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Tag: Mead girls


Redmon, Mead win 4A girls state basketball title over Arlington

Amidst cheering, hugs, passing of the 4A girls’ championship trophy, and cutting of the nets, Mead High’s Jade Redmon eventually spotted her sister, Jazmine, and her tear-covered face standing along the sideline.

Redmon has always been the little sister — always compared, always in the shadow of her sister Jazmine, a Mead alum and junior guard for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team.

But in Mead’s 58-42 victory against No. 8 Arlington in the Class 4A State Championship Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, Jade Redmon finally accomplished what Jazmine never did in earning the trophy with the golden ball.


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Mead girls 51, Mount Rainier 50 in 4A semifinal

By T.J. Cotterill

Brittany McPhee dominated in a quarterfinal victory against Inglemoor on Thursday with 28 points, 15 rebounds. She followed with 34 points and 14 rebounds against No. 1 Mead in the 4A semifinals Friday night.

Dominant? Absolutely, especially as she scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull the Rams within one-point after trailing by 12 to start the third quarter.

Enough? Not quite.

Mount Rainier couldn’t complete the double-digit comeback as the second-ranked Rams fell, 51-50, against top-ranked Mead despite a huge night from The News Tribune all-area player.

The Rams will miss out on

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Mead girls 53, Skyline 33 in 4A quarterfinals

By T.J. Cotterill

If defense wins championships, then there is a lot to say about the top-ranked Mead High School girls, who put the clamps on Skyline in a 53-33 victory against Skyline in the 4A quarterfinals Thursday.

Mead’s defense held the Spartans to 14.7 percent shooting (5 of 34) in the first half. The Panthers led 22-3 after the first quarter. And Skyline’s Colorado-bound Haley Smith? She was held to six points (2-of-15 shooting)

“We contested shots and that was our goal: No uncontested shots,” said Mead coach Quantae Anderson. “We did a really good job of contesting almost

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