq Romain- 12 points, 3 steals


Listen Live to the 3A State Tournament – Complete Schedule

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Broadcast Schedule of the WIAA State Tournament
on www.theFinalScore.TV


Broadcast Schedule Friday, March 3

3:45pm- Lincoln vs. Bishop Blanchet – GIRLS
5:30pm- Snohomish vs. Mercer Island – GIRLS
7:15pm- Lincoln vs. Nathan Hale
9pm- West Seattle vs. Garfield

Broadcast Schedule Saturday, March 4

3:00pm- 3A Girls Championship
5:00pm- 3A Boys Championship
7:00pm- 4A Girls Championship
9pm- 4A Boys Championship

Complete Boys Schedule
Complete Girls Schedule


3A Broadcast Schedule- Thursday, March 2
All games are Live on theFinalScore.TV with a pre-game starting 10 mins before scheduled tip-off

GIRLS – Bishop Blanchet 58, Lynnwood 57 FINAL

GIRLS -Snohomish 53, Seattle Prep 36 FINAL

Lincoln 70 Seattle Prep 58 FINAL

Nathan Hale 86, Stanwood 63 FINAL

West Seattle 62, Wilson 54 FINAL

Garfield 59, Rainier Beach 58 FINAL

3A Broadcast Schedule- Wednesday, March 1
GIRLS – Lincoln 65, West Seattle 54 FINAL
Box Score

GIRLS – Seattle Prep 58, Bellevue 43 FINAL
Box Score

Seattle Prep 71, Timberline 53 FINAL
Box Score

Rainier Beach 69, Bellevue 38 FINAL

Complete Boys Schedule
Complete Girls Schedule

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Seattle Prep vs. Bellevue-Girls
Game Stats- 3/1/17
3A State Tournament


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Varsity Hoops Live
Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament
on www.theFinalScore.TV

Wednesday- March 1 2017 3A Girls Tournament
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Prep 15 8 17 18 58
Bellevue 13 12 7 11 43

3A Seattle Prep Panthers
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Angelina Usibelli 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
3 Hilary Lapke 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1
5 Helen Sauvage 0-6 0-0 1-2 1 0 2 1
10 Claire Russell 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 0
14 SJ Brackett 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
15 Marie Hauck 2-8 0-0 3-7 10 2 2 7
22 Emily Petro 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0
23 Lily Teders 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2
30 Bea Franklin 7-13 1-2 8-9 7 2 2 23
42 Chinwe Ezeonu 12-18 0-1 0-0 9 2 5 24

3A Bellevue Wolverines
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Kara Choi 2-7 1-3 1-2 3 3 1 6
3 Ellie Bryant 4-8 0-1 2-2 1 0 3 10
4 Annika Prins 2-11 1-4 3-4 0 2 3 8
10 Eva Richards 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 0
11 Kathryn Roberts 3-8 0-0 0-2 9 2 4 6
20 Olivia Norton 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
21 Montana Jones 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2
22 Aubrey Baker 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
23 Ann-Marie Jacobs 4-14 1-4 0-0 1 0 5 9
24 Ali-Kate Jochums 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
32 Kate Parrish 1-1 0-0 0-0 5 0 5 2

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West Seattle vs. Lincoln-Girls
Game Stats- 3/1/17
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Varsity Hoops Live
Live Broadcasts of the 3A State Tournament
on www.theFinalScore.TV

Wednesday- March 1 2017 3A Girls Tournament
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
West Seattle 8 7 16 23 54
Lincoln 10 23 15 17 65

3A West Seattle Wildcats
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
2 Ellie Turk 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 4 0
3 Izzy Turk 3-7 3-6 0-0 3 0 0 9
4 Kelsey Lenzie 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 3 1 3
5 Rilcy Newsome 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
10 Jenna McPhee 3-7 2-4 1-2 1 1 5 9
11 Jasmine Gayles 5-10 0-0 3-3 7 3 1 13
20 Grace Sarver 6-10 1-3 3-9 5 0 2 16
21 Kathryn Anawalt 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
32 Meghan Fiso 1-3 0-1 2-2 2 1 4 4
42 Lennae Starr 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0

3A Lincoln Abes
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A F PTS
1 Faith Brantley 3-8 2-4 4-4 3 1 1 12
2 Zaniya Banks 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0
3 Nashoutae Frazier 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
4 Azallee Johnson 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 0 0 3
5 Ashia Donahue 2-4 0-0 2-2 2 0 4 6
10 Jessica Salevao 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
11 Dashawnae Archibald 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0
12 Kondalia Montgomery 6-15 0-0 1-1 7 2 3 13
20 Morticia Mc'Call 7-11 2-3 9-12 12 4 1 25
24 Sa'Naya McAfee 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
32 Sjontae Frazier 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2
33 Lisi Brooks 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
34 Shawndreia Brown 1-5 0-0 2-8 3 1 3 4

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Game Stats- 3/1/17
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Varsity Hoops Live
Live Broadcasts of Metro League Basketball
on www.theFinalScore.TV

Wednesday- March 1 2017 3A Boys Tournament
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Prep 18 13 25 15 71
Timberline 7 14 19 13 53

3A Seattle Prep Panthers
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A PTS
2 Declan Kelly 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0
3 Kalu Stricklin 5-10 0-1 0-0 5 1 10
4 Nikola Trifunovic 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 0 5
5 Jaxon Woodward 1-5 0-0 0-0 5 2 2
10 Aaron Nettles 1-7 0-3 4-4 3 0 6
14 Colin Gale 4-5 0-0 1-2 3 0 9
20 Alexander Flor 2-4 0-0 1-2 4 0 5
40 Collin Welp 9-17 2-7 2-4 7 0 22
42 Nic Lynch 5-12 0-0 2-2 6 3 12

3A Timberline Blazers
# Player FG 3FG FT REB A PTS
1 Tariq Romain 3-8 0-1 6-8 1 2 12
2 Hunter Campau 3-11 3-8 3-4 2 2 12
3 Eli Morton 2-6 0-1 0-0 4 0 4
10 Erik Stevenson 4-12 1-3 0-0 2 2 9
12 Jamin Faalogo 2-7 0-0 2-2 5 1 6
13 Jaelen Bush 1-4 0-0 0-1 3 0 2
21 Isaac Thompson 2-2 0-0 0-0 3 0 4
22 Conner Warick 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2
23 Terran Melad 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 1
32 DeAnthony Wike 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
50 Mike Zaragoza 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 7 1

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