Here is a side by side look at both teams:
Renton Indians (21-4) vs Sumner Spartans (22-4)
When/Where: Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at Kent-Meridian High School.
Whats on the line: Winner to 2A Hardwood Classic at the Yakima Valley SunDome
Pick - Renton comes from behind in the fourth to win by 5 points.
Head coaches - Renton's Tim White vs Sumner's Shane Patrick
ScoreCzar Rankings - Renton #3, Sumner #10
Tacoma News Tribune Rankings (doesn't include last week's games) - Renton #9, Sumner (not ranked)
Max Preps Rankings - Renton #17, Sumner #14
Seattle Times Rankings - neither team is ranked
Top Renton Players:
Taylor Farris (Seamount League Player of the Year averages 24 points a game, season high of 32 against Foster on Jan. 23). Farris has scored 600 points this season over double what she scored her junior year.
Jordan Armstrong (Seamount League First Team, averages 9.3 points a game, season high of 23 against Foster on Jan. 23).
Natajia McMillian (7.3 points a game, season high of 14 points, Kingston on Feb 12.)
Justice Perry, Alisha Stowers and Ashtine Stowers provide extra support.
Top Sumner Players:
Jamie Lange, sophomore averages 14 points a game, leads team in rebounds.
Brenna Allsop, senior, averages 8 points a game.
What Renton has to do to win:
Sumner knows how Renton plays and Renton knows how Sumner plays. The team who makes the least mistakes travels to Yakima. Its just that simple. Indians must not allow Lange in the paint to grab rebounds and score off second chance point.
The Indians have outscored their opponents 1377 to 629; while Sumner has outscored their opponents 1230 to 701.
Last time Renton was in the state tournament was 1987, placing second. Renton did appear in last year's Regionals.
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