ZILLAH -- Chad Davis scored a game-high 18 points, including the go-ahead layin in the final 90 seconds that lifted Columbia (Burbank) to a 57-53 win Friday over River View in the winner-to-state game of the SCAC boys district tournament.
The Coyotes (15-9) avenged a pair of regular-season losses to the East champion Panthers (16-8) and qualified for next week's 1A state tournament in Yakima for the fifth time in six years.
"We beat three good teams to get here," said Burbank coach DJ Traver. "We're on a pretty good roll going into state, and if we keep this up, hopefully we can play next Saturday."
Davis' basket broke a 51-51 tie, and Neal Schuck hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final minute after River View erased a 29-20 halftime deficit.
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"The clock ran out just in time because they were getting hot," Traver said.
Juan Contreras hit three 3-pointers in the second half and led River View with 18 points.
Sunnyside Christian 56, Wellpinit 48
Steven Broersma scored a team-high 17 points, and Sunnyside Christian upended Wellpinit in the 1B state semifinals at the SunDome.
The win sends the Knights (22-3) into tonight's championship game for the third time in four years. SC won the title in 2007 and 2008.
St. John-Endicott 44, Moses Lake Christian 41
Warren Miller scored 22 points, and St. John-Endicott rallied to beat Moses Lake Christian in the 1B state semifinals.
Ellensburg 49, Othello 30
Tiffany Martinez and Christine Kirkwood had nine points apiece to lead a balanced attack for Othello, but the Huskies fell at Ellensburg in a CWAC second-round district game.
Othello now must win two loser-out games to earn a 2A state berth for the second straight year. The Huskies travel to the loser of today's Wapato-East Valley game Thursday night.
Sunnyside Christian 50, North Sound Christian 38
Analisa Van Oostrum led a balanced attack with 14 points and Sunnyside Christian advanced to today's fourth-place game at the 1B state tournament at the SunDome.
Bickleton 58, Wilson Creek 41
Star Kibby had 19 points and Bickleton forced 52 turnovers in reaching today's 1B fourth-place game in its first state appearance since 1981.
Oregon 5A state
Hermiston went 8-0 in the semifinals -- including freshman Abraham Rodriguez following up his upset of the No. 2 seed in the quarters with a 8-0 major decision over No. 3 Dalton Urrutia of Lebanon -- and will have 14 placers at the 5A meet in Portland. The finals are tonight.