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February 13, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Friday’s high-school hoops highlights

Here is a look back at Friday’s high-school basketball action:

Shaunice Robinson, who missed the last nine games with an injury, came off the bench to collect 18 points as Garfield snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-64 upset of No. 7 Newport Friday night at Garfield.

The playoff-bound Bulldogs (11-9, 10-6) trailed 12-3 after one quarter but poured it on down the stretch, scoring 46 points in the second half.

Robinson, a 5-foot-5 sophomore guard, also had seven steals and DeAundreney Dillard-Brown had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Garfield.

It was the third consecutive defeat for the Knights (16-4, 12-4), who started the season 16-1. Betsy Kingma, KingCo’s second-leading scorer at 18.5 points per game, led the Knights with 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter.

Arlington boys, Shorewood girls in

Arlington’s boys and Shorewood’s girls claimed spots in the first round of the Northwest 4A District basketball playoffs with play-in victories.

Griffin Ginnis hit seven three-pointers and scored 28 points as visiting Arlington beat Edmonds-Woodway 85-60 in a loser-out boys game. The Eagles will play at Stanwood Wednesday in a district opener.

At Shorewood, the Thunderbirds girls got 17 points from Taylor Nephew and 15 from Masha Shtikel to oust Oak Harbor 51-43. Nicole Mowbray scored 24 for Oak Harbor in the Wildcats’ final game.

Shorewood plays at Monroe Tuesday night in a girls district opener.

Other girls highlights

— On Senior Night, Eastlake’s Alyssa Charlston, a senior headed to the University of Idaho, led her team to a 58-45 KingCo 4A victory over Redmond with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Charleston shot 9 of 13 from the field.

Domi Mendezona scored 11 of Issaquah’s 18 points in overtime in the eighth-ranked Eagles’ 62-55 KingCo 4A win over Skyline. Skyline was ahead with about 20 seconds to go in regulation when Mackenzie Schiltz hit a tying three-pointer. Mendezona finished with 18 points. Haley Smith had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Skyline.

Katarina Whitfield had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Lake Washington in her return after missing six games with a concussion as the Kangs held off Inglemoor 55-52 to clinch a KingCo 4A playoff spot. Colleen Walsh, in her second game back from an ankle injury, added 15 points and eight rebounds. Inglemoor’s Taylor Peacocke scored 27.

Ali McConnaughey hit a basket in the lane at the buzzer, giving King’s a 45-44 Cascade Conference victory over Sultan. Joclyn Kirton had a career-high 21 points to go with 13 rebounds.

Other boys highlights

Cory Hutsen scored 29 points to lead Skyline to a 56-48 win over Issaquah.

Taylor Myers scored a game-high 17 points to help top-ranked Enumclaw knock off White River, 75-46.

Des’Juan Newton scored a game-high 21 points in Garfield’s 74-35 win over Garfield.

Josh Bircher scored 19 points to help Redmond upset Eastlake, 59-55. Michael Russo scored 22 points for the Wolves.

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