Best of the Rest: Championship Saturday


The 2B and 1B state tournaments are in the books, and what a week it was in Spokane.

The Napavine girls won their first state championship in school history, while the Mossyrock boys fell just short in the title game.

The Adna boys ended their season on a high note, placing fourth, while the Adna girls and Napavine boys placed fifth.

Let’s take one final look at some other notables from the final day at Spokane Arena.

2B Boys

No. 3 Colfax and No. 1 Columbia (Burbank) battled in a close championship game, but the Bulldogs pulled away late to beat the top-seeded Coyotes to claim their first title since 2012 (and their fourth overall).

It was a three-point game entering the fourth, but the Bulldogs piled up 21 points in the fourth, icing the game with clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch. As a team, Colfax shot 24 of 27 from the line.

Seth Lustig and Adrik Jenkin scored 19 each to lead the Bulldogs, while Quincy Scott led the Coyotes with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

2B Girls

No. 7 Brewster topped No. 8 Mabton in the 4th/6th game, as the Bears bested the Vikings 77-71. Brewstwer’s Morgan McGuire just missed out on a 20-20 game, as she scored 19 points and hauled in 20 rebounds. Pepper Boesel added 14 points and Gimena Hurtado tallied 13.

Esmeralda Sanchez led the Vikings with 21 points, while Jezebel Ramirez added 13.

1B Boys

No. 4 DeSales topped No. 3 Neah Bay in the 3rd/5th game, using a strong fourth-quarter to win 56-51. The Fighting Irish were led by Carter Green, who scored 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting. Mathias Greene and Daniel Cumming scored 13 each to lead the Red Devils.

No. 3 Moses Lake Christian-Covenant Christian needed overtime to top No. 1 Lummi Nation in the 4th/6th game. The Lions outscored the Blackhawks 7-2 in the extra frame to finish in the top-4 for the first time.

Johnny Ferguson hit four threes and scored 27 points to lead the Lions, while Dennis Gulenko notched an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.

1B Girls

No. 1 Neah Bay won its second-straight title, avenging their 2022 title game loss to No. 2 Mount Vernon Christian by beating the Hurricanes 39-28. Wiinuk Martin scored 13 points to lead the Red Devils, while Ezrah Ray, Ryana Moss, and Qwaapeys Freene added seven each. Ruthie Rozema led the Hurricanes with nine.

No. 3 Waterville-Mansfield dominated No. 4 Crosspoint in the 3rd/5th game, as the Shockers ran away with a 67-38 win. Jasmine Garcia led the way with 21 points, while Delainey Nelson and Hanna Nelson combined for 24 more. Momoyo Iwata led the Warriors with 18 points and eight rebounds.

No. 6 Oakesale placed fourth with a close 36-35 win over No. 9 Sunnyside Christian in the 4th/6th game. Grace Perry accounted for half of the Nighthawks’ 36 points, scoring 18, and Devan Harrington scored 11 to lead the Knights.


2B Boys

  • 1st: Colfax
  • 2nd: Columbia (Burbank)
  • 3rd: Lake Roosevelt
  • 4th: Adna
  • 5th: Napavine
  • 6th: Northwest Christian (Colbert)

1B Boys

  • 1st: Wellpinit
  • 2nd: Mossyrock
  • 3rd: DeSales
  • 4th: Moses Lake Christian-Covenant Christian 
  • 5th: Neah Bay
  • 6th: Lummi Nation

2B Girls

  • 1st: Napavine
  • 2nd: Okanogan
  • 3rd: Warden
  • 4th: Brewster
  • 5th: Adna
  • 6th: Mabton

1B Girls

  • 1st: Neah Bay
  • 2nd: Mt. Vernon Christian
  • 3rd: Waterville-Mansfield
  • 4th: Oakesdale
  • 5th: Crosspoint
  • 6th: Sunnyside Christian