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March 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM

4A Girls State Tournament Recaps – Day 2

Semifinals

Mount Rainier 56, Moses Lake 55

Frustrated for most of the night, Brittany McPhee took over in the fourth quarter.

Then, with 17.9 seconds left and her Rams trailing by one point, 55-54, McPhee took an inbounds pass, whirled against a double-team in the lane, and softly sank a 10-foot jump shot with 11 seconds to play that proved the game-winner.

The Chiefs, who led by as many as 10 points late in the game, raced back into front court. Moses Lake took a timeout with 5.7 seconds left, then got the ball to all-everything point guard Jessie Loera.

Loera tried to drive, was stopped and tossed up a little underhanded shovel shot that hit the far side of the rim and bounced away. As the ball was volleyed a couple of times but never controlled, the clock ran out.

The Rams (25-3) advance to face Gonzaga Prep for the 4A title at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Moses Lake (21-5) will play for third against Lynnwood at 11:15 a.m.

McPhee, who was just 3 of 12 shooting in the first half and had just six points, scored 20 in the second half. She also had 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots.

Aqeelah Williams scored all 14 of her points in the first half for Mount Rainier.

McKenna Walker scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Loera poured in 23 points, had seven steals and five assists for the Chiefs.

Gonzaga Prep 61, Lynnwood 56

The second-ranked Bullpups assured themselves their best finish in school history.

Gonzaga Prep never has played for the championship. It’s previous best finish was fourth place.

The Bullpups will play the winner from the Moses Lake vs. Mount Rainier semifinal at 5 p.m. on Saturday for the 4A title.

The No. 1 Royals will get the loser of that semifinal for third and fifth places, at 11:15 a.m.

Prep led this one most of the way.

Lynnwood (24-2) briefly held a 3-2 advantage early in the first quarter, then didn’t lead again until Jasmin Edwards sank a 3-pointer with 4:23 left in the game. That gave the Royals a 47-46 lead.

It lasted all of 25 seconds. With 3:58 to go, Laura Stockton was fouled for Gonzaga Prep. She made both free throws to put the Bullpups (25-1) back on top for good.

Mikayla Pivec made a short short basket with 2:27 left to get Lynnwood back within two, 51-49. That was as close as the Royals could get down the stretch.

Otiona Gildon led the scoring parade for Gonzaga Prep with 18. She also grabbed 11 rebounds. Stockton added 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Pivec scored 16 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for Lynnwood.

4A Consolation Games

Inglemoor 46, Arlington 26

The Vikings (22-4) bolted to a 17-1 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Deja Strother tied the 4A tournament’s individual game state record for blocked shots with 12, part of the weekend’s first triple double. Strother also finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Faced with the big early deficit, the Eagles (20-6) changed defensive strategy and went to a full-court, trapping press that forced nine second-quarter turnovers from Inglemoor. The Vikings took just five shots in that period, but still led it 24-15 at the half.

Gracie Castaneda scored all of her team-high 10 points for Arlington in that second quarter.

Inglemoor will play Skyview at 8 a.m. on Saturday for fourth and sixth places. A win would be the Vikings best placing ever at state.

“We want that bad,” Inglemoor coach John Augustavo said. “Skyview is a good team. It’s no gimme.”

Skyview 57, Kentwood 37

The Conquerors got out in front early, taking a 13-11 lead after one quarter. But Kentwood went ice cold when the second quarter began.

The Conquerors (20-8) made only one of 12 field goals and were outscored by the Storm, 13-4, heading into halftime.

Kentwood never recovered, despite a solid effort from Sarah Toeaina. The senior guard scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in her final game for Kentwood.

Skyview (25-3) built on its lead in every quarter after the first. The Storm shot 46 percent, making 21 of 46 shots compared to the 14 of 52 (27 percent) that Kentwood managed.

Jocelyn Adams scored 14 points and had three assists for the Storm. Aubrey Ward-El added 12 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals.

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