Lady Stangs hold on against Bulldogs
It was a fight to the finish, but the Mustangs held on to a slim fourth-quarter lead in front of a packed house at Redmond’s Reiger Gymnasium and beat Garfield 56-50 for their third-straight win.
Both teams struggled in the second quarter as just 10 points were scored overall in that eight-minute stretch, but after halftime Redmond came out firing with 39 points in the second half to eke out the win.
Courtney Martin led all players with 21 points, and Chandler Jones was also in double-digits with 10.
Garfield standout DeAndreney Dillard-Brown led the Bulldogs with 15.
The win put the Mustangs at 8-6 in league play and 11-7 overall, but Redmond is still tied for fourth place with Garfield in the extremely competitive 4A Kingco Crest Division.
Poplawskis lead charge in Overlake win
The Owl boys basketball team scored 30 points in the first quarter during a 65-29 1A Emerald City League win over Bush School on Friday night at home.
The Poplawski brothers Danny and Dean led the offense with 19 and 15 points respectively, followed by junior guard Hakan Yagiz who put in a season-high 14.
The win evened Overlake’s record at 5-5 in league play and improved its overall record to 9-8.
Late run by Bush stops Lady Owls
After winning eight consecutive games, the Owls have now dropped two in a row after losing 42-31 to Bush School at home on Friday night.
The first half of the contest was a back-and-forth battle featuring excellent defense as both teams scored eight and nine points in the first two quarters to tie the score at 17 going into halftime.
The third quarter proved to be the Owls’ undoing as they were limited to just four points and were never able to recover.
Junior forward Jessica Elliott scored 12 to lead the Owls, with Alex Mackenzie adding eight.
The loss dropped the Owls to 6-6 in 1A Emerald City League play and 8-11 overall.
Bear Creek finishes regular season 12-1
The Bear Creek Grizzlies capped off an outstanding season in Sea-Tac 2B league play with a decisive 58-33 victory over the Seattle Lutheran Saints on Saturday night at home.
Bear Creek was firing on all cylinders in the first half as they opened the game with a lopsided 19-2 first quarter and extended the lead to 29-11 heading into the locker room.
Jamie Meyer led all scorers with 19, and Lucas Peterson added 11 while Lucas Fernandez, a freshman forward, scored 10.
The Grizzlies finished with the best record in the league and will get to play Tacoma Baptist for the league championship at Chief Leschi school in Puyallup on Monday, Feb. 16.
Both schools also earned a free pass to the 2B Tri-District Championships which will begin on Thursday, Feb. 19.
Lady Grizzlies fall to Saints
Tajel Mehta scored 16, her second-highest point total of the season, but it wasn’t quite enough as Seattle Lutheran beat Bear Creek in Redmond 51-42 in the season finale for the Grizzlies.
The Saints stayed one step ahead of the Grizzlies all night, opening a 27-18 lead at the half, and were able to keep Bear Creek at bay until the final buzzer.
In addition to Mehta’s 16, Megan Cheever and Alexis Miller both added nine for the Grizzlies as the team dropped to 6-4 in league play and 8-11 overall.