Boys basketball: King’s Way Christian 60, Lummi 45

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The King’s Way Christian boys basketball team will be making its first trip to state after defeating Lummi of Bellingham 60-45 Friday in the Class 1B regional at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Chris Crenshaw scored 20 points with six 3-pointers and Christian Bukant had 17 points as King’s Way (16-7) punched its ticket to Spokane Arena.

“We worked hard this week,” Knights coach Alex Kirk said. “I have to give credit to our second team in practice. They gave us a good look at the pressure defense we were going to face, and after three days of that we were ready.”

King’s Way started strong with a 16-3 first-quarter advantage and the lead grew to 21 points at halftime. Lummi (12-5) never got within 15 points for the rest of the game.

Kirk said both Crenshaw and Bukant were coming off some tough shooting games.

“I told them to have confidence in yourself, and the points came in bunches,” he said.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 60, LUMMI 45

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN (17-7) — Jay Becker 6, Chris Crenshaw 20, Ben Nelson 3, David Velkemp 6, Carter Coval 5, Josh Snyder 4, Christian Bukant 17. Totals 22 (8) 7-12 60.

LUMMI (12-5) — Johnson 3, Williams 3, L. Tobey 3, J. Thom 6, Dierdorf 17, Wall 2, Hoskins 10. Totals 14 (3) 14-16 45.

King’s Way 16 18 15 11—60

Lummi 3 10 13 19—45