KingCo 4A Roundup: Garfield edges Woodinville
Stuck deep on the left baseline halfway through overtime, with Woodinville's home crowd at full volume and two defenders clamped to her...
Seattle Times staff reporter
WOODINVILLE — Stuck deep on the left baseline halfway through overtime, with Woodinville's home crowd at full volume and two defenders clamped to her sides, LaCale Pringle-Buchanan calmly sank the shot of the game.
The pressure-proof Garfield guard swirled in a deep three-pointer and silenced the crowd. She added the clinching layup later, the last of her 30 points, to lead the defending Class 4A champions to a 58-56 win Friday night over previously undefeated Woodinville in a KingCo 4A game.
"I was thinking, 'Go big or go home,' " she said of the outside shot. "I felt I would be the one to hit it."
For Garfield coach Joyce Walker, the win capped an emotional day. Her father, Warren Walker Sr., who died earlier this week, was buried before the game. He was 82.
Walker said she wasn't sure what her sixth-ranked squad had left for today's matchup in the King Classic at KeyArena with Chief Sealth, the state's top-ranked Class 3A team. The Bulldogs and Seahawks tip off at about 3 p.m.
For most of the first half, the ninth-ranked Falcons (10-1 overall, 4-1 KingCo 4A) ran stride for stride with the Bulldogs. Woodinville led 27-22 at halftime.
Garfield (8-1, 5-0) came out decidedly more aggressive and ripped off a 20-7 third-quarter run. After that, Pringle-Buchanan took over, scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Falcons junior Amanda Best, the Snohomish transfer who averages just under 18 points, finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. But Garfield's Briana Lewis blocked Best's three-point attempt as time expired.
Lewis and Chanieka Williams each scored 10 for Garfield.
"Two years ago, this program lost to Garfield by 60," said Woodinville coach Steve Segadelli. "I think these girls have climbed a huge mountain in the last year and a half, and I told them after the game that this program has arrived."
LeeAnn Palo and Ashley Tuiasosopo scored 14 and 12, respectively, for the Falcons.
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Tenth-ranked Inglemoor (9-2, 3-2) rolled as Ashley Brown scored 16 points and Sarah Ena scored 11. Inglemoor led 25-10 at halftime and put the game away with a 9-0 spurt to open the second half. Jade Goddard led Franklin (4-5, 1-4) with 10 points.
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Mackenzie Argens scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Roughriders (8-2, 4-1) survived a scare from the Wolves (4-6, 1-4). Alex Zennan had 11 points for Eastlake, and Erika Hurn grabbed 23 rebounds to go with seven points. Maggie Torrance had six assists for the Roughriders. Roosevelt plays again today, tipping off at 10 a.m. against River Ridge in the King Classic at KeyArena. River Ridge is ranked second in Class 3A.
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Charlotte Shannon had 16 points and seven rebounds as the Beavers beat the Spartans. Ballard (7-4, 2-3) allowed Skyline (5-5, 3-2) just three points in the fourth quarter and finished the game on a 6-0 run. Gillian Higgins added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers. Lauren Matthews had nine points to lead Skyline.
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Erin Barclay scored 17 points to lead four Cougars in double figures, and Bothell (5-6, 2-3) cruised past the Kangaroos. Also in double digits for Bothell were Kaitlin McBride (11), Mandy Saintz (11) and Ashley Vierra (10). Courtney Rondel had 14 points, eight rebounds and three steals and Megan Sanders had 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Kangaroos (1-10, 1-4).
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The Mustangs broke it open in the second quarter, outscoring the Rebels 22-1 to take a 34-8 halftime lead. Mary Petrie led Redmond (7-4, 4-1) with 11 points.
Times staff reporter Craig Smith contributed to this report.