Juanita is closing in on the KingCo 3A/2A girls basketball title. The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in Class 3A, snapped Lake Washington’s 10-game win streak Wednesday night with a 49-42 victory.
Freelancer Doug Drowley was there for us and wrote this story.
Three Juanita players scored in double figures — Mikayla Jones (12), Bre Carter (11) and Kate Cryderman (11), who also supplied seven rebounds, five assists and four blocks. Molly Grager just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds — and she blocked seven shots as well. Taylor Paddock had just two points on an off shooting night, but contributed eight steals, six rebounds and four assists.
Lake Washington’s Hunter Hopkins did get the double-double with 19 points and 10 boards. Melissa Wilson had 11 rebounds to go with four points and five assists.
Here are highlights from some of Wednesday’s other girls games (note that we did not get scoring details on a few contests (such as Mercer Island’s 64-35 win over Sammamish, Issaquah’s 49-36 win over Roosevelt or the Rainier Beach-Chief Sealth game, where we didn’t even get a final score), so my hands are tied there:
Mount Si 48, Interlake 44
The Wildcats, tied with Liberty for second place in KingCo 3A/2A, avoided the upset behind the 14 points of Hailey Eddings. Stevie Riley added 10. Mount Si went 0-for-14 on three-pointers and was outscored 16-5 in the fourth quarter. Marta Mueller led Interlake with 10 points.
Liberty 49, Bellevue 43
The Patriots maintained their spot in the standings behind the play of Aspen Winegar (14 points), Hailie Ericksen (10) and Danni Sjolander (10). Bellevue’s Natalie Anderson scored 10.
Skyline 62, Inglemoor 58
The Spartans won the KingCo 4A cross-division game as Megan Weideman put up 16 points, Lacey Nicholson 15 and Morgan Farrar 11. Inglemoor also had three players in double digits — Taylor Peacocke (20), Kelly Conroy (16) and Kate Taylor (11).
Woodinville 51, Newport 32
The Falcons won their third straight and sixth of their past seven behind Melissa Gilkey’s 22 points. Carmen Vasilatos added 10. No one had more than five for Newport.
Garfield 59, Redmond 40
The Bulldogs rode their big three — Nyasha Sarju (20 points), Cora McManus (12) and Renee Dillard-Brown (12).
Edmonds-Woodway 49, Snohomish 31
In a streaky WesCo 4A game, the fourth-ranked Warriors were up 12-0 after one quarter, then just 21-17 after two. Their 19-9 effort in the fourth sealed the deal. The Panthers, who have posed problems for several teams this season, held Angela Woods scoreless (she came in averaging better than 15 a game), but that meant big games for Sydney Donaldson (18 points, seven rebounds, seven blocks) and Ashley Albertson (14 points, 11 rebounds). Julia Young topped the Snohomish list with 17 points, including four threes.
Lake Stevens 44, Jackson 32
Brooke Pahukoa popped in 15 points to lead the Vikings, while Kristin Stoffel had 10 for Jackson.
Marsyville-Pilchuck 49, Mariner 20
M-P’s Dacia Heckendorf was the only player in the game to reach double figures, scoring 14. The Tomahawks led 22-4 after one.
Arlington 68, Cascade 37
Megan Abdo and Lexi Sarvo scored 11 apieace and seven others chipped in five or more to key the victory.
Stanwood 54, Kamiak 46
Lexi Burns’ game-high 21 wasn’t enough for the Knights. Stanwood got 19 from Paisely Heckman and 13 from Sammi Kelleigh.
Bainbridge 57, Ingraham 33
Ariel Fountain led a balanced Spartans attach as four others scored 10 each — Hannah Depew, Grace Kenyoun, Morgan Moniz and Wesley Notthinghom. For Ingraham, Nimco Khalif dropped in a game-high 13 and Caroline Dewrwarder had 12.
Seattle Prep 63, Bishop Blanchet 41
Kari Luttinen, who went off for 40 last week, supplied 21 points for the Panthers and Michaela Carew added 10. Blanchet was sparked by Blake Ballantyne with 13.
Holy Names 67, Eastside Catholic 38
The Cougars, ranked No. 1 in 3A, were in charge 23-7 after one quarter. Erika Johnson (14), Olivia Vincent (12) and Kayla Warren (10) set the pace. Eastside’s Michaela O’Rourk finished with a game-high 21.
Cleveland 51, Nathan Hale 42
Cheyenne Wilson provided 18 points and Jenee Wilson 13 as the fourth-ranked Eagles tuned up for Friday’s showdown with Holy Names — a rematch of last year’s 3A state championship game (which Cleveland won in an upset). The Eagles led 30-17 at the half. Nathan Hale’s Gabby Evans kept Hale in it with 26.
Lakeside 50, West Seattle 20
Anna Hobby had 11, but Haily Hage was the only other West Seattle player to score. Zoe Walker led a balanced Lakeside attack with nine.
Kennedy Catholic 77, Evergreen 31
Two days after being held to a season-low six points against top-ranked Holy Names, Aminah Williams went off for a season-high 28. Jasmine Lemon added 13 and Alli Madison 11.
Foster 66, Tyee 47
In a key Seamount League game between teams vying for second place behind Kennedy, Shantell Jackson put together 23 points and 12 rebounds and two other Foster players stood out — Sahara Hill (16 points, 22 rebounds, six assists, three stals, two blocks) and Bianca Benevides (17 points — including four-of-six three-pointers — three assists and three steals). Tyee’s Arneshia Smith scored 21.
Auburn Mountainview 64, Peninsula 46
Aalia Braboy erupted with 22 points (nearly three times her average), while Caitlin Carr and Hattie Kosko chipped in 10 each for the Lions. For Peninsula, Hannah Lekson tossed in 14.