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Prep roundup for Saturday, Feb. 25

Prep roundup for Saturday, Feb. 25:

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4A State Tournament

Regional round

(winner to round of 12, loser out)

Mariner 85, Chiawana 74

ARLINGTON — It’s easy to notice the one thing the Mariner High School boys basketball team lacks.

With just one player in its regular rotation listed above 6-foot, Mariner almost exclusively finds itself battling much taller and longer opponents on a nightly basis.

Despite the lack of size, the Marauders keep winning basketball games. The key trait leading them to victory is one that’s immeasurable: the heart the team plays with each time it steps on the court.

Facing a taller and longer Chiawana squad with its season on the line Saturday, Mariner proved once again that it’s not about the size of the dog in the fight, it’s about the size of the fight in the dog.

The Marauders used their speed and quickness around the perimeter to fluster the Riverhawks and force turnovers, seniors Jailin Johnson and Makai Bloomfield combined for 52 points and 12th-seeded Mariner held on for an 85-74 victory over 13th-seeded Chiawana in the regional round of the Class 4A state tournament at Arlington High School.

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3A State Tournament

Regional round

(winner to quarterfinals, loser to round of 12)

Eastside Catholic 54, Mountlake Terrace 52

BELLEVUE — Zaveon Jones and the rest of the Mountlake Terrace Hawks scratched and clawed from tip to buzzer against the Eastside Catholic Crusaders on Saturday night. However, their gritty effort wasn’t quite enough to overcome the Crusaders’ 6-foot-10 star.

Jacob Cofie did it all for Eastside Catholic, and Mountlake Terrace came up a bucket short in a 54-52 loss in the Class 3A high school boys basketball state regionals at Bellevue College.

The Hawks had no one within seven inches of Cofie, who piled up 21 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. But with the muscular Jones (19 points, six boards, four assists) diving all over the court to lead the way, Mountlake Terrace stood toe-to-toe with the champions of what’s considered the best basketball district in the state. The Hawks nearly overcame a 10-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter, and they had the ball at the end with a chance to tie or win.

Kayden Greene nailed five 3-pointers and Ishe Kanhukamwe scored 12 for Eastside Catholic (19-8), the No. 3 seed, which earned a bye to Thursday’s quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome.

Jaxon Dubiel added 16 points and three steals for sixth-seeded Mountlake Terrace (18-6), which faces West Seattle/North Thurston in the round of 12 at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.

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Regional round

(winner to round of 12, loser out)

Arlington 68, Walla Walla 57

ARLINGTON — The Arlington High School boys basketball team had been so close so many times.

From 2014-2022 the Eagles made four trips to the regional round of the state tournament. Each time Arlington suffered heartbreak and had its season ended one game shy of the Tacoma Dome.

After an all-around effort on Saturday, the Eagles’ Hardwood Classic drought is finally over.

Ty Rusko led four Arlington players in double figures with 18 points and the 12th-seeded Eagles had an answer for every push from 20th-seeded Walla Walla in a 68-57 victory in the second round of the Class 3A state tournament.

Arlington advances to face fourth-seeded Auburn at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.

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Shorecrest 69, Gig Harbor 60

TACOMA — Sixteenth-seeded Shorecrest rallied from a 10-point deficit entering the fourth quarter and stunned No. 9 Gig Harbor to clinch a berth to the 3A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.

Shorecrest (18-6) will face No. 8 Rainier Beach in a loser-out, round-of-12 game at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Tacoma.

The Scots will be making their first trip to the Hardwood Classic since finishing second in Class 2A in 2016.

Gig Harbor finished its season with a 21-4 overall record.

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3A State Tournament

Regional round

(winner to quarterfinals, loser to round of 12)

Arlington 73, Lakeside (Seattle) 62

ARLINGTON — The Arlington girls needed every big bucket they could muster in order to fend off Lakeside and its dynamic duo on Saturday night.

Arlington had four players come through with double-digit scoring efforts as it outlasted the Lions of the Metro League 73-62, earning a bye in the opening round of the Class 3A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome next week. It was Arlington’s 15th straight win.

The No. 2-seed Eagles next play on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinal round against the winner of Meadowdale (No. 8) and Bonney Lake (No. 9) in a non-elimination game.

Junior point guard Samantha Morrow provided a team-high 25 points for the Eagles (21-2), and sophomore Kierra Reese managed a season-high 22 points with four 3-pointers.

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Lake Washington 70, Stanwood 52

KIRKLAND — Chlose Santeford scored a team-high 17 points, but sixth-seeded Stanwood ran into an offensive buzzsaw and fell to No. 3 Lake Washington in a non-elimination regional-round game of the 3A state tournament.

The loss by Stanwood (19-5) set up a loser-out game against Wesco foe and No. 11-seed Lynnwood at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome. Grace Walker had 10 points, and Vivienne Berrett and Jazmyn Legg added eight each for the Spartans.

Lake Washington (24-2), which made 14 3-pointers in the game, received an automatic bye into the quarterfinals and will face either No. 13 Everett or No. 5 Lincoln at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Regional round

(winner to round of 12, loser out)

Lynnwood 47, West Seattle 45

ARLINGTON — Despite a late scare and a rusty opening quarter, the Lynnwood girls basketball team handled its business and the Royals punched their ticket to the Tacoma Dome for the first time since 2017.

In a Class 3A loser-out state regional game, 11th-seeded Lynnwood closed out a 47-45 win over No. 14 seed West Seattle at Arlington High School on Saturday and junior standout Kayla Lorenz was instrumental in keeping the Royals above water.

The 6-foot-1 Lorenz dropped 13 of her 25 points in the second quarter and added seven rebounds as Lynnwood (17-6) climbed out of a 16-7 hole in the first frame. Fellow junior Aniya Hooker did most of her damage in the second half, providing 11 of her 16 points after the break, chipping in six boards.

With the win, Lynnwood will face either Stanwood (No. 6) or Lake Washington (No. 3) at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome in a loser-out, round-of-12 game.

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1A State Tournament

Regional round

(winner to quarterfinals, loser to round of 12)

King’s 51, Montesano 37

TUMWATER — Fifth-seeded King’s raced past No. 4 Montesano in a regional non-elimination game of the 1A state tournament.

With the win, King’s (22-3) received an automatic bye into the quarterfinals and will face either No. 11 Zillah or No. 6 Deer Park on Thursday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Montesano (21-4) will face No. 12 Seattle Academy in a loser-out round-of-12 game on Wednesday in Yakima.

Regional round

(winner to round of 12, loser out)

Zillah 72, Sultan 33

YAKIMA — The Sultan girls basketball team made program history this season, but its postseason run came to an end with a loss to Zillah in the regional round of the 1A state tournament.

Sultan (13-10), seeded 14th, made the state tournament for the first time ever with a win over Cedar Park Christian in the 1A District 2 Tournament on Feb. 15.

Zillah (18-7), seeded 11th, advanced to face No. 6 Deer Park in a loser-out, round-of-12 game on Wednesday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

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