The Olympia High boys basketball team survived a late surge to knock off Spanaway Lake, 63-56, in overtime Monday and advance in the Class 4A West Central District 3 tournament.
But it took an extra four minutes to do it.
Spanaway Lake’s Divante Moffitt banked in a short jumper with 36.5 seconds to play to send the game into overtime tied at 54-54.
But Olympia took over from there. Eddie Beusch netted the game-winning 3-pointer from the left corner with 2:17 left.
The Bears tacked on six more points from there to end it.
Hunter Sipe’s 21 points led all scorers for Olympia, while Liam Murphy added 13.
Olympia (19-4) plays 4A Narrows League rival Timberline (14-8) in an elimination game with the winner earning a state berth at at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Stadium High School. Olympia won both of the regular season meetings.
Timberline 76, South Kitsap 58: If it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season, the Blazers made it look pretty easy.
Timberline cruised by the Wolves in an elimination game to advance to a winner-to-state game against Olympia on Wednesday.
The Blazers finished 30 of 64 (46.9 percent) shooting, and had five players in double-figures.
Jarryn Bush scored a team-high 19. Austin Curry had 13, Casson Rouse and Erik Stevenson had 12 apiece, and Tariq Romain added 11.
Kennedy Catholic 71, North Thurston 58: That’s it for the Rams.
The Lancers posted a 22-point fourth quarter to knock North Thurston out of the Class 3A West Central/Southwest tournament at Rogers High School.
North Thurston’s shooting effort went dry late, and the Lancers shot 11 of 19 from beyond the perimeter to put the game away.
Emilio Mancol made five of those on his way to a game-high 27 points. Wes Reynolds had 26 for North Thurston.
Napavine 70, Rainier 28: Wyatt Stanley’s double-double (25 points, 19 rebounds) ended the season for the Mountaineers.
Napavine pulled away early to knock Rainier out of the Class 2B District 4 tournament at Rochester High School.
The Tigers went on a 20-0 run in the second quarter that Rainier never recovered from. Napavine outscored the Mountaineers, 41-16, in the second half.
Black Hills 49, Washougal 44: The Wolves cut a nine-point Panthers lead to two by the end of the third, and took over in the fourth.
Black Hills held Washougal to four points in the final period to advance to the Class 2A Southwest District 4 championship game.
Emma Duff scored a game-high 19 points for Black Hills, while Lindsey Nurmi had 11.
The Wolves (19-3) move on to play defending district champion Mark Morris (15-7) at 6 p.m. Friday at Saint Martin’s University.
W.F. West 58, Tumwater 46: Last year’s second-place finisher at the Class 2A state tournament stayed alive in the 2A Southwest District 4 tournament at Centralia High School.
And it booted the T-Birds from the playoffs in the process.
The Bearcats (13-8) get Washougal (17-5) in an elimination game at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Centralia High School.
Centralia 55, Woodland 37: The Tigers missed their first nine 3-point attempts, but didn’t shy away from the deep shot.
They finished 7 of 13 (53.8 percent) from beyond the arc to knock Woodland out of the Class 2A District 4 tournamentplayoffs.
Centralia (13-89) plays Hockinson (12-10) in an elimination game at 6 p.m. Wednesday at W.F. West High School.
Raymond 71, Rainier 42: For the third time this season, the Seagulls came away with a win over the Mountaineers.
But with a bigger consequence this time.
The rout knocked Rainier out of the Class 2B District 4 tournament at Montesano High School.