As of Friday, March 4, 2016
YAKIMA The Zillah boys bounced back from Thursday’s loss to beat Medical Lake, 71-57, in the consolation round of the 1A state basketball tournament this morning.
The Leopards were dealt with a heartbreaking loss, 63-65, last night when King’s Luke Wicks made a buzzer shot as time expired to take away Zillah’s title dreams in the SunDome.
As for Medical Lake, it would fall in similar fashion, losing to King’s Way Christian, 45-47, by a late jumper.
Zillah boys prepare for Elite Eight
The Zillah boys prepare for the Elite Eight in the state basketball tournament. Via
Zillah opened the game eager to get the win and went on to score 25 points in the first quarter to give them a 9-point lead at the end of one. But things would turn for them as the Cardinals went on a 9-20 run to end the half with a 36-34 lead.
Coming out of the locker room, there would only be one more lead change the rest of the game as the Leopards dominated, outscoring Medical Lake, 37-21, to assure them at least a sixth-place Hardwood Classic trophy.
Trey Delp of Zillah led all scorers with 18 points, while teammates Jared Ellis and Nate Whitaker would add 14 points apiece. Scotty Burge would also get into double figures, scoring 12 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.
Cory Wagner had 10 points for the Cardinals.
Zillah (24-2) advances to the fourth/sixth place match, where they play Hoquiam (21-6). That game will take place at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow in the SunDome.