I expected to see a good girls basketball game between No. 8 Seattle Prep and No. 9 Cleveland Wednesday night at Prep.
As it turned out, neither team played very well (especially in terms of shooting the ball), but I saw promise in both of them. Cleveland came from behind to win, 42-37, avenging last week’s 59-53 loss in the championship game of Prep’s Slalom Slam Tournament. You can read my story here.
And now onto some highlights from other girls games reported to The Times Wednesday:
Franklin 55, Bishop Blanchet 45
Janee Lewis scored a game-high 14 for the Quakers, who also got 11 points from Jasmine Horne. Blanchet was led by Laura Walker with 13.
Eastside Catholic 52, Nathan Hale 33
Michaela O’Rourke hit for 20 and Sarah Hill chipped in 11 for the Crusaders. Hale got 15 from Angel Tulee and Amandara Oguara 10.
West Seattle 48, Rainier Beach 13
Gabby Flores and Charli Elliott led a balanced attack with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Lakeside 59, Ingraham 13
Kaylee Best (11) and Lauren Estell (10) topped the scoring list.
Woodinville 64, Eastlake 57
The Falcons, ranked No. 4 in 4A, were paced by Deidre Miller (16) and Ali Forde (15), while Eastlake got 20 from Kendra Morrison and 11 from Marijke Vandershaaf.
Garfield 58, Issaquah 55
Nyasha Sarju went off for 29 points and Shaunice Robinson connected for 17 to spark the Bulldogs. Issaquah was paced by Mandie Hill (17) and Mackenzie Wieburg (11).
Roosevelt 45, Redmond 41
The Roughridgers, who outscored Redmond 14-4 in the fourth, got 16 points from Tanner Adams and 12 from Sydney Melkerson. For Redmond, Kelsey Dunn finished with 12 and Makaela Hayward 10.
Newport 53, Bothell 32
The Knights used their depth and were led by Marikah Wright (12) and Casey Schoenlein (10). Bothell’s Sarah Garinger hit for 13 and Kendra Heyer 11.
Spanaway Lake 53, Decatur 36
A’ysia Rogers poured in 24, but it wasn’t enough for the Gators. Spanaway Lake saw LeAnne Willingham score 19 and Nneka Nnadi 13.
Lake Washington 42, Liberty 41
Hunter Hopkins notched 14 points as the Kangs handed Liberty its first KingCo 3A/2A loss of the season. Aspen Winegar had 10 for the Pats, who were outscored 3-2 in OT.
Juanita 65, Sammamish 18
The No. 10 Rebels landed three in double figures — Kate Cryderman (15), Bre Carter (11) and Molly Grager (10).
Mount Si 47, Bellevue 44
Shelby Peerboom canned 14 points, while Katy Lindor and Molly Sellers chipped in 11 apiece for the Wildcats, who held on after leading 42-31 after three quarters. Bellevue’s Carly Best scored 11.
Interlake 56, Mercer Island 52
Ebony Jackson (14) and Cassidy McDermott (13) keyed the victory as the Saints held on in the fourth, when they were outscored 16-8. It was Interlake’s first victory over Mercer Island in at least 10 years, according to coach Scott Marcum, who said it could be closer to 15. Kristen Brackman had 12 points for MI.
Hazen 52, Foster 31
Airashay Rogers did most of the damage with 27 points, with Tyra Markey chipping in 10. Foster got 14 from Bianca Benivadies.
Tyee 43, Highline 35
The Totems, who trailed 14-5 after one quarter, bounced back behind the efforts of Arinesha Smith (15), Taylor McMillion (12) and Kimberly Holgiun (10). Celestina Ramirez finished with 13 for Highline.
Port Angeles 44, Renton 42
The Indians came up short despite the play of Shanease Kenner (13), Priscilla Tuiasosopo (12) and Taylor Farris (11).
Everett 63, Shorecrest 50
Sidney Rielly erupted for 26 points and Darian Rielly was good for 12 as the Seagulls handed the Scotts their first league loss of the season and just second overall. Shorecrest finished with three in double digits — Brianne Lasconia (12), Onyie Chibuogwu (10) and Janie Uppinghouse (10).
Meadowdale 54, Shorewood 52
Margreet Barhoum (19) and Alyssa Reuble (13) led the way. For Shorewood, Masha Shtikel had 22 and Lauren Thompson 11.
Glacier Peak 61, Oak Harbor 20
Taylor Rasmussen had a big night for GP with 26 points.
University Prep 38, Overalke 15
Tejal Angolkar and Anja Beard keyed the victory with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Seattle Academy 59, Forest Ridge 37
Seattle Academy’s Campbell Reynolds (22) and Liat Perlin (17) were just too much. Lindsay Stone scored 15 for Forest Ridge.
Northwest School 36, Bush 16
Mariah Webb set the pace with 15 points.
Northwest Yeshiva 52, Holy Names ‘C’ Team 31
Jill Owen tossed in 20 to lead the way, while Milana Davydov and Ilana Greenberg hit 12 apiece.