Falcons return to state tournament, Conks season ends

Falcons return to state tournament, Conks season ends

And then there was one.

The Kentlake Falcons girls basketball team secured its spot back to the state tournament by beating Rogers 42-25 on Feb. 23.

With the win in regionals, the girls advanced to the first round of the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

The Falcons were scheduled to play Lake Stevens Wednesday morning. This game was played after The Reporter’s press deadline.

If the Falcons won Wednesday, the girls would move on to play Central Valley Thursday, March 1.

The 4A state tournament wraps up with the championship game at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Kentlake finished the West Central/Southwest 4A districts tournament in fourth place.

The girls started the tournament beating Curtis 59-36 Feb. 8 and beat Todd Beamer 54-40 Feb. 10 to advance the Falcons to the semifinals.

On Feb. 15 the girls lost 60-47 to Bellarmine, advancing to a seeding game against Camas.

The Falcons lost to Camas by one, 40-39.

Post Season Play

Also competing during the districts tournament were the Kentwood girls.

The Conquerors lost its first game 59-10 to Kentridge.

In a loser out match up against Sumner, the Conks won by four in overtime 58-54 Feb. 10.

The win advanced the girls to a game against Todd Beamer where the Conks season came to an end. Kentwood lost 64-46.

The Tahoma Bears girls basketball team also made its way to districts and started off the tournament losing 61-40 to Rogers.

The Bears won its next game by one, 37-36, over Hazen.

In a loser out game Feb. 13, the Bears season came to an end after losing 56-45 to Union.

Boys Basketball

The Kentwood boys basketball team will not be returning to the Tacoma Dome this season.

The boys lost by three, 41-38, to Kamiak Saturday in regionals.

The Conks held the top spot in the North Puget Sound League 4A Cascade division this season and finished districts in sixth place.

On Feb. 7 the Conks beat Olympia 69-55 in the first round of the West Central/Southwest 4A districts tournament.

Moving on to the second round, the boys lost to the Enumclaw Hornets 60-51.

The loss didn’t end Kentwood’s districts runs, the boys played against league-foe Kentridge Feb. 12.

Kentwood won the match up 58-50 and advanced the Conks to face Bellarmine.

The boys won 59-48 Feb. 14 and advanced to a seeding game.

Kentwood lost the fifth/sixth place seeding game 74-69 against Skyview.

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