Here we go with the final four games of the season.
First we have three consolation contest. Everyone playing today is assured of a trophy.
I’ll have brief recaps after each game (championship is so late, I’ll see if Mason can post something while I’m working on my story).
Capital 59, East Valley (Spokane) 42
The Cougars (20-9) used a 15-3 second quarter to take control and claim the fifth-place hardware — only the second state trophy in the program’s history.
Tosha Hollingsworth capped an outstanding prep career with 21 points, hitting 8 of 13 shots from the field (including 4 of 7 threes). Kelsey Angels added 11 points, while Aria Goodman pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with six points. Kendel Wilkerson chipped in 10 points, while Alison Jensen had nine.
East Valley (11-19) picked up its first trophy (eighth place). Jenni White put together 16 points, 5 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 assists. Kimmie Thatcher followed with 10 points.
Seattle Prep 75, Kennedy Catholic 60
Junior Kari Luttinen tied two tournament records and just missed the biggest one, the individual game scoring record of 42 set by Sheila Lambert from Chief Sealth back in 1998.
Luttinen finished with 40 points. She tied the individual-game and tournament marks for made free throws with 16 and 34, respectively. She had 20 attemptes against JFK and 45 for the tourney. Edy Jostol added 14 points, while Brittany McMillan piled up eight points, 16 rebounds and six assists.
Prep takes fourth and goes 19-10 on the season.
Kennedy (23-5) was a disappointing seventh after winning it all last year. The Lancers were without star Yaz Fuller for the first half while she re-took the SAT looking for a higher score.
Prep jumped up 22-8 late in the first quarter and led 38-28 at the half. Fuller’s three to open the third made it 38-31, but Luttinen started a 16-0 run that put Prep back in control. Fuller finished with 13 points along with Presley Nuefeld, while Allie Madison had 15. Aminah Williams struggled offensively (3 of 16, 7 points), but had 10 boards and four steals.
Shadle Park 49, Mercer Island 36
The Highlanders (19-9) made 26 of 34 free throws to nail down the third-place trophy. Jenna Humphrey hit 10 of 12 at the line for most of her 14 points. Aleisha Hathaway also had 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Mercer Island (22-7), which takes sixth, ws led by Katherine Dapron with 10 points. The Islanders, who lost an emotional game in the semifinals against Cleveland on Friday after Thursday’s comeback win over Kennedy, shot just 27.7 percent from the field, including a chilly 3 of 19 three-pointers.
Cleveland 47, Holy Names 44
Cleveland claimed its first state championship in girls basketball, knocking off top-ranked Holy Names.
Calah Scott came up big down the stretch, finishing with 10 points. Cheyenne Wilson scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
Shacolby Jenkins had eight points and six rebounds for the Eagles.
Erika Johnson finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for Holy Names, while Sophie Reichelt had eight points and seven rebounds.