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February 16, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Some high-school girls basketball highlights from Wednesday

Two games jumped out at me when I checked the Wednesday girls basketball results — Central Kitsap’s win over Auburn Riverside and Rogers’ victory over Bellarmine Prep, both first-round contests in the West Central/Southwest 4A Bi-District Tournament.

Riverside had been in the top-10 until losing twice to Kentwood last week. I’ve had CK on the watch list all season. Bellarmine had been playing extremely well and came into the tourney with just three losses, while Rogers was 11-9. But the Rams have now won five in a row.

I noticed that Emerald Ridge, another team formerly in the top-10, lost to Bethel. That wasn’t a huge surprise, because the teams split their two regular-season games. But ER won the second time around.

Now Emerald Ridge and Bellarmine face off in a loser-out contest Friday, and the survivor still needs one more victory to advance to regionals. Riverside faces a pair of loser-out games now, too.

So, here are the highlights from those games (actually, we didn’t get any individual scoring from the Rogers game), as well as the others reported to The Times:

West Central/Southwest 4A Bi-District Tournament

Central Kitsap 55, Auburn Riverside 50

The Cougars used a 17-8 fourth quarter to earn the victory and were led by Krista Stabler (14 points) and Jenna Warner (13). Three AR players finished in double figures — Karina Gee (13), Jalea Crump (10) and Shantell Jackson (10).

Bethel 44, Emerald Ridge 42

Taylor Buie did her part with 27 points, but didn’t get a lot of support. Bethel, which outscored ER 13-4 in the second quarter, got 19 from Sweets Battle and 11 from Karina Farr.

Rogers 40, Bellarmine Prep 39

No individual scoring reported.

Mount Rainier 67, Spanaway Lake 55

The Sentinels held Brittany McPhee to a season-low 10 points (less than half her average), but Kiana Gandy stepped up with 22 and Jordan McPhee added 13. The No 3 Rams showed they weren’t happy about dropping their first game of the season last Friday against Federal Way as they jumped to a 30-14 halftime lead. LeAnne Williangham (24) and Nneka Nnadi (18) paced Spanaway Lake. Mount Rainier now plays No. 4 Skyview in Friday’s quarterfinals.

Federal Way 57, Union 35

Raven Benton exploded for a season-best 26 points to spark the No. 7 Eagles. Union’s Jessica Chatman finished with 16.

Skyview 81, Olympia 51

No individual scoring reported.

West Central/Southwest 3A Bi-District Tournament

Camas 57, Enumclaw 56

No individual scoring reported. A tough season-ender for the Hornets.

Lakes 43, Yelm 39

No individual scoring reported. Next up for the No. 6 Lancers is top-ranked Prairie on Friday.

Bremerton 54, Kelso 48

No individual scoring reported. No. 7 Auburn Mountainview, which had a first-round bye, plays Bremerton Friday.

Timberline 53, Mountain View (Vancouver) 39

No individual scoring reported. Kennedy gets Timberline on Friday.

West Central 2A District Tournament

Interlake 48, Lindbergh 32

The Saints continued their nice post-season run with a balanced attach, led by Cassidy McDermott and Margo Parker with 9 points apiece. Lindbergh got a game-high 19 from Emily Graver. Next up for Interlake is fifth-ranked White River. The winner is assured of a regional berth.

Eaonville 62, Foster 44

No individual scoring reported.

North Kitsap 46, Sumner 41

No individual scoring reported.

Olympic 48, Fife 36

No individual scoring reported. Renton, which is enjoying its best season in years, plays Olympic Friday with a regional berth on the line.

Northwest 3A District Tournament

Lynnwood 50, Mount Vernon 40

The Royals stayed alive as Jasmine Edwards hit for 13 and Casey Evans added 10. Mount Vernon was led by Karli Welch (12) and Shierelyn Santos (10). Lynnwood plays Ferndale in another elimination game Saturday. The winner of that one plays a loser-out, winner-to-regionals contest Tuesday against the loser of Saturday’s championship tilt between No. 10 Shorecrest and Glacier Peak.

Ferndale 52, Meadowdale 45

The Mavs went down despite the 25 points from Margreet Barhoum. For Fernadle, Kendra Bodger and Taylor Reid had 9 each.

Northwest 2A District Tournament

Lynden 48, Archbishop Murphy 33

Things started well for the Wildcats as they bolted to a 15-9 lead, but they were outscored 32-11 in the second half and their season came to an end. Beth Carlson logged a team-high 16. Lynden was paced by Kortney Grattic (18) and Stephanie Somers (11).

Sehome 60, Mount Baker 48

No individual scoring reported.

Bi-District 2B Tournament

Bear Creek 42, La Conner 37

The Grizzlies advanced to the championship game and cemented a regional berth. Kristina Engelston and Kendall Engelston led the way with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Tacoma Baptist 42, Darrington 37

Taylor Talen (18) and Sarah Zeitler (11) powered Tacoma Baptist into the final. Rily Anderson scored 12 for Darrington.

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