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Lake Washington tops Liberty in overtime | Prep girls basketball results
In an overtime thriller, Lake Washington beat previously undefeated Liberty, 42-41.
With the win the Kangs created a three way tie at the top of the KingCo league between Liberty, Juanita and Lake Washington, all with 4-1 league records this season. Each of the three has lost their one league game to one of the other top three.
The Kangs game started at Liberty on Wednesday, Jan. 4 with the Patriots leading 13-10 at the end of the first. Lake Washington slowed them down in the second quarter, keeping Liberty to just nine points, while scoring five in a defensive quarter. But after the break, the Lady Kangs surged, scoring 18 points to Liberty’s nine to take the lead. Liberty wasn’t ready to give up it’s first league win in the fourth quarter however, tying the game at 39 points. In the first overtime period Lake Washington scored three points, while keeping Liberty to two to win the game.
Hunter Hopkins scored 14 points for the Kangs, while Whitney Dunlap had nine points overall. Margo Lynott posted seven, Petyon Wozeniak added three, as did Sara Wilson and Kalena Dierickx had one point.
The Lake Washington girls lost to Bellevue on Friday, Jan. 6 in a KingCo meeting 50-40.
Bellevue was up 14-9 at the end of the first quarter, and held a slight lead at the end of the second for a 20-16 score at halftime.
Lake Washington tried to post a comeback in the third quarter scoring 11, and holding the Wolverines to 10, but 20 points from Bellevue in the final minutes finished the game.
Wozeniak had 16 points during the loss, while Dunlap had 11 points. Wilson posted seven total points, followed by Hopkins with five and Anderson who had one point.
In Kirkland, Juanita easily defeated Sammamish, winning 65-18.
The Rebels had 26 points in the first quarter, while holding the Totems to four, followed by a 14-10 point second quarter. Sammamish made just one point in the third, while Juanita added 15 to the total and another 10 in the final minutes of the game for the win.
Kate Cryderman had 15 points, Bre Carter added 11, Molly Grager had 10, Mckenzie Waltar added eight, Winnie Levitt posted seven, while Mikayla Jones had six. Mary Carter had four points and Molly Steck added four.
The Rebels played against Mercer Island on Friday, Jan. 6, winning 64-36.
Juanita controlled the game, scoring 13-7 in the first quarter, with another 18 in the second, while Mercer Island scored 11 in the second. In the third quarter Juanita had 18 points, holding the Islanders to six, followed by a 15-12 fourth quarter to give the Lady Rebels the win.
Bre Carter had 16 points, as did Kate Cryderman. Brink added eight points to the team's total, followed by seven from Jones, five from Mary Carter and four from Steck. Waltar rounded out the team's score with three points.