High School Sports

Sports Blog: Meridian and King's district championship preview


When: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15Where:Mountlake Terrace High School

Meridian update

The Trojans are coming off a huge 43-38 win against No. 8-ranked Lynden Christian during the semifinal round of the Class 1A District Tournament. Meridian used a 16-2 fourth-quarter run coupled with a tremendous defensive effort to get the win. Guard Jacob Plagerman scored a team-best 12 points and Alex Martin chipped in 10. Meridian (12-10) is 6-4 in its last 10 games and has a chance to clinch a regional state berth with a win against No. 3-ranked King's (20-2). The Trojans beat South Whidbey 76-62 during the first round of the district tournament. Meridian is averaging 51.4 points per game and is giving up an average of 52.5 points. It entered the postseason as the third best defense in the Northwest Conference and has held opponents under 40 points five times this season. Below are the club's leading scorers:

Notable wins

Meridian’s scoring

Alex Martin2233615.3
Kyle Young221938.8
Blake Briones211808.6
Jake Plagerman221295.9
Sam Chambers221195.4
Nick Rautenberg22904.1
Brady Moore16342.1
Tanner Tutterrow21422.0
Derek Campfield781.1
Cody Bachman14100.7
Dan Young810.1
Devyn Holmes900.0

King's UpdateThe third-ranked Knights (20-2) easily handled Friday Harbor in their Class 1A District Tournament semifinal game, winning 66-36 to extend their winning streak to 14 games. David Barhanovich, a 6-foot-2 junior guard/forward, scored a team-high 17 points and 6-2 junior forward Calvin Kispert added 15 points. King's led Friday Harbor 15-4 at the end of the first quarter, and led 35-19 at halftime before cruising to a lopsided win. King's beat Mount Baker 62-38 in the first round of the tournament. Corey Kispert, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard/forward, led the Knights with 15 points and 10 different King's' players scored. The Knights are averaging 60.9 points per game and are giving up an average of 42.4 points. Below are some of King's scoring leaders, according to The Everett Herald's website.

Notable wins

King’s scoring

Calvin Kispert1616010.0
Brett Jones131128.6
Corey Kispert161066.6
Jacob Storkson16986.1
Josh Alexander16976.1

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