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March 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM

4A State Girls Basketball Tournament recaps

Mount Rainier 64, Inglemoor 57

A 13-0 run late in the third quarter turned a close game into a runaway as the Rams (24-3) advanced to a 5:30 p.m. semifinal on Friday against Moses Lake.

The Vikings (21-4) will play Arlington in an elimination game at 10:30 a.m.

Inglemoor had its 19-game winning streak, including a 68-53 victory on Jan. 20 against these same Rams, snapped.

Stanford-bound Brittany McPhee gave Mount Rainier a 55-38 lead with 7:13 to play. But a 19-8 run, capped by a Jordana price 3-pointer with 1:50 to go and then two Deja Strother layups, got Inglemoor within six with 18 seconds left.

Strother finished with game-highs in points and rebounds at 24 and 18. She made 11 of 15 shots. mcPhee led four Rams in double figures with 19 points, and she added eight rebounds and three blocks.

Moses Lake 46, Arlington 28

The Eagles grabbed a 15-12 lead with 3:35 to play in the second quarter. Arlington then failed to score another point for more than eight minutes (or more than quarter in total game time).

By the time Arlington got on the board again, it trailed 24-18. Arlington then went the final 4:05 without scoring after closing to within seven, 35-28, on Emma Janousek’s 3-pointer.

Emily Olson scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Chiefs (21-4). Jayla Russ, who injured her knee late but was able to return, had nine points for Arlington (20-5).

Gonzaga Prep 53, Skyview 45

The Bullpups overcame some early jitters, pulled away in the second quarter, then held on to advance to a 3:45 p.m. semifinal showdown on Friday with Lynnwood.

Jocelyn Adams controlled the inside for the Storm (24-3) at the start. Adams scored seven of her game-high 17 points in the first quarter. Many of her scoring opportunities came from her dominance on the offensive glass.

Adams, who finished with 12 total rebounds, had eight offensive boards – five of those in the first eight minutes of play.

But Skyview could turn that only into a 9-7 lead after one quarter.

Gonzaga Prep then went to work. The Bullpups (23-1) outscored Skyview 18-9 in the second quarter to wrest away control of the game, leading 25-18 at the break.

The Bullpups got the lead to double digits early in the third quarter and maintained that advantage into the midway point of the fourth. But, trailing 48-34 with 4:27 left, Skyview had one more run in it.

The Storm went on an 8-0 spurt to cut the margin to six, 48-42. Skyview then pushed Gonzaga Prep to the brink with a big defensive effort on the Bullpups next possession.

With just one second left on the shot clock, Prep had to inbound. But Hannah Caudill found Laura Stockton, who made a simple little cut into the lane and was somehow wide open, at the rim for an easy layup and a 50-42 lead with less than two minutes to play.

Caudill led Prep with 15 points. Stockton, the junior daughter of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, filled the stat sheet with 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Lynnwood 71, Kentwood 44

The top-ranked Royals left no doubt in the first game of the day.

Lynnwood (24-1) sprinted to an early 19-6 lead in the first quarter, scoring on seven consecutive possessions at one point, and led it 19-9 after eight minutes even after Sarah Toeaina sank a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Conquerors (20-7).

The Royals’ lead continued to balloon through the remainder of the first half and early into the third quarter. Before Lynnwood slowed the pace, it extended its advantage to 30 at 50-20.

Kentwood played the rest of the way even. The Conquerors ultimately even outscored Lynnwood, 18-16, in the third quarter.

Lynnwood made 28 of 54 field goals in the game, good for 51.9 percent. Mikayla Pivec paced the Royals with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Grace Douglas and Kelsey Rogers each added 14 points.

Toeania finished with 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Conquerors. Toeiana, who made five of nine shots (the rest of the team combined to go 12 of 43) was the only Kentwood player in double figures in scoring.

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