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Cold-shooting Mark Morris falls to Lynden 61-43 in 2A boys state final

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: March 4, 2023, 11:00pm

Mark Morris got off to a slow shooting start, and things did not improve in the second half as the Monarchs fell 61-43 to Lynden in the championship game of the Class 2A boys basketball state tournament Saturday in Yakima.

The Monarchs (25-3) shot 27.3 percent (6 for 22) in the first half as the Monarchs fell behind 25-16 in the first half.

Lynden (24-4) did not let the Monarchs rally, shooting 56 percent (14 of 25) in the second half while still playing tough defense.

Braydon Olson led Mark Morris with 21 points and six rebounds. He was the lone Monarch in double figures as Mark Morris went 1 for 15 from 3-point range. Kobe Parlin was limited to six points, making just 1 of 4 field goals.

LYNDEN 61, MARK MORRIS 43

MARK MORRIS (25-3) — Deacon Dietz 7, Kobe Parlin 6, Malakai Gray 2, Braydon Olson 21, Dossen Morrow 2, Jase Wygant 0, Dalton Stevens 2, Nathan Stephens 0, Jadyn Jenkins 0, Carson Bogner 2, Nash Bjorge 0, Branden Thornton 2. Totals 14-48 (1-15) 14-18 43

LYNDEN (24-4) — Coston Parcher 1, Treyson Smiley 4, Anthony Canales 23, Brant Heppner 7, Kobe Baar 16, Brady Eisner 2, Cameron Peterson 0, Alexander Matthews 2, Elijah Hanenburg 0, Weston VanDalen 0, Charlie Ayres 0, Daniel Bowler 0. Totals 25-51 (2-16) 9-14 61

Morris 8 8 12 15—43

Lynden 11 14 19 17—61

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