Inglemoor can't complete comeback, loses to Mount Rainier during first round of state | Prep girls basketball
By MATT PHELPS
Bothell Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
February 28, 2013 · 10:54 PM
The Inglemoor girls basketball team lost to Mount Rainier 61-56 late on Thursday night at the Tacoma Dome during the first round of the state tournament.
The Vikings fell behind early 18-11 at the end of the first quarter. Inglemoor kept pace during the second quarter and got back into the game during the third quarter.
The Vikings turned a 31-21 half-time deficit into a tie game by scoring 22 third-quarter points.
But the Rams used a 20-12 free throw advantage to build a slim lead and win the game.
Julia Haining led the Vikings with 19 points.
But Inglemoor could not find an answer for Mount Rainier's Birttany McPhee, who led all scorers with 28 points. McPhee scored half her points from the free-throw line, shooting 14-of-15. She also finished with 14 defensive rebounds.Contact Bothell Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-425-483-3732 (ext 5050).