The Bothell High girls basketball team pulled away in the second quarter and held on for a critical conference victory over Eastlake, 68-53, on Wednesday at Bothell High School.
The Cougars (7-0 KingCo, 11-1) beat Eastlake in a tight contest on Dec. 12, but jumped out to a 29-19 halftime lead in Wednesday’s rematch and led 43-30 after three quarters.
At the halfway point in the conference schedule, Bothell holds a one-game lead over Woodinville in the loss column and a two-game edge on Eastlake for the top seed. The Cougars have won their last four games, and regained the state’s No. 1 ranking among Class 4A schools.
Eastlake fell to No. 10, and Woodinville to No. 11.
Next, Bothell is scheduled to play Inglemoor at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Kenmore.
Skyline 77, Inglemoor 65
Viking senior Amanda Luckett scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a conference loss to Skyline on Wednesday in Sammamish.
Skyline (5-2, 6-2) scored 47 points in the first half and led by 16 points at halftime.
Inglemoor (3-4, 6-6) had won the last two and three of the last four games coming in, and is headed home for a tough conference game against Bothell at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
Hannah Shimek added 12 points for Inglemoor. Lucy Young, Nicole Rauch, Eva Taylor and Shaylen Haller scored five each.