A couple of notes from Washington's combined 3A and 4A state championships at the Tacoma Dome;
* Washington signee Tony Wroten Jr.
of Garfield (Seattle)
produced a monster statline in a 90-80 Bulldog win over Puyallup
with 29 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocked shots, 5 assists and 2 steals. Wroten also put a huge exclamation mark on the quarterfinal win by alley-ooping to himself for a dunk as time expired.
Garfield will face Gonzaga Prep (Spokane)
in Friday's 4A semifinals.
* Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was in the Dome Thursday to watch a couple of future Bulldogs go at it. Invited walk-on Chris Sarbaugh and Gonzaga Prep knocked off highly-touted signee Gary Bell
and Kentridge (Kent)
, 72-60. Like another Gonzaga Prep product that walked on for the Zags, David Stockton, Sarbaugh has the look of a player that could eventually contribute for the West Coast Conference program. He matched Bell's 22-point performance and added eight rebounds and three assists.
Gonzaga Prep will meet Washington State signee DaVonte Lacy
and Curtis (University Place)
in the other 4A semifinal.
* Washington is a geographically divided state with the Cascade Mountains limiting exposure for players on the east side of the state in the west, and vice versa. So every year the tournament seems to produce a breakout performer that didn't have the entire state's attention going in.
Junior David Trimble
of A.C. Davis (Yakima)
emerged as that player in the day's opening game at 9 a.m. Trimble, a versatile 6-foot-2 guard, piled up 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in an 88-76 win over Oregon signee Brett Kingma
and Jackson (Mill Creek)
Trimble is a two-time league MVP and also a standout football player for the Pirates.