Gibson, the KingCo MVP and a four-year starter at Issaquah, scored 32 points in Saturday’s 61-51 win over Kentwood to give him 87 for the tournament.
TACOMA — Ty Gibson’s tremendous career at Issaquah came to a fitting finish, as he broke three records in a 61-51 win over No. 6 Kentwood to help the No. 3 Eagles capture fourth place in the Class 4A state tournament.
Gibson, the KingCo MVP and a four-year starter at Issaquah (22-6), scored 32 points on Saturday to give him 87 for the tournament. The former record for the current format (starting in 2011) was 81 points by Jordan Chatman of Union in 2012.
His scoring average (29 points per game) also broke the record set in the current format of the state tournament. Chatman of Union set the previous record with 27 points per game.
“It couldn’t have happened to a better kid,” Issaquah coach Jason Griffith said.
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“He’s worked hard for four years for this program. To see him come in here and perform on the biggest stage as far as high-school basketball is concerned, it was fun to watch.”
Gibson scored seven points during a 13-3 game-ending run to help Issaquah finish things off.
“It’s been a lot of fun; I never really thought it would end,” said Gibson, who is still waiting for his first offer despite heavy interest from multiple Big Sky schools.
“It really flies by. I’m really lucky to have the coaches and teammates, the support I have.”
Kentwood (24-5), led by Preston White and Malik Sanchez’s 12 points, finished in sixth place.