It wasn’t pretty, but the Overlake girls’ basketball team kept its winning streak alive.
On a night where neither team was shooting well and defense was at a premium, the Owls snuck by University Prep, 28-26, on Wednesday for its seventh consecutive victory.
Trailing by three points heading into the fourth quarter, the Owls held the Pumas to just four points in the final eight minutes of play to come back for the win.
Overlake junior Jessica Elliott, the team’s leading scorer at 11.8 points per game, led all scorers with 14.
The win put Overlake above .500 in league play for the season at 5-4, and vaulted its overall record to 9-5 after starting the season 2-5.
Overlake drops third straight game
For the second straight game, Overlake junior forward John Stolarczuk broke his season-high points mark, but in a losing Owls effort.
Stolarczuk scored 21 points, but wasn’t enough as University Prep beat the Owls, 56-41, in a 1A Emerald City League matchup Wednesday night.
Prep set the defensive tone early, holding the Owls to just six first-quarter points, and was able to hold the Owls at bay for the remainder of the game.
Danny Poplawski added 16 for the tough-luck Owls team, which has now dropped to 3-4 in league play and 7-7 overall.
Mustangs get past Roosevelt
Powered by its stingy defense, the Redmond girls’ basketball team pulled out a 49-44 win against Roosevelt in a 4A Kingco contest Wednesday night.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and then held on for the win.
Senior forward Courtney Martin scored 20 to lead Redmond, while Chandler Jones added 10. Martin is averaging 20 points over her last three games.
Freshman standout for Roosevelt Katherine Woodworth put in a team-high 17.
The win improved Redmond to 5-5 in league play and 8-6 overall.
Meyer, Peterson lead Grizzlies in win
The visiting Bear Creek boys’ basketball team used a first-half offensive outburst to take care of Summit, 61-44, in a Sea-Tac 2B matchup Tuesday night.
It was the Grizzlies’ third straight win since their lone loss of the season to Quilcene.
The Grizzlies held the Invaders to six first-quarter points and led 37-18 at the half.
Junior standout Jamie Meyer led Bear Creek with 22, and sophomore guard Lucas Peterson kept up his hot scoring streak with 19.
Peterson has averaged nearly 17 points per game in the last three Grizzly victories, and Meyer still leads the league in points per game with 23.5 and is 72 points ahead of his nearest rival for season points with 376.
The win improved the Grizzlies to 8-1 in league play and 15-1 overall.
Bear Creek girls snap skid against Summit
In their last game against King’s West School, the Bear Creek girls put up a big goose egg in the second quarter in a losing effort.
This time around, they decided to turn the trick on their opponents as Summit failed to score in the first quarter of the Sea-Tac 2B league game, which the Grizzlies won, 43-33, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Bear Creek spread the ball around beautifully, with nine players scoring. Megan Cheever led the way with 10 points. Sophomore guard Natalie Bangs put in a season-high seven, with Madelyn Magee and Alexis Miller adding six apiece.
The Grizzlies improved to 3-2 in conference play and 7-8 overall.