OK, I’ve decided to break out each game at the Assist For Life with short updates on the blog to make it easier (hopefully) for you to keep track.
In the opener, Jadea Brumdidge matched 15 points with 15 rebounds and added seven steals as 4A Emerald Ridge came from behind to beat 3A Auburn Mountainview, 56-49.
Taylor Buie also scored 15 and Charleen Pleasance added 14 for the Jaguars (12-1), who trailed by 13 in the third quarter.
Mountainview (9-4), ranked No. 10, was up 37-24 with three minutes to play in the third before the 6-foot Pleasance sparked the comeback. ER outscored the Lions 27-9 the rest of the way, with Pleasance — who also grabbed seven steals — providing 10 of those points.
The Lions lost control by going 4 1/2 minutes without scoring in the fourth period as ER put up 12 unanswered points.
Mountainview was led by junior Caitlin Carr with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Erika Lombardo added nine points. Hattie Kosko put together a solid all-around game with eight points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists.
ER’s Ashley Johnson didn’t score, but handed out nine assists. Buie, who averages better than 24 points a game, scored nine of her 15 in the second half and also finished with five steals.
The Jaguars were without 6-2 junior Jasmine Parker, who averages nearly 10 points and 10 rebounds. She was dealing with a family issue, according to coach G.C. Hillburn. Reserve guard Stephanie Riley was also absent, attending a club soccer event.
Emerald Ridge owes its only loss to top-ranked Federal Way, by nine points, and gets another shot at the eagles at home on Tuesday. Hillburn said he expects Parker to be available for that game.