A few more notes from high-school basketball last night: Chief Sealth High School‘s boys’ varsity team solidified its 2nd-place ranking in the Metro Conference by beating Bainbridge last night, 72-56 (stats here). In girls’ varsity, Bainbridge defeated Sealth, 57-35 (stats here). Meantime, there’s more to report from WSHS’s games besides the melee we mentioned last night – ceremonies honoring senior players, and game highlights – read on:
The boys’ and girls’ varsity games were part of West Seattle High School‘s open-house night and seniors on both teams were honored prior to both games. Senior girls (above) are Brianne Goulet, Katelyn Elder, Paige Kelly, Melinda Gallagher. And here are the boys, also joined on the floor by parents/guardians:
Senior boys are Montez McGee, Joe Bell Austin, Darvelle Lee, Leon Gray, Josh Kasim, Antonio Foster, Sonny Mensur, Devin Andrews, Caleb Fisher, and Justin Marx. Now, the game notes:
BOYS’ VARSITY: The frustration was evident for West Seattle as they wound up the night on the losing end of a 57-24 game that was called with over four minutes to go (as reported last night). Just prior to that West Seattle had drawn two technical fouls within a minute of each other. As the second was called, one of the West Seattle players had words with a Rainier Beach player and the two were separated by coaches from both sides. Overall, West Seattle was charged with four technical fouls while Rainier Beach had none.
Rainier Beach used a fast-paced game that forced the Wildcats to run up and down the court throughout the first half. While Rainier Beach found it a productive strategy, keeping West Seattle to only eight points in the first half. West Seattle was able to slow Rainier somewhat near the end of the third quarter, and that’s when they managed to score the bulk of their remaining points. (Game stats here.)
GIRLS’ VARSITY: The girls varsity game was a low-scoring and cold-shooting affair despite the 45-40 final score, with Rainier Beach winning. For most of the game, Rainier Beach held a five point lead over West Seattle until the last few minutes of the game. As the game drew to a close, the Lady Wildcats managed to get themselves into foul trouble. Rainier Beach sent several players to the line during that time and each made all their throws. High scorer for the night for West Seattle was Brianne Goulet with 24 points, which included four three-point shots. (Game stats here.)
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