Boys basketball: Mountain View 75, Bonney Lake 59

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Zach Torson scored a game-high 24 points, including two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that helped the Thunder pull away in a 3A bi-district elimination game at Clover Park High School.

The win advances the Thunder (17-6) into the double-elimination portion of the bracket, where they will face Wilson of Tacoma at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

A win Friday will assure the Thunder a spot in the 3A regionals.

After taking 28-24 lead into halftime, Mountain View manage to maintain a 3-to-6 point lead in the third quarter.

But in the fourth, the Thunder was able to make some defensive stops and convert them into transition baskets.

Torson’s 3-pointers helped Mountain View push its lead to 12 points, and the Thunder sealed the win from the free-throw line, making 12 of 14 in the fourth quarter.

Ryan Johnson and Shane McCauley each added 14 points, and Rico Bolivar had 13.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 75, BONNEY LAKE 59

BONNEY LAKE -- Jackson 12, Gifford 8, Lund 3, Gould 19, Williams 7, Gamache 4, Berger 6. Totals 25 (4) 5-8 59.

MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Zach Torson 24, Taylor Drey 5, Ryan Johnson 14, Luke DuChesne 5, Rico Bolivar 13, Sean McCauley 0, Shane McCauley 14. Totals 26 (6) 17-22 75.

Bonney Lk. 13 11 19 16--59

Mtn. View 11 17 19 28--75