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Tag: Shorecrest


Class 3A girls: No. 8 Shorecrest 59, No. 2 Kamiakin 48

Shorecrest’s Brianne Lasconia scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help the Highlanders to a 59-48 win over Kamiakin on Friday in consolation round of the 3A state girls’ basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

The win sends Shorecrest into the fourth place game on Saturday where it will meet Seattle Prep. Friday’s win over Kamiakin also marks the first time in school history the Highlanders have claimed a state trophy. Shorecrest can do no worse than sixth place.

Lasconia did much of her scoring at the free throw line, going 9 for 13 from the charity stripe. Forward Janie Uppinghouse added 15 points with all of those coming from beyond the 3-point line. The Highlanders limited Khadidja Toure, the Braves leading scorer and bound for Oregon State, to nine points on 4 of 18 shooting.
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Class 3A girls: No. 10 Cleveland 39, No. 8 Shorecrest 32

It wasn’t a dominating performance by Cleveland High , but at this point in the season it’s all about surviving and advancing.

The Eagles’ Donniesha Webber made a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute and finished with seven points to help lead a balanced attack as Cleveland outlasted Shorecrest 39-32 in the 3A girls’ state basketball tournament on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.

“If it’s ugly or it’s not ugly we’ll take a win,” Cleveland coach Stephenie Wheeler-Smith said.

Cleveland trailed 17-13 at halftime, but scored 17 points in the third quarter to take a 30-24 lead into the final eight minutes. The Highlanders pulled within 32-30 with less than four minutes to play, but struggled with the Eagles’ press and couldn’t covert many of its free throw opportunities down the stretch.
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Girls Basketball: Class 3A state tournament capsules, predictions

G Khadidja Toure, Kamiakin, Sr., 5-9

Set school record for points in a game with 48 this season

G Heather Corral, Prairie, Sr., 6-1
UW recruit will play at state for first time since a freshman

C Michaela Carew, Seattle Prep, Jr., 6-2
Averages a double-double (12 ppg, 10 rpg)

G Bri Lasconia, Shorecrest, Sr., 5-9
Dynamite scorer averages 17.4 ppg

G Patrice Toston, Franklin, Sr., 5-8
Quakers’ leading scorer helped team to 18-game win streak


1. Prairie (24-1)
Making its 15th straight trip state tournament– the Falcons have three titles and seven finals appearances in that span – coach Al Aldridge’s team is loaded for a run at another championship. Prairie reached the title game last year without Washington-bound guard Heather Corral, but the senior is healthy and gives the balanced Falcons’ title hopes a boost. Guards Megan Lindsley, Cori Woodward and Jackie Lanz all average double-figures in scoring.
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