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February 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Some girls basketball highlights from Wednesday night

The road to the 4A state girls basketball tournament just got a lot longer for fourth-ranked Edmonds-Woodway.

Marysville-Pilchuck pulled off the shocker of the night Wednesday in the opening round of the Northwest 4A District Tournament with a 44-43 victory over the Warriors, who must now survive four loser-out games to advance to state – including a showdown with the No. 3 team out of KingCo. E-W placed fifth at state last season with a young squad.

M-P’s Morgan Martinis scored on a driving layin with 1.6 seconds remaining to doom the Warriors, which had won 11 in a row and lost its only other in-state game to Auburn Riverside, the defending state champion. The Tomahawks have a history of causing E-W fits in the playoffs, also pulling upsets the previous two seasons.

The Warriors had to go overtime to beat M-P earlier last month, 65-60.

The Tomahawks, who had lost four of their past five, have had to shuffle their lineup due to injuries. Martinis finished with 13 points, while teammate Dacia Heckendorf poured in a game-high 18. Sydney Donaldson led E-W with 17 points and Angela Woods added 11.

Edmonds-Woodway now plays Kamiak in a loser-out game Saturday. Marysville takes on Monroe in a winner-to-state game, while Jackson plays Lake Stevens with another state berth on the line — both on Saturday as well.

Here are highlights from some of Wednesday’s other girls games, starting with the remaining first-round Northwest 4A District bouts:

Jackson 56, Stanwood 33

Things looked bleak for the Timberwolves after they trailed 23-6 and 35-19 at the first two quarter breaks. But they roared back on the strength of a 17-4 fourth period. Freshman Kelli Kingma sealed the victory by sinking two free throws with 42 seconds remaining, giving her 11 on the night. Teammate Sierra Anderson, also a freshman, buried three three-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points, matching her season best. Junior Kristin Stoffel added 14. For Stanwood, Paisley Heckman had 13 and Sammi Kelleigh 11.

Monroe 59, Kamiak 44

Suzanna Ohlsen did her thing at both ends of the court with 23 points and 10 steals. Alyssa Brazel chipped in 10 points and five others had four or more. Lezi Burns led Kamiak with 17, followed by Kate Blackwell with 12.

Lake Stevens 61, Cascade 14

The Vikings rolled behind the scoring of Brooke Pahukoa (12) Mahea Puha (11) and Abby Molstre (10). Kianna Hood accounted for all but one of Cascade’s points.

KingCo 4A Tournament

Eastlake 61, Garfield 60 (OT)

Sixth-ranked Eastlake came from behind in the fourth quarter to force overtime and won despite the career-high 32 points from Garfield’s Cora McManus. Eastlake junior Caleigh McCabe also had a career night with 24 points — three times her regular-season average. Kendra Morrison added 16 as the Wolves moved one game away from a state berth. They play red-hot Woodinville Saturday. The Bulldogs face Newport in a loser-out game the same day and must win three games to get back to state. They were state semifinalists last year and wound up third.

Woodinville 60, Newport 51</strong

Newport senior Chanel Cambronero erupred for 28 points, but Woodinville countered with a balanced attack led by Melissa Gilkey (18), Amanda Skalabrin (12) and Deidre Miller (11). It was the eighth straight victory for the Falcons.

Issaquah 58, Roosevelt 50

Sabrina Norton led a trio in double figures as the seventh-ranked Eagles advanced to the semifinals, where they play Skyline Saturday. Norton scored 15, while Brooke Miller had 11 and Dayna Talley 10. Roosevelt, which now faces Inglemoor in a loser-out game, also had three reach double digits — Catherine Killian (16), Tanner Addams (11) and Katherine Woodworth (11).

Skyline 53, Inglemoor 46

The Spartans took control with a 19-9 third quarter and used a three-pronged scoring attack as Megan Wiedeman hit 18, Michelle Bertl 11 and Haley Smith 11. Inglemoor’s Taylor Peacocke popped in a game-high 20.

Northwest 3A District Tournament

Shorecrest 54, Shorewood 51

Bri Losconia scored 21 of her 25 points in the second half as the eighth-ranked Scots held on and moved within one game of of the state tourney. They play Meadowdale Friday. India Matheson added 12 points and Janie Uppinghouse 10. Erin Ellersick led Shorewood with 12.

Meadowdale 79, Sedro-Woolley 44

Margreet Barhoum pumped in 25 points and Mackenzie Bretz added 10 for the Mavs. Sedro-Woolley was paced by Cheyenne Best (13) and Brittany Grandy (10).

Lynnwood 54, Everett 37

After trailing by two at the half, the 10th-ranked Royals roared ahead with a 23-6 third quarter and cruised from there. Mokun Fajemisin (17) and Arsenia Ivanov (10). They play Glacier Peak Friday in a winner-to-state game. Everett, which faces Ferndale in a loser-out contest, was led by Sidney Rielly (12) and Kiki Harper (10).

Glacier Peak 49, Ferndale 40

Katie Hawkins hit eight of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 20 points for GP, which also got 15 points from Becca Smith. Ferndale’s Madison Hart had 18.

Northwest District 1A Tournament

King’s 56, Friday Harbor 36

Junior Katie Storkson buried six three-pointers and finished with a season-high 27 pionts for the Knights, who moved into the Associated Press rankings at No. 9 this week and advance to the Tri-District tourney. Maggie Anderson had 12 for Friday Harbor.

Sea-Tac 2B

Rainier Christian 39, Cheif Leschi 8

Emily Woods set the pace with 16 points.


Franklin Pierce 47, Washington 44

Alexa Baerge-Nunez knocked down 17 points and Nana Meach added 10 for the Cardinals, who tuned up for the playoffs. Washington’s Brea Doss had 12.



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