Pre Game Info
Kamiakin vs. North Central
Time, date, place: 8:30 p.m. today, Spokane Falls CC
Head coaches: Kamiakin, Brian Meneely (fifth season); North Central, Jay Webber (10th season)
Records: Kamiakin, 21-1; North Central, 11-12.
Last state appearance: Kamiakin 2000 (did not place); North Central 2010 (did not place)
Kamiakin leaders: G Case Rada, sr., 6-2, 13.1 pts; G Tyler Holle, sr., 6-2, 13.0 pts; P Justin Pedley, jr., 6-6, 11.7 pts; G Riley Hayfield, sr., 5-11, 7.1 pts
North Central leaders: P Zac Hill, sr., 6-4, 12.9 pts; G Gunnar Swagger, sr., 5-11, 12.9 pts; G Chase McDuffie, jr., 5-10; F Isaiah Hollister, sr., 6-5; G Jonathon Smith, sr., 6-2.
Notes: The Indians are making their 11th trip to state since 1928. They have nine trophies, including state titles in 1928, 1939 and 1948. ... The Braves have made six appearances at state with four trophies, the last one coming in 1995 (fourth). ... Kamiakin's only loss came at home to 4A CBBN co-champion Chiawana in mid-December. Since then, the Braves have won 16 straight games. ... Indians are streaky, with three three-game losing streaks this year. But they have won three straight heading into regionals. ... Rada was named the CBBN 3A MVP and was also named to the CBBN 3A all-defensive team. Shad Fletcher was named CBBN 3A defensive MVP. ... The Braves are undefeated on the road this season at 10-0.
NORTH CENTRAL -- Antoine 9, Gunnar Swager 13, Degon 4, Hill 12, Smith 6, Pelton, McDuffie, Hollister. Totals 17-48 9-13 44.
3A boys: NC trips Kamiakin; MI tops Southridge
By Jack Millikin, Herald staff writer
SPOKANE -- Case Rada has seen his share of tough losses. He's also learned how to put them in the past.
As soon as the 6-foot-2 senior guard walked out of the Kamiakin locker room, he had all but forgotten about the Braves' heartbreaking 44-43 loss to North Central in the 3A state regional tournament at Spokane Falls Community College.
"It was tough, but we're over it now. The game is over," Rada said solemnly after almost single-handedly carrying the team in the final quarter. He scored eight of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 18-footer with six seconds remaining to put Kamiakin up 43-42.
"Yeah, we're upset, but we've got to flush this one and move on," he said.
Read more: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/02/26/1383903/kamiakin-boys-lose-heartbreaker.html#storylink=mirelated#ixzz1G2T43k5g
KAMIAKIN -- Case Rada 19, Fletcher 2, Holle 2, Anderson 2, Pedley 12, Hayfield, Hunt, En'Wezoh 6. Totals 17-53 7-8 43.
North Central 9 8 13 14 -- 44
Kamiakin 14 13 6 10 -- 43
Highlights -- Rebounds: NC 27 (Hill 8, Swager 8), K 34 (Anderson 9); Hill 3 blocks, 2 steals; Smith 2 steals; Rada 2 steals;