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June 28, 2022

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Late 3-pointers rally Brewster over Kalama in 2B state semifinals

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

A pair of big 3-pointers rallied Brewster from a five-point deficit and lifted the Bears to a 56-53 win over Kalama in the 2A boys basketball state semifinal Friday in Spokane.

The loss snapped Kalama’s 21-game winning streak and sent the top-seeded Chinooks into the third-place game at 1 p.m. against Morton/White Pass.

Jackson Esary had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chinooks. Jack Doerty added 17 points.

Esary hit a 3-pointer to put Kalama up 50-45 with 3:36 to play.

But Brewster rallied, taking a 51-50 lead on Tyson Schertenleib’s 3-pointer with 1:42 left.

Esary’s three-point play put the Chinooks back up 53-51 with 1:09 to go, but Brady Wulf’s 3-pointer with 37 seconds left gave Brewster a 54-53.

When Kalama fail to convert on its next possession, Brewster hit a pair of free throws to go up 56-53. Esary’s late 3-pointer bounced off the rim.


BREWSTER — Tyson Schertenleib 13, Brady Wulf 14, Adaih Najera 13, AJ Woodward 4, Cort Gebbers 1, Zane Madden 0, Kelson Gebbers 11. Totals 20-46 (8-21) 8-18 56.

KALAMA — Jack Doerty 17, Max Cox 6, Nate Meyer 2, Dylan Mills 3, Jackson Esary 25, Bradey O’Neil 1, Kaden Stariha 0, Gavin McBride 0. Totals 23-64 (5-25) 2-4 53.

Brewster 13 14 12 17—56

Kalama 10 17 12 14—53

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