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TACOMA -- For much of Rainier Beach's 3A state tournament first round win over Evergreen on Wednesday afternoon, John Hart and his teammates could hear the calm, authoritative voice of former NBA standout Jamal Crawford.

For Hart, and Beach's young group, the advice and encouragement from the school's most decorated alum is welcome.

Beach beat Evergreen 61-52 in the Tacoma Dome to advance to a Thursday 3A semifinal against 6-seed Kamiakin.

Watch Hart break down his team's performance: