ELLENSBURG — It wasn’t anything but a routine free throw for Brock Ravet. Three dribbles, a slight pull back of the left foot and release.

The result? Nothing but net.

That mere single point had Ravet become Mr. 3,000.

The senior guard at Kittitas Secondary School keeps adding accolades to his name. On Saturday night in a regional game against Lake Roosevelt High School, Ravet led Kittitas to a 76-45 triumph with a sterling 36 points, becoming the first high school player in the state of Washington to score 3,000 career points.

“Yeah, I mean it’s awesome,” Ravet said, who also had 12 rebounds. “Just knowing all that hard work I put in is paying off. But like I said, the biggest accomplishment we can have is going out and winning another state championship.”

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, Ravet ranks 73rd in the United States for career points. The leader on that list is Greg Procell from Louisiana, notching an astonishing 6,702 points in the years 1967-70.

There are two players in the 5,000s, and 12 in the 4,000s.

Ravet passed Lance Den Boer (2003) from Sunnyside Christian on Feb. 1 to become the state’s all-time scoring leader. Den Boer had 2,851 points.

“It was good to get it out of the way in this game rather than state so we can just worry about that,” Ravet said.

Ravet had 18 points by halftime — and his barrage continued into the third quarter. A pull-up jumper put Kittitas up 36-26, and a couple free throws later extended his teams lead to 14.

Back-to-back 3s had the Gonzaga signee a point away, and a Lake Roosevelt player made a comment after a foul on Justin Hudson and received a technical. So, after Hudson’s freebies, Ravet was up to the line with 28 points, only needing 29 prior to the matchup.

Ravet stood alone in front of a sold-out Ellensburg High School gymnasium that had to turn down people at the door because of how packed it was.

“He’s a great player, it’s pretty awesome,” Hudson said.

It couldn’t be more déjà vu for Kittitas and Lake Roosevelt from their last meeting on Feb. 16 during the 2B District 5/6 Championship.

SIMILAR START

In that contest, the Raiders jumped on to an early 8-0 lead. In most cases, coaches might call a timeout to stop the momentum. That wasn’t the case for Kittitas head coach Tim Ravet, as he trusted his boys to flip the switch. And they did, beating Lake Roosevelt for the district title.

On Saturday, Kittitas once again trailed 8-0 and Ravet was unscathed, letting his squad play it out.

Brock Ravet drained a 3, and Trevor McCraigie of Lake Roosevelt matched it. Ravet, however, knocked another trey the next possession, cutting the deficit to four.

“A lot of the same, they went 8-0 the first time. Almost déjà vu other than we turned it up a bit,” Tim Ravet said. “Got on some good runs, and we put it on them for a while.”

At the end of the first quarter, the Coyotes were behind, 18-12. But their offense went volatile, as to commence the second quarter, they hit all four of their shots as well as 1-of-2 freebies from Martin Arreola.

Brock Ravet assisted Caleb Harris and Bailey Gibson, and added five points himself, with the last one being from deep to give Kittitas its first lead of the game, 22-21.

Kittitas started running away, Ravet was fouled on his 3-point shot and ensued to hit all three of his free throws. Hudson added two straight buckets — one a 3-ball and the Coyotes led, 32-24.

“We do better when we are pushed a little bit,” Hudson said. “Our competitiveness really showed up tonight.”

Hudson was a stalwart defensively. Along with his nine points, he tacked on four steals.

“We just been pounding defense in practice and I just want to be that guy on the court,” he said. “Because we got Brock (Ravet), a great scorer, and I want to be someone that contributes.”

Harris scored 12 points and Gibson had eight.

With this win over Lake Roosevelt, the Coyotes advance to state with a first-round bye. They will compete against either No. 2 Toledo High School or No. 10 Asotin High School.

Kittitas defeated Toledo, 83-56, back on Dec. 29 in the Tarp It Holiday Classic at Central Washington University.

Thursday’s matchup is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

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