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Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 9:48 p.m.

Prep boys basketball: Sultan 64, Burlington-Edison 61

SULTAN -- Sultan held off a late comeback attempt by Burlington-Edison to win the 2A boys basketball District 1 tournament play-in game game 64-61 on Thursday night.
With his team clinging to a 62-61 lead, Sultan's Sammy Cotterill sank two free throws with 3 seconds remaining to all but secure the win. The Tigers' half-court 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark the Turks punched their ticket to the 2A District 1 tournament. Sultan travels to Lynden to take on the No. 1 seed from the Northwest Conference on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Brock VandenEkart record a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to pace Sultan.
At Sultan H.S.
Burlington-Edison 13 15 11 21 -- 61
Sultan 15 15 17 17 -- 64
Burlington-Edison--Stransky 0, Nelson 6, Haddock 0, Schwetz 1, Davies 18, VanHerbolis 12, Browning 0, Watts 19, Canniff 4. Sultan--Rappuhn 5, Branham 12, Reilly 0, Torres 6, VandenEkart 19, McQuarrie 0, Beucherie 5, Cotterill 15, Rivas 2. 3-point goals--Nelson 1, Davies 2, Rappuhn 1, Branham 2, VandenEkart 2, Beucherie 1, Cotterill 2. Records--Burlington-Edison 13-9 overall. Sultan 10-11.

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