Crosspoint Academy girls, Olympic boys bring home hardware

The Crosspoint Academy girls and the Olympic High boys each brought home sixth-place trophies from last weekend's Hardwood Classics in Spokane and Yakima.

The Crosspoint Academy girls and the Olympic High boys each brought home sixth-place trophies from last weekend’s Hardwood Classics in Spokane and Yakima.

Each team finished the tournament with a 1-2 mark.

Crosspoint competed at the Class 1B Hardwood Classic at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, while Olympic was in the 2A Hardwood Classic at the Yakima Valley SunDome.


Crosspoint fell to the Pateros Nannies, 44-38, in a close game for fourth- and sixth-place in the tournament on March 7.

It was the Warriors’ first trophy from the state tournament since 2008.

The Warriors jumped out to a 12-11 first-period lead, but Pateros bounced back for a 26-23 margin at halftime.

For most of the second half, both teams traded the lead until a 3-pointer by Katarina Wilson early in the fourth quarter pushed Pateros to a lead it never relinquished.

The Nannies hit several free throws down the stretch for the win.

Pateros outrebounded the taller Warriors, 34-24. The Nannies’ Lorie LeDoux, who had nine points, had 10 boards, while Crosspoint’s dual 6-foot posts – Katie Nation and Cailyn Cattell — had eight and four, respectively. Cattrell finished with four points.

The Nannies bench produced 12 points to none for Crosspoint.

The Warriors hit 6-for-15 from 3-point land, while Pateros was 9-for-23. Crosspoints was 6-for-15 from the foul line and the Nannies went 9-of-14

Kailey Bandara led the Warriors with a game-high 16 points, while sister, Holly, added nine. Katarina Wilson led Pateros with 11 points.

It was the final game for Cattell, Deseree Doty, Holly Bandara and Emma Laurion

The Warriors whipped SeaTac League rival Evergreen Lutheran, 42-25, in a loser-out consolation game March 6.

It was the Warriors’ fifth win over Evergreen this season, including two wins in regular season play and two in the playoffs. Crosspoint’s biggest win against the Eagles was a 73-33 on Jan. 12.

The Warriors built a 12-6 lead after the opening period, then Evergreen closed the gap to three, 21-18, at the half. But Crosspoint went on a 13-2 run in the third for a 34-20 margin.

Cattell scored a team-high 13 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. Kailey Bandara and Nation had eight boards each, while Holly Bandara added six.

Nations and Doty had nine rebounds each.

Emily Holder led Evergreen with game-high 19 points and Malloy Finn added three.

Evergreen Lutheran lost to the Republic Tigers, 64-34, in the opening round. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-7 lead and took a 40-15 lead into intermission.

In the March 5 opening round, Crosspoint fell to Sunnyside Christian, 76-44.

Sunnyside Christian, which built a 25-6 lead at the end of the first period, went into halftime with a 41-16 advantage.

Cattell paced Crosspoint with 17 points, while Doty hit 11 and Holly Bandara added nine.


At the Sun Dome, Leighton Kingma scored 21 points to lead Sehome to a 59-41 win over Olympic as the Trojans had to settle for sixth place on March 7

Leif Anderson added 15 points for the Mariners, who took home their 10th state trophy.

Senior guard Makaleb McInnis scored 21 points to lead Olympic (19-10). Jumier Johnson, a 6-foot-6 junior, added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Olympic earned its second trophy overall and first since 1983.

It was the final game for McInnis, Damarius Johnson, Keshun McGee and Erik Turnquist.

The Trojans need a 42-37 win over Fife on March 6 to advance against Sehome, which beat Mark Morris, 64-61.

McGee and McInnis scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds each in the win. Johnson had eight points and six rebounds.

The Trojans had a 17-13 lead at the half.

Turnquist hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Trojans.

In the March 5 opening round, Squalicum drilled nine 3-pointers in a 63-41 first-round win over Olympic.

The Storm also forced 18 turnovers and turned them into 16 points, as it jumped out to a 39-23 halftime lead.

McInnis led Olympic with 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and Jumier Johnson added 10 and nine rebounds. Damarius Johnson had 11 boards and seven points.


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