I’m at Rogers of Puyallup for two first-round 4A girls games.
Here we go with the Bellarmine-Federal Way contest.
Federal Way 67, Bellarmine Prep 58
Darah Huertas-Vining poured in 20 points to lead the fourth-ranked Eagles back to the Tacoma Dome. Brittany Barrington added 11 points, despite being in fould trouble for much of the game.
The top-ranked Lions, who lost their third straight, get another shot at a state berth Saturday against South Kitsap — a team they’ve beaten twice. They meet again at 1 p.m. at Puyallup.
I’ve got writing responsibilties, so that’s it for the blog tonight.
Here are earlier details:
Federal Way is up 65-58 with Hurtas-Vining going to the line. Eagles will win. Back with more details.
A Bellarmine miss goes out of bounds to Federal Way; 1:17 showing. But Potts comes up with a steal and scores to narrow it to 65-58.
Barrington draws fourth foul on Potts and makes both free throws to extend Federal Way’s lead to 65-56 with just 1:47 remaining.
Still 63-56 with 2:40 to go.
Barrington drives for two: Federal Way 63-56 with 3:10 on the clock.
Barrington picks up her fourth foul and BP is already in the 1-and-1 with 4 minutes to go.
Federal Way gets two athletic baskets from Tanji Ajeto, then a turnover leads to an easy bucket by Huertas-Vining. Eagles up 59-53 with 6:03 to play.
Actually, that was a two-pointer by Beardenmphl; 53-52 Federal Way as we start the fourth.
Grace Beardemphl ties it with a three-pointer, then Barrington picks up her third foul; 22.4 to go in the third.
Potts has back-to-back buckets to narrow BP’s gap to four, 50-46.
Huertas-Vining hits a sweet-looking three and Barrington scores inside for a 50-42 Federal Way lead. Time out BP with 3:53 on the third-quarter clock.
Sophomore Raven Benton comes up with a couple of athletic baskets to help Federal Way ease out to a 45-38 advantage. Walton and Barrington are back in with 5:10 to go in the third.
Walton and Barrington still on the bench to start the third.
Darah Huertas-Vining sinks a three-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to extend the Eagle’s lead to 38-35. She has 10 points.
Federal Way was out of control for a bit in the second quarter with both Talia Walton (3 fouls) and Brittany Barrington (two) on the bench. Bellarmine is hanging right with the Eagles after losing to them by 16 a week ago.
Simone Potts ties it with a three-pointer; 2:15 left in the half.
Federal Way still up by three, 29-26, with 3:45 to go in the half.
Federal Way star Talia Walton already on the bench with three fouls. She rarely gets in foul trouble. Still 22-19 with 6:45 left in the half.
Bellarmine Prep shows it doesn’t plan on going quietly and trails just 22-19 after one quarter.
Federal Way looking good with a 15-5 advantage — and we’re not even halfway through the first quarter yet.
Eagles out to an early 7-0 lead before BP finally scores.
South Kitsap just eliminated Skyline, 64-54. Top-ranked Bellarmine Prep faces No. 4 Federal Way at 8 p.m. I’ll be topping this blog with updates.
South Kitsap 64, Skyline 54 (loser out)
The Wolves connected on seven of 18 three-pointers to hold Skyline at bay. The Spartans stayed close by sinking 18 of 19 free throws, but missed all seven of their three-point tries.
Skyline trimmed a 10-point lead to three with 2:13 to play and was down just 58-54 with 1:42 on the clock, but failed to score the rest of the way. SK nailed six of seven free throws down the stretch.
Jackie Steiger scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half to lead the Wolves. Kelsey Callaghan added 15 points and seven assists, while Taylor Sunkel had 14 points and nine rebounds.
Skyline was led by Michelle Bretl (16) and Allie Wyszynski (15). Megan Wiedeman just missed a double-double with eigh tpoints and 10 boards.
South Kitsap plays the Bellarmine-Federal Way loser Saturday at Puyallul High School at 1 p.m. in another loser-out game.
Here are some earlier details of the game, building from the bottom.
South Kitsap wins it, 64-54. Back with details in a few.
After two missed SK free throws, Skyline can’t take advantage and trails 60-54 after with 45 seconds left.
Farrar makes both; now SK’s Taylor Sunkel is at the line and she misses the first of two with 1:14 to play.
Just when Skyline closes to 55-52, Ali Davis swishes a long three-pointer. Now Skyline’s Morgan Farrar is at the line.
Skyline has a pulse down just 55-50 with 2:45 to go.
Spartans use their final time out after two free throws by Allie Wyszynski keeps them within seven points with 3:52 left in this loser-out game, 55-48.
Skyline needs some stops after cutting it to 53-46 with just over four minutes to play.
We’re at the 5:29 mark, and Skyline needs to make a move, trailing 48-39.
The teams trade baskets to close out the third quarter, leaving SK in front 47-37.
SK back up by 10 with 1:05 left in the third.
The Spartans have closed it to 41-35 with 3:36 to go in the third, then call time out.
Skyline is trying to chip away. But Kelsey Callaghan just nailed another three, and it’s 41-31 SK at the 3:57 mark of the third.
The third quarter has just started.
Halftime score: South Kitsap 32, Skyline 23.
Skyline dut itself into an early 10-0 hole, then rallied to take a 23-22 lead with just under three minutes to play in the half. Jackie Steiger responded with three straight buckets, including a three-pointer and the Wolves finish the half on another 10-0 run
Spartans take a 23-22 lead, then Jackie Steiger scores 7 straight for SK.
Putback by Michelle Bretl gets Skyline within one, 22-21.
Skyline trails 22-15 midway through the second quarter. The Spartans are showing some life.
South Kitsap leads Skyline 18-11 at the end of the first quarter. The Wolves have buried three three-pointers, including a pair by Jackie Steiger.
It’s 12-4, South Kitsap, with 3:04 on the first-quarter clock. The Spartans are not only shooting poorly, they aren’t taking care of the basketball (five turnovers). Coach Greg Bruns takes another time out.
South Kitsap has jumped to an 8-0 lead, forcing Skyline to take a time out with 4:55 left in the opening quarter. The Spartans are ince cold, missing their first seven shots.
We’re about 10 minutes away from tipoff in a loser-out battle between Skyline and South Kitsap. Then comes the biggie — No. 1 Bellarmine Prep vs. No. 4 Federal Way, scheduled to start at 8 p.m.. I will top this post with updates as I can and also will be tweeting quarter scores.