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February 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Tuesday’s boys HS hoops highlights

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It was a wild night in high-school basketball Tuesday. In 3A, O’Dea knocked off No. 1 Rainier Beach. Franklin knocked No. 4 Seattle Prep. And, in 4A, Bothell knocked off No. 2 Skyline.

Here is my game story from O’Dea’s win. Click here.

Here are the rest of the highlights from Tuesday night.

SAMMAMISH — Zach LaVine scored 27 points as Bothell advanced to the semifinals of the KingCo 4A boys basketball tournament with a 63-60 victory over Skyline Tuesday night at Skyline High School.

The win came just four days after the Cougars lost 65-61 to the third-ranked Spartans at Skyline.

LaVine got help from fellow junior Perrion Callandret, who scored 19 for Bothell. Sophomore Kellen Webster added 14 for the Cougars.

Will Parker scored 20 and Lucas Shannon 16 for Skyline.

In the KingCo semifinals on Friday at Juanita, Bothell will play Issaquah at 8:15 p.m., and Redmond plays Garfield at 6:30.

Skyline faces a loser-out game against Roosevelt at 4:45 p.m. Friday at Juanita. The Spartans (18-4) must win four straight loser-out games to advance to regionals.

In other KingCo 4A tournament openers Tuesday night, sixth-ranked Garfield ran away from Newport 81-49 as Tucker Haymond’s 18 points led five Bulldogs in double figures; Jason Harrington scored 24 for Redmond, which rallied from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Ballard 55-51; and Issaquah beat Roosevelt 49-38 despite Joe Knight’s 21 points for the Roughriders.

Metro tournament

— Franklin knocked fourth-ranked Seattle Prep into the losers bracket of the Metro League tournament with a 64-59 victory. Arell Hennings’ 21 points led the Quakers. Mitch Brewe and D.J. Fenner each scored 19 for Prep.

Franklin plays O’Dea at 8 p.m. Friday at Brougham Pavilion for the Metro title. Seattle Prep plays at top-ranked Rainier Beach at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The top seven Metro teams will go to next week’s Sea-King 3A District tournament. Seattle Prep and Rainier Beach are both assured of advancing despite losing Tuesday night.

In other Metro tournament openers, Joey Schreiber scored 27 points and Austin Soukup 24 as Eastside Catholic beat Sealth 83-65 despite Bronte’ Corbray’s 26 for the Seahawks.

Nathan Hale beat Bainbridge 53-41 behind Gadisa Margarsa’s 19 points.

KingCo 3A tournament

— No. 6 Lake Washington beat Sammamish 65-60 and Bellevue slipped past Mercer Island 46-44 at Bellevue College to reach the championship game of the KingCo 3A tournament.

Matt Staudacher and Guy Lynott each scored 21 for LW, which led by 18 going into the fourth quarter against the Totems. George Valle’s 18 points led Sammamish.

Bellevue rallied from five points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Islanders.

Bellevue and Lake Washington meet for the tournament title and top seed to the Sea-King District tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bellevue College.

Other highlights

— Eighth-ranked Kennedy got a scare in its final Seamount League game, edging Evergreen 84-77 in two overtimes. Mitch Penner scored 25 for Kennedy (17-2 overall, 14-0 Seamount). Alex Campbell had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Adrian Sorth scored 20 for Evergreen.

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