The Lindbergh boys basketball team shot just 52.4 percent from the free throw line along with 16 turnovers helping the White River Hornets a 43-40 overtime win. Lindbergh will play Kingston at 1 p.m. Saturday for third place. White River will play Lynden at 3 p.m. for the championship.
James Keum led scorers with 12 points, Colin Malone had 10 points.
10:14 pm - White River 42-38, 23 seconds.
10:13 pm - 1:16 left in OT, still 40-37 White River.
10:11 pm - after a timeout, Lindbergh misses two free throws.
10:10 pm - White River up by three, 40-37 with 1:59 in OT
10:08 pm - going to overtime. WR jumps out to a 38-36 led.
10:03 PM - tie game 36-36 with 20 seconds left.
10:01 PM - trading buckets 36-34 with 1:29 left in game (Lindy up)
9:59 PM - LIndbergh's Jequan Hayes makes two free throws 34-32 Lindbergh 2:38 left.
9:55 PM - 32-30 Lindbergh 3:12
9:52 PM - Colin Malone foul with basket, grabs the free throw. Lindbergh up 30-28 with 5:14 left in fourth.
9:51 PM - White River takes the lead 26-24.
9:49 PM - White River is 4-for-4 from free throw line; while Lindbergh is 2-for-6. Lindy defense breaking down, starting to allow points in the paint.
9:46 PM - End of 3rd period game tied 24-24. Eagles were 1 for 5 from field in third period.
9:44 PM - White River pulls within 2, 24-22.
9:41 PM - Lindbergh 24-20 with 3:06 left in third
9:38 PM - James Keum makes a three pointer, Lindbergh up 24-18.
9:36 PM - White River made a pair of free throws, 21-16 Lindbergh with 5:23
9:32 PM - Second half underway.
9:30 PM - Stats shows alot, White River is being forced to throw the ball from downtown Yakima and missing. LIndbergh has capitalized on WR turnovers into points. Led by 4 at the half, only shooting 32% from the field, and only 25% from the free throw line. Those missings could cost toward the end of the game.
9:26 PM - Scorers for Lindbergh Malone (2), Keum (4), Brown (3), Huppe (2), Clarke (4), Hayes (3).
9:22 PM - At the half Lindbergh leads 18-14.
9:20 PM - Difference in the game is turnover points, 9-5 Lindy, who is leading 18-14 with 44 seconds left.
9:18 PM - Lindbergh up 17-12 with 1:44 left in the half.
9:14 PM - Lindbergh D holding, not allowing WR inside the paint for points. Forcing WR out to shoot 3's which they are 2 for 11 now). 15-12 LHS 3:45 left
9:11 PM - Game tied 12-12 (WR is 2 for 10 from 3-point line) 5:43 left in the half.
9:08 PM - End of 1 - Lindbergh 10, White River 9.
9:07 PM - 28 seconds left in the first, Lindbergh 10, White River 6.
9:03 PM - Up and down the court, shooting, stealing and rebounding the ball, still tied 4-4 with 3:06 in the first.
9:02 PM - 4-4 Tie with 5:21 left in first. 9 PM - We are underway
8:59 PM - White River line-up: Dove, Kiel, Sayler, Tyler, McCarragher
8:58 PM - Lindbergh line-up: Malone, Keum, Huppe, Cunningham, Hayes.
8:43 PM - The Eagles are on the court warming up.
8:35 PM - Lynden waits to see who they will play in the 2A championship game, after beating Kingston 65-39.
If you look up the word underdog, it says a person who is expected to lose in a contest or conflict. Nearly every game since the 2A West Central District tournament, the Lindbergh boys were not expected to win.
Tonight is no different as the Eagles face the White River Hornets (Buckley) in the 2A Hardwood Classic Boys Semifinals at 9 p.m. at the SunDome in Yakima.
Last night White River defeated Ellensburg 67-65 in overtime shooting 50% from both the 3-point line and on field goals. They had three players in double figures (Billy Kiel 17, Alex Sayler 17 and Jason Tyler 16). Lindbergh knows what it will take to defeat White River, as they lost to them in the WCD Tournament on February 10, 48-46. The Hornets were able to limit James Keum with 12 points. The Eagles are coming off a 56-51 win last night over defending state champion Clover Park. In the quarterfinal game, Keum led all scorers in the state with 33 points, as they team shot 37.5% from the field, 14.3% from the 3-point line and sank 66.7% of free throws.
2A Hardwood Classic Schedule
Thursday, March 1 at SunDome in Yakima
Game 1 - Kingston 67 Anacortes 62
Game 2 - Lynden 40, Pullman 30
Game 3 - Lindbergh 56, Clover Park 51
Game 4 - White River 67, Ellensburg 65, OT
Friday, March 2
Game 5 - Pullman 69, Anacortes 50 (Anacortes out)
Game 6 - Clover Park 79 , Ellensburg 49 (Ellensburg loser out)
Game 7 - Lynden 65, Kingston 39
Game 8 - White River 43, Lindbergh 40
Saturday, March 3
Game 9 - Pullman vs Clover Park at 9:30 a.m. (winner 4th place, loser 6th place)
Game 10 - Kingston vs Lindbergh at 1 p.m. (winner 3rd place, loser 5th place)
Game 11 - Lynden vs White River at 3 p.m. (winner state champion, loser 2nd place).