King’s Way Christian drops loser-out game at state basketball tournament

One bad quarter proved to be the undoing of King’s Way Christian Wednesday as the Knights dropped a 53-50 decision to Warden at the Class 1A boys basketball tournament at the SunDome in Yakima. The loss eliminated King’s Way Christian from the tournament.

King’s Way Christian led 28-25 at halftime but the Knights were only able to score four points in the third quarter. King’s Way Christian then trailed by as much as seven points in the fourth quarter before a 3-pointer by Joe Mills closed the gap to two points at 52-50 with 19 seconds left to play in the game.

Warden’s JR Delgado made one of two free throws with 14 seconds to go to seal the win and knock King’s Way Christian out of the tournament.

Matt Garrison had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Knights, who finished the season with a 15-12 overall record. Garrison made seven of his nine shots from the field.

Mills had 12 points and five rebounds for King’s Way Christian and Skyler Freeman added 11 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for the Knights.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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