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Tag: Mercer Island


Kamiakin girls 57, Mercer Island 47 in 3A consolation

By Kevin Manning

Unranked Kamiakin’s hot start propels the Braves to a 57-47 consolation-round win over No. 6 Mercer Island in Class 3A girls’ basketball in the Tacoma Dome.

Before the game, Sira Toure said she didn’t want to go home – and when the game started, it was obvious the junior wanted to play into Saturday.

Toure (9-of-17 field goals), who had a game-high 26 points, nailed two quick 3-pointers that got her team rolling. At one point, the Braves led the Islanders by 17 points in the first quarter.

Braves coach Lane Schumacher saw a difference in his

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Wilson girls 48, Mercer Island 37 in 3A quarterfinals

By Tyler Hemstreet

There were some butterflies — as expected considering the circumstances — but
the Wilson Rams leaned on their defense to pull them through uncharted waters.

Making their first appearance in the Tacoma Dome in school history, the No. 4 Rams
overcame a poor shooting performance from the field and free throw line by forcing
17 turnovers and holding Mercer Island to single digit scoring in two quarters,
eventually holding on for a 48-37 victory in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on
Thursday morning at the Tacoma Dome.

“I thought we were able

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