Published March 03, 2013
Beach beats rival in OT
Rainier Beach won its second consecutive Class 3A state title, beating Lakeside in overtime at the Tacoma Dome, 62-59. It marked the fifth time since 2002 that Rainier Beach has won a 3A title. The Vikings (25-4) took advantage of some crucial misses by the Lions at the free-throw line in the final seconds of regulation, then took the lead for good in overtime on Will Dorsey’s drive with 1 minute, 16 seconds remaining. Tramaine Isabell missed a 3-point shot in the final seconds that would have tied it for Lakeside (24-5). Pullman 44, Anacortes 39: Corey Langerveld scored 20 points to lead the Greyhounds (27-1) over the Seahawks (22-6) in the 2A title game in Yakima. Toledo 38, King’s 27: Brennan Rakoz scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the second half to lead the Indians (26-1) to their first Class 1A state championship in Yakima. Brian Hughes and Caleb Taylor each scored six points to lead the Knights (21-7). Sunnyside Christian 44, Neah Bay 36: Brandon Broersma had 12 points, 13 rebounds and a tournament-record 11 blocked shots to carry the Knights (27-2) past the Red Devils (19-4) for the Class 1B state title in Spokane. GIRLS Mead 58, Arlington 42: After a one-year hiatus, Mead made sure that the Class 4A state girls basketball championship went back to Spokane. The Panthers (25-1) joined Lewis & Clark as recent state champions from Spokane, giving the city five titles in a span of eight years after rolling over the Eagles (22-5) at the Tacoma Dome. Cleveland 45, Seattle Prep 43 (OT): Asiyah Davis’ tiebreaking rebound basket with 18 seconds to go in overtime gave Cleveland its second 3A state championship in four years in Tacoma. Joyce Harrell blocked an attempted layup with 2 seconds remaining for the Eagles (27-3). Cleveland led by 15 at halftime but saw that lead melt away when the Panthers (23-6) had an 18-4 advantage in the third quarter. Brewster 72, Castle Rock 41: Chandler Smith scored 26 points to lead the Bears (26-1) to a rout of the Rockets (26-1) in the 1A championship in Yakima. Smith made 10 of 19 shots, including 4-of-7 shooting on 3-pointers, in the most lopsided game in 1A girls history. Reardon 67, Northwest Christian (Colbert) 52: Arizona State-bound Kelsey Moos had 28 points and 15 rebounds as the Indians (28-1) earned their third straight 2B title with a win over the Crusaders (23-6) in Spokane. Moos finished with 10-for-16 shooting from the floor. Colton 55, Sunnyside Christian 40: Jenna Moser scored 20 points and the Wildcats (25-1) rallied from a slow start to win its fifth straight 1B state championship in Spokane. Katelyn Banks scored 13 points and Stormee Van Belle had 11 rebounds for the Knights (28-1).