The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

Renton, Liberty move onto Elite Eight

The boys basketball teams vie for the 2A state title

Two teams remain in the hunt for the 2A state title.

And there’s a chance they could meet in the championship game Saturday.

The Renton Indians and Liberty Patriots boys basketball teams won its regionals games last weekend to punch its ticket to the state tournament.

The Indians beat Clover Park 58-49 and Liberty won over West Valley of Spokane 60-55.

Liberty

Following the Patriots win Feb. 24 the Patriots were scheduled to face Mountlake Terrace Wednesday in a loser out game.

Liberty won 64-48 and moved on to the second round of state.

The boys are set to play Foss at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the SunDome in Yakima.

Visit the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s (WIAA) website for live statistics, final results and more tournament information.

The boys were crowned district champions following the District 1/2 tournament mid-February.

Liberty went undefeated beating Sammamish 66-38 Feb. 10 and Anacortes 57-55 in the semifinals Feb. 13.

The boys faced Lynden in the finals Feb. 17 and won by four, 68-64.

Renton

The Indians were scheduled to play Pullman Wednesday in Yakima in a loser out game.

Renton won 46-38, advancing to the next round. The boys are scheduled to play Mark Morris at 3:45 p.m. today, Thursday, March 1 in Yakima.

Visit the WIAA’s website for live updates.

The boys finished in fourth place in the West Central District tournament.

Renton skipped the first round on a bye and hosted Olympic Feb. 10. The Indians won 69-49, advancing to the districts semifinals.

The Indians faced North Kitsap Feb. 15 and lost 73-66.

But its season wasn’t over yet.

Renton faced Foss in a seeding game and lost that match up 82-61.

Lindbergh

Also making a run in postseason play were the Lindbergh Eagles boys basketball team.

The boys started the districts tournament losing by one, 53-52 to Franklin Pierce.

The loss didn’t end Lindbergh’s season, the boys advanced to a loser out game where it faced Port Angeles.

The Eagles lost that game 67-59, ending its 2017-2018 season.

Girls Basketball

Both the Patriots and Indians girls basketball teams advanced to the postseason.

Its seasons ended last weekend when both lost in regionals.

Liberty

The Patriots fell 59-41 to Black Hills Feb. 23 in regionals.

The girls finished districts in fourth place.

Liberty started the tournament Feb. 7 by beating Blaine 54-45 and moved on to face Lynden.

The girls lost 56-38 advancing to a loser out game against Sedro-Woolley.

The Patriots won that Feb. 12 match up 77-50 advancing to yet again another loser out game.

The girls beat Cedarcrest 47-29, keeping its season alive.

The win Feb. 14 advanced the girls to a seeding game and a trip to regionals.

Liberty once again faced Lynden in the seeding game and lost 46-30.

Renton

Ending its season Saturday, the girls lost 52-42 to North Kitsap in regionals.

Taking fifth place in the districts tournament, the Indians started the tournament with a bye.

The girls faced North Kitsap in the second round and lost 51-48.

In a loser out game Feb. 13, the girls beat Olympic 43-39 advancing to another loser out game.

The girls continued its winning ways and beat Foster 34-23.

The win moved the girls to its final game of districts where it beat Kingston 33-28.

Hazen

The Highlanders girls basketball team continued its season two games into the West Central/Southwest 4A district tournament.

The girls started round one losing by four in overtime, 45-41 to Camas.

The loss advanced the girls to a loser out game Feb. 10 against league opponent Tahoma.

Hazen’s season ended by losing to the Bears by one, 37-36.


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The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

The Renton Indians boys basketball team beat Clover Park 58-49 Feb. 23 in regionals. Photos by Sarah Brenden

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