Seacrest Country Day ran past Canterbury early and often as the Stingrays eliminated the Crusaders from the state playoffs 74-24 Thursday.
"We knew they were going to be tough," Canterbury coach Josh Tebbe said.
Tebbe's team lost to the Stingrays 66-37 in a preseason tournament in November.
Seacrest started four players who were taller than the biggest Crusader. Seacrest eighth-grader Jeffrey Merton, the youngest and biggest player on the floor at 6-foot-4, scored eight of his team's first 10 points and had 17 in the first quarter, many coming off of offensive rebounds. He tipped in a shot at the first-quarter buzzer to make it 33-7.
Senior guard Bond Roth added four 3s for Seacrest during a first half that saw the Stingrays rarely miss a shot. With Canterbury trailing 54-14 at the half, the clock ran nonstop during the final two quarters.
Senior Bryce Wilson led Canterbury with 11 points.
Tebbe said his team was proud to qualify for the playoffs after upsetting Keswick in the district semifinals. The roster features many players who do not consider basketball a primary sport.
"But we will always fight like heck," Tebbe said.