The District 4 1A Boys Basketball Tournament got started last week. In this post we will have all the match-ups and follow-up with scores and re-caps, pictures and video highlights of all the games that we cover at the bottom of this page. For past games that we didn’t cover, we have linked any articles recapping that matchup from other news outlets. 3 teams will advance to the State Tournament
Feb 16 District Championship
Seton Catholic 67, Tenino 63
ESN Postgame Show
Consoltion Bracket (Winner to State, Loser Out)
Elma vs Montesano 63, Elma 54
ESN Postgame Show
Feb 14 Consolation Bracket (Loser Out)
Elma 43, Stevenson 41
Montesano 70, La Center 61 (By Ryan Sparks in The Daily World)
Semi-Finals Feb 9
Consolation Bracket (Loser Out)
Tenino headed to State for the 1st time since 2007
Tenino 21 34 47 63
Elma 15 23 38 52
(Tenino, WA) For those missing a throwback, old-fashioned, capacity crowd, physical but clean hard fought basketball game with a trip to state on the line then this was the game for you. It was a game with a little of everything big scoring runs, great defense and clutch shots.
Tenino got started fast roaring to a 21-15 lead but it probably should have been closer. The Beavers led 16-7 when the Eagles went on an 8-0 run over about 45 seconds and it was 16-15 with Cason Seaberg burying a 3-point shot with about 30-seconds left to play in the quarter. Tenino answered with a Noah Schow 10 foot floater. Elma had the ball for what looked like taking it down for the final shot of the quarter when Traden Carter launched a 3 with still abouot 10 seconds to go, the ball was rebounded by Tenino’s Jack Burkhardt who kicked it out to Preston Snider and he dished it to Will Feltus with 3 seconds and he got off an awkward falling away shot that banked in for 3 and a 6 point lead after 1.
In the 2nd quarter the Beavers slowly edged away with both team’s defenses stepping up and slowing the 1st quarter offensive outburst. The Beavers held the Eagles to just 8 points but were not able to run-away and hide as the Elma defense kept them in the game tgrailing by 11 at the break. After halftime the Eagles made an initial run at the Beavers with a 5-0 run to get within 6. The 2 teamsd would trades buckets and then Tenino would slowly build their lead back and led by 9 47-38 after 3 quarters.
The Eagles needed to make a move and boy did they as Elma coach Matt Ferrier got his team ready to make a run and began the quarter with a 9-0 run in less than 2 minutes to tie the game at 47. Cason Seaberg capped the run with a huge 3-point shot and would lead all scorers with 22 on the night. Traden Carter was also key to the comeback as he was shut out in the 1st half but ended the night with 16 2nd half points.
Tenino Coach Ryan Robertson took a time-out to calm his squad down. Out of the break the Beavers Austin Gonia got fouled and sank 2 free throws to give the lead back to Tenino. Elma answered again when Carter Studer got his only 2 points of the game with a rebound, put-back and it was even 49-49 with about 5 minutes to play in the game.
From that moment on though the game belonged to the home team. Tenino would outscore Elma 14-3 in the final 5 minutes taking advantage of missed shots with tough inside play, great rebounding by Burkhardt and Gonia. Tenino would also hit some key free throws down the stretch and with less than 20-seconds to play and a 9 point lead Gonia had the ball at the baseline in the backcourt, hit a streaking Burkhardt down the floor who ended any doubt of the outcome with an emphatic slam to push the home crowd into a frenzy.
Tenino improved to 14-4 on the season and have extended their end of season win streak to 5 last losing to Montesano which was their only league loss of the year. Tenino will play Seton Catholic for the District Championship on Saturday, Feb 17 at Hoquiam with a 7p tip-off and have qualified for the 1A state tournament that will be played at the SunDome in Yakima.
Elma will fall into the consolation bracket where there are 4 teams left battling for 1 last spot to the state tournament. The Eagles will have to get through 2 loser out games to qualify, up 1st is Stevenson on Valentines Day and then the winner of the Montesano vs La Center match-up. That final game is a winner to state, loser out game and goes at 2pm on Feb 17 at Hoquiam High school.
The Beavers had 6 players score with Will Feltus leading with 15 and 3 others in double figures, Gonia with 14, Schow 11 and Burkhardt 10 and Preston Snider just missed with 9. We couldn’t decide on an MVP so we went a different way and gave the Thorbeckes MVP to the Tenino Band the “Tenino Sound Train” and the Beaver fans. The NW Home Team of Better Homes and Garden Realty, Summit Funding and Country Financial Insurance Takin’ it to the House Play of the Game was Will Feltus’s shot to end the 1st quarter that he banked in as time expired.
Tenino: Will Feltus 15, Austin Gonia 14, Noah Schow 11, Jack Burkhardt 10, Preston Snider 9, Cody Strawn 4
Elma: Cason Seaberg 22, Traden Carter 16, Anthony Holmes 9, Theo Flores 3
ESN Post Game Show Part 1 (Interview with Austin Gonia)
ESN Post Game Show Part 2 (Interview with Tenino Coach Ryan Robertson)
Will Feltus with NW Home Team Takin’ it to the House Play of the Game
Elma’s Cason Seaberg with a big 3 to tie the game
The Eagles Carter Studer ties it again
Tenino’s Jack Burkhardt seals the deal with a thundering slam
Round 1 Results
(3) Montesano 75, (6) Stevenson 58
(2) Seton Catholic 71, (7) Hoquiam 56
(5) Elma 61, (4) La Center 55
(1) Tenino 48, (8) King’s Way Christian 43
Tenino 48, King’s Way Christian 43
(Tenino, WA) The Knights of King’s Way Christian traveled the 90 miles or so to Tenino as the 8 seed facing the 1 seed Beavers. The Knights figured a low scoring ugly type of game may be their best shot at upsetting Tenino and they nearly pulled it off.
The Knights were physical pressuring the Beavers keeping them from scoring in the paint. The officials were allowing the teams to play and KWC seemed to take full advantage of it harassing the inside game of the Beavers Noah Schow and Jack Burkhardt. Jackson Lovato stuck out for the Knights along with the hustle of Ryan Tyler and Hunter Baron.
Tenino’s point guard Will Feltus who is used to dishing and playing defense came up with 12 huge points for Tenino with a pair of 3’s and scoring the clinching hoop on a long pass from Austin Gonia. Gonia, Feltus and Schow all had 12 points while Jack Burhardt added 12.
KWC’s leading scorer Jaydon Hall was not on his best game but sank a huge 3 pointer off the backboard to pull within 3 points, a one possession game with about 90-seconds to play. Hall finished with 12 along with Tyler and Baron so 6 players 3 on each team all finished with a dozen points,
Tenino led with 3.6 seconds to play and had possession under the Knights hoop. KWC was looking to foul right away to send Tenino to the line when Gonia hit Feltus streaking to the other end of the floor and connected and Feltus laid in the final bucket to seal the win as time expired.
The Thorbeckes MVP went to Will Feltus and the NW Hometeam Better Homes and Garden, Summit Funding and Country Insurance Takin’ it to the House Play of the Game went to the Beaver’s Jack Burkhardt with his 4th blocked shot of the game during a critical run by the Knights.
Tenino 13 26 36 48
King’s Way Chr 9 18 30 43
Tenino: Will Feltus 12, Austin Gonia 12, Noah Schow 12, Jack Burkhardt 9, Preston Snider 3
King’s Way Christian: Jaydon Hall 12, Ryan Tyler 12, Hunter Baron 12, Jackson Lovato 4, Cade Erwin 3
The ESN crew with scoring stats and game re-cap in the Awards West Postgame Show
Tenino’s Jack Burkhardt with a huge block
KWC’s Jaydon Hall with a huge 3-ball
Tenino seals the win with 3.6 seconds to play