Kispert’s three puts King’s in 1A title game | Boys basketball
Yakima Herald-Republic and Spokesman-Review
YAKIMA — Corey Kispert sank a three-pointer with 11 seconds left, and a baseline three-point try by Okanogan missed the basket as King’s upended the No. 1 Bulldogs, 49-48, in a state boys Class 1A basketball semifinal at the SunDome.
The win sends the Knights into Saturday’s 7 p.m. championship game against Zillah, a 60-45 winner over Seattle Academy.
In the other 1A boys semifinal game, Ben Gerke had 14 points for Seattle Academy, which will play in the third-place game on Saturday at 11:15 a.m.
King’s 50, Blaine 37
Julia Bernson scored a game-high 15 points to lead King’s past Blaine in Yakima.
The win sends the Knights into Saturday’s 9 p.m. championship against Lynden Christian.
Other 1A BOYs game
CPC (Bothell) 60, Brewster 55
Trey Drechsel scored 15 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) rallied for a victory in Yakima.
The win sends the Eagles against Toledo at 8 a.m. Saturday for fourth place.
Lynden 49, Lake Washington 37
Scott Hastings poured in a game-high 20 points to lead Lynden over Lake Washington in Yakima.
Lake Washington will play in the third-place game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Mark Morris 56, White River 54
Cameron Mosier sank a three-pointer with 1:10 to play that helped lift Mark Morris to a victory over White River in Yakima.
The win sends the Monarchs into Saturday’s game for fourth place. White River’s season comes to an end.
White River 52, Lake Washington 50
Amanda Lance’s basket with 3:35 remaining pushed White River ahead to stay, and the Hornets went on to a consolation victory over Lake Washington in Yakima.
The win sends White River into Saturday’s 8 a.m. game against East Valley of Spokane for fourth place. Lake Washington’s season comes to an end.
Morton-White Pass 63, Bear Creek 57
Kaleb Poquette scored 22 points to go along with some clutch free-throw shooting and the Timberwolves earned a spot in the state championship game with a win over the Grizzlies in Yakima.
The championship game is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and will follow the third-place game which Bear Creek will play in at 1 p.m.
Colton 61, Shore. Christian 58
Jake Straughan scored 30 points and sealed the game at the free-throw line in Spokane.
Shorewood Christian will face Neah Bay in the third-place game on Saturday at 11:15 a.m.
TR Christian 69, CP Christian (MLT) 60
Eric Powell led four players in double figures with 18 points and Three Rivers Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat Cedar Park Christian (Mountlake Terrace) in an elimination game.