I’m a bit strapped for time this morning, but I wanted to point out the most glaring result in today’s high-school scores:
Auburn Riverside girls 94, Auburn 46.
That was No. 2 vs. No. 6 in the state, and the second-ranked Ravens certainly made their case for a return to the top spot (they’re only three losses came in a very elite out-of-state tournament during the holidays). Riverside for 38 turnovers, or, put another way, more than one turnover a minute.
As Auburn coach Ed Bender said, “We just weren’t ready to compete at their level.”
Auburn Riverside hasn’t lost in this cross-town rivalry since 2003.
Other scores I noticed:
Kennedy 59, Mount Rainier 50. No blowout this time, only an important win for the third-ranked Lancers.
Roosevelt 55, Eastlake 38. The ‘Riders stay on a roll, led by Frannie Hemmelgarn’s 20.
Redmond 62, Lake Washington 55. The 11-2 Mustangs take their ninth straight victory. First loss for new Kangs coach Jennie Rondel.
Juanita 69, Inglemoor 66. How about Juanita? The Rebels showed their close call against Franklin last week (they lost 59-55) was no fluke.
Mount Rainier 88, Kennedy 71. Smooth win for the Rams, who beat their top two Seamount competitors in the same week.
Skyline 62, Issaquah 57. The Spartans stormed back with a 20-point fourth to erase a five-point lead going into the final quarter.
Bainbridge 54, O’Dea 41. Just when you think you have the Metro Mountain figured out, you don’t.
1. Katie Grad, Auburn Riverside, girls basketball. Wazzu recruit scored 33 in a huge statement game.
2. Jordan Call, Juanita, boys basketball. Scored 33 points in the Rebels’ win, and Juanita is now 4-4 in KingCo 4A.
3. Vonchae Richardson, Mt. Rainier, boys basketball. His 27 points led the Rams, who stay undefeated in the Seamount.
4. Erin Nicol, Issaquah, girls basketball. Scored a team-high 24 points to lead the fifth-ranked Eagles to a 66-50 victory.
5. Mike Ladd, Rainier Beach, boys basketball. You don’t see Beach players here too often because the Vikes are just so deep. Even with Ladd scoring 22, five more players scored at least 9 points in an 84-59 victory against Chief Sealth.
Tonight’s top games.
Meadowdale at Edmonds-Woodway, boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. One of the more important WesCo South games of the season. E-W is 7-1 in the conference; Meadowdale is 6-2.
Marysville-Pilchuck at Snohomish, boys basketball, 7:30 p.m. Can the Panthers, undefeated so far in the WesCo North after a one-point win against Lake Stevens on Wednesday, stay that way?