Lummi boys’ basketball ended the season with a 50-47 loss to Sunnyside Christian on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Richland High School in the Class 1B Regional tournament.
“I thought there might have been a turning point to win the game, but we just came up short,” Lummi coach Jerome Toby said in a phone interview. “Tonight, it went in their favor.”
The game started with a six-point lead for the Blackhawks after the first quarter. Lummi then struggled to get out of a lull while Sunnyside Christian’s offense scored 13 points in the second quarter.
Lummi led by one point at halftime but Sunnyside’s surge in the third quarter gave it a four-point lead.
Trazil Lane led the Blackhawks with 20 points and Mike Washington followed with eight points. Caleb Revey and Free Borsey each added five.
Luke Wagenaar led Sunnyside with 14 points.
The Blackhawks went 11-4 in conference play for the season and 5-3 in the postseason.
Lane was Lummi’s only returning player from last year’s championship team, Toby said. The success of such a young team impressed their coach looking ahead to next season.
“I think there is a good possibility we can do well next year if we work hard in the offseason,” Toby said. “I was proud of the boys. The teamwork, effort and hard work they put in – I thought the boys really exceeded expectations.”
Two Blackhawks will be graduating in the spring. Jeff Cultee and Jon Casimir will be the only one’s not coming back, Toby said.
“Two great guys, great Blackhawks that are going to be missed,” he said. “They both had good careers.”
Toby said he wants to end the season with a congratulations to Sunnyside Christian for their win.
“Everybody played well tonight,” he said.
Sunnyside Christian 50, Lummi 47
Lummi: Free Borsey 5, Josh Hillaire 3, Caleb Revey 5, Raven Borsey 3, Jeff Cultee 3, Trazil Lane 20, Mike Washington 8. Total: 47.
Sunnyside Christian: Luke Wagenaar 14, Cade Bosma 8, Chance Marsh 5, Lane Marsh 5, Lucas Dykstra 6, Justin Faber 12. Total: 50.