Cleveland girls roll to 20th straight win | Sea-King 3A Basketball
The second-ranked Eagles earned a spot in the regionals with a 62-30 rout of Juanita and advanced to the district semifinals.
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WEST SEATTLE — Second-ranked Cleveland secured a spot in the regional playoffs with its 20th consecutive girls basketball victory Tuesday night, a 62-30 rout of Juanita Tuesday night at Chief Sealth High School.
The victory sends the Eagles (21-2) to the Sea-King 3A District semifinals against ninth-ranked Mercer Island at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Bellevue College. Seattle Prep and Bellevue will meet in the other district semifinal at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
The Sea-King girls championship game will be at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Bellevue College.
Cleveland jumped to a 25-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. Juanita (16-8) had no answer for Cleveland's Makala Roper. She scored 20 points, including 13 in the first quarter, when she hit three three-pointers.
Donniesha Webber pitched in with 12 points for Cleveland.
The Eagles haven't lost since Dec. 1, a 54-53 defeat against Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They also lost their season opener to South Medford, Ore., 74-62.
Juanita faces West Seattle in a loser-out game at 8:15 p.m. Friday.
Other girls games
Mercer Island 38, West Seattle 32
At Chief Sealth, the Islanders (20-5) got off to a slow start, but limited West Seattle to 12 second-half points while advancing to the district semifinals. Lexi Ioane led all scorers with 13 points for West Seattle (14-9).
Bellevue 62, Franklin 44
At Bellevue College, No. 4 Bellevue clinched a spot in regionals behind 18 points from Mandy Steward and 14 from Shelby Canser. The Wolverines (22-1), who led 28-17 at halftime, play Seattle Prep in the district semifinals at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Bellevue College. Jazmin Horne scored 14 for Franklin (13-11), which faces Holy Names in a loser-out game Friday.
Seattle Prep 52, Holy Names 46
At Bellevue College, Seattle Prep bounced back from only its fourth loss of the season and secured a spot in regionals. Quinn Glosniak scored 15 and Holly Tonry 13 for the Panthers. It was Prep's fourth win against Holy Names this season. Prep (19-4) played without senior forward Michaela Carew, who left Friday's game against Cleveland with an injury. Camariah King scored 17 for Holy Names (18-6).
Jayson Jenks and Pete Treperinas of The Times staff contributed to this report.