High School Sports

Burbank boys ousted 59-28

YAKIMA -- It didn't take long for the Columbia-Burbank Coyotes to realize they were in for a long night at the 1A boys state tournament at the SunDome.

How long? Try 80 inches, the listed height of Lake Roosevelt center Ty Egbert. The 6-foot-8 sophomore and his brother, Cade, combined for 34 points in a win that ended the Coyotes' season, 59-28.

"That's two games in a row we got out-physicaled. They were just taking the ball straight to the rack," said Burbank coach D.J. Traver. "Tomorrow we're going to hit the weight room and start getting stronger."

Ty also made life very difficult for the Coyotes inside the paint, pulling down 14 rebounds and blocking five shots to go with his 16 points. Two of those blocks came in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game, setting the tone for a brutal shooting performance by Burbank.

Egbert, for one, was happy to be on the other side of the equation after being put in a similar position last season.

"Last year I remember I got kind of scared when I saw the big guy from Vashon Island," he said, relishing the effect his considerable wingspan had on the Coyotes. "A couple of times you could see their eyes just blow up."

Things weren't always so bleak for Burbank, which cut the Raiders' lead to 20-16 after Neal Schuck stole a pass at midcourt and dribbled in for a layin with 5:28 left in the second quarter.

But the Coyotes missed their final six shots of the period while LR finished the half on a 10-2 run.

LAKE ROOSEVELT — Jake Fury 6, Cade Egbert 18, Pachosa 5, Loe 4, Ty Egbert 16, Laplante 1, Holt, Rosco 2, Carlson 1, Frank, Turner 6, Seaver. Totals 24-59 9-16 59.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Schuck 5, Lott 2, Nate Roberts 8, Davis 4, Smith, Long, Bertsch, Woody 4, Romm 3, Garcia, Scrimsher, Lawrence. Totals 9-52 4-4 26.

Lake Roosevelt 16 14 12 17 — 59

Columbia (Burbank) 9 9 5 3 — 26

Highlights — Rebounds: LR 46 (Ty Egbert 14), CB 33 (Dyllon Smith 6); Turnovers: LR 9, CB 17; 3-pointers: LR 2x8 (C.Egbert 1x2, Nate Pachosa 1x2), CB 4x24 (Roberts 2x9); Ty Egbert 5 blocks; Pachosa 5 assists; Tanner Loe 9 rebounds; Neal Schuck 4 steals.