KingCo 4A roundup: Woodinville escapes; Garfield hammers Franklin
When the Woodinville girls basketball team struggled offensively Friday night, it turned to its forte — defense. Woodinville slowed down Inglemoor's...
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WOODINVILLE — When the Woodinville girls basketball team struggled offensively Friday night, it turned to its forte — defense.
Woodinville slowed down Inglemoor's two great inside players, Sarah Ena and Ashley Brown, and escaped with a 49-43 victory in its first KingCo 4A Conference game.
"This was the first challenge for our team, and we still have a long ways to go," said Woodinville senior Ashley Fleischman. "We didn't play our best game but our defense pulled through."
Woodinville (4-0 overall, 1-0 KingCo) held Ena to 12 points and Brown to 11.
"Sarah Ena is a great player and we just felt like we had to give a lot of help in the post so we dove a girl on her and double teamed her," Woodinville coach Steve Segadelli said. "I thought Ashley Tuiasosopo did a great job (defensively) on Ashley Brown."
Inglemoor jumped out to a 14-5 lead in the first quarter after a 10-foot jumper by Danika Bruce with 2:04 left, but a 22-9 run put Woodinville ahead 27-23 at halftime.
The Falcons opened an 11-point lead after a three-pointer by Megan Lombard with 7:11 remaining. Inglemoor responded with a 10-2 run after a three-point play by Bruce with 3:25 left, but that was as close as the Vikings (2-1, 0-1) got. Woodinville missed the front end of consecutive one-and-one tries in the final minute, but Inglemoor missed its last five shots.
Fleischman, a senior forward, scored a game-high 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting for Woodinville.
"I thought Amanda really brought some energy offensively and really thought the rest of the girls played well defensively and that was the key," Segadelli said.
Junior wing Amanda Best added 12 points for Woodinville.
At Redmond 60, Lake Washington 51, OT
Lake Washington missed a free throw at the end of regulation that could have won it, and the Mustangs took advantage in overtime. Erika Edwards, a 6-1 senior forward, piled up 25 points and 16 rebounds, and Christine Isherwood scored 16 for Redmond (2-1, 1-0). Mustangs sophomore Katie Krueger had 11 rebounds in her first varsity start. Courtney Rondel led the Kangs (0-4, 0-1) with a dozen points.
Bothell 40, at Juanita 29
Senior guard Ashley Vierra poured in 25 points and the Cougars (3-2, 1-0) built a 32-9 lead going into the fourth quarter of the KingCo opener for both schools. Jolayna Jacobsen pulled down 11 rebounds for the Rebels (1-3, 0-1).
Garfield 71, at Franklin 28
Defending state champion Garfield (2-1, 1-0) smothered rival Franklin (0-1, 0-1) with a variety of presses, forcing 25 turnovers — including 13 steals — in the first half. The Bulldogs were led by the strong perimeter play of guards Chanieka Williams, who scored 17, and LaCale Pringle and Briana Lewis, who scored 14 each.
At Skyline 56, Eastlake 40
Madison Maloney and Samantha Angel combined for 15 points as the Spartans took a 17-5 lead after one quarter in their conference and season opener against the Wolves (1-1, 0-1). Maloney finished with 17 points and hit 7 of 8 free throws. Angel had 12 points.
Times staff reporter Michael Ko
contributed to this report.