It wasn't easy to determine Drexler Doherty matched a State 1B boys basketball record, it took a little longer to figure Derek Isaak's.
Doherty scored 31 in Neah Bay's 55-50 loss to Sunnyside Christian Saturday night. That's one more point than Tyler Edwards of Cusick scored against Lummi at last year's tournament in Yakima, but of course just matched the 31 Colton's Dustin Patchen scored yesterday, when the Bruins beat the Wildcats 63-60. (Doherty onlyhad 23 in that game.)
As for Isaak, his game winning shot in Almira/Coulee-Hartline's 57-55 win over Colton for third place, his last points in three trips to State, gave him 247 points. With the 97 he scored, he erased the 202 of Moses Lake Crisitian's Adrian Moffet from 2007-09.
About those records, B historian and former long-time coach Jim Stinson, mentioned tonight he was going to close the record books at 2010 and start another one effective with this tournament. That's because some teams can play five games at state, when in the past four was the max.
In fact, 1B girls champion Colton played five. The Wildcats lost to ACH last Friday in a first-round game in Walla Walla. Colton bounced back to beat St. John's on Saturday to qualify for the final eight, then ran the table in Spokane.