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Lynden Christian girl, Zillah boys win state titles

The Washington State 1A basketball champions were crowned on Saturday as Lynden Christian defeated King’s of Shorline to win the girls title and Zillah beat King’s for the boys championship.

Lynden Christian beat Granger, 63-40, before a hard fought victory over Cashmere, 31-26, in what ended up being its closest game of the tournament. Lynden Christian pulled away with the championship game to win 55-40. King’s ended Montesano’s historic girls basketball run in the regional game. Cashmere finish third with a 47-35 win over Blaine.

The only District 4 team in either tournament, the Kalama girls lost to Cashmere 59-23 and dropped its second game 56-46 to Granger.

Zillah beat Cascade Christian, 55-46, and Seattle Academy, 60-45, before defeating King’s 52-46. King’s, which ended Hoquiam’s season in the regional game, played in the closest game of the tournament in the semifinal contest against Okanogan that ended in a 48-49 victory. Okanogan finished third.