Renton boys roll past River Ridge, will play Sequim Thursday in Yakima | BOYS BASKETBALL

Seamount boys basketball Player of the Year Jonathan Patterson led the way for Renton Saturday with 20 points on the way to a 73-57 victory against River Ridge and a place in the state tournament.

The game began much closer than the final score indicated, with Renton outscoring River Ridge of Lacey, Wash., 19-17 in the first quarter and then taking a 39-34 lead into halftime.

Renton came out hot in the second half though as the Seamount Champion Indians outscored their opponents 18-10 in the third quarter to essentially put the game away, hanging on through the fourth to pick up the win.

Jhalante Smith added 15 for Renton and Donovan Saario scored 10 points.

The victory assured the 23-2 Indians a spot in the state tournament this weekend in Yakima and a chance at the state title.

Renton will open the tournament against Sequim at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

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