Archbishop Murphy forward Claire Esping throws up a shot during a 2A state tournament game against W.F. West on Feb. 25, 2022, at Tumwater high School. (Alec Dietz / The Chronicle)

Archbishop Murphy forward Claire Esping throws up a shot during a 2A state tournament game against W.F. West on Feb. 25, 2022, at Tumwater high School. (Alec Dietz / The Chronicle)

State basketball results for Friday, Feb. 25

State basketball results for Friday, Feb. 25:

(Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email



Winner to quarterfinals, loser to first round

Lake Washington 68, Snohomish 62 (OT)

BELLEVUE — Fourth-seeded Lake Washington rallied from 10 points down with two minutes to play in regulation to force overtime, and outscored No. 5 Snohomish by six in the extra period to win the 3A state tournament non-elimination game on Friday night.

Lake Washington (19-4), advanced straight to quarterfinals of the Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.

Snohomish (15-4) will face the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 13 Gig Harbor and No. 12 Bonney Lake in the first round on Wednesday.

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Arlington 76, Kelso 45


Winner to quarterfinals, loser to first round

Archbishop Murphy 37, W.F. West 36

TUMWATER — Taylor Campbell and Hannah Humphrey scored 12 points each and No. 5 seed Archbishop Murphy held off a second-half surge from No. 4 W.F. West in a non-elimination 2A state tournament game on Friday night.

The Wildcats led 29-15 at halftime, but struggled offensively in the second half before coming up with clutch free throws to seal the game.

Archbishop Murphy (14-6) advanced directly to the state quarterfinals at the Yakima Valley SunDome with the win.

W.F. West (20-5) will face 12th-seeded Lynden in the first round of the Hardwood Classic on Wednesday.


Winner to first round, loser out

Cusick 57, Grace Academy 48

EVERETT — The No. 12-seeded Grace Academy girls basketball team fell one win short of its first-ever trip to the Hardwood Classic, suffering a loss to No. 13 seed Cusick in a Class 1B loser-out state regional Friday night at Everett Community College.

Zia Fackenthal scored 21 points for the Eagles, but Cusick (16-5) closed the game with 10 straight points to surge ahead and advance to next week’s 1B Hardwood Classic in Spokane.

It was the second time in the past three full-length seasons that Grace Academy (10-5) has come within one win of reaching its first Hardwood Classic. The Eagles made their first-ever state appearance in 2019, but lost their state regional game that year too.

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