Saturday, February 13, 2016
The Shorecrest girls' basketball team raced out to an early 15-0 lead en route to an easy 51-24 win over Lakewood Friday night in the Scots gym.
The out-sized and injury-depleted Cougars narrowed the gap at halftime, trailing 25-16, only to have the Scots' defense completely shut them down, holding them to just one basket over the entire second half.
The Cougars were hampered by a pregame injury to their best player, Marissa Blair, who came off the bench but was noticeably limping throughout. In addition, spunky sophomore Jelly Perry took an elbow to the head in the third quarter and sat out the remainder of the game.
Shorecrest enjoyed balanced scoring, with Uju Chibuogwu leading the way with 11 points, while Sheridan Stephenson had 9, and Wurrie Njadoe and Julia Strand both chipped in with 8 points.
The task gets more difficult for the Scots when they face top-seeded Lynden Monday night at 8pm in the old Mount Vernon High School gym. The winner is guaranteed a berth at Regionals and will advance to the District Championship game next Friday at Mt. Vernon. Full bracket information can be found here.