TACOMA – A strong second quarter kept the Lake Stevens Vikings alive Thursday at the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
Trailing at the end of the first quarter, the Vikings outscored Kentlake 18-3 in the second period en route to a 51-34 victory in a loser-out contest. Lake Stevens (18-8) plays Mount Tahoma at 12:30 p.m. Friday in another loser-out contest.
The second-quarter surge gave the Vikings a 25-14 halftime advantage. The lead remained in double digits the rest of the game.
Kentlake, which committed 15 turnovers in the first half, went the last 8:45 of the first half without a field goal.
Mary Ochiltree led Lake Stevens with 19 points. Ashley Housden added 10.
Morgan Comstock scored 12 points to lead Kentlake (14-13).