By T.J. Cotterill
Lake Stevens High wanted no business dealing with Kentwood in a closely contested game.
The remedy? Put the Vikings away with a heavy dose of Brooke Pahukoa.
Pahukoa, a News Tribune first-team all-state senior guard, scored 22 of her game-high 34 points (13 for 24 field goals) in the first half as the Vikings cruised to a 52-36 victory in the quarterfinals of the Hardwood Classic on Thursday.
Pahukoa’s scoring outburst was the most she scored since dropping 42 in the second game of the season in a 46-point win against Marysville-Pilchuck.
She started off hot …