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Prep roundup for Wednesday, March 1

Prep roundup for Wednesday, March 1:

BOYS BASKETBALL

4A State Tournament

At Tacoma Dome

Round of 12 (loser out)

Gonzaga Prep 79, Mariner 69

TACOMA — The Mariner High School boys basketball team rode its grit and determination all the way to another trip to the Tacoma Dome, but the Marauders couldn’t overcome a rough first quarter in their round-of-12 matchup with Gonzaga Prep.

The 12th-seeded Marauders struggled with turnovers and couldn’t keep the fifth-seeded Bullpups off the offensive glass or out of the paint in the early going as they fell 79-69 on Wednesday in the Class 4A Hardwood Classic.

Mariner finishes the season 16-9. Gonzaga Prep (22-4) advances to face third-seeded Olympia at 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

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3A State Tournament

At Tacoma Dome

Round of 12 (loser out)

Mountlake Terrace 58, North Thurston 53

TACOMA — Balanced scoring and rock-solid defensive schemes have been the recipe for success all season long for the sixth-seeded Mountlake Terrace Hawks.

Terrace slipped past No. 14 North Thurston 58-53 with both qualities on display, booking a Class 3A quarterfinal matchup against No. 5 O’Dea Thursday at 3:45 p.m..

Senior guard Chris Meegin orchestrated things for the Hawks on the offensive end, coming up with 15 points and six assists while junior Jaxon Dubiel added 12 points, five boards with a pair of steals and blocks.

The Rams 6-foot-6 front-court duo of senior Thad TenKley (25 points, nine rebounds) and junior Ray Adams (seven points, 14 boards) held down the fort and gave Mountlake Terrace a sizable test on both ends.

Sophomore Rayshaun Connor came off the Hawks bench and delivered a much needed 12 points (4-for-5 from 3), junior Zaveon Jones added seven points and eight rebounds, and senior Svayjeet Singh chipped in nine points.

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Auburn 52, Arlington 41

TACOMA — The Arlington High School boys basketball team gave the defending state champions all they could handle. However, experience won out in the end.

The Auburn Trojans turned up the heat in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles fell short in their upset bid as they fell 52-41 in the round of 12 of the Class 3A state tournament Wednesday night at the Tacoma Dome.

Arlington used its stingy man-to-man defense to stay right with Auburn, and the Eagles were eight minutes away from a major upset as they led 34-29 heading into the fourth quarter.

However, the Trojans increased the defensive intensity and improved their offensive execution in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 23-7 in the period. That included ending the game on a 12-0 run after Arlington took a 41-40 lead with about three minutes remaining.

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Shorecrest 69, Rainier Beach 44

TACOMA — The Shorecrest boys basketball team took matters into its own hands at the Hardwood Classic late Wednesday night.

After coming up with state regional loser-out wins against Stadium and Gig Harbor, the No. 16 Scots downed No. 8 Rainier Beach 69-44 in a Class 3A round of 12 state tournament game at the Tacoma Dome.

With the win, Shorecrest moved onto the quarterfinal round against No. 2 Garfield (22-2) at 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Scots (19-6) used a 25-6 third-quarter rally, including a 19-0 run in the frame, to knock off the Vikings (14-9) of the Metro League and eliminated them from the tournament.

Reigning Wesco 3A/2A League MVP Parker Baumann delivered 20 points, 15 rebounds and four assists in what was Shorecrest’s 10th win in the last 11 games. Senior point guard Keaine Silimon collected 15 points, six boards, four assists and two steals in a hard-nosed effort on both ends.

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1A State Tournament

At Yakima Valley SunDome

Round of 12 (loser out)

King’s 72, King’s Way Christian 49

YAKIMA — Cameron Hiatt scored a game-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, and fifth-seeded King’s routed No. 12 King’s Way Christian in the loser-out round of 12 in the 1A state tournament.

Dylan Myers added 20 points for King’s (18-6), which advanced to face No. 3 Annie Wright in the non-elimination quarterfinals at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Giovanny Evanson scored 22 points for King’s Way Christian, which finished its season with a 16-9 overall record.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

3A State Tournament

Round of 12 (loser out)

Stanwood 74, Lynnwood 69

TACOMA — The Stanwood and Lynnwood high school girls basketball teams treated the early crowd at Wednesday’s Class 3A Hardwood Classic to an electric opening quarter where it seemed like neither team could miss.

The teams combined for 11 triples in the first period, draining them from the corner, the top of the arc and well behind the line.

But when the 3-point barrage began to slow down in the second, the Spartans started getting to the hoop and built a double-digit cushion.

Lynnwood made a pair of runs in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to reel in Stanwood. The Spartans are heading back to the state quarterfinals as a result.

Freshman guard Ellalee Wortham led a balanced attack with 21 points and sixth-seeded Stanwood came one 3-pointer shy of tying a single-game 3A girls tournament record on its way to a 74-69 victory over 11th-seeded Lynnwood in an all-Wesco showdown in the round of 12.

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Lincoln (Tacoma) 45, Everett 43

TACOMA — After battling through four loser-out games in its past five contests, the Everett girls’ basketball team had another win-or-go-home situation Wednesday afternoon at the Tacoma Dome.

The No. 13 seed Seagulls fell one bucket short from advancing, dropping a highly contested bout to No. 5 Lincoln of Tacoma 45-43. With the victory, the Abes will square off against Lake Washington (24-2) in the quarterfinal round Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

6-foot-3 freshman Oliviyah Edwards was huge for Lincoln (20-4), reeling in 20 rebounds with nine points.

Despite a rough shooting day that saw Everett (18-8) convert just 27.6% of its shots, the ‘Gulls hung around for the long haul behind first-team All-Wesco juniors Alana Washington and Mae Washington.

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Meadowdale 62, Bonney Lake 35

TACOMA — All that could be seen was a sea of white.

Every time the Bonney Lake Panthers had the ball in the first half, there was nothing but the white jerseys of the Meadowdale Mavericks in front of them. The Mavericks’ full-court press was an impenetrable wall, and the Panthers could only bang their heads against it time and time again.

Meadowdale forced 15 first-half turnovers, largely behind its press, and the Mavericks pulled away early en route to a dominating 62-35 victory over Bonney Lake in the Class 3A high school girls basketball tournament’s round of 12 Wednesday afternoon at the Tacoma Dome.

Meadowdale (19-7), the No. 8 seed, advanced to face Wesco rival Arlington in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. Bonney Lake, the No. 9 seed, finished its season 19-5.

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