TACOMA – Central Valley had no trouble rebounding from a loss in the state quarterfinals. The fourth-ranked Bears ran away from No. 5 Richland early and never looked back in a 63-37 win Friday.
Central Valley shot 59 percent in the first half and led by 16 at halftime. The Bears didn’t slow down after halftime, holding Richland to just two points in the third quarter and shooting 50 percent for the game.
Four Central Valley players scored at least 10 points, led by 20 points in just 18 minutes from Beau Byus. Byus made all nine of his field goal attempts but did have one blemish: He was 2 of 3 from the free-throw line.
Payton Radliff led Richland with 10 points. The Bombers shot just 22 percent.