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Lindbergh knocks off Squalicum in double overtime, Clover Park next | Boys state basketball

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Lindbergh's Jimmy Keum
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It took two overtimes, but the Lindbergh boys basketball team topped Squalicum 67-64 in the regional round of the 2A state tournament Friday at Stanwood High School.

The Eagles (15-12) fell behind early and trailed 19-14 after the first quarter. But the team turned up the defensive intensity to hold Squalicum to 13 total points in the next two quarters and went into the fourth leading by six points.

Squalicum came back to tie the game. The teams played close through two overtime periods before the Eagles eked out the win.

Jimmy Keum led Lindbergh with 25 points. Colin Malone scored 13. Nate Cunningham and Casey Huppe each scored 10.

Lindbergh gets a tough test in the first round of the state tournament with Clover Park (20-5). The teams face off Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

 

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