Hoopapalooza - Shorecrest girls storm from behind to defeat Shorewood

Monday, January 26, 2015

The girls watch the ball rebound from a missed shot. Shorewood's Mika Morgan #12, Danica Bernabe #10, Lily Gustafson #30, and Karrin Leazer #40 track the ball. Shorecrest's Julia Strand #12, Wurrie Njadoe #5, and Sheridan Stephenson #23, move to the ball.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore 

Saturday evening the girls basketball team from Shorecrest stormed from behind in the final minute to defeat their cross-town rival Shorewood, 44-42.

Uju Chibuogwu
Photo by Geoff Vlcek

The Scots went into the final quarter trailing the T-Birds 39-31, but staunch low-post defense by SC's rugged junior Uju Chibuogwu helped send the T-Birds' shooters into the deep-freeze, as the visitors were held without a single basket in the final frame.

SC Jazzlyn Owens in white, SW Karen Leazar in blue
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest took their first lead since the opening quarter on a three-pointer from Jazzlyn Owens with :50 to play to put the Scots ahead 43-42.

#42 SW blue Taryn Shelley and Scot Julia Strand
Photo by Geoff Vlcek

Former Scot Jalyn Hizey was on fire for the T-Birds in the first half, sinking all four of her three-point attempts on the way to a game-high 14 points. Junior Wurrie Njadoe led the Scots with 13.

Both teams left the court with identical records - 3-4 in league play, 8-7 for the season.

Both teams played hard under the boards
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The schedule is no friend to either team this week.  Shorewood hosts the league's two best teams (Lynnwood on Monday, Edmonds-Woodway on Wednesday) before facing a rematch at #1 ranked Lynnwood Friday.

The Scots host powerful Glacier Peak on Wednesday before traveling to Meadowdale Friday.  All game times are slated for 7:15.

SW          16     11     12      3     42
SC           11     10     10    13     44


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