Brown poured in 31 points to lead the Lions to a 58-54 victory over Bellevue at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday.

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TACOMA — About all Isiah Brown did “wrong” on Saturday morning was miss 2 of 4 free throws in the final 69 seconds.

Outside of those miscues, Brown poured in 31 points to lead the Lakeside Lions to a 58-54 victory over Bellevue and a fourth-place finish at the 3A boys basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

“At the beginning of the season, I don’t think anybody would have expected this from us,” Brown said. “This (tournament) has been a goal of ours for a long time.”

The Lions missed the tournament a year ago after getting to Tacoma in 2013.

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Saturday morning, Bellevue jumped in front early. The Wolverines scored the first eight points of the game and led it 10-2 on Mikey Henn’s basket with 5:01 to go in the first quarter.

To that point, Brown had yet to take a shot for Lakeside. That changed quickly.

Brown scored the Lions’ final five points of the first quarter and had 18 by the half. When he made the first of two free throws with five seconds remaining, the point was his 78th of the tournament.

That tied Brown with Lincoln’s Ahmaad Rorie, who scored 78 in 2013 for the Abes to set the tournament record for the current three-game format that began in 2011. Brown, who was 9 of 11 from the free-throw line overall, missed the second of two with 1:09 left.

“Everything happens for a reason,” said Brown, a junior. “I guess that means we have to come back here next year. (The record) is not something you set out to do. But that and a fourth-place finish, we’ll take it.”

Gunther Klimes scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Wolverines.