TACOMA — Two undefeated teams lost and two of four Metro League teams advanced to the 3A and 4A state championships on Friday at the Tacoma Dome.
Garfield stunned top-ranked Eastside Catholic and O'Dea took care of Rainier Beach in 3A. In 4A, 1-seed Union lost to Central Valley and Mount Si took down 2-seed Glacier Peak.
First, catch up on Thursday: Highlights, photo galleries and top performers from the 3A/4A boys quarterfinals.
Here's what went down, top performers, video highlights and photo galleries from the 3A/4A fourth place playoff games, which also took place Friday morning, afternoon and evening at the Tacoma Dome:
NO. 4 GARFIELD THROTTLES NO. 1 EASTSIDE CATHOLIC, 71-46
Koren Johnson had 22 points, Tari Eason had 16 points and Kendall Munson added 15 as Garfield beat Eastside Catholic, 74-46, in the 3A state semifinals on Friday night to land in its second championship game in three years, marking Garfield’s third win over the top-ranked Crusaders this season. (READ MORE HERE)
UP NEXT: Garfield takes on O'Dea in the 3A state championship Saturday at 7 p.m.; Eastside Catholic faces Rainier Beach at 11:15 p.m. in the third place game.
NO. 7 O’DEA COASTS PAST NO. 13 RAINIER BEACH, 73-53
The defending 3A state champions started hot and built a double-digit lead at halftime to cruise to a 3A state semifinal win over Rainier Beach, 73-53, in the 3A state semifinals on Friday night at the Tacoma Dome, a day after an overtime win in the quarters. (READ MORE HERE)
NO. 4 CENTRAL VALLEY UPSETS NO. 1 UNION, 63-55
Central Valley wanted to do two things: keep the ball out of Union's Tanner Toolson and Kaden Horn's hands. The Bears did that and more in a 63-55 upset of the previously undefeated Titans. (READ MORE HERE)
NO. 3 MOUNT SI OUTSHOOTS NO. 2 GLACIER PEAK, 63-55
Tyler Patterson scored 17 points, Hayden Curtiss had 16 and Quin Patterson added 14 to lead last year's 4A runner-up Mount Si back to the state championship. (READ MORE HERE)
FOURTH PLACE PLAYOFF
4TH PLACE GAME: NO. 10 OLYMPIA VS. NO. 9 SUMNER, SATURDAY AT 9:30 A.M.
4TH PLACE GAME: NO. 2 WILSON VS. NO. 6 KAMIAKIN, SATURDAY AT 8 A.M. (LOSER 6TH PLACE)
Kyson Rose, Kamiakin, 27
Tanner Toolson, Union, 26
Kyle Gruhler, Skyview, 23