Kalla Vavra made a steal and layup with 13 seconds remaining as Newport upset seventh-ranked Issaquah 55-54 last night in a KingCo 3A Conference girls basketball game. Issaquah needed a 7-0...

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BELLEVUE — Kalla Vavra made a steal and layup with 13 seconds remaining as Newport upset seventh-ranked Issaquah 55-54 last night in a KingCo 3A Conference girls basketball game.


Issaquah needed a 7-0 run in a one-minute span to rally to tie the score at 50-50 with 1:30 remaining.


Dani Quinn’s three-pointer with a minute left put Newport back on top, 53-50.


Issaquah’s Melissa Richardson cut the Knights’ lead to 53-52 with a jump shot with 20 seconds left, and another basket put the Eagles ahead 54-53.


Then came Vavra’s steal and go-ahead layup.


The Eagles had a final chance to win, but they missed a free throw and the Knights rebounded to seal the victory.


Vavra scored 14 points, Tricia Dixon and Brittany Duerr had 13 each and Quinn 12 for the Knights (4-3 overall, 3-1 KingCo). Quinn scored 10 of Newport’s 15 points in the fourth quarter.


Richardson led the Eagles (5-3, 3-1) with 19 points. Issaquah again played without one of its top players, Lauren Dascenzo, who has missed every game so far this season because of mono.




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At Bellevue 53, Liberty 31


Lauren Coombs scored all eight of her points during a 21-5 third-quarter burst by the 10th-ranked Wolverines that assured a victory over the Patriots (3-4, 1-3). Gretchen Buchberger had 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Bellevue (5-1, 4-0), which led only 22-18 at halftime.




Mercer Island 69, at Sammamish 32


Injury-plagued Sammamish (0-7, 0-4) played the final six minutes with only four players as Mercer Island (2-5, 1-3) rolled to its first conference victory. Ellie Chapman and Elaine Chirls each scored 12 points to lead the Islanders.




At Mount Si 73, Interlake 37


Whitney Beyerlin, a 5-4 senior point guard, scored 20 points and Rachel Travis added 15 in a runaway win by the Wildcats (5-2, 3-1) over the Saints (2-6, 1-3).