High School Sports

River View knocks Tenino boys out of 1A tourney

YAKIMA - Sean Goldsmith scored 17 points and blocked three shots, and the Tenino Beavers went 22-for-25 from the free throw line Thursday afternoon, b u t their Class 1A state boys basketball tournament run came to an end with a 65-64 loss to the River View Panthers at the Yakima SunDome.

Danny Colley added 13 points and a team-high six rebounds, but Tenino couldn't pull off the victory. The Beavers led by two points going into the fourth quarter.

Nick Gaston shot 6-for-10 from the field, including 4-for-9 from 3-point range, and finished with 28 points to lead River View. Mike Ledgerwood grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and Gaston added five steals.

Tenino's Marc Hedden, the Beavers' leading scorer, finished 4-for-16 from the field with 10 points and Travis Neer also scored 10.

Colley led the effort from the stripe, converting 7 of 10 attempts.

The Beavers, who finished 16-9, reached the state tournament for the first time since 1998. They won a share of the Southwest Washington Evergreen Division championship and placed second at the district tournament, but their consecutive losses on Wednesday and Thursday extended their state losing streak to eight games dating to 1998.

4A boys state

Kentridge 56, Prairie 42

Senior Josiah Brensdal scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds and, Kentridge shot 56 percent from the field as the Chargers beat Prairie in the tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

Brandon Turner, who scored 18 in the Chargers' opening-round win over Edmonds-Woodway, also scored 15.

The Chargers (24-3) are making their first state appearance since 1999. They were 22-for-43 from the field. Brensdal was 7 of 9 from the field and Turner 5 of 7, including three 3-pointers. Kentridge has a 4A title to its name, winning the championship in 1992.

The Falcons (13-12) were led by the 10 points and six rebounds of Kevin West. The Falcons finished third in the six-team Greater Saint Helens league, but got hot in the district tournament to get into the state tournament.

Pasco 52, Decatur 49

Senior forward Henry Randolph scored 14 points, including two crucial baskets in the final two minutes, and grabbed 11 rebounds to spark Pasco.

Shane Kelly also scored 14 points, nine on 3-pointers, for the Bulldogs (20-7). It was Kelly's 3-pointer with just under three minutes left that gave Pasco the lead for good at 44-43. Randolph hit two of Pasco's last three shots.

The Gators (24-3) had a chance to tie with three seconds left, but Marcus Tibbs missed a 3-pointer. Tibbs, the Gators' leading scorer averaging nearly 17 points per game, scored just four points in the loss on 2-for-11 shooting.

Ferris 57, Redmond 48

Jared Karstetter scored 17 points and, DeAngelo Casto had 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead undefeated Ferris to a come-from-behind victory.

The Saxons (27-0) fell behind 8-0 early and never led during the first three quarters. Ferris took its first lead at 44-42 with 4:50 to go on a layup by Casto.

Shawn Stockton (16 points), nephew of former NBA great John Stockton, scored the next eight Ferris points as the Saxons pulled away.

Franklin 62, Eisenhower 49

Venoy Overton and Peyton Siva each scored 19 points, and Franklin raced to a 15-2 lead after one quarter and was never challenged in a quarterfinal win.

Siva, a sophomore, scored 28 points on Wednesday in a win over Mariner. Overton had scored just seven against Mariner and was 0-for-9 from the field.

4A girls state

Lewis & Clark 50, Roosevelt 43

Senior post Katelan Redmon scored 15 points to lead defending champ Lewis & Clark.

The 6-foot-1 Redmond, who will play for the University of Washington next year, was 6-for-10 from the field and hit 3 of 4 free throws.

The Tigers (24-2) were 14-for-18 from the line as they held off the Roughriders (24-1) down the stretch. Ula Taula and Lyndi Seidensticker each scored 11 for the Tigers and Brittany Kennedy had seven rebounds.

University 60, Bothell 22

Angie Bjorklund and Dara Zack scored 14 points each to lead University to a win at the tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

Bjorklund, headed for the University of Tennessee, grabbed seven rebounds and Zack 12 as the Titans (25-2) had a 44-26 advantage on the boards.

Prairie 54, Snohomish 33

Junior guard Ashley Corral scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds and had five steals to lead Prairie.

The Falcons (23-3), with four state 4A titles in the last 13 years, advanced to the semifinals for the ninth time in the past 11 years.

Kentwood 70, Mead 60

Senior guard Courtney Vandersloot scored 35 points on 13-for-21 shooting to go with six assists and three steals to lead undefeated Kentwood.

Vandersloot scored 20 points to lead the Conquerors (27-0) to a first-round win over Skyview. Her 35 was just five points off the all-time 4A tournament mark of 40 set by Garfield's Joyce Walker in 1980.

Kentwood trailed for much of the first three quarters against the Panthers (22-7), but used a 12-3 fourth-quarter run to pull away.