MARYSVILLE — Sarah Morton scored 24 points as Monroe kept its state-tournament hopes alive with a 43-39 girls basketball victory over Mountlake Terrace in a Northwest 4A District tournament loser-out game Wednesday night.
Monroe (17-6) will play Lake Stevens at 6 p.m. Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in a winner-to-state, loser-out game for the district's third state berth.
Morton, a 5-foot-8 senior who will play for the University of Washington, had half the Bearcats' 20 points in the decisive third quarter. She also finished with eight assists and six steals.
Keena Hopkins added eight rebounds and eight steals for Monroe.
Tatiana Heck's 12 points led Terrace (13-10) in its final game.
Northwest 4A District
Lake Stevens 51, Kamiak 45 (loser out)
At Marysville-Pilchuck, senior forward Ashley Housden scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in carrying the Vikings (16-7) to victory. Nicole Bozek scored 14 for Kamiak (13-11).
Northwest 2A District
At Cedarcrest 56, Blaine 49 (loser out)
Sophomore guard Brooke Chapman scored 18 points and hit 8 of 9 free throws in the second half as the Red Wolves (11-9) from Duvall secured a spot in the district tournament in a play-in game. Rachael Kevin added 14 points for Cedarcrest, which plays at Burlington-Edison at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Western 1A bi-district
Seattle Christian 43, Nooksack Valley 35 (loser out)
At Mountlake Terrace, Melissa Collier and Tianna Homad combined for 17 of Seattle Christian's 20 points in the fourth quarter as the 10th-ranked Warriors pulled away. Seattle Christian (17-4) plays a winner-to-state game against second-ranked Lynden Christian on Friday. Erika Ramstead scored a game-high 16 for the Pioneers (10-13).
King's 61, Chimacum 33 (loser out)
At Mountlake Terrace, top-ranked King's (21-2) led 22-1 after one quarter of an easy win over the Cowboys (12-10). The Knights (21-2) from Shoreline advanced to a winner-to-state game against Vashon Island at 8 p.m. Friday at Mountlake Terrace. Sarah Strand had 14 points, Danielle Clauson scored 13 and Bianca Rowland had 11 for King's, and Jordan Irish had a career-high 10 rebounds.