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March 11, 2009 at 9:26 PM

FINAL — White River 68, Seattle Prep 59

FINAL — White River 68, Seattle Prep 59. White River will face the winner of the upcoming Yelm/Holy Names matchup, while Prep will face the loser.

0:10 1st OT — Blais fouls Brons, who goes to the line and adds two more for White River. 67-59 Hornets. Blais fouls again, this time on Sproul, who goes to the line and adds one. 68-59.

1:07 1st OT — Prep’s Claeys goes to the line, good for 1-2. 62-59 White River. McMillan fouls out on Brons, who goes to the line to try to extend the Hornets’s lead. She does, going 1-2. White River regains possession. Paulson goes to the line, scores two. 65-59 with 22 seconds left. Prep’s now in trouble.

1:39 1st OT — McKune at the line for the Hornets, makes two. 58-56 White River. Ball tied up, Prep granted possession. Blais basket no good, rebounded by the Hornets. Prep regains possession but fouls under the press, giving possession back to White River. Williams for two — 62-58 White River.

3:20 1st OT — McMillan for two. 58-56 Prep. Claeys fouls White River’s Williams, who goes to the line and ties the score again at 58.

Buzzer — Williams from close range makes a two-pointer to tie the score at 56. Again, we’ll go into OT.

0:11 4th qtr — McCutchen fouls out, sending McMillan to the line. She hits both her shots to give Prep a two-point cushon — not much, but better than Prep had 12 seconds ago.

0:23 4th qtr — Brown fouls out on McCutchen’s bucket, sending McCutchen to the line for one. This could be the difference in the game, and McCutchen puts it in the basket. Tie game at 54. Time out Seattle Prep.

0:30 4th qtr — White River’s McCutchen fouls sophomore Luttinen, who steps to the line for two. Swish. Swish. 54-51 Prep.

0:50 4th qtr — Brons to the line, sinks two to cut Prep’s lead to one, 52-51. White River regains possession, goes to the basket — no good! Score remains the same. This is a huge nail-biter for both teams — it’s going to be close.

1:10 4th qtr — Sproul at the line to shoot two. Both good, cutting Prep’s lead to one. Blais goes for the lay up and is swatted down by Williams. Foul called, Blais to the line. First shot good, second good also. Prep up by three, 52-49.

2:01 4th qtr — McMillan foul brings Brooke Paulson to the line for two shots — neither good. What Prep needs to do for the next 90 seconds or so is simply hold off the Hornets.

3:14 4th qtr — A Claeys foul sends Williams of White River to the line for one shot. Williams takes advantage of the opportunity. 50-47 Prep.

4:02 4th qtr — Brons battles back with a bucket to bring White River within one, 45-44. But McMillan hits a three to give Prep a 48-44 lead. Claeys comes through with another basket on Prep’s next possession, and suddenly it’s 50-46.

4:36 4th qtr — McMillan at th eline, good for 1-2. 45-42 Prep. An upset is beginning to look possible here for the Panthers.

5:36 4th qtr — Foul on Brons brings Claeys to the line. She nails both shots to give Prep a 44-40 lead. McKune responds with a basket to make it 44-42. White River regains possession, but fails to score.

6:11 4th qtr — Luttinen banks a three for Prep to give the Panthers the 42-40 lead.

End of 3rd qtr — Prep tastes the lead for about 10 seconds on an Alexandra Claeys lay up that made it 39-38 Prep, but White River responds with a Carly McCutchen basket. 40-39 White River at the end of the quarter.

Boys final — Columbia River 57, Rogers (Spokane) 51.

1:33 3rd qtr — Luttinen with a lay-up brings the score to 38-37 White River. Seattle Prep has dug itself out of something of a hole, but the lead is still eluding the Panthers.

2:47 3rd qtr — Lindsey Brown at the line for the Panthers, makes 1-2 to put Seattle Prep within three of White River. Score 38-35.

4:33 3rd qtr — McMillan strikes again for two after a tre from White River’s Brons. White River 38, Prep 34.

6:01 3rd qtr — Blais to the line for the Panthers. She sinks both, making it 35-30 and gets a bucket on her next possession. 35-32. Seattle Prep is certainly within striking distance, but White River isn’t slowing down much either.

7:41 3rd qtr — McMillan coasts down the lane virtually unchallenged for an easy two points. But White River comes right back and scores four quick points to make it 35-28.

Halftime — White River leads Seattle Prep 31-26. Prep’s Luttinen leads all scoring with 12 points (5-12FG, 1-2FT). Blais has added 10. For White River, Sproul has 11 (3-4FG, 3-4FT). Williams has seven so far. The Hornets are shooting 45.5 percent so far.

0:37 2nd qtr — Blais to Prep’s Alexandra Clayes for an easy bucket. White River charges back with a Sproul tre from downtown. 31-24 White River. McMillan at the line, good for two more. 31-26.

1:18 2nd qtr — Blais comes through with assist from McMillan. 27-22 White River. Brons at the line, goes 1-2. 28-22 White River.

2:41 2nd qtr — White River has identified Prep’s Blais as a dangerous player and is effectively double teaming her. Carly McCutchen gets the steal and converts it to a basket. Sproul at the line now, goes 2-2. Score: White River 27, Prep 20.

3:19 2nd qtr — Sabra Sproul at the line for the Hornets makes it 23-18.

3:43 2nd qtr — Kristine Brons of White River grabs a steal and races downcourt ahead of almost everyone for a basket that rolls around the rim before dropping through. White River 22, Prep 18.

4:21 2nd qtr — Shooting foul on Williams brings Blais to the line. Both shots are good. Score 20-16 White River. The Panthers have now scored eight in a row. Travelling called on White River, turning the ball over to Seattle Prep. White River takes a time out.

5:48 2nd qtr — Prep’s Kari Luttinen goes 1-2 at the free throw line to narrow Prep’s defecit to 10. Blais adds another bucket, so Prep now trails by eight. And finally Luttinen scores again for a 6-0 run by Prep. Score 14-20.

End of 1st qtr — White River 20, Seattle Prep 9. Prep is going to have to get more aggressive and more accurate in its shooting if this team is going to challenge the Hornets.

0:41 1st qtr — Williams with a put-back for the Hornets. Score 18-9.

2:05 1st qtr — McMillan engineers a steal. Kelsey Blais drives through the line to give the Panthers two, but White River responds with a tre from Paulson. 16-9 White River.

2:47 1st qtr — Williams at the line again, scores another two for the Hornets. Junior Jessica Bush comes into the game and quickly makes her presence felt with a bucket. White River up by six, 13-7.

Halftime update from the boys game — Columbia River 31, Rogers (Spokane) 20.

4:44 1st qtr: A big block from Williams robs Brittany McMillan of a potential basket. Brooke Paulson takes advantage for the Hornets. Score 9-7 Hornets.

5:41 1st qtr — Megan McKune at the line for White River. Both baskets are good to put White River up 5-3.

7:16 1st qtr — White River gets on the board early from an easy basket made by Kendall Williams. Seattle Prep responds quickly with a tre from Sarah Newman. Williams at the line now, 1-2. Score tied at three.

Pregame — The athletes are being introduced. Game will begin shortly. White River fans are here in force (and bright yellow t-shirts), but fewer have shown up to support Seattle Prep.

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