The girls basketball playoffs are heating up.
I covered an interesting game Tuesday between No. 10 Kentwood and scrappy Battle Ground, which kept things interesting with a big third quarter. You an read my story here.
We had reporters at the four Sea-King 3A District semifinal games as well. Here are the brief write-ups on those:
Seattle Prep 58, Liberty 38
Nicole Hall scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter for eighth-ranked Seattle Prep. The Panthers (19-5), who held the Patriots to five points in the third quarter, play fourth-ranked Franklin at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals at Bellevue College. Liberty (16-8) plays Juanita at 8:15 p.m. Friday in a loser-out game at Bellevue College. Delane Agnew scored nine for Liberty.
Franklin 54, Juanita 36
Fourth-ranked Franklin won its 15th straight game and earned a trip to the regional round of the state playoffs. Patrice Toston scored a game-high 18, while JaDea Brundidge added 12 for the Quakers (19-3). Kate Cryderman scored nine for the Rebels (19-5).
Cleveland 53, Bainbridge 43
It wasn’t the 25-point blowout that this matchup produced earlier this season, but the Eagles (19-4) finally pulled away from the Spartans (13-10) to earn a district semifinal and regional playoff berth.
Cleveland will play Lakeside at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at Bellevue College. Bainbridge will face Bellevue in a loser-out game on Friday, also at 4:45.
Joyce Harrell scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, including seven on offense, for the Eagles.
Lakeside 54, Bellevue 43
The Lions outscored the Wolverines 25-8 in the third quarter to erase a six-point halftime deficit. Christina Cheledinas scored seven of her team-high 20 points for Lakeside (18-6) in the decisive quarter. Katie Savard got 16 of her 22 points in the first half for Bellevue (13-10).
And now onto highlights from the other girls games reported to The Times Tuesday:
KingCo 4A Tournament
Skyline 50, Newport 32
Megan Wiedeman led a balanced Skyline attack with 12 points. Milana Hoving also scored 12 for Newport, which saw its sason end. Skyline plays Issaquah Thursday in another elimination game. The winner then plays the Stanwood-Arlington survivor for a regional berth.
Issaquah 66, Inglemoor 65
Sophomore Monica Landdeck poured in a career high 25 points, more than three times her season average, as the Eagles stayed alive and eliminated the Vikings, who were a top-10 team a couple of weeks ago. Sabrina Norton chipped in 12 points, while Quincey Gibson and Mackenzie Wieburg tossed in 10 apiece. Inglemoor also finished with four in double digits — Kelly Conroy (19), Taylor Peacocke (17), Chay Fuller (12) and Kate Taylor (12).
Northwest 4A District Tournament
Stanwood 46, Edmonds-Woodway 36
The No. 8 Spartans used a 22-11 fourth quarter to pull away and knock out E-W. Rachel Swartz (14) and Paisley Heckman (10) set the pace. The Warriors got 17 from Madeline Kasper. Stanwood plays Arlington in another elimination game Friday.
Arlington 45, Snohomish 40
Krista Showalter was the spark with 13 points. Snohomish’s Julia Young scored 10 in the season-ender.
Tri-District 1A Tournament
King’s 48, Seattle Christian 35
Joclyn Kirton (14) and Savanna Hanson (11) led the charge and the Knights held the Warriors scorless in the third period. Katie Collier did her part for Seattle Christian, hitting for 21.
Bellevue Christian 46, Nooksack Valley 44
The Vikings turned it on in a 16-4 fourth quarter. Noelle Crosby topped the balanced scoring with 10. Nooksack Valley relied heavily on Melissa Stadt (17) and Lindy Swanson (12).
Lynden Christian 59, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 33
Jasmine Hommes poured in 23 points and Kayla Tiemersma added 14 to key the victory. Cedar Park got 15 from Rachel Stadaucher and 10 from Madison Parmenter.
Cascade Christian 35, Vashon Island 27
Kaycee Creech was on top of the Cougars’ balanced list with 9, while Charlotte Kehoe pumped in 19 for Vashon Island.
Tri-District 1B Tournament
Northwest Yeshiva 49, Crescent 28
Ilana Greenberg (16) and Julia Owen (14) set the pace. Crescent’s Sara Moore finished with 16.
Lummi 43, Mount Rainier Lutheran 30
Keisha Birdhat dropped in 12 for Lummi, while Haley Rue led Mount Rainier with 9.
Neah Bay 63, Grace Academy 14
No individual scoring reported.
Bi-District 2B Tournament
Concrete 22, Seattle Lutheran 21
Kylee Warner scored 8 for Concrete, while Ali Bigliardi had 9 for Seattle Lutheran.
Crosspoint Academy 54, Orcas Island 53
No individual scoring reported.