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UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 2B girls: Liberty breaks school’s title drought with win over La Conner

The final buzzer sounded, and Liberty seniors Maisie Burnham and Kendyl Fletcher embraced at midcourt.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

State 2B boys: Cade Gebbers helps Brewster hold off Life Christian for title

In the final minute of the state championship game on Saturday, Cade Gebbers found himself in a familiar place: the free-throw line at the Spokane Arena.


‘He never gave up. He inspired me’: Colfax’s JonJon Kinley to receive WIAA Jace Malek True Spirit Award

Small in stature but towering in spirit, Kinley’s cheery disposition stood out among a royal blue contingent that made the short trek to Spokane to watch the Colfax boys and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

State 2B boys: Brewster holds off St. George’s in battle of traditional tournament powers

The St. George’s Dragons have become accustomed to big games at the state tournament, but on Friday night, one of the most successful programs in 2B history got the best …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

State 2B girls: Top-seeded Liberty tops Northwest Christian for third time this season to earn championship shot

Last year at State 2B, the Liberty Lancers made a run to the championship game as something of an underdog.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

State 2B boys: Top-seeded Liberty can’t get offense going as Willapa Valley earns upset in quarterfinals

The top-seeded Liberty Lancers’ run for a championship ended with a series of clangs in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

State 2B girls: Northwest Christian turns up defensive pressure to down Ilwaco in quarterfinals

It was after a loss to Davenport a month ago when Northwest Christian turned a corner.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

State 2B boys: Kettle Falls has tournament cut short in first-round loss to Brewster

With fewer than 3 minutes left in a game that was by then far beyond their reach, the Kettle Falls seniors left the floor at the Spokane Arena.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

State 2B girls: Cold shooting puts end to title hopes for St. George’s

Throughout the season, the St. George’s Dragons endured stretches in which they couldn’t seem to make shots.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019

State 2B boys: Brock Ravet, Kittitas claim third straight title with win over St. George’s

Once again the Kittitas Coyotes proved they are more than just their Gonzaga-bound senior guard. Though Brock Ravet sure was good on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019

State 2B girls: Behind young core, Tri-Cities Prep tops Liberty, earns first title in school history

Tri-Cities Prep called a timeout with 26.6 seconds left to clear its bench at the end of a championship game it never trailed, substituting in five players who were no …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

John Blanchette: Balancing act driving changes for state hoops tournaments

This was the small-ball world when Mike Colbrese took on the job as executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 25 years ago. Lots of things were simpler then, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

State 2B girls: Liberty holds off late push from Wahkiakum to earn spot in title game

In the closing seconds of the biggest game of her life, Maisie Burnham stood in a familiar spot: the free-throw line.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

State 2B boys: St. George’s storms back, earns return to championship game

As time expired, St. George’s junior Dan Rigsby tossed the ball in the air, caught it and squeezed it tightly, screaming. Rigsby held it for a few more seconds as …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

John Blanchette: Carl Crider harvests new memories in Oakesdale

One of the B-est things still remaining about the B tournament is taking a look across the court and being unable to tell if the guy with the probing gaze …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

State 2B girls: Liberty downs Davenport to earn spot in semifinals

What the Liberty Lancers lacked in tournament experience, they more than made up for in height.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

State 2B boys: St. George’s overcomes sluggish shooting to advance to semifinals

Despite shooting 37 percent from the field, the third-seeded Dragons clamped down on defense late to close out a 53-44 win over the fifth-seeded Toutle Lake Ducks, advancing to the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

State 2B girls: St. George’s uses second-quarter surge to top Ilwaco, advance to quarterfinals

Two years ago, a round further into the State 2B tournament, St. George’s had a halftime lead against Ilwaco, only to lose in overtime.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

State 2B boys: Lake Roosevelt puts defensive clamps on Liberty to advance to quarterfinals

Eighth-seeded Lake Roosevelt found enough of a rhythm on offense, and its defense held ninth-seeded Liberty to its lowest point total of the year Wednesday at the Spokane Arena to …


State B girls capsules: Davenport hopes to improve on last year’s runner-up finish

Capsules for all State B area girls basketball qualifiers.


State B boys capsules: St. George’s seeking to dethrone Kittitas and Brock Ravet

Capsules for all State B area boys basketball qualifiers.


State 2B preview: St. George’s boys ready for challenge of taking on Brock Ravet, Kittitas

St. George’s lost to Kittitas and Brock Ravet 65-50 in the State 2B title game at the Spokane Arena last season, its only loss of last season.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

From State B to Gonzaga: Brock Ravet leads Kittitas back to defend 2B title; next season he’s a Zag

Little did anyone else know that this kid from the small town of Kittitas would years later earn a full-ride scholarship to one of the most prolific basketball programs in …


Girls 2B: Abbie Miller’s late scoring spree leads Colfax past Davenport for title

Abbie Miller knew her team needed a lift.


Boys 2B: Top-seeded Kittitas/Thorp overpowers St. George’s en route to second straight title

The top-seeded Coyotes fought off the game No. 2 St. George’s Dragons, who gave a good account of themselves for 2 1/2 quarters before succumbing 65-50 in the 2B final …


State 2B roudup:

Scores and summaries from Saturday’s State 2B games in the Spokane Arena


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Boys 2B: St. George’s topples Liberty in overtime, set to face Kittitas/Thorp for title

State 2B champions in 2012-13, the Dragons earned a chance to do it again with a hard fought 64-60 victory in overtime over the Liberty Lancers in a late semifinal …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Girls 2B: Colfax, Davenport advance to championship game

Three of the teams playing in Friday night’s state semifinals, after all, are from that large, two-division eastern Washington league – Davenport and St. George’s from the NE 2B North, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

State 2B roundup: Brock Ravet leads Kittitas/Thorp into title game

Scores and summaries from Friday’s State 2B games in the Spokane Arena


State 2B roundup: Saint George’s girls upset top-seeded Ilwaco to earn semifinal berth

Scores and summaries from Thursday’s State 2B quarterfinal games in the Spokane Arena