One again, I’ll have brief recaps of each game today as soon as possible after we get official stats.
We start with four consolation games, then the quarterfinals.
Consolation (loser out)
Yelm 54, Lynnwood 51
The Royals rallied to take a 47-44 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Yelm outscored them 10-4 the rest of the way to end their season.
They wind up 14-14 with a young squad that could well be back here next year. Yelm (18-8) still has a chance for a trophy with a win Friday.
The Tornados dominated the boards, 50-31, with Anushka Maldonado matching 13 points with 13 rebounds. Austin Schorno scored a game-high 18 points and Katelyn Smith added 15.
Lynnwood got 13 points from Mokun Fajemisin and nine each from Casey Evans and Arsenia Ivanov.
Capital 49, vs. Bonney Lake 47
The Panthers had their first stay at the state tournament cut short when Capital erased an 18-point first-half deficit with a big fourth quarter.
Alyssa Edenstrom put together 11 points and 12 rebounds as Capital (18-9) avenged an earlier loss in the district tournament. Tosha Hollingsworth had a game-high 18 points.
Bonney Lake (19-7) was led by Marcel Pounds, who got 15 of her 17 points in the first half. The Panthers shot just 29.2 percent in the second half.
The Cougars, who missed their first 28 shots from the field, play another loser out game Friday against Yelm at 11 a.m. — the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams.
East Valley (Spokane) 77, Mount Rainier 72 ( 2 OT)
Marisa Blair scored a career-high 31 points, including a runner at the end of regulation to force the first over time, but the Rams had their stay in the tournament cut short.
E-V (10-18) trailed by five in the first overtime, but tied it on a late steal and basket by Jenni White, who finished with 22 points. The Knights made 7 of 8 free throws in the second OT, including two by White with 39.5 seconds to play for a 75-69 lead.
Junior Caroline Codd had a big game for Mount Rainier with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and sophomore Kiana Gandy added 11 points and five boards (five offensive).
The Rams, who move to 4A next season, finish the season 18-8.
E-V, which made 30 of 43 free throws), got 22 points from Kimmie Thatcher, while Amber Swyers added 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Lakes 49, White River 41
In the rubber game of the season between the two SPSL 3A teams, freshman Braile Fields keyed the Lancers’ closing 13-0 run with 10 of her 21 points. She also had 10 rebounds and three steals.
Fifth-ranked White River (20-7), which is eliminated in two straight, led by as many as 12 points. The Hornets got 17 points from Sabra Sproul and 13 from Brooke Paulson, but went the final 3:21 without scoring. Paulson had put them up 41-36 at that point with two free throws.
Lakes (19-8), which also got eight points and eight rebounds from sophomore Aubre Mitchell, plays East Valley in another loser-out game Friday at 12:30 p.m. The winner is assured of a trophy.
Holy Names 62, Prairie 34
The top-ranked Cougars led 8-6 before burying Prairie with a 24-3 run that took the suspense out of this one in a hurry.
Erika Johnson scored 22 points in 21 minutes of play, while Clare Conricode added 17 and Sophie Reichelt had 11.
Angela Gelhar paced No. 8 Prairie (19-7) with 10 punts, while Lauren Goecke had nine.
Holy Names (24-2), which led 38-12 at halftime, is back in the semis for the second straight year and play Shadle Park (18-8) there again.. The Cougars lost to Shadle last year and wound up third.
Shadle Park 49, Seattle Prep 37
After sitting out the first round game, sophomore Aleisha Hathaway led the Highlanders (18-8) back to the semis with 14 points. She was required to sit out Wednesday after an ejection in the regional championship game Saturday, and Shadle edged Capital.
Chelsea Chandler added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Shadle used a 15-5 second quarter to take control.
The Panthers (17-10) got a big game from Kari Luttinen with 24 points and seven rebounds. Brittany McMillan had nine points, seven rebounds and three steals. Prep turned the ball over 23 times and made just 2 of 12 three-pointers.
Prep plays Prairie in a loser-out game Friday at 2 p.m. The winner is assured of a trophy.
Mercer Island 52, Kennedy Catholic 50
Hailey Gullstad drove for the winning basket with 13 seconds left and the shot clock nearly at zero as the Islanders (22-5) knocked off the defending champions.
Kennedy (22-4) missed twice before the buzzer.
The game started nearly 2 hours late as the court got backed up with the double-overtime thriller earlier, plus there was a clock issue.
Hannah Lilly scored all seven of her points in the fourth quarter and gave MI a 50-49 lead on a three-pointer. Jae Shin and Heidi Black each scored 12 for the Islanders.
Yaz Fuller led Kennedy with 15 points. Double-doubles came from Aminah Williams (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Allie Madison (10-14). The Lancers were without Jasmine Lemon, done for the tournament with a knee injury.
MI plays Cleveland (20-7) in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday, while Kennedy Shorecrest (17-9) at 2 p.m.
Cleveland 65, Shorecrest 52
In a game that started two hours late and didn’t end until just before midnight, the Eagles advanced to the semifinals and clinched the schools first trophy.
Cleveland (20-7) built an 18-point lead in the second half and held off a late Shorecrest rally (the Scots closed it to 59-52 with 1:08 to play). Cheyenne Wilson led three Cleveland players in double figures with 20 points. Whitney Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Shacolby Jenkins chipped in 12 points and 11 boards.
For Shorecrest, Brianne Lasconia had 16, Rachel Schrote 11 and India Matheson 10.