King's boys fall in 1A final | Basketball
Brennan Rakoz scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half to lead Toledo to a 38-27 victory over King's and its first Class 1A boys state...
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YAKIMA — Brennan Rakoz scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half to lead Toledo to a 38-27 victory over King's and its first Class 1A boys state basketball championship on Saturday at the Yakima SunDome.
In 20 previous trips to state, the Indians (26-1) had finished no higher than second.
Rakoz, the tournament MVP, scored five points in a 6-0 run that gave the Indians a 25-17 lead with 1:58 to play in the third quarter. King's never got closer than five the rest of the way.
Austin Trafelet, who joined Rakoz on the all-tournament first team, added 10 points and eight rebounds for Toledo. Rakoz finished with 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Brian Hughes and Caleb Taylor each scored six points to lead King's (21-7) of Shoreline.
Other 1A boys
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 52, Lynden Christian 50 (3rd-5th)
Evan Scholten stole the ball as Lynden Christian worked for a final shot, giving the Eagles (22-3) a victory and third place, their highest state finish.
Scholten finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six steals for Cedar Park Christian.
Lynden 64, Renton 41 (3rd-5th)
Dak Shagren scored 15 points for the defending champion Lions (25-2), who built a 35-16 halftime lead. In their 46th state trip, the Lions earned their 32nd trophy. Donavon Saario scored 10 for Renton (21-4), which shot only 25 percent (15 of 59).
Renton 34, River Ridge 33 (3rd-5th)
Taylor Farris drove for a layup with 2.9 seconds left, giving the Indians a victory for third place. River Ridge had taken a 33-32 lead with 10 seconds left on a basket by Jazzlynn Brewster. Farris finished with 18 points, 15 rebounds and four steals, and Justice Perry grabbed 11 rebounds for Renton (23-4).
Chelan 45, King's 32 (3rd-5th)
Abby Phelps had 16 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Goats (21-6) past the Knights for third place. Phelps' three-point play in the third quarter ignited a 10-2 run, and King's (18-10) never got closer than four points the rest of the way.
Christian Faith 43, Taholah 42 (4th-6th)
Ignatius Medani's 20 points helped the Eagles from Federal Way finish fourth. Taholah's Keanu Curleybear hit a three-pointer with one minute left, but the Chitwins couldn't hang on.