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—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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