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Tag: Gonzaga Prep


Arlington girls 43, Gonzaga Prep 40 in 4A quarterfinals

By Kevin Manning

A late 3-pointer and clutch free throws helped Arlington hold on to upset Gonzaga Prep, 43-40, in a Class 4A girls’ basketball quarterfinal game at the Tacoma Dome.

The Eagles were cold, trying to deal with a Bullpup rally and offense firing on all cylinders – but then Idaho State-bound Lindsay Brown ended the 17-5 run with one single shot.

Brown (13 points, 4-for-12 field goals) took a late step-back 3-pointer that fired up the Eagles’ bench and gave them a 41-37 lead with 1:45 remaining.

“We’re a senior-laden team. We didn’t panic when they made their

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Girls Basketball: Class 4A State Tournament Capsules

G/F Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley, Sr., 5-10

Can fill it up fast, averaging 17.1 points per game

F Kristin Stoffel, Jackson, Sr., 6-0
Seattle U-signee averages 16 points, 8 rebounds

F Brittany McPhee, Mount Rainier, Soph., 5-11
SPSL North MVP on her way to stardom

C Ali Forde, Woodinville, Sr., 6-1
KingCo MVP will play volleyball, hoops at Idaho

G/F Brooke Bowen, Skyview, Sr., 5-10
Co-MVP of GSHL can score, board and pass


1. Mount Rainier (25-1)
Since dropping the South Puget Sound League championship game to Federal Way, 58-50, the Rams have played fantastically well. Mount Rainier has won each of the next five games – all playoff contests – by double-digit margins. Forward Brittany McPhee can run the court and assert herself in the paint. Forward Kiana Gandy provides another inside presence for the Rams. Guards Jordan McPhee and Amber Guillot
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