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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

February 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM

E-W, M-P girls keep state hopes alive, meet again Saturday

Generally, I spend each morning pouring over girls basketball results from the previous night so I can post highlights.

But I believe there were just two local girls games played Wednesday night, both loser-out games in the Northwest 4A District Tournament, so I’m focusing on them.

Edmonds-Woodway and Marysville both survived another round and square off again Saturday in yet another loser-out contest. You might remember that M-P shocked then-No. 3 E-W in the opening round of the tournament back on Feb. 9. The Tomahawks then lost to Monroe in the semifinals, while the Warriors eliminated Kamiak.

Wednesday, E-W stayed alive by knocking out Jackson, 50-39, while M-P ousted Stanwood, 54-50. We were not able to staff either game, but I’ve read other accounts.

Angela Woods was the star for the Warriors, nailing 11 of 14 free throws en rout to a game-high 21 points. Sydney Donaldson added 12 points and Ashley Albertson 10. Kristin Stoffel led Jackson with 12. Star freshman Kelli Kingma was held without a field goal and finished with a season-low five points, nearly 10 below her average. It’s only the second time she’s failed to score in double figures.

Morgan Martinis keyed Marysville’s victory with 18 points. Emily Enberg chipped in 11 and Becca Lentz canned two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter that gave the Tomahawks a little cushion. Stanwood put three players in double-figures — Paisley Heckman (16), Rachel Swartz (13) and Brenda Bingham (11).

The winner of Saturday’s game between Edmonds-Woodway and Marysville-Pilchuck will need one more victory to qualify for state, meeting the No. 3 KingCo 4A seed (either Easetlake or Issaquah, which play tonight, Thursday) next Tuesday in yet another loser-out showdown.

One other interesting note I wanted to pass along from over in Spokane: North Central knocked off No. 6 Shadle Park in the District 8 3A tournament. Shadle, the No. 1 seed coming in, would have secured the district’s lone berth to state with a victory. Now the two teams must play again tonight (Thursday) in the “if-necessary” game to determine the qualifier.

In years past, the Greater Spokane League 3A has pooled its berth (or berths, depending on allocations) with the Big Nine 3A, but this year the Big Nine voted to keep its two state berths.

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