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February 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Some girls basketball highlights from Thursday night

It was all on the line for Eastlake and Issaquah in a loser-out game of the Sea-King 4A District girls basketball tournament Thursday night.

Eastlake prevailed, 64-61, and now is one game away from state. Issaquah, which finishes the season 17-7, clearly missed point Blaire Brady in this one with a rash of turnovers. Brady tore her ACL last month.

Freelancer Brian Lewis was at the Eastlake-Issaquah game for us and wrote this recap:

Eastlake moved one win from a state-playoff spot as Sam Naluai and Kendra Morrison combined for 13 steals. The Wolves forced 25 Issaquah turnovers and held off a fourth-quarter comeback bid by the Eagles. Junior Abby Carlson drained a trio of three-pointers to lead Eastlake (21-3) with 15 points.

The Wolves will host the winner of Saturday’s Northwest 4A District tournament game between Edmonds-Woodway and Marysville-Pilchuck in a winner-to-state, loser-out game Tuesday night at Eastlake.

Sparked by 19 points from Sabrina Norton and 18 from Seattle-Pacific bound Maddie Pflaumer, Issaquah (17-7) erased an 11-point deficit to lead 57-56 with 1:21 to play. A fast-paced fourth period saw four lead changes, but Eastlake pulled ahead for good on a three-point play by Lauren Files with 37 seconds to play. Files finished with 12 points, but left the game with an ankle injury with seven seconds remaining.

Among the other games of note were the Sea-King 3A District semifinals, where No. 1 Holy Names and unranked Mercer Island advanced to the championship contest.

Mason Kelley was there and provided these highlights:

Mercer Island 57, Seattle Prep 45

Mercer Island rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to advance to the finals. Kris Brackmann and Hailey Gullstad each scored 17 for the Islanders (17-10), who play Holy Names at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Quinn Glosniak scored 17 for Seattle Prep (16-8).

Holy Names 62, Lakeside 29

Erika Johnson scored 14 and Claire Conricode 12 for the top-ranked Cougars (24-0), who poured it on in the second half. Whitney Best scored 10 for Lakeside (15-9), which plays Seattle Prep for third and fourth places at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Here are highlights from some of Thursday’s other girls games:

West Central 2A District Tournament

Quarterfinals (winner to state)

White River 61, Fife 30

The third-ranked Hornets rolled behind the scoring of Rani Wiegand (18), Kennedy Hobert (12) and Brooke Paulson (11). Fife’s Ciara Pedroni had 11.

Eatonville 63, Foster 58

The Bulldogs led 34-26 at halftime, but couldn’t hold on, despite 22 points from Saraha Hill. Bianca Benevides added 11 and Shantell Jackson 10. Eatonville got 22 from Becca Schrimpsher, 11 from Laccie Hill and 10 from Courtney Fairhart.

Northwest 2A District Tournament

Beth Carlson scored 14 points as the ninth-ranked Wildcats kept their season alive. They play Anacortes Saturday for the district’s third and final state berth.

Tri-District 1A Tournament

Semifnals

Bellevue Christian 46, King’s 38

Bree Oldham poured in 21 points and Maren Haines added 13 to key the victory. King’s got 10 each from Karlie Storkson and Christina McCormick. Bellevue Christian and Lynden Christian — tied for third in the latest Associated Press poll — meet for the championship Saturday, while King’s (tied for seventh) faces No. 5 Seattle Christian for third and fourth places. No details were reported on Lynden Christian’s 49-40 win over Seattle Christian.

Loser-out

Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 46, Nooksack Valley 42

Rachel Staudacher (15) and Mikaela Raschick (13) set the pace for Cedar Park, which faces Cascade Christian Saturday for the fifth and final state berth. Brittany VanDyken hit a game-high 20 for Nooksack Valley.

Cascade Christian 65, Vashon 18

Kaycee Creech led a trio of players in double figures with 16, followed by Katie Rozumny (14) and Chloe Read.

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