King's prevail against Lynden Christian, place third at 1A state

YAKIMA — Luke Wicks scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the King's boys used a strong second half shooting performance to defeat No. 2 seed Lynden Christian 55-43 and claim the third-place trophy on Saturday at the SunDome. 

Dawson Porcello and Josh Frohardt scored 14 points and 11 points, respectively, and Chewy Zevenbergen scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Knights, who had won the last two Class 1A boys state titles.

The Knights (22-6) trailed by one at halftime, but shot over 50 percent from the floor and shot over 46 percent from beyond the arc in the second half to pull ahead of the Lyncs.

Grant Rubbert had 11 points, as well as six rebounds, four steals, and three assists, for Lynden Christian. The Lyncs (21-7), which placed second at state in 2015, came away with the fifth-place trophy this year.

Dawson Porcello hit three 3-pointers and Josh Frohardt and Wicks each made two 3-pointersKING'S — Dawson Porcello 3-12 5-6 14, Lopez 0-3 0-0 0, Josh Frohardt 3-5 3-4 11, Luke Wicks 7-10 2-2 18, Zevenbergen 2-5 2-4 7, Reeves 0-0 0-0 0, Durbin 0-1 0-0 0, Bundrant 0-0 0-0 0, Kleppe 1-5 0-0 3, Bobin 0-0 0-0 0, Schoenfeld 1-2 0-0 2, Hibbard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-43 12-16 55.

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN — Riddle 0-3 0-0 0, Bajema 1-12 2-3 5, Grant Rubbert 5-9 0-0 11, DeJong 4-10 0-1 8, Westra 1-5 0-0 2, DeVries 2-7 0-0 5, Lancaster 0-0 0-0 0, Bouwman 0-2 0-0 0, Bos 3-5 0-0 9, Jansen 1-1 0-0 3, Colwell 0-4 0-0 0, Tevelde 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-59 2-4 43.

King's   9   10   12   24   —   55

Lynden Christian   11   11   7   14  —   43

 

3-point goals -  King's 9-26 (Porcello 3-10, Frohardt 2-4, Wicks 2-4, Zevenbergen 1-1, Kleppe 1-5); Lynden Christian 7-25 (Bajema 1-5, Rubbert 1-2, DeVries 1-6, Bos 3-5, Jansen 1-1). Rebounds - King's 37 (Zevenbergen 11, Wicks 8); Lynden Christian DeJong 8, Rubbert 6). Assists - King's 14 (Frohardt 5, Porcello 4); Lynden Christian 8 (Rubbert 3, DeVries 2, Bouwman). Turnovers - King's 12, Lynden Christian 7. Total fouls - King's 12, Lynden Christian 15. Fouled out - None.