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Prep roundup for Thursday, March 2

Prep roundup for Thursday, March 2:


3A State Tournament

At Tacoma Dome

Quarterfinals (non-elimination)

O’Dea 54, Mountlake Terrace 52

TACOMA — A shift of gears in the second half almost did the job for the Mountlake Terrace boys basketball team on Day 2 of the Hardwood Classic.

The No. 6 Hawks took No. 5 O’Dea down to the wire with a second-half comeback bid, but in the end it was the Fighting Irish who completed a wire-to-wire 54-52 victory in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game.

Terrace (19-7) will play 10th-seeded Bellevue (23-5) at 12:15 p.m. Friday in a loser-out consolation game. O’Dea will face No. 1 Mt. Spokane at 7:15 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.

With the contest still up in the air in the fourth quarter, junior forward Zaveon Jones scooped in a layup off the glass that brought Terrace the closest it had been since the initial stages at 53-51 with 5.3 seconds left on the clock.

After an intentional foul to pause the time, Irish senior Quincy Linton split his free throws with 4.1 seconds remaining. O’Dea fouled Logan Tews on the floor at mid-court just before the junior point guard could let a prayer up. With 0.5 seconds left, he split his free throws, closing the door on a potential upset.

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Garfield 71, Shorecrest 60

TACOMA — Following a string of three straight wins facing elimination, the 16th-seeded Shorecrest boys basketball team ran into perhaps its biggest roadblock of the postseason in a 3A state tournament semifinal matchup against No. 2 Garfield.

The Scots fell 71-60 to the Bulldogs in a late-night battle on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome in a non-elimination game.

Shorecrest will face No. 3 Eastside Catholic in a loser-out game at 2 p.m. Friday as the Scots fight for a slot in the fourth-place game on Saturday.

After a 69-44 statement win over Rainier Beach on Wednesday, the Scots came out swinging in the first quarter against a stout Garfield roster, taking a 16-12 lead in the opening frame and going into the second tied at 19.

Star Shorecrest senior Parker Baumann delivered 20 of his game-high 27 points after halftime and added eight rebounds on 11-of-22 shooting while junior Anthony Najera added 15 points. Senior point guard Keaine Silimon contributed eight points and five boards.

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1A State Tournament

At Yakima Valley SunDome

Quarterfinals (non-elimination)

King’s 66, Annie Wright 63

YAKIMA — Nick Linhardt scored a team-high 23 points and added seven rebounds as fifth-seeded King’s knocked off No. 3 Annie Wright and advanced to the semifinals of the 1A state tournament.

Cameron Hiatt added 16 points and nine rebounds for King’s (19-6), which advanced to face No. 7 Blaine in the semifinals at 9 p.m. Friday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Reggie Lester scored 24 points for Annie Wright (23-2), which dropped into the consolation bracket and will face No. 8 Overlake in a loser-out game at 2 p.m. Friday.

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3A State Tournament

At Tacoma Dome

Quarterfinals (non-elimination)

Mead 62, Stanwood 54

TACOMA — One quarter was the difference once again in the state quarterfinals for the Stanwood High School girls basketball team.

And once again it was the Mead Panthers who locked the Spartans down for a period and pulled away for a win and a berth in the semifinals.

Sixth-seeded Stanwood mustered just two buckets over the final 6-plus minutes of the third quarter as fourth-seeded Mead rattled off a 17-4 run to build a lead it would never relinquish on its way to a 62-54 victory in the Class 3A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.

The Spartans also fell to the Panthers in last year’s quarterfinals, 52-33, after trailing 33-32 entering the final period.

The Panthers (20-3) advance to face top-seeded Garfield in the state semifinals at 3:45 p.m. Friday. The Spartans (20-6) fall to the consolation bracket and face seventh-seeded Lakeside (Seattle) at 9 a.m. Friday.

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Arlington 61, Meadowdale 43

TACOMA — The Arlington High School girls basketball team is in familiar territory.

The second-seeded Eagles used their stingy defense and another big night from junior point guard Samara Morrow to secure a 61-43 victory over eighth-seeded Meadowdale in the Class 3A Hardwood Classic quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday.

It’s the third straight state semifinals appearance for Arlington, which has placed third at the past two state tournaments.

Arlington (22-2) advanced to face third-seeded Lake Washington at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Meadowdale (19-8) falls to the consolation bracket and faces fifth-seeded Lincoln (Tacoma) at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Morrow continued what’s been a torrid postseason stretch by pouring in a game-high 28 points and added two assists and two steals. Senior standout Jenna Villa, a Washington State signee, provided a steady hand in an all-around performance with 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Kierra Reese added 11 points and six rebounds. The trio combined for 59 of their team’s 61 points.

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1A State Tournament

At Yakima Valley SunDome

Quarterfinals (non-elimination)

King’s 35, Deer Park 34

YAKIMA — Kaleo Anderson scored a team-high 14 points and added nine rebounds as fifth-seeded King’s held off No. 6 Deer Park to advance to the semifinals of the 1A state tournament.

Catherine Ellard had seven points and nine rebounds for King’s (23-3), which will face top-seeded Nooksack Valley (25-1) at 3:45 p.m. on Friday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Darian Herring scored a game-high 16 points for Deer Park (20-3), which dropped into the consolation bracket and will face No. 7 Cashmere at 9 a.m. Friday.

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