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...
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.
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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.