YAKIMA - Mary M. Knight's first appearance at the Class 1B girls basketball state tournament didn't start out as well as the Owls had hoped.
The finish, though, was the stuff of dreams.
The Owls outscored Lummi 15-4 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 51-49 victory Wednesday night in the first round of the tournament at the Yakima SunDome.
Mary M. Knight (15-7) will face second-ranked Sprague-Harrington in the quarterfinals at 9 p.m. today.
Alicea Scott and Shareese Willey scored 15 points apiece to lead the Owls, who trailed 11-8 after the first quarter and 32-20 at halftime.
After cutting Lummi's lead to 45-36 through three quarters, Mary M. Knight finished off the comeback.
The Owls won despite shooting just 26.1 percent from the field (18-for-69). Lummi shot 36 percent (18-for-50).
Other winners at the 1B girls tournament were top-ranked Curlew, No. 3 Inchelium, No. 4 Sunnyside Christian, No. 5 Colton, Pateros and Tekoa-Oakesdale.
Class 1B boys state
TULALIP HERITAGE 73, OAKVILLE 45
Lesjar McKinney had 22 points, Antonio Johnson added 16, and Jeff Monsegur scored 14 to lead Tulalip Heritage.
For Oakville, which was outscored 19-5 in the third quarter to fall behind 58-30, Sam Boyd scored 14 points, Beau Shelton added 12.
The Acorns, who shot 26.7 percent (16-for-60) for the game, will face second-ranked Moses Lake Christian at 10:30 a.m. today in a loser-out game.
LaCrosse-Washtucna 56, Mary M. Knight 28
Mary M. Knight was outscored in every quarter on the way to an opening-round loss in its first state tournament appearance.
Sean Brehmeyer led the Owls with seven points. They shot just 20 percent (11-for-55).
Mary M. Knight plays a loser-out game at 2 p.m. today against fifth-ranked Entiat.
Jared Ayers-Stamper scored 17 points to lead LaCrosse-Washtucna, which led 25-14 at halftime.
Other winners in the 1B boys tournament were top-ranked Sunnyside Christian, No. 4 Tri-Cities Prep, Liberty Christian, Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Lummi and Curlew.
Class 3A girls district
Lindbergh 35, Yelm 28
Yelm girls lost their opening game in the Class 3A district tournament to Lindbergh 35-28.
"In the third quarter, they went on an eight- or 10-point run that made the difference," Tornados coach Russ Riches said. "We struggled tonight making shots."
Yelm made just 21.2 percent (10-for-47) of its field goals and .333 percent (3-for-9) of its free throws.
Austin Schorno led Yelm with nine points. Kaylan Miskimens added eight.
In the third quarter the Eagles pulled away outscoring the Tornados 13-3. Going into the final quarter, Lindbergh was up 25-12.
Yelm battled back, but could not overcome the Eagles' defense.
"We give credit to them," Rickes said. "We stayed in it. They stayed in the 3-2 (defense) that they play all the time, and we struggled to make shots."
Yelm's next game in the double-elimination tournament will be at 6 p.m. Friday against Kelso, who lost to White River 82-53. The game will be at Clover Park.
LAKES 68, HAZEN 54
Lakes outscored Hazen 27-15 in the third quarter to pull away for the victory.
"We made some adjustments at halftime, and the girls finally came out and played aggressively," Lakes coach Dave McEachern said.
Lakes next faces Hudson's Bay at 6 p.m. Friday at Foss High School.
Sara Halasz had 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead Lakes. Christina Catty added 11 points and 11 boards.
Ten of Halasz's rebounds and nine of Catty's came on the offensive end.