Lady Falcons defuse Bombers at 4A state basketball tournament

by Weekly Staff

Following an opening-round loss to Emerald Ridge at the WIAA 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament, the Woodinville Lady Falcons bounced back against Richland, beating the Bombers 55-46 in the second round, setting up a quarterfinals showdown against No. 2 seed Camas High School tonight at the Tacoma Dome.

Woodinville came out strong against Richland, taking an 11-8 lead after the first quarter. They extended their lead to 23-12 at the half.

The Bombers made third-quarter adjustments, scoring 22 points. The Falcons kept pace with 19 third-quarter points, keeping Richland at an arm’s distance heading into the final period.

When the buzzer sounded, Woodinville outscored Richland 55-46, sending the Falcons to the quarterfinals, and ending Richland’s season.

Woodinville was led by Jaecy Eggers 17 points. The junior center grabbed nine rebounds, four steals, and three blocked shots.

Junior Kyla Kahrimanovic added 13 points and led the Falcons with 12 rebounds. Senior Brooke Beresford grabbed 11 boards, along with nine points and three blocked shots. Freshman Jazlyn Wilkerson had a solid night with 10 points, six rebounds, and three steals.

In other second-round games, Bellarmine Prep defeated Davis 63-53, Kamiakin defeated Bothell 62-52, and Gonzaga Prep defeated Sumner.

Eight teams remain in the hunt for a 4A title. Tonight’s games include Bellarmine Prep vs. Eastlake, Kamiakin vs. Emerald Ridge, Gonzaga Prep vs. Tahoma, and No. 1 Woodinville vs. No. 2 Camas.

The winners advance to the semifinals Friday, March 3. The losers move to the consolation bracket.

Camas defeated Kamiakin 52-48 in the opening round. The Papermakers finished the regular season 19-7.

Woodinville tips off against Camas tonight at 9 p.m.

Watch the game live here: