Prep girls basketball: Arlington 50, Todd Beamer 42

PUYALLUP — With both teams missing key players it was the Arlington girls that overcame the best.

Eagles freshman post Jayla Russ scored 15 points in the absence of Ronnie Ladines and Arlington withstood a late charge by Todd Beamer to win the 4A state regional game 50-42 at Puyallup H.S. on Friday night.

Arlington advances to next week’s quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome.

On a night when the Todd Beamer Titans desperately needed a clutch 3-pointer to help swing momentum or quickly cut a large deficit in a short time, they were without their best long-range weapon on the floor. Sharp-shooting freshman Quinessa Caylao-Do was sidelined with her arm in a sling.

“She’s a big part of our offense and a big part of our defense,” Beamer coach Cory Alexander said of Caylao-Do. “She’s our spark plug.”

Arlington (20-4) jumped out to an early lead but the Titans put on a late rally to make things interesting. Trailing 42-30 with 5 minutes, 40 seconds left, Beamer trimmed it to 44-41 with 1:13 left after Nia Alexander converted on 3-point play. But the Eagles didn’t panic and hit their free throws in crunch time, going 4-of-4 from the line in the final minute.

At Puyallup H.S.

Arlington 13 11 13 13 — 50

Todd Beamer 9 6 11 16 — 42

Arlington—Taylor Graham 8, Lindsay Brown 6, Krista Showalter 6, Emma Janousek 1, Jessica Ludwig 0, Winter Brown 10, Jayla Russ 15, Lyndsay Leatherman 4, Marissa Swegle 0. Todd Beamer—Bria Rice 7, Carrie Lyn Ramos 3, Talia Culp 2, Nia Alexander 15, Megan Huff 15, Sophie Afework 0, Makayla Sullivan 0, Meranda Vaara 0. 3-point goals—xxx. Records—Arlington 20-4 overall. Todd Beamer 20-6.

More in Sports

Kindopp ‘getting the job done’ for Silvertips

The Everett winger has been quietly contributing to the team’s recent success.

Seahawks sticking behind kicker Walsh despite struggles

Coach Pete Carroll says ‘He’s our guy,’ and the former Viking says he’s still as confident as ever.

A look at how the Huskies built their strength at linebacker

Tevis Bartlett, Keishawn Bierria and Ben Burr-Kirven all took different paths to starting roles with UW.

UW men’s basketball to retire Tacoma native Thomas’ No. 2 jersey

The NBA All-Star will be honored in Seattle during the Huskies’ Feb. 15 game against Utah.

Thursday’s prep results, with links to recaps

Here are Thursday’s prep sports results, with links to recaps: BOYS BASKETBALL… Continue reading

Mariners pick up first baseman Ford from Yankees in Rule 5 Draft

Ford spent last season in Double-A and Triple-A.

Moses Lake wrestling tops Lake Stevens 36-30 in dual

The Vikings battled to the last bout with the Chiefs, but couldn’t pull out the victory.

Three Storm players included in national team pool

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird headlines the group

Thiel: Since his arrival, Brown has solidified Hawks’ O-line

Seattle’s O-line has gone from disaster to competent in just a few short weeks, thanks to their new LT.

Most Read