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March 10, 2010 at 8:24 AM

3A girls basketball Day 1 updates

You can check back here throughout the day for brief updates after each first-round girls game. You can also follow the play by play and of course we will be twittering quarter and final scores along the way, too.

Prairie 47, Lynnwood 38

Trailing 34-28 a minute into the third quarter, the eighth-ranked Falcons (19-6) exploded on a 17-1 run to advance to the quarterfinals. Andrea Smith had a three-point play to start the run and Jackie Lanz sank three key free throws after being fouled on a long shot.

Lauren Goecke led the Falcons with 12 points, while Meghan Cross paced Lynnwood with 11. The Royals now play a loser-out game Thursday at 9 a.m.

Holy Names 60, Yelm 33

Top-ranked took control in a hurry, leading 26-7 at the end of the first quarter. Erika Johnson had a huge first half with 17 points and 11 rebounds, then played just six minutes the rest of the way. She finished with 19 and 12.

Sophie Reichelt scored 9 of her 11 points in the first half. Jasmie McCleave scored 11 off the bench.

The Cougars (23-3), who face Prairie (19-6) in the quarterfinals, enjoyed a 57-26 advantage on the boards and forced 22 turnovers.

Katelyn Smith was the only Yelm player in double figures with 10.

Shadle Park 47, Capital 46

The Highlanders (17-8), who were in the title game last year, didn’t take their first lead until the fourth quarter. They went up 45-40 on back-to-back baskets by Jenna Humphrey with a little over three minutes to play and led 47-42 with 1:38 to go before Capital made one final surge.

After Humphrey missed a free throw with 13.3 on the clock, the Cougars got a final shot, but Aria’s Goodman jumper under pressure missed the mark.

Shadle won without leading scorer Aleisha Hathaway (14.4 points per game), who had to sit out after a questionable ejection in the Eastern Regional final. Humphrey led the way with 17 points, while Chelsea Chandler had 12.

The Highlanders play either Seattle Prep in Thursday’s quarterfinals at 5 p.m.

Capital’s Tosha Hollingsworth scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half. Goodman finished with 11. The Cougars (17-9) made just 1 of 13 shots in the final period. The play a loser out game Thursday at 10:30 against either Bonney Lake.

Seattle Prep 45, Bonney Lake, 39

After a horrible start which saw them trail 12-4 in the second quarter and then 18-9, the Prep Panthers rallied to earn a spot in the quarterfinals against Shadle Park Thursday at 5 p.m.

Seventh-ranked Bonney Lake (19-6), a fifth-year school here for the first time, was outscored 24-10 in the second half. The team made just 3 of 16 three-pointers. Marcel Pounds had an off game with 11 points (2 of 12 from three-point range). Rani Wiegand also scored 11.

Prep (17-9) got 13 points from Kari Luttinen and 10 from Alexandra Claeys. Brittany McMillan added six points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Bonney Lake plays Capital in a loser-out game Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Mercer Island 62, Mount Rainier 31

The third-ranked Islanders (21-5) led by 10 midway through the second quarter, then went on a 21-2 run that carried into the third to take away all doubt.

Freshman Kris Brackman led a balanced MI attack with 11 points. Jae Shin and Hailey Gullstad scored 9 each, while Heidi Black added 8. All but two Islanders scored. Hannah Lilly, who hurt an ankle in the district championship game, played a little over 8 1/2 minutes and didn’t attempt a shot.

Coach Jamie Prescott said Lilly should be ready to go Thursday in the quarterfinals against either Kennedy.

Marisa Blair led Mount Rainier with 11, but made just 5 of 23 shots. Caroline Codd added 10 points. The Rams (18-7) shot just 25.5 percent from the field and had 21 turnovers.

Mount Rainier plays the East Valley Thursday at noon.

Kennedy Catholic 61, East Valley (Spokane) 55

Yaz Fuller scored 14 of her 33 points in the fourth quarter, including six in the final 1:19, as the defending champions avoided an upset.

East Valley came into the tournament win a 9-17 record that was deceiving, with several losses to 4A teams in the tough Greater Spokane League.

The Knights, who play a loser-out game Thursday against Mount Rainier, led 49-47 with just over five minutes to play in the game. The finished with three players in double-figures: Jenni White (17), Kimmie Thatcher (14) and Alicia Christiansen (12). White also had nine rebounds, five assists and five steals.

No. 2 Kennedy (22-3), which got 12 points and seven rebounds from Aminah Williams, plays No. 3 Mercer Island in what should be a dynamite quarterfinal Thursday at 7 p.m.

Shorecrest 52, Lakes 42

With two starters benched for the first half, Lakes watched Shorecrest scoot out to a 22-8 lead and never recovered.

The Lancers failed to score in the second quarter.

Shorecrest (17-8), with plays Cleveland (19-7) in the quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m., got 16 points from Rachel Schrote and 12 from Shannon Schachle.

Stevonna Scott paced Lakes with 12, while Tyanna Barton added nine points and 11 rebounds. Lakes (18-8) plays a loser-out game gainst White River (20-6). at 2 p.m.

Cleveland 68, White River 57

The Wilson sisters both stepped up to lead the Eagles in to the quarterfinals.

Cheyenne scored 22 points, while Whitney collected 14 points and a monster 18 rebounds. Shacolby Jenkins added 12 points and nine boards as Cleveland owned a 49-34 advantage on the boards.

White River got a big game from Sabra Sproul with 29 points, while Brooke Paulson added 10. Sproul shot 9 of 18 from the field, including 4 of 10 three-pointers.

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