Jayla Russ wanted the best possible parting gift for Jessica Ludwig. So she delivered 12 points to send Arlington’s lone senior starter out with a victory Saturday, 41-40 over West Seattle.

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TACOMA — Jayla Russ wanted the best possible parting gift for Jessica Ludwig.

So she delivered 12 points to send Arlington’s lone senior starter out with a victory Saturday, 41-40 over West Seattle, giving the Eagles a fourth-place trophy at the Class 3A state girls basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

“This is like her last game, forever, and I just wanted her to enjoy it and really take it in,” said Russ, a 6-foot junior who buried a three-pointer to give the Eagles a 38-31 lead with 3:16 left. “I’m just so happy we won, because she deserves it. She’s worked her butt off all four years.”

Tiny guard Serafina Balderas — who admits she’s not really 5 feet tall like the program says — added 10 points, all in the final 10½ minutes, nailing 3 of 7 three-pointers. Ludwig failed to score in her final game, but was a key factor all season for ninth-ranked Arlington (24-4). The Eagles played without point guard Emma Janousek, who injured her left wrist in Friday’s win over No. 4 Wilson of Tacoma.

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West Seattle (23-6) finished sixth and claimed the program’s first state trophy.

“The girls should be proud,” coach Sonya Elliott said.

The seventh-ranked Wildcats missed their point guard, junior Gabby Sarver, during their stretch run after she went down with a knee injury in early February. They started well against Arlington, leading 14-10 late in the first quarter, but struggled offensively the rest of the way and wound up making just 8 of 20 free throws.

Emily Fiso, a senior transfer from Mount Rainier, scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half. Lydia Giomi, a 6-6 junior, finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.