The Capital Cougars boys basketball team battled a “cat fight” with the Wildcats from Mt. Spokane High School Thursday February 28, 2019 at the Hardwood Classic in 3A WIAA play. The Wildcat won.

Capital (21-5) went toe to toe with second ranked Wildcats (24-1) of Mead for 16 minutes. Leading throughout the first half and tied 30-30 at the half, the Cougars were outscored 22-8 in the third quarter and fell at the Tacoma Dome.

Turnovers and free-throws ended up being the downfall for the ninth ranked Cougars. Mt. Spokane shot 14/16 from the free throw line compared to 2/9 shooting from the Cougars. Capital had 13 turnovers to the Wildcats 6.

Lukas Bowser led Capital with 19 points going 5/7 from the three-point line. For Mt. Spokane, Jerry Twenge led all players with 20 points. Mt. Spokane moves on to a Friday semifinal match with third ranked Rainier Beach (21-4). Capital will face the fifth ranked Kelso Highlanders (21-5) Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the consolation bracket with the winner playing for fourth place Saturday.

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