Prep hoops roundup: 3 local squads earn state regional berths

The Mountlake Terrace and Darrington boys and King’s girls all advanced.

MOUNT VERNON — Jace Breakfield led all scorers with 23 points and Mountlake Terrace ended its brief hiatus from the regional round of the state tournament with a 65-49 victory over Anacortes in a loser-out 2A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District Tournament game.

Vitaly Mkrtychyan added 10 points off the bench for the Hawks (18-6), who are set for their fourth regional appearance in the past five seasons after falling one win shy last year.

Mountlake Terrace needed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Muhammed Kinteh to top Anacortes in the first round of the bi-district tournament, but the rematch offered a much different outcome.

“Our kids came out with a tremendous focus,” Mountlake Terrace coach Nalin Sood said. “They knew they needed to be on top of things to get things done.”The Hawks took a 32-21 lead into halftime after being tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.

The Seahawks (14-11) pulled within 39-33 midway through the third, but Mountlake Terrace held of the Anacortes push and ended the Seahawks’ season.

“We had a checklist of things we had to do like any team does. For the most part, I think we had a lot of checks tonight,” Sood said. “We had multiple guys that came and brought a great effort tonight.”

Darrington 49, Auburn Adventist 47

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Caleb Rivera poured in 28 points to help Darrington (17-6) secure a berth to the regional round of the state tournament with a win over Auburn Adventist (18-4) in a 2B tri-district tournament matchup.

The Loggers are heading to the state tournament for the first time since 2008.

GIRLS

King’s 57, Overlake 33

SHORELINE — Claire Gallagher scored all of her team-high 18 points in the first quarter as King’s jumped out to a 21-4 lead after the first period on its way to a rout of Overlake in a winner-to-state-regionals, loser out 1A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District Tournament game at Shorewood High School.

Gallagher knocked down four 3-pointers in the opening period and seven other Knights (18-7) scored four points or more in the victory.

King’s is headed to the regional round of the state tournament for the second straight year.

Ava Francisco added nine points for the Knights.Eliza Friend had 16 points to lead the Owls (14-11).

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