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Boys basketball: King’s Way Christian 68, Montesano 46

The Columbian
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Khalfani Cason had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Brady Metz hit six 3-pointers as King’s Way Christian clinched a berth in the regional round of the state playoffs.

The Knights (13-9) will advance to the district title game against La Center at 8 p.m. Saturday at Kelso High School.

“The two games in district we finished really well,” King’s Way coach Daven Harmeling said. “I reall feel like our non-league schedule helped prepare us for the postseason. Even though our record isn’t very stellar by any means, I think those tough games in December are paying off now. If we had to take those losses early to be where we’re at now, I’d take that any day of the week.”

The Knights got off to a slow start, trailing 19-10 after one quarter. But King’s Way surged ahead 28-25 by halftime.

The Knights opened their lead to seven points after three quarters then pulled away in the fourth.

Metz finished with 20 point for King’s Way.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 68, MONTESANO 46

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN — Khalfani Cason 22, Kobi Cason 10, Kaden Lukas 0, Gage Koenders 4, Kefentse Cason 0, Bryce Dodge 6, Justin Frahm 6, Brady Metz 20, Nate Snider 0. Totals 25 (11) 7-7 68.

MONTESANO — Evan Bates 2, Trevor Ridgway 21, Tanner Nicklas 8, Sam Winter 6, L.J. Valley 0, Shaydon Farmer 4, Seth Dierkop 3, Gage Iverson 2. Totals 17 (2) 10-18 46.

King’s Way 10 18 15 25–68

Montesano 19 6 11 10–46

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