The secret's out. The King's High School girls basketball team is not just a good little team. The Knights are good period. The Class 2A school rolled past Kennedy 69-40...
SHORELINE The secret’s out. The King’s High School girls basketball team is not just a good little team. The Knights are good period.
The Class 2A school rolled past Kennedy 69-40 last night, handing the state’s fifth-ranked Class 3A team its first loss this season.
In their past four games, the Knights (5-0) have thrashed Class 4A Bothell and Port Angeles and Class 3A Mount Rainier and Kennedy by an average margin of more than 27 points.
“When we made our nonleague schedule, we wanted to get a good test early,” said King’s coach Eric Rasmussen. “We felt like we could compete, but we didn’t expect wins like this.”
King’s, a private school with an enrollment of 300, moved up from Class 1A to 2A this school year. The Knights’ girls team finished fourth in last spring’s 1A state tournament.
Sara Mosiman led the way for the Knights with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals. The 5-foot-9 junior guard scored 13 points in the second quarter as King’s built a 14-point halftime lead. Mosiman, who is averaging 18 points per game, finished 9 of 12 from the field and 7 of 9 from the free-throw line.
“We got a great effort from Sara tonight,” said Rasmussen. “She really gave us a lift in the second quarter.”
When the second half started, the Knights built on the lead by holding Kennedy scoreless for the first six minutes of the third quarter.
Carly Koebel led the Lancers (4-1) with 14 points.
Other girls games
Bellevue 79, at Interlake 40
The 10th-ranked Wolverines outrebounded the Saints 40- 27 and took advantage of second-chance opportunities for a runaway KingCo 3A victory. Gretchen Buchberger had 19 points and seven rebounds and made 9 of 10 free throws for Bellevue (4-1, 3-0). Amanda Linger scored 17 for the Wolver- ines. Karina Rasanen scored 12 on 5-of-7 shooting for Inter lake (2-5, 1-2).
Bainbridge 66, at Eastside Catholic 28
Allie Picha triggered a 26-point third-quarter spree by the Spartans (3-3, 2-3) as they drilled the Crusaders (3-4, 2-3) in a Metro League Mountain Division game. Picha got eight of her 18 points in the third quarter. Caitlyn Salo added 15 points and seven steals for Bainbridge.
At Bishop Blanchet 63, Lakeside 48
Ninth-ranked Bishop Blanchet (4-1, 4-1) got 16 points from Megan Feeney and 14 points and eight rebounds from Krissy Sutermeister in a Metro Mountain Division triumph. Leigh Myer of the Lions (3-3, 3-2) scored 16.
At Holy Names 61, Seattle Prep 47
Erin Wagner scored 22 points for Holy Names (3-3, 3-2), which used a 22-7 third-quarter burst to notch a Metro Mountain Division win over the Panthers (3-3, 2-3).
Rainier Beach 74, at Nathan Hale 31
The No. 2 Vikings capitalized on 36 turnovers by the Raiders (2-4, 1-4) for a Metro Sound Division win. After a slow start, Beach went on a 23-4 run in the second quarter to lead 41-17 at halftime. Jacqua Williams had 25 points and Jemeika Newson 17 for the Vikings (5-1, 5-0).
Chief Sealth 79, at Ingraham 48
Sealth, the state’s top-ranked Class 3A team, roared to a 45-14 halftime lead and made the most of 31 Ingraham turnovers for a Metro Sound Division victory. Ophelia Whitfield scored 16 points, Valerie Cook and Regina Rogers 14 each and Nia Jackson 13 for the Seahawks (5-0, 5-0). Kendra Lindell had 16 for the Rams (2-4, 2-3).
At Cleveland 68, West Seattle 33
Elaina Isabell scored 19 points and Ravenna Rogers 14 as the Eagles (1-4, 1-4) got their first win in a Metro Sound Division game against the Wildcats (0-6, 0-5).
Kentwood 57, at Eastlake 47
The Conquerors (4-1) led 19-6 after eight minutes and held on for a nonleague win over the Wolves (1-2). Courtney Vandersloot of Kentwood scored 19 points.
At Summit 50, Bear Creek 42
Josie Regan’s 21 points for the Invaders (1-1, 1-0) helped offset 24 by Kimi Pohlman of Bear Creek (2-2, 0-1) in the Sea-Tac B League opener for both schools.
Interlake 63, at Bellevue 42
Interlake (4-2, 1-2) almost couldn’t miss in the opening minutes, shooting 80 percent from the field and scoring 29 points in the first quarter of a KingCo 3A victory over the Wolverines (0-4, 0-1). Viet Dang got 12 of his 19 points in the first quarter for Interlake. Bryce Brigham added 16 points and Jimmy King 13 for the Saints.
At Newport 50, Liberty 33
Brennon Schweikart scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and collected eight rebounds, six steals and two assists to lead the Knights (3-1, 1-1) to their first KingCo 3A victory. Daniel Hagensen had 11 rebounds for Newport against the Patriots (1-5, 0-3).
At Steilacoom 52, Sultan 49
A Sultan three-point attempt missed as time expired, allowing Steilacoom (4-0) to escape with a nonleague win over the Turks (3-2). Willy Lemmon, Sultan’s 6-4 senior center, had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Shawn Wolters had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Turks.
At Summit 47, Bear Creek 36
Chris Sanders’ 18 points, six steals and six assists led the Invaders (2-1, 1-0) to a Sea-Tac B League win over the Grizzlies (0-4, 0-1). Bobby Morgan scored 17 for Bear Creek.