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February 9, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Some girls basketball highlights from Tuesday night

This one felt like a playoff game. In reality, it was the final regular-season game of the year for the Auburn Riverside and Kentwood girls basketball teams Tuesday night.

But there was a lot at stake, and both teams played like it.

In the end, the eighth-ranked Ravens rallied for a 61-57 victory to claim a second straight South Puget Sound League 4A North Division crown and advance to Friday’s SPSL title game against top-ranked Federal Way, the South Division champ.

I’ll be at ShoWare Friday to cover it. Kentwood, the No. 2 seed from the North, plays Emerald Ridge there Friday, too, and that should be another interesting game.

You can read my story on the Riverside-Kentwood game here.

We also have a roundup on our website that touches on some other key girls games from Tuesday, and you can find that here.

And now for highlights from some of the other Tuesday girls games, starting with more SPSL action:

Auburn 64, Kent-Meridian 26

The Trojans used a balanced attack to claim the North’s fifth and final berth to the playoffs as four players reached double figures — Kelsey Morgan (11), Sienna Pollard (11), Erin Fischer (10) and Isia Johnson (10).

Tahoma 53,Kentlake 44

Katie Buskey delivered 14 points and Kymber Morrison added 11 as the Bears nailed down the North’s No. 4 seed. Alyssa Simonson had 11 for Kentlake.

Emerald Ridge 61, Rogers 38

Taylor Buie poured in 25 points and Charleen Pleasance added 16 as the Jags tuned up for the playoffs.

Beamer 52, Puyallup 38

The Titans used a three-pronged attack to secure the South’s No. 4 seed as Shyla Akins hit for 21, Meghan Graf 19 and Megan Huff 10. Puyallup’s Lazara Balcena scored 14.

Franklin 63, Nathan Hale 59

The Quakers, who lost to Hale by a point a week and a half ago, won their second straight Metro Tournament game behind the play of Janee Lewis (17 points), Patrice Toston (13) and Jazmin Horne (10). Julie Wilson-Peltier led the Raiders with 16, while Gabby Evans added 12. Next up is Seattle Prep Thursday in a game to decide fifth and sixth places into the SeaKing District Tournament.

Seattle Prep 51, Bishop Blanchet 36

Kari Luttinen sparked the Panthers with 18 points, while Blanchet got 13 from Blake Ballantyne.

Enumclaw 48, Decatur 41 (OT)

The Hornets outscored Decatur 9-2 in the extra period of the SPSl 3A tiebraker game to land the No. 4 seed into the subdistrict tourney that also involves the Seamount League and Bremerton. Katina Ferguson was one of three Enumclaw players in double digits with 15 points, followed by Calli Remitz (11) and Katie Holland (10). The Gators, who advance in the No. 5 position, got a game-high 17 from Kayla Lipston. A’yesia Rogers added 10.

White River 62, Sumner 59

In the SPSL 2A showdown between ranked teams, No. 5 White River rode the 22 points of Sabra Sproul and got help from Rani Wiegand (16) and Brooke Paulson (15). The eighth-ranked Spartans were led by Angie Sanchez with 19, followed by Kaitlin King (14) and Erika Olsen (12).

Clover Park 45, Steilacoom 41

A game-high 20 points from Jessica Miller weren’t enough for the Sentinals against a balanced CP squad, which got matching 11s from Danielle Pritchard and Caityn Johnson.

Franklin Pierce 47, Washington 37

Nana Meach (16) and Alex Baerge-Nunez led the way for the Cardinals.

Seattle Christian 58, Orting 25

Katie Collier erupted for 32 points as the fourth-ranked Warriors cruised in the Nisqually 1A game. Maddie Harris added 10. Orting’s Mykaelynn Powers scored 11.

Vashon 54, Chimacum 36

Anya Quig poured in 28 points and Charlotte Kehoe added 14 to key the victory. Cydney Nelson had 18 for the Cowboys.

Bear Creek 35, Crosspoint 34

Nikki Peterson scored 10 points and three others chipped in six or more as Bear Creek held on for the Sea-Tac 2B win. Crosspoint’s Breyenne Mosey pumped in 23 points.

Mount Rainier Lutheran 49, Christian Faith 46

Kalene Cassal (16) and Alexis Fynboe (12) led the way for Mount Rainier in the Sea-Tac 1B contest. Christian Faith got 19 from Makenzie Carroll and 14 from Allyson Llewellyn.

Northwest Yeshiva 60, Shorewood Christian 33

Four players hit double figures for the winners — Julia Owen (18), Halle Friedland (14), Ilana Greenberg (12) and Milana Davydov (10). Shorwood’s Taylor Livermore had 18.



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