The Lummi boys' basketball team came up just a little short in the Class 1B Northwest District Championship and took a 69-63 loss to Tulalip Heritage on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Mount Vernon Christian.
The Blackhawks were led by freshman Trazil Lane's 14 points and eight rebounds, both team-high totals.
"He played really well and did a great job showing poise for a young man," Lummi coach Jerome Toby said in a phone interview. "Unfortunately he picked up some quick fouls and fouled out."
Kavarez Lane added eight points for Lummi, and Leo Scarborough had seven more. Dean Williams also had seven points and added a team-high four assists for the Blackhawks.
"Credit to Tulalip, they played a great game and did a great job of getting offensive rebounds and fouls. That hurt us," Toby said. "We were down two with under a minute to go and that was as close as we got. They did a great job making foul shots to close out the game."
Tulalip hit all nine of its free throw attempts in the fourth quarter to keep Lummi at bay and take the district title.
Lummi advances to the Class 1B Tri-District Tournament to take on Quilcene at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at a location to be determined.
TULALIP HERITAGE 69, LUMMI 63
Lummi 16 14 18 15 - 63
Tulalip Heritage 23 13 15 11 - 69
Lummi: Dean Williams 7, Charlie Wilson 4, Leo Scarborough 7, Devin Cooper 3, Logan Toby 2, Austin Brockie 6, Willie Jones 6, Trazil Lane 14, Kavarez Lane 8, Deion Hoskins 4. Team totals: 23-59 14-27 63.
Tulalip Heritage: Jones 16, Friberg 16, Miranda 7, Miles 6, Sanche 5, Hamilton 15, Enick 4. Team totals: 21-59 20-28 69.
3-ptg: Lummi 3 (Williams, Scarborough, Brockie 1), Tulalip Heritage 5 (Jones 3). Rebounds: Lummi 30 (T. Lane 8), Tulalip Heritage 35 (n/a). Assists: Lummi 12 (Williams 4), Tulalip Heritage 12 (n/a). Fouls: Lummi 25 (Fouled out: Wilson, T. Lane, K. Lane), Tulalip Heritage 18 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Lummi 15, Tulalip Heritage 17.