Boys basketball: Todd Beamer 76, Union 63

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Union whittled an 18-point second-quarter deficit down to one in the final minutes before Todd Beamer of Federal Way pulled away in the Class 4A bi-district playoff game.

Beamer hit four 3-point shots in the second quarter, building a large lead that Union closed to nine by halftime. By the time there were 2 1/2 minutes to play in the final period, Union was within one.

But Beamer got a three-point play and extended the lead with free throws down the stretch.

Tyler Copp finished with a team-high 18 points for Union, making four 3-pointers. Jeff Wu, Kyle Mercer, and Micah Paulson added 10 apiece. Seaver Whalen had eight rebounds.

Union will play Olympia on Friday at Curtis High School of Tacoma in a loser-out game in the double-elimination tournament.

TODD BEAMER 76, UNION 63

UNION -- Tyler Copp 18, Jeff Wu 10, Trent Cowan 8, Seaver Whalen 3, Kyle Mercer 10, Micah Paulson 10, Skillful Davis 2, Isaiah Robinson 0, Derek Derryberry 0, Riley Hawken 2, Spencer Martin 0. Totals 22 (9) 10-15 63.BEAMER -- Flowers 19, Frazier 12, Buech-Manning 13, Buznyor 11, Grant 9, Williams 10, Davis 2, Schwiez 0. Totals 25 (5) 21-29 76.

Union 12 21 12 18--63

Beamer 23 19 15 19--76