Leave it to Jasmine to spice things up. Jasmine Williams got hot and the Seattle Prep girls basketball team really starting cooking. The sophomore guard poured in a career-high...
BAINBRIDGE Leave it to Jasmine to spice things up. Jasmine Williams got hot and the Seattle Prep girls basketball team really starting cooking.
The sophomore guard poured in a career-high 21 points, including 15 in the second half, as Seattle Prep pulled away late for a 52-43 road upset of 16th-ranked Bainbridge last night in a Metro League game.
Seattle Prep (3-2 overall, 2-2 league) spurted clear with a strong second half after trailing in the first quarter. Bainbridge (2-3, 1-3) struggled at the offensive end after the halftime break.
Williams fueled a 11-5 run to open the second half, scoring nine points in the first 4:46 of the third quarter. Williams scored 11 points in the third as the Panthers opened a nine-point lead.
Seattle Prep stretched its lead to 11 points at 43-32 on a basket from Williams with 6:50 to play in the game, but Bainbridge got back into contention late.
The Spartans closed within six on sophomore Caitlyn Salo’s running bank shot with 1:11 left to trim the Prep lead to 47-41.
Seattle Prep could convert only one of three free throws with 53.6 seconds left after a foul and ensuing technical on the Spartan bench, but Williams and Rachel Snyder scored quickly to push the advantage back to 11.
Angela Keller, a 6-foot senior center, led Bainbridge with 14 points and Salo added 11.
Prep took a 26-22 lead into halftime, outscoring Bainbridge 17-11 in the second quarter.
Snyder added eight points for Prep.
At Bishop Blanchet 43, Holy Names 36
No. 13 Bishop Blanchet outscored the No. 14 Cougars 16-9 in the final eight minutes. The Mountain Division game was tied through three quarters. Jena Walentoski scored 16 for the Braves (3-1, 3-1). Devin Brooks led Holy Names (2-3, 2-2) with 13.
At Rainier Beach 70, Cleveland 31
Jacqua Williams almost outscored Cleveland by herself and just missed a quadruple-double in leading second-ranked Beach (4-1, 4-0 Sound Division) past the Eagles (0-3, 0-3). Williams had 29 points, 10 rebounds, 10 steals and eight assists. Jemeika Newson added 14 points and nine rebounds for Beach.
Chief Sealth 84, at West Seattle 21
Top-ranked Sealth got a quadruple-double from 6-4 sophomore forward Christina Nzekwe, who collected 10 points, 10 assists, 12 steals and 17 rebounds in a Sound Division romp. Ophelia Whitfield had 23 points and seven steals for the Seahawks (4-0, 4-0) against the Wildcats (0-5, 0-4).
At Lakeside 54, Eastside Catholic 35
Lisa Baldini (15) and Maggie Wilkens (13) combined for 28 points as the Lions (3-2, 3-1) dominated the Crusaders (2-3, 1-2) in a Mountain Division game.
At Ingraham 55, Nathan Hale 34
Ingraham freshman Ana Haberman collected 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Rams (2-3, 2-2) blew out the Raiders (2-3, 1-3) with a 20-6 third-quarter run. Hale shot 3 of 15 from the field in the third quarter. Samantha Andya led Hale with 15 points.