Best Of State 2020: #13 Lummi Nation Boys vs. Yakama Nation Tribal

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments.

#13 Yakama Nation Tribal 51, Lummi Nation boys 50

A controversial call at the buzzer turned what would have been one of the county’s top state moments into a disappointing loss for the Blackhawks, who fell in Friday’s semifinal at the Class 1B state tournament.

The exciting game between highly ranked rivals came down to a free throw after a call on a desperation halfcourt shot. While the Blackhawks showed they deserved to be one of the top two teams in the state, all of Lummi Nation was frustrated when they weren’t able to prove it in overtime.

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Jim Carberry of Whatcom Hoops

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.

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