High School Sports

Issaquah's Ty Gibson's 42 points leads Eagles past Moses Lake in 4A state boys basketball consolation

Issaquah senior guard Ty Gibson didn’t want Friday morning’s 4A state consolation game to be his last.

Thanks to his 42-point outburst, it won’t be.

Gibson made 11 of 20 field goals and 16 of 18 free throws to lead his Eagles past Moses Lake, 74-61, and into the fourth-place game in the 4A boys basketball tournament.

“It just started in the first quarter. I was able to get to the free-throw line, kind of got my shot going,” said Gibson, who outscored the Chiefs 35-33 through three quarters. “I was able to get my 3s to fall, and from there the rim seemed huge. Every shot I got, I had to put it up there, and a lot of them went in.”

Issaquah sophomore guard Trevon Ary-Turner, who returned for the state tournament after breaking a knuckle earlier this year, limped off the court with an ankle injury in the second half and did not return. Ary-Turner had six points.

Moses Lake was led by junior center Cesar Sandoval, who had 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting and added seven rebounds. Chiefs senior forward Tyson Karstetter had a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

The Eagles (21-6) will face Kentwood at 8 a.m. Saturday. Moses Lake (16-7) is eliminated from its first 4A state tournament with the loss.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627