Roosevelt's second girls basketball game in two days against Gonzaga Prep of Spokane went better than the first. But the young Roughriders, defending Class 4A state champions...

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Roosevelt’s second girls basketball game in two days against Gonzaga Prep of Spokane went better than the first.


But the young Roughriders, defending Class 4A state champions, absorbed another loss, 51-47 yesterday at the Lincoln High School gym in the final day of the Roosevelt Holiday Festival.


Roosevelt and Gonzaga Prep played for a second consecutive day because a team from Mayfair, Calif., failed to show up for the tournament. It was the third consecutive defeat for the Roughriders after a 4-0 start.


Gonzaga Prep beat Roosevelt on Wednesday, 75-48. But yesterday’s game was a battle.


The Roughriders (4-3), playing again without second-leading scorer Alex Capeloto (flu), trailed by only a point with one minute remaining.


Sophomore guard Ariel Evans of Roosevelt had a productive game with 20 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and three steals. Another sophomore, 6-foot-3 Mackensie Argens, collected 16 rebounds and four blocks. Allison Reiman had 10 points and five assists.


But the star of the game for Roosevelt was junior guard Kimmy Kirkwood, who was assigned to guard Gonzaga Prep’s Sarah Jennings. On Wednesday, the Bullpups’ junior guard broke loose for five three-pointers and 26 points. She scored only nine points yesterday, and none against Kirkwood, according to Roosevelt coach Bill Resler.


Corrina O’Brien led the Bullpups (6-2) with 16 points.




Other girls game




Life Christian 41, Chief Leschi 32


Jenn Peterson, a 5-10 senior forward, piled up 22 points, 23 rebounds and three steals to power the Eagles (4-3) to the championship of the La Conner tournament.




Notes


* Joy Hollingsworth, the state player of the year after leading Seattle Prep to the 3A girls basketball state title as a senior in 2002, has transferred to Arizona after starting the past two seasons at the University of San Francisco.


“I’ve always wanted to play in the Pac-10,” said Hollingsworth, who is home for Christmas break. “It was time to move on. … I think Arizona fits my style more.”


Hollingsworth must sit out this season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining. She averaged 10.6 points for USF for both seasons and was West Coast Conference freshman of the year.


* Jonathan Stewart of Timberline High in Lacey was named to USA Today’s All-USA football team. The 5-foot-10, 224-pound senior was one of two running backs selected, and the only Washington player chosen.


Quarterback Ryan Perrilloux of Reserve, La., was offensive player of the year. Defensive back Kenny Phillips of Carol City, Fla., was defensive player of the year.


* Hayley Henry, a senior at Mountlake Terrace, has made a verbal commitment to play soccer for Idaho. Henry, a four-year starter at Terrace, was an All-WesCo selection and team captain.


Times staff reporter Sandy Ringer contributed to this report.