(TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Next game for WSHS set; scroll down)
(WSHS #30, Lexi Ioane; photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
4:39 PM: In postseason competition at Ingraham High School in North Seattle this afternoon, the West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team has just lost to Mercer Island, 52-49; down by nine points at the start of the 4th quarter, head coach Sonya Elliott‘s young team (no seniors) embarked on a comeback, but fell short.
(WSHS #12 Lydia Giomi, #21 Gabby Sarver, #10 Charli Elliott)
They’re not out of the postseason yet; our crew reports the Wildcats are expected to play again Friday night in Bellevue, opponent TBA. (More photos & game details later this evening.)
ADDED 11:02 PM: Coach Elliott tells WSB their next opponent is Liberty, 8:15 pm Friday at Bellevue College. Ahead, notes and a few more photos from today’s game:
Mercer Island controlled the ball for much of the game, but WSHS persevered with its more-physical style of play. After ending the first quarter with an 11-11 tie, MI moved into the lead; in the third quarter, they were up by as much as 10, and then the Wildcats came back in the fourth, getting within one point with Gabby Sarver‘s three-pointer at under two minutes to go – but that’s as close as they got.
Lydia Giomi led WSHS scoring with 20, followed by Lexi Ioane with 13, Sarver with 9, Sarah Cooper with 4, Charli Elliott with 3.
Liberty, WSHS’s next opponent, lost to Cleveland tonight, 70-28.
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