Shorecrest girls' victory over Shorewood leaves Scots one game from State tournament, Thunderbirds one from elimination

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Shorecrest girls' basketball team defeated Shorewood 54-51 in a first-round Northwest District 3A tournament game Wednesday at Shorecrest.

The game moves Shorecrest within one game of a return trip to the State 3A tournament and Shorewood within one game of elimination from the District tournament.

Shorecrest, the No. 1 seeded Western Conference team in the tournament takes a 12-game winning streak and 14-7 overall record (12-2 Wesco 3A) into a Friday home semifinal game against Wesco No. 3 Meadowdale (13-8 overall, 10-4 Wesco 3A), which defeated Sedro Woolley 79-44 Wednesday.

The winner of the 7:30 p.m. Friday Shorecrest-Meadowdale game advances to that District championship game against the winner of a game between Wesco No. 2 Lynnwood and Wesco No. 5 Glacier Peak. The District championship game, Feb. 18, at Lynnwood High School, will send both finalists to the State tournament beginning Feb. 25-26.

A Shorecrest loss Friday would mean that the Scots would have to win two games to get the District’s No. 3 State tournament berth.

Shorewood (4-17 overall, 3-11 Wesco 3A) plays a loser-out game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sedro Woolley (7-14 overall. 5-8 Northwest 3A-2A-1A League). The winner of that game plays in one of two elimination games Feb. 15, with the winners of those games advancing to the third-place game Feb. 18 at Lynnwood.

Shorecrest’s 54-51 victory over Shorewood marked the second straight time the Scots had won a close game from the Thunderbirds. Shorecrest had won 43-41 in January after an 11-point win in December.

In the three-point victory Wednesday, Shorecrest held a 7-point lead after the first quarter before Shorewood cut the lead to 5 points at halftime and 3 points after three quarters, but the Thunderbirds couldn’t close the gap in the final period. 

Brianne Lasconia led Shorecrest with 25 points; India Matheson scored 12; and Janie Uppinghouse added 10. Erin Ellersick led Shorewood with 12 points.

At Shorecrest 54 Shorewood 51
Shorewood 10 9 16 16 — 51
Shorecrest 17 7 14 16 — 54

Shorewood Scoring

Kenra Holley-Lair
Lauren Thompson
Lisa Echert
Masha Shtikel
Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Franklin
Erin Ellersick
Allegra Simpkins

Shorecrest Scoring

Allison Jones
Brianne Lasconia
Christina Jarvis
India Matheson
Janie Uppinghouse
Mickey Greenburg
Melissa Ruhlman
Addy Ibsen


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