The Auburn Mountainview boys basketball team clinched their second consecutive 3A SPSL title — three out of the past four years — as they defeated Enumclaw 60-52 in a game held at Auburn Mountainview High School.
Ki'Jan Weisinger was the leading scorer for the Lions with 18 points.
Last year Auburn Mountainview was knocked out of the postseason during the district playoffs. This year, the Lions are looking to go a lot further.
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"We get to host, we will be ready to go," said Auburn Mountainview's coach Thomas Ostrander. “We're not going to take anyone for granted. Hopefully we can go further."
The Lions will next face the sixth seed, which happens to be their cross-town rival, Auburn.
Auburn Riverside 62, Auburn 60: The Ravens came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Trojans 16-11 to get the victory.
"We (Auburn) had a chance but missed at the end of (regulation),” said Auburn coach Ryan Hanson. “We missed two free throws that would have put us up. We missed a five footer at the buzzer."
The Ravens were led by Julian Golchuk, who had 18 points, and Quintin Bethea, who chipped in with 15.
Sumner 56, Bonney Lake 44: Consistency paid off for the Spartans as they scored more points than the Panthers in three out of the four quarters.
Hashwinder Singh scored a game-high 18 for the Spartans. The Panthers were led by Ryan Arpin, who scored 11.
Steilacoom 52, Clover Park 47: Other than a 10-10 tie at the end of the first quarter the Sentinels defeated the Warriors in all quarters.
LaJon Enis-Carter scored a game-high 14 for the Sentinels. Deontae Jackson was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 13.
Eatonville 68, Rochester 51: The Cruisers were led by Brooks Moeller (19) and Ray Springer (18). Eatonville outscored the Warriors 19-6 in the final period to seal the victory.
Tumwater 46, Black Hills 40: The T-Birds were led by 6-foot-10 post Weston Vandenhazel, who scored 18 points.
Cascade Christian 47, Vashon 41: Leighton Lanier scored 12 for the Cougars as they defeated the Pirates by six on their home court.
The Steilacoom Sentinels girls basketball team sealed their first playoff birth in nearly 10 years as they defeated Clover Park, 56-17.
Senior Taylor Stowers recorded a double-double for the Sentinels with 15 points, 10 rebounds. The leading scorer on the night was Nanalia Wagoner, who scored 16.
"We had eight girls on our team the whole year. It is a big momentum builder for the program in general." said Sentinel head coach Eric Overgaard, who credited his team’s season to a change in attitude. "Changing the mentality from always feeling like they are losing to believing they can win every game if they buy into the team mentality is key."
Peninsula 45, Lakes 38: The Seahawks staged a fourth quarter comeback against the Lancers as they outscored them 22-8 during the final period. Belle Frazier led Peninsula with 14 points. Mallory LaPools scored a game-high 21 points for Lakes.
Franklin Pierce 44, Washington 25: The Cardinals didn't allow the Patriots to score over seven points in any quarter in Friday night's 2A SPSL battle.
Bellevue Christian 42, Charles Wright Academy 40: The Tarriers could not come back in the fourth quarter to win the game as they were outscored 10-9. Shoni Pritchett scored a game-high 16 points in the loss.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 50, Shorewood Christian 37: The Hawks outscored the Chargers 16-7 in the final quarter to seal the victory. Taylor Hoffman scored 17 for the Hawks in their win.