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.
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