No. 2 Burlington-Edison 53, Eatonville 38: The Tigers’ trio of lightning-quick guards proved to be too much for the Cruisers in the loser-out contest at Stanwood High.
Sydney Brown, Ryleigh Swagerty and Katlyn Mataya repeatedly poked or wrestled the ball away from Eatonville ball handlers and took the Cruisers (20-9) out of the game. Eighteen of Eatonville’s 24 turnovers in the game came via steals.
“Their guards are pretty impressive,” Eatonville coach Davina Serdahl said. “We knew their guards could be trouble coming in, and they did take us out of our offense a little.”
Laccie Hill scored a game-high 23 points and hit four 3-pointers for Eatonville, including three in the fourth quarter, while fellow senior Jessica Stead pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
“We kept battling until the end,” Serdahl said. “I was proud of how my girls played. We’re still a young team, so we can learn from this. … It was great to see Laccie Hill and Jessica Stead play well in their final games.”
No. 6 W.F. West 46, No. 10 Renton 22: The Bearcats held the Indians to two points in the second half and secured a second straight trip to the state tournament with the loser-out win at Tumwater High.
No. 9 Gonzaga Prep 69, Olympia 35: The Bears fell into an early 24-4 hole, losing the elimination game at Spokane Falls Community College.
Olympia (10-15) finished one game short of reaching the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2003.
Freshman Jona Spiller led Olympia with 10 points.
Montana State-bound guard Lindsay Stockton, the daughter of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, led Gonzaga Prep with 17 points.
Gonazaga Prep, which led 44-24 at halftime, opened up the third quarter on a 19-5 scoring spurt.
No. 6 Jackson 50, Kentwood 37: The Timberwolves doubled up the Conquerors in the first half, outscoring Kentwood 26-13, in the loser-out game at Auburn High.
Alycea DeLong led the Conks with 15 points and Sarah Toeaina added nine.
Jackson’s Kristin Stoffel scored 13 and Kelli Kingma had 12.
No. 5 Seattle Prep 47, No. 6 Auburn Mountainview 45: The Panthers overtook the Lions in the fourth quarter of the loser-out game at Jackson High.
Auburn Mountainview led (20-6) led 33- 31 heading into the final period. Seattle Prep (21-6) outscored the Lions 16-12.
Guard Caitlin Carr scored a game-high 22 points and Aalia Braboy added 10 for Auburn Mountainview.
Three Panthers scored in double-figures, led by Michaela Carew’s 16 points.
No. 8 Shorecrest 51, Timberline 47: Sophomore Onyie Chibuogwu poured in 34 points, helping the Highlanders avenge a loss to the Blazers last year in the first round of the state tournament.
Timberline forward Sasha Weber scored 20 points and Franchesca Borja chipped in eight in the loser-out game at Jackson High.
No. 2 Kamiakin 76, Lakes 46: The undefeated Braves were in control the entire game, racing to a 40-14 lead at halftime at Richland High.
Khadidja Toure erupted for 30 points and Courtney Nelson scored 19.
Aubre Mitchell paced Lakes with 19 points.
Tacoma Baptist 40, Napavine 24: For the third time in five seasons, the Crusaders will make a state-tournament appearance after beating the Tigers at Mount Vernon High.
Here’s a link to our online Scoreboard with results from all of Saturday’s games.