The winter weather of last week did nobody any favors, and it set up an undesirable situation where two teams had to play twice on Monday to settle the second seed to state from District 8 3A boys and girls.
The Shadle Park boys answered the bell.
DaMarius Brown scored 32 points with nine rebounds and 12 assists and the visiting Highlanders (14-10) beat Kennewick (12-11) 87-81 in the District 8 3A second-place game to earn a trip to the regional round of state.
Tavion Rainwater scored 16 points and Jake Groves added 10 points and 10 boards. Shadle went 30 of 37 at the line, including 16 straight in the fourth quarter to end the game.
Earlier in the day, the Highlanders upset No. 1-seeded Hermiston (15-9) 86-80 in a loser-out at Kennewick HS. Nian Allen scored 16 points with 12 rebounds to pace Shadle Park, while Groves and Brown added 15 points apiece.
The WIAA extended the deadline for districts to determine bids to state from Saturday until Monday at 5 p.m. due to last week’s poor weather.
The state’s organizing committee is expected to publish brackets for the state tournaments on Tuesday. The regional round starts on Friday.
Chiawana 88, Central Valley 74: Jayden Martinez led all scorers with 22 points and the Riverhawks (17-7) eliminated the visiting Bears in the District 8 4A third-place game to earn the first trip to state in school history.
Jayce Simmons scored 18 points with eight rebounds for CV, which ends its season at 13-11. Josh Wilson had 14 points, Kyle Clay added 11 and Quinn Johnson picked up 10 for the Bears.
Koby Young had 18 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots for Chiawana.
Chiawana 72, University 43: Macey Morales scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Alyssa Agundis added 17 and the Riverhawks (19-6) eliminated the visiting Titans (16-9) in the District 8 4A third-place game.
Ellie Boni led U-Hi with 19 points and Kinsley Barrington had 15 with nine rebounds.
Kennewick 50, North Central 45: Aislin Fiander scored 12 points, Maddie Gebers added 11 and the Lions (20-5) eliminated the Indians (13-11) in the District 8 3A loser-out at Kamiakin HS.
Quincy McDeid led NC with 20 points.
Kamiakin beat Kennewick 72-40 in the second-place game.
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