State B 2012: Tourney scores, schedules and news coverage from The Spokesman-Review

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  • March04

    Almira/Coulee-Hartline wins State 1B boys basketball title

    Derek Isaak carried his team to the State 1B boys basketball championship. They reciprocated by hoisting him onto their shoulders for a ride to the locker room. Isaak scored a tournament record 44 points and willed Almira/Coulee-Hartline to the State 1B championship with a comeback 62-58 win over Bi-County League foe Valley Christian.
  • Colton girls down Columbia to claim 4th title in row

    Irritating, like a fly that won’t go away. That’s the best way to describe the Colton defense.
  • Colfax boys win State 2B basketball crown

    The Spokane Arena nets were in pieces, the gold ball covered with fingerprints, the hoarse voices finally silenced. Colfax High’s Brandon Gfeller took a breath. And the junior guard explained what the Bulldogs’ 51-40 victory over Northwest Christian in the State 2B boys basketball title game meant to his town.
  • Reardan repeats as State 2B girls champion

    The 2012 State 2B girls basketball championship may have been decided in the 2011 title game. Locked in a tense battle with the Brewster Bears and Chandler Smith, the Reardan Indians defended their title by scoring the last 11 points to pull out a 65-57 victory, their 31st in a row, at the Arena Saturday night.
  • March03

    Reardan repeats as State 2B champ

    The 2012 State 2B girls basketball championship may have been decided in the 2011 title game. Locked in a tense battle with the Brewster Bears and Chandler Smith, the Reardan Indians defended their title by scoring the last 11 points to pull out a 65-57 victory, their 31st in a row, at the Arena Saturday night.
  • ACH, Valley Christian boys will meet for title

    The 1B boys basketball season comes down to this: a rubber match between two Bi-County League powers for the state championship. Valley Christian’s Houdinis for the second straight day snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, and Almira/Coulee-Hartline won another battle of wills, sending both to today’s 7 p.m. title game in the Arena. They split two earlier meetings.
  • Colton girls move closer to fourth straight title

    The Colton Wildcats are taking nothing for granted. Not after a 47-40 win over Almira/Coulee-Hartline on Friday night that put the Wildcats one win away from their fourth straight girls State 1B championship.
  • Reardan girls power past Adna

    Reardan’s slow-starting offense was the equal of its suffocating defense Friday night and that added up to trouble for Adna. Big trouble.
  • Girls

    Riverside Christian 45, Bear Creek 35 The Crusaders scored all their fourth-quarter points from the foul line until a last-minute three-point play to hold off the Grizzlies.
  • March02

    Valley Christian, ACH boys move to semifinals

    Somehow, someway, Valley Christian dethroned returning State 1B champion Sunnyside Christian on its way to the semifinals. Fellow Bi-County League team Almira/Coulee-Hartline joined them.
  • ACH romps to easy win, but Colton up next

    Mike Correia knows desire isn’t enough – although his Warriors’ aspirations are fiercely intact. On that note, the Almira/Coulee-Hartline girls basketball coach said his team is looking forward to the challenge it will face today following a 72-15 victory over the Lopez Lobos in the opening round of the State 1B tournament on Thursday evening at the Arena.
  • Girls

    Colton 58, Neah Bay 36 Colton, winner of three State 1B titles, came alive in the second half and beat Neah Bay 58-36.
  • Boys

    Colfax 46, La Conner 38 The Bulldogs went on a 7-0 fourth-quarter run and held on to beat the Braves.
  • Northwest Christian tops Lake Roosevelt

    Even in basketball, there is not much better than a 2-for-1 deal. It was Northwest Christian with the two Thursday night, as in two inside post players – including one, 6-foot-5 Kwinn Hanson, who was dominate in scoring 32 points. He and 6-6 Reuben Clark proved to be too much for Lake Roosevelt and its University of Idaho-bound big man Ty Egbert.
  • March01

    Reardan’s Moos steps up in biggest moments

    When presented with a challenge, Kelsey Moos steps up. Just ask Colfax Bulldogs girls basketball coach Corey Baerlocher. During the second quarter of a Jan. 31 home game against the Bulldogs, Moos – the star and leader-by-example of the defending champion Reardan girls – saw three of her fellow starters go to the bench with foul trouble.
  • Valley Christian makes its way back to state

    During a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Valley Christian School was an annual State B basketball tourney staple, finishing as high as second place. Since 2003, the pickings have been slim.
  • Feb29

    Reardan’s Moos steps up in biggest moments

    When presented with a challenge, Kelsey Moos steps up – just ask Colfax girls basketball coach Corey Baerlocher.
  • Senior Isaak does it all for ACH Warriors

    Scott Isaak, Almira/Coulee- Hartline basketball coach, third-generation farmer and raconteur, likes to tell this story about his then-fourth-grade son, Derek. “He eventually wandered up to this thing called Hoopfest,” Scott said. “He was playing in a coed league with his niece. It was 98 and 96 degrees with no shade. They get to the semifinals and lo and behold we look at this team with the local name, ‘Stockton.’ ”
  • Feb28

    Blanchette: Northwest Yeshiva adds diversity to State 1B

    Even as the littlest tournament becomes smaller – fewer teams, lower enrollments – it gets bigger all the time.
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