Garfield blisters Bothell in KingCo final

  • Written by Don Mann
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Staff Photo/Don Mann Bothell’s Zach LaVine, right, goes to the hole as Garfield’s Tucker Haymond (No. 1) applies pressure. Haymond led all scorers with 39 points and LaVine scored 18 as Garfield rolled to a 93-69 win in the KingCo title game at Juanita.
In front of an overflow crowd that included three current NBA players, Garfield’s Tucker Haymond put on quite a show at Juanita High School on Friday.

The 6-5 senior forward scored 39 points, including 20 in a white-hot first quarter, as the top-ranked Bulldogs took the whipping stick to second-ranked Bothell 93-69 in the KingCo 4A title game.

Haymond knocked down seven of eight shots right from jump street, including his first three from long range as Garfield grabbed a 28-21 lead after one quarter.

At halftime the Bulldogs led 53-45 as defense was an afterthought, and Haymond had 27.

KingCo leading scorer and MVP Zach LaVine picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, though Bothell coach Ron Bollinger left him on the floor.

Garfield led 69-58 after three and then went on a fourth quarter scoring spree to win by 24.

Perrion Callendret led Bothell with 20 points while LaVine scored 18, well below his 30-point average.

“Teams play you harder in the playoffs,” he said.

Garfield, 22-1, beat Bothell 86-71 a month ago, as LaVine went for 35.

Since losing its opener in November by one point to Todd Beamer, the Bulldogs have reeled off 22 straight victories.

Garfield will take on the No. 5 seed from District 3/4 in regionals at Jackson High School in Mill Creek at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Bothell, 20-3, travels to Rogers in Puyallup to face the No. 3 seed.

Former Garfield and University of Washington stars Brandon Roy and Tony Wroten, Jr. were in attendance, as was Rainier Beach graduate Jamal Crawford, now with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Wroten is on the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster and Roy is with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With no games scheduled during the NBA’s all-star weekend, the local legends returned home.

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