Mark Morris of Longview came out hot and left Sehome behind by 10 after the first quarter and while the Mariners played the Monarchs even after that it was too late as Sehome lost, 84-72, in the Class 2A state regionals in Chehalis on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Fortunately, the fifth-seeded Mariners (18-5) still get to go to the Yakima SunDome, but they will have to play a loser-out game on Wednesday, March 1, at 12:15 p.m. against 13th-seeded North Kitsap. The Vikings defeated Sehome last year at state.
Check out Whatcom Hoops for stories and photos from all of Friday’s and Saturday’s regional action.
Sehome seniors Grant Kepley and Grey Garrison had 20 points each, but it wasn’t enough to offset fourth-seeded Mark Morris’s 84 points, which was by far the most points the Mariners have given up all season.
Senior Mat Storm added 11 points, senior Isaac Lawrence had 8, and senior Dane Dominguez contributed 6. Lawrence also had two of Sehome’s five 3-pointers.
The Monarchs (23-2) were led by guards Braydon Olson and Kobe Parlin, who had 34 and 27 points, respectively.
Our other Class 2A boys team, the Lynden Lions, notched a 70-52 victory over Renton on Friday, Feb. 24, and will advance to the SunDome to play the winner of the Sehome-North Kitsap game in the state quarterfinals on Thursday, March 2, at 12:15 p.m.
Mark Morris 84, Sehome 72
Sehome 15 17 18 22—72
Mark Morris 25 16 19 24—84
Sehome: Grey Garrison 20, Mathew Storms 11, Dane Dominguez 6, Grant Kepley 20, Isaac Lawrence 8, Eli Daheim, Austin McKay, Kai Swanson 2, Braddock Duckworth 1, Nathan Eisses 2, Tommy Funk, Nolan Wright 2.
Mark Morris: Deacon Dietz 5, Kobe Parlin 27, Malakai Gray 9, Braydon Olson 34, Dalton Stevens 3, Carson Bogner 2, Dossen Morrow 4.
CLASS 2A BOYS STATE REGIONALS
Friday, Feb. 24
#6 Lynden 70, #3 Renton 52 (both to state tournament)
Saturday, Feb. 25
#1 Pullman 67, #8 RA Long 55 (both to state tournament)
#7 Prosser 74, Anacortes 69 (both to state tournament)
#4 Mark Morris 84, #5 Sehome 72 (both to state tournament)
#10 Enumclaw 49, #15 Ridgefield 33 (winner to state tournament, loser out)
#13 North Kitsap 58, #12 Sammamish 50 (winner to state tournament, loser out)
#9 West Valley (Spokane) 64, #16 Clover Park 47 (winner to state tournament, loser out)
#11 Tumwater 63, #14 Foss 48 (winner to state tournaments, loser out)
At Yakima SunDome
Wednesday, March 1
Tumwater (19-5) vs. Renton (23-2), 9 a.m. (loser out)
Enumclaw (21-3) vs. Anacortes (21-3), 10:25 a.m. (loser out)
North Kitsap (18-7) vs. Sehome (18-5), 12:15 p.m. (loser out)
West Valley (Spokane) (20-4) vs. RA Long (20-5), 2 p.m. (loser out)
Thursday, March 2
Mark Morris (23-2) vs. Tumwater-Renton winner, 9 a.m.
Pullman (24-0) vs. Enumclaw-Anacortes winner, 10:30 a.m.
Lynden (21-4) vs. North Kitsap-Sehome winner, 12:15 p.m.
Prosser (19-4) vs. West Valley (Spokane)-RA Long winner, 2 p.m.
Friday, March 3
Consolation game, 9 a.m. (loser out)
Consolation game, 10:30 a.m. (loser out)
Semifinal, 3:45 p.m.
Semifinal, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4
Consolation game, 8 a.m. (winner fourth, loser sixth)
Consolation final, 11:15 a.m. (winner third, loser fifth)
Championship game, 9 p.m. (winner first, loser second)
Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.