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King’s boys beat Murphy in key Cascade Conference game

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SHORELINE —In a playoff-like atmoshphere, the King’s boys basketball team took down Archbishop Murphy in a defensive battle in a key Cascade Conference matchup on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats went with a half-court game, attempting to slow down the Knights’ offense and used a full-court press defense to hold King’s to just 17 points in the first half. Despite the slow tempo, the Knight’s held a 17-13 halftime lead. In the second half the Knight’s were able to quicken the pace, scoring 24 points to earn their 15th win of the season.
“They slowed the game down tonight,” King’s assistant coach Christian Taylor said. “We had to buckle down and get stops. But in the second half we started to attack their pressure.”
Josh Parafina and Conner Longoria, the Wildcat’s top two scorers, were held to a combined 16 points for the night. Taylor said the Knights knew both players could score and did everything they could to keep the ball out of their hands.
“Parafina can shoot it and he can attack,” Taylor said. “but we kept him from shooting three-point shots and penetrating, and we did a good job of keeping the ball out of Longoria’s hands.”
Jacob Storkson scored a game-high 15 for the Knights, and sealed the win going 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
“It was a playoff atmosphere tonight,” Taylor said. “The crowd was loud and getting into it, and the energy especially in the fourth quarter really got the team going.”
At King’s H.S.
Archbishop Murphy 9 4 10 9 — 32
King’s 9 8 10 14 — 41
Archbishop Murphy—Abe Lucas 0, D’Andre Bryant 9, Connor Sand 3, Nolan Rogge 0, Chase White 4, Conner Longoria 11, Josh Parafina 5, Ben Thacker 0, Anfernee Gurley 0. King’s—Koa Wilkins 0, Brett Jones 4, Noah Bundrant 0, David Barhanovich 3, Corey Kispert 9, Jacob Storkson 15, Josh Alexander 0, Daniel Fouty 2, Calvin Kispert 8, Joe Stack 0. 3-point goals—Bryant 3, Sand, White, Parafina, Co.Kispert, Storkson. Records—Archbishop Murphy 7-3 league, 7-9 overall. King’s 10-1, 15-2.

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