Paolo Banchero and O’Dea were not going to be denied.
The No. 11 seed, O’Dea rolled through the 3A boys basketball bracket, beating teams by wide margins, capped off by a 70-39 victory over No. 2 Mt. Spokane in the WIAA 3A state championship game Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome.
Banchero led O’Dea with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Noah Williams added 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Tyson Degenhart had 14 points and 8 rebounds for Mt. Spokane, and JT Smith added 12 points.
Here are highlights from O’Dea’s state championship victory: