There were some interesting girls basketball games played Wednesday night.
Doug Drowley covered the one between Jackson (ranked No. 10 in 4A) and Edmonds-Woodway. The Timberwolves ultimately pulled away for a 56-43 victory. You can read the story here.
And let’s jump right to some highlights from other girls games, as reported to The Times:
Woodinville 59, Issaquah 53
In their opening game of the season, the Falcons (ranked No. 5 in 4A) built a 19-point lead in the third quarter only to see Issaquah claw within two in the final minutes. Ali Forde led a trio of Woodinville players in double figures with 14, followed by Deidre Miller with 12 and Kim Frost with 11. Issaquah was led by Mandie Hill (15) and Aimee Brakken (13).
Eastlake 68, Ballard 56
The Wolves (No. 8 in 4A) finally found the win column thanks largely to a balanced scoring attack with five players contributing 8 pionts or more, led by Caleigh McCade (14) and Bella Zennan (12). Ballard’s top point producers were Nancy MacGeorge (17 points) and Cailey Becket (16).
Inglemoor 58, Newport 44
Taylor Peacocke and Kelly Conroy scored 18 and 15, respectively, to spark the Vikings. Marikah Wright topped Newport’s list with 10.
Skyline 53, Roosevelt 36
The Spartans were paced by Allie Wyszynski (14 points) and Megan Wiedeman (13). Roosevelt’s Sidney Melkerson pumped in a game-high 18.
Stanwood 59, Arlington 44
The Spartans (No. 6 in 4A) had four players with 10 points or more — Renee Lucero (17), Samantha Kelleigh (12), Brenda Bingham (12) and Rachel Swartz (10). Lindsay Brown led Arlington with 9.
Lake Stevens 53, Snohomish 34
Abby Molstre knocked down 15 points and Brooke Pahukoa added 12 for the Vikings (No. 4 in 4A). Julia Young and Morgan Green scored 8 points each.
Marysville-Pilchuck 42, Monroe 39
M-P got 8 points apiece from Emily Enberg and Hannah Watson in a balanced effort. Monroe’s Ashley Alexander dropped in a game-high 14.
Kamiak 50, Cascade 24
Kate Blackwell led the Knights with 14 points, while Cascade got 15 from Kianna Hood.
Holy Names 61, West Seattle 18
The Cougars, the defending 3A champs who come into this season at No. 7, saw their first action and rolled to a 33-4 lead in the first quarter. Olivia Vincent dropped in a game-high 16 points, while Sophie Reichelt added 10 and Janessa Willie 10. West Seattle got 10 from Roz Weeks.
Cleveland 69, Eastside Catholic 33
Makayla Roper hit for 19 and Eunyque Patu added 10 for the eighth-ranked Eagles, who had nine others find the scoring column. Michaela O’Rourke notched 11 for Eastside Catholic.
Bishop Blanchet 57, Bainbridge 50
Caitlyn Dixon (18 points) and Micah Lussier (13) paced the Braves, while Bainbridge got matching 19s from Hannah Depew and Grace Kenyon.
Nathan Hale 64, Chief Sealth 54
Hale’s Gabby Evans went off for 25 and got help from Angel Tulee (19) and Hannah Evans (11). For Sealth, Zoe Haywood had 19 and Victoria Elleby 12.
Franklin 53, Lakeside 46
The Quakers used a three-pronged attack from JaDae Brundidge (14 points), Janee Lewis (13) and Jasmine Horne (11). Kaylee Best had 9 to lead Lakeside.
Seattle Prep 71, Rainier Beach 4
Eight Prep players landed in the scoring column, led by Quinn Glosniak (15), Purshall Artison (13), Holly Tonry (11) and Margaret McDonald (10).
Juanita 52, Lake Washington 40
Kate Cryderman put up 25 points and Molly Grager chipped in 14 for the Rebels, ranked No. 5 in 3A. LW’s Peyton Wozeniak dropped in 12.
Liberty 50, Bellevue 47
Delane Agnew (14 points) and Aspen Winegar (13) led the way for the Patriots, while Bellevue’s Katie Savard led all scorers with 19.
Mercer Island 48, Sammamish 26
The Islanders relied heavily on Kristen Brackmann (16 points) and Julie Blumenstein (11). Natsumi Naito paced Sammamish with 12.
Mount Si 53, Interlake 37
Jordan Riley and Molly Sellers scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Wildcats. Interlake was led by Marta Mueller with 11.
Glacier Peak 52, Meadowdale 39
The Grizzlies (ranked No. 10 in 3A) got 14 points from Katie Hawkins and 13 from Taylor Rasmussen, while Margreet Barhoum was the only Meadowdale player in double figures with 13.
Shorecrest 56, Oak Harbor 23
The Scots were sparked by Brianne Lasconia (13), India Matheson (13) and Janie Uppinghouse (13). Oak Harbor’s Lia Pantoleon had 8.
Lynnwood 73, Marysville Getchell 33
Four Lynnwood players finished in double figures — Jasmin Edwards (16), Arsenia Ivanov (15), Linda Wilson (14) and Meghan Cross (11). Kyleigh Dschaak was MG’s top producer with 14 points.
Everett 68, Mountlake Terrace 40
Sidney Rielly keyed the victory with 24 points, while Amber Hagar and Darian Rielly added 10 apiece. Mountlake Terrace say Taylor Smith hit for 18 and Maddy Kristjanson 15.
Lindbergh 67, Hazen 56
The Eagles showed some balance with Emily Graver (16 points), Aleisha Simpson (16) and Sarah Radulovich (11). As usual, Airashay Rogers had a big night with 27.
Tyee 67, Foster 58
Only Foster scoring provided and the Bulldogs were led by Sahara Hill (17), Priscilla Donkor (10) and Kirsten Goins (10).
Enumclaw 44, Franklin Pierce 28
Hannah Calvert scored 10 for the Hornets and Maloree Miller led FP with 9.
Washington 45, Cedarcrest 43
Sam Schubach was the difference for the Patriots with 21 points. Cedarcrest fell short despite the 16 points from Susan Kennedy.
Granite Falls 47, Nooksack Valley 39
Jamie Alexander and Peyton Spencer keyed the victory with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Pe Ell 57, Bear Creek 47
Sami Jo Robinson (23) and Kayla Capps (19) led the way for Pe Ell, while Bear Creek’s Alyssa Jenson had 10.
Holy Names ‘C’ Team 43, Northwest Yeshiva 34
Northwest Yeshiva got 14 points from Elana Hasson and 10 from Ilana Greenberg. No Holy Names ‘C’ scoring provided.