TACOMA, Wash. -– What a difference a day makes. After the GSL went 1-4 in the first day of the tournament, the league responded with a 3-1 showing in consolation games to start day two.
For Gonzaga Prep, the entire state took notice of sophomore sensation Oti Gildon, who led the Bullpups with 30 points on the way to a 59-44 win over Kentwood.
Gildon went 12-22 from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line.
Prep led 21-8 after the first quarter, and never surrendered the lead from there.
Central Valley faced Richland for the third time this season, with the Bears taking the grudge match 63-37. The Bears shot lights out for the game, shooting 60% in the first half, and finishing 50% from the field.
Beau Byus led the cause going 9-9, with 20 points for Central Valley. Three other Bears finished in double figures with 12 from AJ Knudsen and Austin Rehkow, plus 10 from Adam Chamberlain.
Richland had a disappointing finish to their season, as they shot just 22% from the field. Payton Radliff led the Bombers with 10 points.
In 3A, it came down to the wire as the University Titans fell to Mountlake Terrace 59-56. Trailing by three in the final seconds, Brett Bailey missed a long three that would've tied the game.
Bailey had an impressive performance in his final game with University, finishing with a team high 28 points.
For the girls' team for U-High, the team hung tough with Glacier Peak and pulled out a 49-44 win. The Titans began to pull away in the second quarter, taking a 29-19 lead and holding that lead the rest of the way.
Kayleigh Valley led the Titans in scoring once again with 11 points and six rebounds.