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By David Pan
Sports editor 

Knights crowned state boys basketball champions

King's sophomore Linhardt named 1A tournament MVP


Last updated 3/12/2020 at 10:58am

Hunter Reeves

King's players and coaches celebrate winning the 1A state boys basketball championship Saturday, March 7, at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Knights defeated Lynden Christian 70-67 in overtime.

King's won its fifth state boys basketball title in school history the old-fashioned way.

The Knights earned it.

King's first had to overcome a 10-point, third-quarter deficit to pull out a 68-59 victory over Zillah in a first-round, loser-out contest.

Then to cap off an unforgettable state tournament, the Knights battled their way past two familiar opponents – Seattle Academy and Lynden Christian – in semifinal and championship games that both went into overtime.

Tournament MVP Tyler Linhardt scored a team-high 25 points as King's erased a 6-point deficit with 1:10 left in the fourth q...

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