WIAA State Basketball Tournament 2012: Central Valley Advances Past Union, 52-51

The Central Valley Bears rebounded their way to victory and won their 19th straight game in Friday's 4A semifinal at the Tacoma Dome. Their 52-51 victory over Union puts the Bears in their first state title game since 1986.

Union held a 15-14 lead after the first quarter, but an 11-3 run by the Bears in the second quarter gave the Bears a three-point advantage heading into halftime. Central Valley extended its lead to six in the third quarter and then put the Bears away in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

A three-pointer from the left corner by Central Valley junior Dustin Dach gave the Bears a commanding 47-37 lead with 4:51 to go. The Titans were able to whittle down the lead to one point after Union's Jordan Chatman hit a full-court shot. Chatman hit a two-pointer with two seconds on the clock that was originally judged to be a three-pointer by the officials.

Chatman finished with a game high 29 points. Central Valley senior Gavin Deyarmin led the Bears with 11 points and 5 rebounds.

Central Valley will face A.C. Davis at 3 p.m. in the 4A state championship game, while Union will play Bellarmine Prep for third place at 1 p.m.. SB Nation Seattle will have a live chat going with updates from courtside for the 4A state championship game. The game will also be streamed live at wiaanetwork.com, ROOT Sports is not televising this year's championship games.

Latest News

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.