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Bothell outpaced by Bellevue, Inglemoor advances to title game at BC | Holiday hoops roundup/Slideshow
Playing for a berth in the Kaufman Holiday Hoop Classic championship game at Bothell High, the Bothell boys' basketball team fell short of its goal in a 65-55 loss to the Bellevue Wolverines.
With their big post presence, the Wolverines dominated the boards in the first half and opened up a 38-33 lead at halftime, and the Cougars' cold shooting continued in the third quarter as they never were able to catch their opponents.
Bellevue forward Michael Carlson crushed his season high with 29 points, and for Bothell Zach LaVine led with 27, followed by Perrion Callandret with 15.
The Cougars will take on Kentwood tonight in the consolation finals, tipoff at 7 p.m.
Kansas-bound Anrio Adams and the Rainier Beach Vikings will take on Bellevue in the championship nightcap at 8:30.
Big finish propels Inglemoor to BC title game
Playing the undefeated Bear Creek of Redmond (8-0 entering the game) in the Bellevue College (BC) tournament semifinals, the Viking boys found the elixir and handed the Grizzlies their first season loss, a 62-42 final that secured Inglemoor a spot in the title game tonight against Monroe.
After a sluggish first quarter, the Viking boys amped up their defense and held Bear Creek to just six in the second quarter to take a 24-15 lead into halftime, and put the game away with a monster 24-point fourth quarter.
Three Vikings finished in double digits, with Cooper Danby's season-high 18 leading the way, followed by Chris Bryant (14) and Sam Omondi (12).
The Vikings tip off against Monroe tonight at 8:15 p.m. at BC.
Viking defense smothers Timberline
Like the Viking boys', a Thursday night win allowed the Inglemoor girls' team to advance to the title game of their holiday tournament, the Les Schwab Christmas Classic, at Inglemoor High – a 52-37 win over Timberline.
The Vikings held Timberline to just four points in the first and third quarters while pouring in 25 in the second quarter to take a commanding 35-16 lead into halftime.
For Inglemoor, Taylor Peacocke led with 17, and Kelly Conroy added 12.
The Vikings' championship bout against SPSL power Kentwood (5-1, 7-1) will be tonight at 6 p.m. at Inglemoor.