Owen Paznokas scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Kentridge ousted Battle Ground 66-54 in the opening round of the 4A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome on Wednesday.
The ninth-seeded Chargers (21-7) – appearing at the state tournament for the first time since 2014 – advance to play No. 2 Gonzaga Prep (22-2) in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Battle Ground finished its season 18-10.
Cruz Medina scored 14 points and handed out seven assists, Moses Moore had 12 and Jeremy Banks finished with nine points and six assists for Kentridge.