King’s boys defeat Newport in opening round of 1A Hardwood Classic

YAKIMA — The King’s boys basketball team took a nine-point lead after the first quarter and never trailed in its 59-47 win over Newport on Wednesday in a 1A Hardwood Classic opening-round game at the Yakima SunDome.

The Knights shot 59 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Grizzlies 30-20.

Elyon Zevenbergen had 22 points and nine rebounds for King’s. Teammate Nate Kleppe added 12 points.

The Knights will play Freeman at 2 p.m. Thursday in a quarterfinal contest.

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