Seventh-ranked Kennedy wasted no time establishing itself as the team to beat in Seamount League King Division girls basketball. The Lancers charged to an 18-7 first-quarter lead...
BURIEN Seventh-ranked Kennedy wasted no time establishing itself as the team to beat in Seamount League King Division girls basketball.
The Lancers charged to an 18-7 first-quarter lead and handed Renton a 63-44 loss in the league opener for both teams last night.
Carly Koebel, a 6-foot-4 senior center, had 20 points and 10 rebounds and led four double-figure scorers for the Lancers (3-0, 1-0), who qualified for the state tournament and went 20-8 last season.
Renton fell to 2-2 overall.
Other girls games
At Lindbergh 51, Tyee 24
Asya Love’s 18 points and five steals helped the Eagles (4-2, 1-0) win their King Division opener. Seanitta Tatum’s 13 points were tops for the Totems (0-3, 0-1).
Hazen 64, at Highline 56
Junior center Amber Hinesley’s 28 points powered the Highlanders (3-2, 1-0) to a King Division win against the foul-troubled Pirates (1-4, 0-1). Hazen trailed 42-36 going into the fourth quarter, but a 28-point fourth quarter by the Highlanders buried Highline. Kayla Haines scored 18 points and Sherry Trudeau 17 for Highline, which had six players foul out.
Evergreen 48, at Mount Rainier 46
Mount Rainier missed a 5-foot jumper in the lane and a desperation three-point attempt on its last two possessions as Evergreen escaped with a King Division win. Dailee Ruffcorn scored 16 points and Morgan Reed 14 for Evergreen (2-2, 1-0). Olenthia Dishmon scored 15 for the Rams (1-4, 0-1).
White River 55, at Clover Park 49
The 12th-ranked Hornets (3-1, 1-0 Pierce Division) hit 10 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off the Lancers (1-3, 0-1). Kaysie Kiel had 19 points and nine rebounds and Jennifer Sorensen scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half for White River.
Lakes 49, at Peninsula 39
Amber Cunningham scored eight of her 21 points in the fourth quarter, when Lakes (2-2, 1-0 Pierce Division) outscored Peninsula 20-4 for a comeback victory. Cunningham also had eight rebounds. Katy Six scored 13 to lead the Seahawks (2-4, 0-1).
Fife 51, at Franklin Pierce 33
An 18-8 start propelled the Trojans (3-2, 1-0) to a win in their Pierce Division debut. Kendal Lubereski scored 15 for Fife, which led 34-16 at halftime.
Mount Rainier 97, at Evergreen 52
The 13th-ranked Rams (4-1, 1-0 King Division) were on pace for 122 points at halftime, when they led 61-25. Mike Johnson scored 18 points and James Cradle 16 to lead five Rams in double figures. Jeremy Bakke had 17 for Evergreen (0-4, 0-1).
At Tyee 55, Lindbergh 52
The Totems hit 7 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off the Eagles. Alvin Green scored 25 points and led a Lindbergh (0-3, 0-1 King Division) comeback bid in the fourth quarter. Terrance Sanders scored 13 and Brandon Patton made five steals for Tyee (3-1, 1-0).
At Hazen 52, Highline 40
Trevor Gunderson led a balanced offense with 14 points for the Highlanders (2-3, 1-0) in their King Division opener against the Pirates (0-6, 0-1).
At White River 42, Clover Park 35
White River’s Brent Addink made a big three-pointer after Clover Park (2-2, 0-1) whittled a Hornets lead from 10 to four with less than a minute left. Scott Snodgrass had 13 points for White River (2-2, 1-0).
Peninsula 51, at Lakes 39
Steven Willis led three Seahawks (3-1, 1-0 Pierce Division) in double figures with 14 points. Lakes (1-4, 0-1) trailed by a point going into the fourth quarter.