Boys basketball: Kalama 49, King’s Way Christian 47



Elijah Bannister’s 3-pointer with 18 seconds left sent Kalama to a 49-47 win over King’s Way Christian in a Class 1A district boys basketball game Thursday in Centralia.

The win clinched a regional berth for Kalama, while ending the season for the Knights.

King’s Way Christian led 36-29 after three quarters. But Kalama rallied to take a four-point lead with over two minutes to play.

But the Knight led 47-45 with 54 seconds to go, but Spencer Stone was fouled after producing a steal.

He missed the front end of a 1-and-1, but Bannister stripped the rebound away from a King’s Way player, dribbled behind the 3-point line and nailed the go-ahead shot.

King’s Way had two possessions in the final seconds to tie or take the lead, but the Knights never got a shot off.

It was the third loss for King’s Way to Kalama this season, the most recent one being by 29 points.


KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN — Kienan Walter 13, Parker Ickert 15, Jay Becker 6, Kyle Gonzales 2, Carter Coval 6, Karter Graves 3, Joe Mills 2, Arda Ayden 0. Totals N/A.

KALAMA — Harley Gates 2, Jared Shagool 18, Elijah Bannister 10, Isaac Truesdell 3, Seth Freeman 4, Spencer Stone 6, Hunter Esary 6. Totals N/A.

King’s Way 8 15 13 11–47

Kalama 6 11 12 20–49