The Cougars beat Jefferson of Portland on a three-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining by junior guard Zach LaVine.
With Pac-12 coaches Ben Howland (UCLA) and Lorenzo Romar (Washington) watching, Bothell standout Zach LaVine showed on Monday how explosive he can be.
The junior scored the final five points of the game, burying a three-pointer in transition with 1.9 seconds to play as the Cougars beat Jefferson of Portland 71-70 in the King Holiday Hoopfest at Edmundson Pavilion.
“All of my friends and family were watching,” LaVine said. “It’s once in a lifetime, you don’t always get to play on this court. I was just going for the win, no matter what.”
LaVine finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a couple of highlight-reel dunks for the Cougars (8-5), who rallied after trailing by 12 after one quarter.
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“He’s a pretty special player,” Bothell coach Ron Bollinger said of the 6-foot-3 junior guard. “He’s lightning in a bottle.”
Perrion Callandret added 19 points for the Cougars.
University of Washington sophomore Terrence Ross, a Jefferson graduate who had 30 points and 14 rebounds against Washington State on Sunday, sat behind the Democrats’ bench and signed autographs in the first half.
Other boys games
Lakes 73, Garfield 68, 2 OT
Lakes trailed by as many as 28 in the second half, suffering from what coach JoJo Rodriguez described as “stage fright.”
But the Lancers, ranked No. 10 in 3A, recovered, rallied and won in double overtime.
The Lancers (8-6) were led by senior Andrew Holloway, who had a scoreless first half but scored 20 points in the second.
“Andrew Holloway has always been big in big games,” Rodriguez said. “He drives me crazy in the mediocre games, but in the big games, the big moments, that dude always does it.”
Tucker Haymond finished with a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (9-4), ranked No. 4 in 4A.
Franklin 72, O’Dea 65
Franklin coach Jason Kerr has spent a lot of time talking to his players about energy.
The message seemed to sink in against Metro League rival O’Dea, as the Quakers jumped to a 14-4 lead and held off the Irish.
“We’ve had a lot of conversations lately about exactly that word, ‘energy’, and understanding that there’s highs and lows through the game,” Kerr said. “The other teams will make runs. You’ve got to make your own. The only way to do that is to be able to have energy throughout.”
Patrick Ball of the Quakers (12-3, 9-1) scored the game’s first five points and finished with 18. Darnell Berry came off the bench and brought energy on both ends of the floor and veteran leaders Arell Hennings (12 points, five assists) and Anddrew Hawkins (15 points, seven rebounds) were steady throughout.
The Irish (9-6, 6-4) were led by Sekou Wiggs, who finished with 23 points and seven rebounds, and Dana Abe, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Kerr said Franklin senior Cody Russell suffered a broken nose during the game.
Lake Washington 68, Lincoln 58
Darien Nelson-Henry couldn’t wait for his chance to play on the Huskies’ floor.
Lake Washington’s 6-10 senior big man made the most of his opportunity, finishing with 35 points, 15 rebounds, four blocked shots and three assists as the Kangaroos (10-4) knocked off Lincoln of Tacoma, ranked fourth in Class 3A.
“It was awesome,” Nelson-Henry said. “I’ve been watching UW since I was a little kid and it was great to be out there, finally. We played really well as a team today.”
Tre’Shaun Lexing led the Abes (11-3) with 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Woodinville 57, Cleveland 47
Woodinville senior Ali Forde took over inside, finishing with 22 points, 21 rebounds, seven blocks and five steals as the Falcons (13-1), ranked No. 4 in 4A, beat Cleveland, No. 6 in 3A.
“Oh my gosh, before this game, it was nerve-wracking, but at the same time I was so excited,” Forde said. “It’s really cool to play on the main floor.”
Makayla Roper had 13 points and six rebounds and Joyce Harrell pulled down 13 rebounds for Cleveland (12-2).