Lummi's boys' basketball team was shut down by the defense and hot shooting of Neah Bay as the Blackhawks took a 72-64 loss in the first round of the Class 1B Tri-District Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Port Angeles.
The Blackhawks were led by Kavarez and Trazil Lane, who each had 14 points.
"When you come in and play the No. 1 team in the state, you need a solid 32 minutes and we just played well in spurts," Lummi coach Jerome Toby said in a phone interview. "Their pressure got to us a bit, but our boys fought hard to the end."
Charlie Wilson added 11 points for Lummi, and Willie Jones had six. Austin Brockie had five more before fouling out.
Neah Bay outscored Lummi by 10 points in the third quarter, but the Blackhawks stormed back to top Neah in the fourth by six, coming up just short of the win.
"Going into the fourth I just asked them to keep fighting and they kept playing hard," Toby said. "In the third we got ourselves into a deep hole and that was enough to keep us at bay."
Lummi takes on Northwest Yeshiva on Thursday at a time and location to be determined.
NEAH BAY 72, LUMMI 64
Lummi 11 19 14 20 - 64
Neah Bay 15 19 24 14 - 72
Lummi: Dean Williams 3, Charlie Wilson 11, Leo Scarborough 2, Devin Cooper 3, Logan Toby 5, Austin Brockie 5, Willie Jones 6, Trazil Lane 14, Kavarez Lane 14, Deion Hoskins 1, Hank Hoskins 0. Team totals: 24-61 11-22 64.
Neah Bay: Martinez 2, J. Greene 9, G. Greene 10, Doherty 3, Venske 13, Moss 31, McCaulley 3, Johnson 0, Buttram 0, Reamer 0, Porter 0. Team totals: n/a-n/a 16-21 72.
3-ptg: Lummi 5 (K. Lane 2), Neah Bay 8 (Moss 6). Rebounds: Lummi n/a (n/a), Neah Bay n/a (n/a). Assists: Lummi n/a (n/a), Neah Bay n/a (n/a). Fouls: Lummi 17 (Fouled out: Brockie), Neah Bay 19 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Lummi 22, Neah Bay n/a.