March 11, 2014
TACOMA — Issaquah and Garfield high school administrators worked together to ensure a safe environment when the schools faced each other in the Class 4A boys semifinal basketball game March 7.
The extra effort came after racially charged messages appeared on social media following the schools’ matchup Feb. 21.
Garfield’s school resource officer reached out to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to inform it of the situation. The WIAA decided additional security for the game was not necessary. Issaquah planned to have more school administrators on site than usual to provide extra security.
March 11, 2014
Issaquah suffers third loss to eventual state champ Garfield, settles for third
With the game on the line, the ball got into the right player’s hands, but the result didn’t go the way the Issaquah Eagles envisioned it.
Brian Watson’s contested shot from deep in the corner didn’t find its mark, and Garfield escaped with a 61-59 victory in the semifinals of the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament March 7 at the Tacoma Dome.
March 4, 2014
Eagles draw tough bracket after 64-48 rebound win over Bellarmine Prep
Avoiding a letdown after the stinging defeat to Garfield in the KingCo 4A championship game, Issaquah used its state qualifier Feb. 28 against Bellarmine Prep as a tuneup heading into the Hardwood Classic.
The Eagles pulled away from the Lions after a back-and-forth first-quarter to win, 64-46, at the regional matchup played at Puyallup High School.