Both La Conner basketball teams ousted from state playoffs


February 28, 2024

Coach talks to basketball players in a huddle

Bill Reynolds

La Conner head coach Lance Lopez draws up a play during a timeout in the Braves' loser-out state tourney contest with Adna in Chehalis on Saturday. Adna prevailed 66-62 in an overtime thriller.

State seeding sent La Conner High School's basketball teams south.

Unfortunately, their hopes of advancing to the round of 12 at the Spokane Arena this week went south as well.

The boys' team was eliminated by Adna with a heartbreaking 66-62 overtime loss in Chehalis on Saturday, a game that saw the Braves battle back from foul trouble and a double-digit deficit to have a shot at winning in the waning moments of regulation.

The youthful girls, meanwhile, with six eighth graders and no seniors on their roster, lost to a veteran Toutle Lake club, routed by 56-19 Saturday afternoon, also in...

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