4A/3A state basketball roundup: GP girls, MP boys advance

Both the Grizzlies and Tomahawks clinched state trophies with Hardwood Classic consolation wins.

TACOMA — Shay Sande came up with a last-second steal as the fifth-seeded Glacier Peak girls basketball team clinched a state trophy with a 53-51 win over top-seeded Woodinville in a Class 4A Hardwood Classic consolation game Friday afternoon in the Tacoma Dome.

Trailing by four points with five minutes to play, the youth-laden Grizzlies (22-4) rattled off eight straight points to take a 47-43 lead.

Woodinville (24-5) then trimmed the margin to one point on three separate occasions, but Glacier Peak held off the Falcons each time.

In the closing seconds, Sande deflected a pass from Seattle University-bound point guard Madison DuBois and tracked down the loose ball as the clock ran out, eliciting a spirited celebration from the Grizzlies’ players and coaches.

“The field this year has been loaded with some really great teams, so to be in that (trophy) category feels great,” Glacier Peak coach Brian Hill said.

With the victory, the Grizzlies avenged a 64-54 loss to Woodinville in the 4A Wes-King Bi-District Tournament title game.

Aaliyah Collins led Glacier Peak with 13 points and Maya Erling added 10.

Mia Hughes sank 15 of 17 free throws and finished with 29 points for Woodinville, last year’s state runner-up.

The Grizzlies advanced to face defending state champion and fourth-seeded Central Valley in the fourth/sixth-place game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

3A BOYS

Marysville Pilchuck 80, Ingraham 68

TACOMA — Cameron Stordahl scored 20 points and RaeQuan Battle added 19 as the fourth-seeded Tomahawks secured their first state trophy since 1989 with a consolation win Friday afternoon at the 3A Hardwood Classic in the Tacoma Dome.

Aaron Kalab and Luke Dobler added 16 points apiece for Marysville Pilchuck (21-4), which took a five-point lead into halftime before pulling away in the third quarter.

Battle delivered several highlight-reel dunks, including a thunderous one-handed jam late in the fourth that served as an exclamation mark to the trophy-clinching win. The University of Washington-bound star also provided 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals.

The Tomahawks advanced to face fifth-seeded Kelso in the fourth/sixth-place game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It will be a rematch of Marysville Pilchuck’s 72-51 win over the Hilanders in last Saturday’s state regionals.

With a victory, the Tomahawks would earn their best-ever state finish.

Mitchell Saxen scored 20 points for Ingraham (18-10).

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