King's beats Brewster, advances to state semifinals | Boys prep basketball

By Megan Managan | Mar 06, 2014

The King's boys basketball team played its first game of the 2014 1A boys state tournament, beating Brewster 50-41 on Thursday afternoon.

The Knights trailed the Bears 9-4 after one quarter, but scored 20 points in the second quarter to hold a 24-18 lead at halftime.

In the second half, both teams scored 13 points in the third quarter, while King's outscored Brewster 13-10 in the final eight minutes to earn the win.

Corey Kispert scored 13 points during the win, while Noah Bundrant added 12 points. David Barhanovich scored eight points, Josh Alexander scored seven, while Brett Jones added six and Calvin Kispert scored four points.

The Knights will face Okanogan, ranked No.1 this season with a 26-0 record, on Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the state semifinals. If King's beats the Bulldogs, the Knights will face the winner of the Seattle Academy vs. Zillah in the state championship on Saturday evening.

If King's loses to Okanogan on Friday, the Knights will play for third/fourth place against the loser of the Seattle Academy vs. Zillah game on Saturday morning.

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