YAKIMA Warden overcame a 10-point deficit in the first quarter to stun West No. 2 seed La Salle in the first round of its district tournament 74-68.
Michael Egia hit a pair of late free throws to stave off a fourth-quarter rally from La Salle. The Cougars opened the second half on an 8-0 run and led by as much as 12 points in the second half.
Jack Hardman posted a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Zach Richins scored a team-high 24 points and Dreyton Martinez had 20 points with five made 3-pointers.
Warden faces Connell in the district semifinals on Saturday
Royal 63, Naches Valley 47
ROYAL CITY Owen Ellis erupted for 33 points and Royal defeated Naches Valley 63-47 in its district opener.
Sawyer Jenks notched 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Royal meets No. 1 seed Zillah in the semifinals on Friday
Moses Lake Christian 62, Entiat 53
ENTIAT Moses Lake Christian ended its regular season with a hard-fought road win at Entiat 62-53.
Freshman Pierre Boorman scored 23 points. Trenton Dorsing and Michael Getzinger scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The second-place Lions will host Pateros in the district playoffs, 6 p.m., Feb. 13.
Entiat 64, Moses Lake Christian 22