Regional hoops roundup: Meadowdale girls come up short

The Mavericks were one of five local teams to be eliminated Saturday.

ISSAQUAH — The Meadowdale girls basketball team entered Saturday’s Class 3A loser-out state regional game at Issaquah High School with a chance to get back to the Tacoma Dome for the first time since 2009.

They’ll have to wait at least one more year.

The 11th-seeded Mavericks (17-8) led for most of the game’s tightly contested first three quarters but couldn’t outlast No. 14 seed Hudson’s Bay (19-7) as the Eagles used a strong final period to come away with a 55-49 win.

The loss marks the second straight season Meadowdale has been eliminated in the regional round of the state tournament.

Hudson’s Bay’s Jaydia Marin tied the game at 39-39 with a second-chance basket with 5:30 left in the fourth.

The squads went back and forth until Ashley Rodriguez’s 3-point shot gave the Eagles a 52-49 lead. She added another bucket soon after to push the lead to 54-49 with 1:00 remaining.

The Mavericks had a chance to trim the deficit to three points but missed a pair of free throws with just over 20 seconds until the final buzzer.

Martin had 22 points to lead Hudson’s Bay.

Lily Williams’ 15 points led Meadowdale.

Warden 61, King’s 45

MOSES LAKE — Four different Warden players scored in double figures as the No. 3 seed Cougars (23-1) toppled sixth-seeded King’s (18-8) at Big Bend Community College to clinch a spot in the 1A Hardwood Classic quarterfinals.

Warden never trailed after a 14-0 run in the first half gave the Cougars a 21-12 advantage.

Jaryn Madsen paced Warden with 15 points. JLynn Rios added 14, Rylee McKay 13 and Kiana Rios 11.

The Knights’ Daylee Petersen led all scorers with 18 points. Claire Gallagher chipped in 11.

King’s face 14th-seeded Montesano on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in a first-round Hardwood Classic matchup at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

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Skyview 66, Jackson 56

BATTLE GROUND — No. 14 seed Jackson led for most of the first half and third quarter but couldn’t outlast 11th-seeded Skyview in a 4A state regional clash at Battle Ground High School.

The Timberwolves (15-11) led by as many as seven points in the first half and were up 33-29 before the Storm (18-9) rattled of a 12-0 run to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Skyview pushed its lead to 14 points at 47-33 with 5:32 remaining and Jackson cut the deficit to 60-54 with 1:07 left, but the Storm scored the next five points to secure the win and a berth at the 4A Hardwood Classic on Wednesday.

The loss ends Jackson’s bid for a second straight trip to the Tacoma Dome.

Central Kitsap 75, Shorecrest 65

ISSAQUAH — Shorecrest’s fourth-quarter comeback attempt fell short in a 3A state regional matchup with No. 14 seed Central Kitsap at Issaquah High School.

The 11th-seeded Scots (18-6) entered the final period down 13 but pulled within six at 67-61 when Michael Atitendo drained a clutch 3-point shot, but the Cougars (18-8) responded by scoring the game’s next four points to seal the victory.

Colby White’s 35 points led Central Kitsap, which faces Marysville Pilchuck in the first round of the 3A Hardwood Classic at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.

Elijah Johnson poured in 35 points for Shorecrest, which had its season ended in the regional round for the second straight year.

Kettle Falls 47, Darrington 35

SPOKANE — Darrington’s resurgent season came to an end with a loss to 12th-seeded Kettle Falls in a 2B state regional game at Mount Spokane High School.

The No. 13 seed Loggers led 12-11 after the first quarter but went cold offensively while scoring just seven points over the next two periods. Kettle Falls (17-9) took advantage of Darrington’s offensive woes and built a 34-19 lead heading into the fourth.

Matthew Thompson hit 7 of 8 free-throw attempts and scored 12 points to lead the Bulldogs. Morgan Keller added nine points.

Caleb Rivera netted a game-high 17 points and Bashaun Williams added 10 for the Loggers (17-7).

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