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2B, 1B Washington high school basketball playoffs: Scores, recaps, top performers from WIAA championship games (3/2/2024)

Get live updates from Spokane Arena as the WIAA 2B and 1B boys and girls basketball championship games tip off Saturday afternoon
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SPOKANE  - The 2024 WIAA 2B and 1B boys and girls high school basketball state tournament (Hardwood Classic) concludes Saturday (March 2) with the championship games at Spokane Arena.

The Class 2B boys state championship game will be played first, with No. 1 Columbia facing No. 3 Colfax at 3 p.m. 

Follow all of the games right here - including the full slate of consolation championship games - with live scores, game updates, highlights and much more. You can also watch the games live on the NFHS Network.

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Colfax 65, Columbia of Burbank 52: After leading the vast majority of the first 30 minutes, Colfax was searching for the final blow -the knockout punch in a back-and-forth battle of undefeated Class 2B squads.

Sophomore Adrian Jenkin and senior Jaxon Wick combined to deliver that with 2:02 remaining, when Jenkin stole the ball and floated a pass to Wick, who raced down the court for an easy layup - and sudden eight-point lead. 

After that, the game was over. Crowd knew it. Players knew it, too.

Colfax ended the game on a 17-3 run to defeat top-ranked Columbia, of Burbank, 65-52. It is Colfax’s first boys basketball state championship since 2012, and fifth overall.

“I couldn’t imagine anything else,” Wick said. “I’ve been waiting this for pretty much my whole life, ever since I started playing basketball.”

Jenkin finished with 19 points and Wick tallied 13. The Bulldogs (29-0) also got 19 points from Seth Lustig, and Jayce Kelly contributed 11 rebounds and six assists.

“You don’t need to do anything special. Just play like you’ve played all season,” Jenkin said of the mindset that contributed to the hot start. The Bulldogs made their first three 3-pointers on the way to a 19-12 first-quarter lead.

The Coyotes (26-1) didn’t take their first lead until the third quarter, when they briefly had a 35-34 advantage with 4:15 remaining. But Colfax immediately responded with a basket.

Columbia held the lead twice more, including as late as 3:46 remaining in the fourth quarter, when Quincy Scott scored two of his team-high 16 points. He also added 12 rebounds.

The Bulldogs’ countered with Lustig getting to the line, Wick’s fastbreak score and a late flurry as they coasted to a championship conclusion and celebrated with the Colfax faithful.

“It was championship or bust all the way and we put all our egos aside to get this done,” Wick said. “I just can’t believe we’re here.”



Napavine 41, Okanogan 40: Hayden Kaut wasn't having her best shooting game, but the sophomore came up big with the WIAA gold ball on the line.

After blowing a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter, Kaut scored the final five points of the game, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining - and the Tigers had their first WIAA title in school history.

Kaut - who scored seven points on 3-for-12 shooting - drilled the 3-pointer from the right side to give Napavine a 41-40 lead.

"We had practiced for that moment the entire season," Napavine girls coach Shane Schutz. "She didn't hesitate.

"What a great moment for our kids and our program."

Okanogan had a final chance to win it, but the Bulldogs missed a corner 3-pointer long with two seconds to go.

Napavine led 35-26 on a Dakota Hamilton free throws just 20 seconds into the fourth quarter, but Okanogan erased it with a 14-1 run - capped by Addison Brown's 3-pointer with 80 seconds remaining.

Kaut sank a 10-footer in the lane to trim the Bulldogs' lead, 40-38. And after Jacey Boesel missed a long-range shot on Okanogan's end - Kaut delivered her heroics.

Hamilton led Napavine with 15 points and seven rebounds.



Wellpinit 60, Mossyrock 56: Move over, Sunnyside Christian -you have new company in the classification.

Before Saturday, no team had one multiple titles except the Knights. But defending state champion Wellpinit joined them after a comeback win in Spokane.

Grant Denison III scored a game-high 18 points, but it was the hot perimeter shooting of Jordan Montgomery that was the difference.

Montgomery sank three of his four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter - with his second one tying the game at 51-51 with 2:40 remaining - and the final backbreaking one giving the Redskins a 56-51 lead at the 1:25 mark.

Wellpinit overcame a nine-point deficit in the final 5:20 with a 16-0 run.

Easton Kolb and Zack Munoz scored 14 points apiece for Mossyrock.



Neah Bay 39, Mount Vernon Christian 28: Led by Amber Swan's 13 points and a stifling interior defense, the Lady Reds are back on top of the classification after defending its title.

Mount Vernon Christian battled back after not scoring a field goal in the opening quarter - trailing just 27-22 heading into the final eight minutes.

Once again, Neah Bay put the clamps down, not allowing a field goal for the first 5:02.

By then, the Lady Red found just enough offense on a 10-2 run, including inside baskets by Ezrah Ray, Ryana Moss and Qwaapeys Greene.

Standout Hurricanes' post player Allie Heino was limited to just seven points on 3-for-6 shooting.



Johnny Ferguson, Moses Lake Christian

27 points, five 3-pointers 

Carter Green, DeSales

26 points, 9-14 FGs

Asher West, Northwest Christian of Colbert

24 points, 8-11 FGs

Jarin Prather, Napavine

21 points, five 3-pointers

Trevin Salme, Adna

21 points, five 3-pointers

Seth Lustig, Colfax

19 points, 12-12 FTs

Grant Denison III, Wellpinit

18 points, nine rebounds



Karsyn Freeman, Adna

31 points, four 3-pointers, six rebounds

Jasmine Garcia, Waterville-Mansfield

21 points, five 3-pointers, four steals

Angelina Buck, Warden

21 points, five 3-pointers

Esmeralda Sanchez, Mabton

21 points, four 3-pointers

Morgan McGuire, Brewster

19 points, 20 rebounds

Momoyo Iwata, Crosspoint

18 points, eight rebounds

Grace Perry, Oakesdale

18 points, four 3-pointers, six rebounds

Dakota Hamilton, Napavine

15 points, seven rebounds



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