Big win tonight in the West Seattle High School girls-varsity basketball team’s postseason – they beat Holy Names Academy at HNA, 40-39. Head coach Sonya Elliott tells WSB her team’s next game is expected to be Saturday night at home; opponent TBA.
ADDED 10:35 PM: More from WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand, who covered the game on Capitol Hill:
=Lydia Giomi was tonight’s leading scorer with 15 points. Charli Elliott was next with 10.
Lexi Ioane notched 5.
Tonight the West Seattle girls managed to synch up the more aggressive style of play they used at Cleveland two nights ago with some serious ball control, which led to their 40-39 win.
There was much of the same rough and tumble running game seen tonight as earlier this week, with both teams taking several tumbles on the floor.
West Seattle managed to turn Tuesday’s fouls into tonight’s jump balls.
The Wildcats managed to avoid the turnovers that plagued them the last time they played on Capitol Hill (when they left with a loss, as reported here). Led tonight by Giomi, they controlled the rebounding, which created a short lead for the Wildcats until Holy Names tied up the game with about 3 minutes to go. From that point Names tried to use the 3-point shot to tie or go ahead, but their shots did not connect.
In the end, Names fouled Gabby Sarver a couple of times, which led to her free throws, which gave WS its final, winning lead.
We’ll publish an update when there’s word when and who the Wildcats are playing on Saturday.
ADDED EARLY FRIDAY: Coach Elliott says it looks like they’ll face Eastside Catholic at home, 7 pm on Saturday.