TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Jackson quickly debunked any thought Arlington had of getting even for two earlier losses.

The Timberwolves blew open a close game with a 15-3 spurt to open the second quarter, and cruised to a 68-41 win over Arlington in the semifinals of the 4A state boys basketball tournament. It marked Jackson's third win over the Eagles (22-4) this season.

The Timberwolves (26-0) will make their second state title game appearance in four years and will face Curtis.

Jackson made 9 of 18 3-pointers, led by a 5 of 9 performance from Dan Kingma. Jason Todd led the Timberwolves with 20 points, while Kingma added 19.

Terry Dawn and Kaleb Bryson combined to score 32 of the Eagles' 41 points in the loss.

Jackson had already beaten Arlington by double-digit margins twice during the regular season, and Friday's game turned out to be more of the same. The Timberwolves used a 9-0 run late in the first quarter to open up a 19-10 lead and extended the advantage to 44-21 by halftime.

The Timberwolves are attempting to become the state's first unbeaten 4A state champion in boys basketball since Ferris in 2008. Two years later, in 2010, Jackson made it to the 4A state title game but lost to Kentwood.

Bryson 15, Dawn 17, Jones 4, Passalaqua, Brummell 5, Smoke, Adams, Aune, Walker, Lewis, Smithson, Bishop. Totals 14-49 7-10 41.
Graff 3, Kingma 19, Todd 20, Zehr 10, Willgress 7, Blake 5, Bates, Ozuna, Saufferer, Roberts, Waite 4. Hovorka. Totals 24-45 11-14 68.

Arlington 12 9 18 2 -- 41
Jackson 19 25 16 8 -- 68

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