SPOKANE – The Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors 25-game win streak was snapped in a 73-48 loss to Neah Bay in the 1B Boys Hardwood Classic Championship Game at the Spokane Arena.
ACH opened tournament play with a 50-44 win over Seattle Lutheran, and then got past a stubborn Yakima Nation team 46-41 in the semis.
The team had one more hurdle to cross to close out the season undefeated and claim its first state title since 2012.
But the Red Devils knocked off the No. 1 and previously unbeaten Warriors to take home Neah Bay’s initial 1B Championship Trophy.
ACH dug its self an early hole down 19-7 at the end of the first eight minutes of action.
The Warriors heated up with 17 second quarter points to close the gap to 29-24 at the half.
Neah Bay opened second half play on a 22-11 run to set ACH on its heels.
The Red Devils sealed it with a 22-point fourth quarter.
Dallas Isaak led the Warriors with 18 points. Charles Hunt added eight. Maguire Isaak scored seven. Payton Neilsen finished with a six-point -12-rebound effort.
Three players scored in double figures and ACH rolled past Tahola 69-38 to place fourth at the 1B Girls Hardwood Classic.
The trio of Lady Warriors was led by a 17 point, six rebound effort from Brenna Oliver. Gabi Isaak and Berlyn Hunt hit for 13 points each. Tiffany Boutain added nine. Emma Dingman finished with seven.
ACH was in control from the get go up 44-19 at the break.
The Warriors posted 24 second half points on the board to run away with it.
ACH went 2-1 at the Arena. The Warriors dropped an opening round 68-46 contest to eventual eight-time champion Colton, and then staved off elimination with lopsided 64-43 win over Tulalip.