Massive stage revisited: Rainier Seashore, Olympia reminisce about basic WIAA boys basketball showdown

Big stage revisited: Rainier Beach, Olympia reminisce about classic WIAA boys basketball showdown

OLYMPIA, Wash. – What occurred practically 25 years in the past within the Kingdome is simply lore to Mason Juergens. He wasn’t round.

However his uncle, Chris, performed in that 1998 WIAA boys basketball ultimate for the Bears in opposition to Rainier Seashore, which held on for a 44-40 victory to seize the Class 3A crown.

That was a painful second for not solely the neighborhood, however Juergens’ household – which is why {the teenager} hoped that the rematch sport 25 years later – a Bears’ 65-49 win – would provide some comfort.