Defending state champion Roosevelt couldn't shoot straight for three quarters, but capitalized on Ballard turnovers in the fourth quarter for a 45-36 comeback victory in the KingCo...

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Defending state champion Roosevelt couldn’t shoot straight for three quarters, but capitalized on Ballard turnovers in the fourth quarter for a 45-36 comeback victory in the KingCo 4A girls basketball opener for both teams last night.


The Roughriders (4-0 overall, 1-0 KingCo West Division), playing at home, trailed 32-28 after three quarters. Roosevelt pressure then helped produce 13 Ballard turnovers in the final eight minutes as the Roughriders outscored the Beavers 17-4 the rest of the way.


Roughriders junior Maggie Torrance had five of her nine steals in the fourth quarter. Sophomore teammate Mackensie Argens collected 12 points and 21 rebounds (13 offensive).


Amber Hering led Ballard (3-1, 0-1 West Division) with 10 points.




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At Garfield 63, Franklin 36


Samantha Tinned scored a game-high 23 points, including six during an important 13-2 run early in the third quarter, as the top-ranked Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0) opened the conference season with a West Division victory over rival Franklin (1-2, 0-1).


Garfield star Malia O’Neal added 11 points after going scoreless until 4:14 remained in the third period.


Bridginae Green scored all 12 of Franklin’s first-quarter points and finished with a team-high 19. The Quakers, who start four sophomores, dropped their fourth straight game to Garfield dating to the 2000-01 season.




At Bothell 73, Juanita 58


Renee Harder and Emily Kalstad combined for all 28 of their points in the second half as the Cougars pulled away from the Rebels for a Central Division win in a KingCo opener. Harder had 16 points, Kalstad 12. Erin Barclay also had 12 points and Kalstad grabbed 10 rebounds for Bothell (2-2, 1-0). Alyson Howisey scored 22 and Sydney Uebelacker 14 for Juanita (2-3, 0-1).




Woodinville 52, at Inglemoor 50


The Falcons raced to leads of 17-8 after one quarter and 33-19 at halftime, then hung on to win their conference opener in a battle of Central Division teams. LeeAnn Palo and Ashley Tuiasosopo each scored 16 points for Woodinville (4-1, 1-0). Sara Ena of Inglemoor (1-2, 0-1) led all scorers with 17.




Skyline 61, at Eastlake 37


Madison Maloney, a 5-10 sophomore wing, scored a game-high 19 points as the Spartans (2-1, 1-0) opened KingCo play with an East Division victory. Skyline outscored Eastlake 26-14 in the final quarter to pull away. Erika Hurn led the Wolves (2-3, 0-1) with 11 points.