And now onto some highlights for the high-school girls basketball games reported to The Times on Thursday:
Liberty 45, Mercer Island 41
The unbeaten Patriots, ranked No. 9 in 3A, rallied for victory after trailing by 16 with about five minutes to play. They took their first lead of the game when Stephanie Yea buried a 3-pointer with less than a minute on the clock. Aspen Winegar scored 8 of her team-high 14 in the fourth. Young MI was led by Kristen Brackmann (15) and Savanna Reid (14).
Auburn Mountainview 65, Capital 42
The fourth-ranked Lions continue to impress as 10 players found the scoring column, topped by Aalia Braboy (16) and Erika Lombardo (11).
Holy Names 51, Lakeside 36
The 3A defending state champs, currently ranked No. 5, got all of their scoring from four players — Sophie Reichelt (16), Olivia Vincent (14), Janessa Willie (11) and Jasmine McCleave (10). For Lakeside, Danielle Estell had 12 and Kaylee Best 10.
Seattle Christian 62, Auburn Adventist 31
Katie Collier continued her comeback and was one of four Seattle Christian players in double figures with 11. She was joined by Catie Shelton (14), Jessica Johnson (13) and Alayna Gleason (11).
Foss 52, Steilacoom 43
Steilacoom was paced by Alex Jenkins (13) and Janet Trujillo (12).
Mount Rainier Lutheran 46, Puget Sound Adventist 26
Kendra Windham led the way with 15 and Haley Rae added 10.
Northwest Yeshiva 49, Bishop Blanchet ‘C’ Team 27
Julia Owen hit for 17 and got assistance from Milana Davydov (13) and Elana Hasson (10).