Gonzaga Prep girls basketball players walked onto the court last night after a long road trip and a heartbreaking loss. But the Bullpups left Roosevelt looking like the team in...
Gonzaga Prep girls basketball players walked onto the court last night after a long road trip and a heartbreaking loss.
But the Bullpups left Roosevelt looking like the team in search of its land legs in a 75-48 romp over the Roughriders in the Roosevelt Holiday Festival at the Lincoln High gym.
Junior guard Sarah Jennings made 5 of 6 three-point attempts and took advantage of Gonzaga Prep’s up-tempo play to score 26 points for the Bullpups (4-2). The Spokane team was coming off a last-second, 48-47 loss Monday night to rival Central Valley.
“That was kind of a hard loss,” G-Prep point guard Corrina O’Brien said after directing the attack and adding 12 points and five of the Bullpups’ 18 steals. “I think we really wanted to come out and show Seattle how we can play.”
The Bullpups get another chance to show off today when the teams play again at 3:30 p.m. in the tournament’s final game. The rematch was scheduled to allow Gonzaga Prep and Roosevelt to fill their schedules after Mayfair, Calif., failed to appear for the tournament.
Mackenzie Argens, a 6-foot-3 sophomore post, scored 16 points for Roosevelt, the defending Class 4A state champ. The Roughriders (4-2) graduated a group from that squad who combined for 48 points per game, and had no seniors on the roster last night.
Roosevelt played without its second-leading scorer, Alex Capeletto, who was home with a 103-degree fever.
“It’s a hard challenge,” said Argens, who added nine rebounds and led a third-quarter charge that trimmed an 18-point deficit to 42-30. “But we all know we can play better.”
Jennings scored 14 points in the opening quarter as Prep bolted to a 22-9 lead, which it extended to 38-19 late in the second period. After Roosevelt battled back with a strong defensive third quarter, the Bullpups pulled away with a 17-0 run in the fourth.
Alex Butler scored 10 for Prep. Allison Reiman and Rachel Harris, a freshman who made 3 of 5 three-point shots, scored nine points each for Roosevelt.
Lindbergh 58, Interlake 40
At KeyArena, Asya Love scored 15 points and the Eagles (6-3) took control with a 15-4 third-quarter edge. Courtney Wong added 10 points for Lindbergh. Karina Rasanen led Interlake (2-8) with 12 points, all on three-pointers.
Inglemoor 38, at Bishop Blanchet 33
Ashley Brown scored all of her 12 points in the second half and combined with Carole Baumgartner to control the boards as the Class 4A Vikings (2-2) rallied for a nonleague win. Jena Walentoski scored 15 points for Blanchet (6-2), which led 21-13 at halftime. The Braves are ranked seventh in the state in 3A.
Kentwood 63, at Bothell 54
Kentwood hit 9 of 12 free throws in a 29-point fourth quarter as the Conquerors rallied for a nonleague win. Bothell led 38-34 after three quarters. Courtney Vandersloot scored 17 points for Kentwood (5-1). Erin Barclay, a 5-3 sophomore, hit 6 of 10 three-point shots and scored a career-high 27 points for Bothell (2-4).
At Steilacoom 45, Lakes 34
Darcelle Esmeralda’s 19 points led the 2A Sentinels (4-2) past the 3A Lancers (4-3) in a nonleague game.
At Life Christian 45, Neah Bay 37
A 13-4 third-quarter advantage helped the Eagles (3-3) win their opener in the La Conner tournament. Jenn Peterson had 13 points and Jamie Scott 12 for Life Christian.
Correspondent Matt Massey contributed to this report.