SPOKANE — Despite an inspired performance from Bobby Martin, the Glacier Peak boys basketball team suffered a 58-44 loss to Gonzaga Prep in a 4A state regional contest on Friday at University High School in Spokane.
Martin poured in 30 points, including seven 3-pointers, but only three other Grizzlies scored, and Gonzaga Prep outscored Glacier Peak 21-9 during the fourth quarter.
“He hit some really big, timely shots,” Grizzlies coach Brian Hunter said. “Every time we needed a big shot, it seemed like Bobby was there. He had a special night.”
The Grizzlies (19-4) led 27-25 at halftime, thanks in large part to Martin’s 18 points, and trailed by two at the end of the third. But Gonzaga Prep made an impressive run during the final eight minutes to pull away.
The loss sends the Wesco 4A and 4A District 1 champions to a loser-out first round Hardwood Classic game against Kennedy Catholic on Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.
Anton Watson scored a team-high 17 points for the Bullpups, and Sam Lockett added 14.
“They made plays,” Hunter said. “There’s a reason they are a favorite to win the state championship.”
Odessa-Harrington 70, Cedar Park Christian (MLT) 65
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace led Odessa-Harrington by one point at halftime but suffered a loss in a 1B state regional contest at Mountlake Terrace High School.
The loss ended the season for Cedar Park Christian-MLT (21-6), which won the Northwest 1B league title.
Erwin Weary led the Lions with a game-high 29 points, and Jaide St. Lewis added 13.
Tacoma Baptist 49, Cedar Park Christian (MLT) 28
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace suffered a loss in a 1B state regional contest at Mountlake Terrace High School.
The Lions (21-3) will play either Tulalip Heritage or Clallam Bay at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the Hardwood Classic.