The boys 4A state tourney begins this Thursday in the Tacoma Dome and runs through March 2nd. We will take a good look at the 8 ball clubs and their top guns as they make their run at the coveted golden ball.
Newport 18-8 vs. Curtis 23-2
The Knights from Newport high school in Bellevue, advanced to the state show with a solid 48-41 win over Eastmont in regional action. Football star Isaac Dotson is also a hardwood warrior as well. Dotson averages 13.5 points a game. The Knights leading scorer is 6’3” junior guard Will Ferris, who rips it at 14.6 points a contest. Senior forward Miles Fowler
and talented 6’6” sophomore Calvin Throckmorton pace the Newport inside attack.
The Curtis Vikings made their short move to the T-Dome with a 61-48 regional win over Jefferson. The Viks leader is 6’6” senior high riser Isom Brown, a multi-talented wing. Down low the Curtis crew is paced by 6’8” 235 pound glass eater Javience Chisholm. The Vikings backcourt is led by 5’7” senior point guard Dom Robinson. Curtis also features a dynamo in 6’3” senior Andre Lewis.
Bothell 21-3 vs. Garfield 23-1
Kingco conference powerhouses meet for the 3rd time, with Garfield winning the first 2 meetings. With the Bothell Cougars it all starts and ends with their silky smooth 6’4” senior guard Zach LaVine. The UCLA commit is shredding the twines at 29 points a game. His back court mate Perrion Callandret, a slick 6’3” senior, averages 17.7 points a contest and is heading to Idaho to hoop it up next season. The Cougs front line is led by Seattle Prep transfer Josh Martin, a 6’8” junior banger. Martin is good for 12.5 points and 9 boards a game.
The Garfield Bulldogs have reeled off 23 straight wins and are lead by their two headed hooping monsters in Tucker Haymond and Tre’Vaunte Williams. Haymond is a 6’6” senior do it all swingman who averages 18 a ball game. Williams, a 6’5” senior jumping jack scored 35 points and garnered 11 rebounds in their 74-65 regional win over South Kitsap. Tre’Vaunte averages 15 points and 9 boards on the season.
Arlington 22-3 vs. Richland 19-4
The Arlington Eagles advanced to Tacoma by way of their 58-47 win over Bellarmine Prep in regional action. The Eagles are led into battle by their sharp shooting 6’5” senior forward Terry Dawn. Terry averages 19 points and 8 glasses a contest. Noah Jones a 6’5” junior forward averages 11 points and 6 rebounds. Junior forward Bradey Brummel and junior point guard Kaleb Bryson add to the Eagles high powered arsenal.
The Richland Bombers made it to the show by disposing of Stadium high school 69-38 in regional play. The Bombers go to guy is 6’7” junior forward Nathan Streufert. The dead eye marksman had 12 points, 7 boards and 7 assists in their regional win. Steven Beo is a 6’2” freshman phenom for the Bombers frontline. The backcourt is paced by 6’0” junior Jacob DeVries and 6’0” senior play maker Mason Hilty.
Jackson 24-0 vs. Central Valley 22-2
The Jackson Timberwolves from Everett, defeated Auburn 58-53 in regional action to punch their ticket to Tacoma. The T-Wolves feature a trifecta of junior hooping machines. Jason Todd a 6’5” swingman might be the top junior in the state. Todd averages 22 points a game, and shredded Auburn with 21 points and 18 rebounds. 5’10” junior ’downtown’ Danny Kingma averages 14 points a game for the Wolves. Junior jumping jack Brian Zehr, a 6’4” forward, hits for 12.4 points and 6 boards a ball game.
The Central Valley Bears out of Spokane, moved on to the T-dome via a 61-55 overtime victory over Beamer. The Bears ace hooper is Austin Rehkow, a crafty 6’3” senior guard/forward. Rehkow rolled up 19 points in the win over Beamer. Junior guard Adam Chamberlain, a dead-eye shooting 6’ footer is the leader of the Central Valley backcourt. The Bears inside is paced by 6’6” 210 pound junior glass worker Beau Byus.