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Union boys finish season 20-0 with thrilling overtime win against Skyview

Tanner Toolson hits game-tying 3-pointer at end of regulation

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Tanner Toolson hit the game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer of regulation as the Union boys basketball completed a 20-0 regular season with an 89-80 overtime win over Skyview on Friday.

With the loss, Skyview will advance as the No. 3 team from the 4A Greater St. Helens League to a play-in game Monday in Olympia to advance to the 4A bi-district tournament.

Union led 38-34 at halftime, but the Storm quickly surged ahead and led much of the second half.

Skyview led 74-69 with less than 30 seconds left. Union scored to cut the deficit to 74-71 with 18 seconds to go.

Union got a steal with five seconds to go under its own basket. The Titans inbounded, passed to Toolson, who double-pumped in the air and sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key as the buzzer sounded.

Mason Hill opened the overtime with a 3-pointer and a layup to put Union up 79-74, and the Titans never trailed in the overtime from there.

Toolson scored six more in the overtime period, including a clinching dunk in the final minute.

Toolson finished with 27 points for Union. Kaden Horn led the Titans with 28 points.

Kyle Gruhler had a game-high 35 points for Skyview. Jace Chatman added 21.


UNION — Ty McCullum 4, Tanner Toolson 27, Mason Hill 10, Izaiah Vongnath 2, Ariya Briscoe 9, Josh Reznick 6, Kaden Horn 28, Connor Flannigan 0. Totals 31-61 (9-26) 18-23 89.

SKYVIEW — Squeeky Johnson 6, Xavier Owens 0, Sean Boss 4, Alec Marshall 6, Kyle Gruhler 35, Jace Chatman 21, Cody McKinney 8.Totals 30-58 (8-22) 12-12 80.

Union 19 19 17 19 15–89
Skyview 12 22 25 15 6–80

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