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December 18, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Seattle Christian girls still tough without Petersen

I’m down here at Pierce College for the Northwest All-Stars Shootout, which features four girls games.

Seattle Christian beat Tahoma in the opener, 36-24. The Warriors, 1A state champions in 2008-09, played without 5-foot-11 senior Lexi Petersen, who has signed with Oregon.

Petersen injured her left knee last Saturday against Issaquah as Seattle Christian suffered its only loss. She was in street clothes today and on crutches. I spoke with her and the news from the MRI isn’t encouraging.

“They said I tore my ACL,” she said.

But because the MRI was “fuzzy,” Petersen said doctors said they aren’t sure if it’s a partial or full tear. She is having further tests Monday and said the best case scenario would be a partial that would allow her to return late in the season. A complete tear would mean she is done for the season.

The Warriors got more bad news today when guard Carissa Doyle went down with a knee injury late in the Tahoma game and did not return.

Seattle Christian (5-1) still has a very fine player in 6-2 junior Katie Collier, who led the way against the Bears with 13 points and 10 rebounds. She is high on the recruiting radar.

Tahoma (3-3) is one of the better teams in the SPSL 4A North Division. The Bears owe their other losses to sixth-ranked Auburn Riverside and a tough Mount Rainier team, which has played both Riverside and contender Kentwood tough.

Freshman Jordan Eberhardt paced Tahoma today with 10 points, including a trio of three-pointers — two of those coming in the closing minutes. She poured in 28 points in Friday’s victory over Kent-Meridian.

It’s not halftime of the second game of the day, where Emerald Ridge leads Chelan, 29-14. Chelan is coached by Tom Robinson, who was a star player at Kentridge (1986 grad) and eventual head boys coach for his alma-mater for two seasons (1997-98 and ’98-99). His daughter, Megan, is a freshman on the team. His son, Matt, is a junior on the Chelan boys team that plays Life Christian tonight at 7 at Curtis.

I’ll be back with more throughout the day and evening.

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