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State B Hardwood Classic (Feb. 28)

State B action kicks off at the Spokane Arena, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax’s Brady Ellis (12) knifes between LaConner’s Tyler Howlett, left, and Sean Hulbert, right, on his way to the basket in the second half of the Colfax-LaConner matchup, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the State B Hardwood Classic at the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax’s Brandon Gfeller, above right, trips over LaConner’s Sean Hulbert (11) while chasing a loose ball and pursued by LaConner’s Hudson Zavala, left, late in the game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Jordan Holt, 15, leans back from his bass clarinet and shouts “Hey!” as the LaConner Pep Band plays “Rock and Roll Part 2” between quarters at the LaConner-Colfax matchup, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

LaConner’s Sean Hulbert (11) ,right, tries to deny Colfax’s Brady Ellis, left, enroute to a lay-in.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax coach Reece Jenkins gives his team one last pep talk late in the game against LaConner, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax coach Reece Jenkins keeps close tabs on his team even as they build a comfortable lead late in the game against LaConner, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax’s Skylar Simonson (44) flies to the basket above LaConner defenders, from left, Anthony Williams, Spencer Novak and Sean Hulbert in the game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax’s Skylar Simonson tries for a lay-in but gets a clothesline foul by Colfaxes Spencer Novak in the game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Colfax’s Kasey Johnson, wearing glasses, finds himself trapped outside the paint by LaConner’s Hudson Zavala, (12) in their first-round matchup, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Spokane Arena.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

A not-so-peppy member of the LaConner Pep Band, Jordan Holt shows some dejection as his Braves go down in defeat to Colfax 44-28 in the 2B Boys State Tourney.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

St. John-Endicott’s Gretchen Van Lith slaps the ball away from Sunnyside Christian’s Kara den Hoed as the Eagles pressed the Crusaders in the first period, Feb. 28, 2013.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

St. John-Endicott’s Gretchen Van Lith blows past Sunnyside Christian’s Kara den Hoed in the first period.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Second cousins Mac Mills and Jim Leifer are veterans of the State B basketball tournament in Spokane. Including themselves, they have had 14 family members play in the tournament, dating back to the 1930’s. They watched Mills’ granddaughter, senior Devan Bafus, play for St. John on Thursday.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Sunnyside Christian’s Stormee Van Belle rips a board from St. John-Endicott’s Rachel Gfeller (20) and Devan Bafus.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Sunnyside Christian’s Stormee Van Belle rips a board from St. John-Endicott’s Rachel Gfeller (20) and Devan Bafus.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Talon Danielson, 12, plays with the St. Jon-Endicott band.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Sunnyside Christian’s Stormee Van Belle dishes an assist over St. John-Endicott’s Gracie Dickerson.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

St. John-Endicott’s Emily Jones loads up for a free throw against Sunnyside Christian in the second period.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Wilbur-Creston Wildcat mascot Colton Mager leads the cheering as the arena anouncer introduces the 1B girls game with Wildcats playing Shoreline Christian Crusaders, Feb. 28, 2013, in the Spokane Arena. Cheerleaders, from left include, Fawn Nolt, Paul Hillman, Monica Nelson and Nikki Paunovich.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Wilbur-Creston’s Jessica Boyer dishes and assist against Shoreline Christian.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Shoreline Christian’s Jessica Hoogerhyde wrestles with Wilbur-Creston’s Lauren Leyva for control of the ball.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Shoreline Christian’s Sarah Ott splits Wilbur-Creston’s Elizabeth Brudevold and Jessica Boyer (20).


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Shoreline Christian’s Bella Hermesch attacks Wilbur-Creston’s Mason Jaeger.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Lind-Ritzville-Sprague’s Coby Starring launches over Northwest Christian’s Tyler Stephens.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Lind-Ritzville-Sprague’s Dylan Hart has his shot rejected by Northwest Christian’s Matt Kershinar.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Lind-Ritzville-Sprague’s Conner O’Neill scores on Northwest Christian’s Kobie Hanson.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Lind-Ritzville-Sprague’s Colby Starring can’t stop Northwest Christian’s Austin Friedly (11) from stealing a pass.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Lind-Ritzville-Sprague’s Dylan Hart is hammered by Northwest Christian’s Nick Kiourkas.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Sandwiched between Napavine’s Josie Dekoker, left, and Grace Hamre, right, Northwest Christian’s Chanel Knight competes for a rebound in the first period.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Northwest Christian’s Hannah Dietzen gets a hand on Napavines’s Josie Dekoker’s ball and knocks it out-of- bounds in the first period.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Northwest Christian’s Treasure Farmer (22) heads to the basket in the first period during a 2B girls basketball game against Napavine.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Northwest Christian’s Rachel Bozlee, left, shoots as Napavine defender Alexa Peters keeps an eye on the ball.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Jed Zimmer (23) shoots for two as Soap Lakes Dustin Foster (4) and Dima Kalachik defend in the first period.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Soap Lakes Jason Korneychuk flies to the basket during his 1B State Boys Basketball game against LaCross-Washtucna-Kahlotus.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Soap lake’s Dustin Foster loses control of a pass and collides with LaCrosse-Wastucna-Kahlortus’ Darcy Stamper, left, and Alec Fleming.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Pomeroy Pirate fans Eric Wade, left, and Sam Lindekugel celebrate their boys basketball team’s win over Christian Faith Thursday during their 1B first round game in the Spokane Arena.

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