The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups got defensive on Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, using a lock-down defense to slow down Curtis star DaVonte Lacy en route to a 61-41 win and state championship. It was all Lacy for the Vikings, but Gonzaga Prep held the Washington State signee to 24 points while clamping down on the rest of the Curtis offense, especially in the second half.
After taking an 11-point lead into the half, Gonzaga Prep blew the game open in the third quarter, holding Curtis to just five points in the quarter to take a 17-point lead into the fourth. The Bullpups cruised down the stretch, triggering a celebration as Spokane swept the 4A boys and girls championships.
SB Nation’s Wescott Eberts singled-out the Gonzaga Prep defense, praising Gonzaga-bound senior Chris Sarbaugh for his efforts on both ends of the floor.
Sarbuagh helped hold Lacy in check during the quarter by playing tenacious defense. The rest of the Bullpups did, too, as Curtis managed only a single field goal in the third as Gonzaga Prep pulled ahead and never looked back.
Parker Kelly led the way for the Bullpups with 24 points. Sarbaugh added 17 points as the two formed a formidable one-two punch for the Bullpups. The Bullpups faced a difficult task over the course of the tournament, getting by Kentridge, Garfield and Curtis on their way to a state title.