Friday scoreboard: OT thriller ends Hawks title hopes; Blazers bow out
Mark Morris 49, River Ridge 46
Breanna Dubois hit a game tying layup for Mark Morris at the buzzer to tie the 2A state semifinal game with River Ridge at 43 at the end of regulation. Raimee Sluder hit two free throws with just 28 seconds remaining in the overtime session to give the Monarchs a 47-46 lead and following a Hawks turnover with 10 seconds left, Kourtney Eaton hit two free throws to put the Monarchs up by three, 49-46. Jazzlynn Brewster missed a last second three pointer and Mark Morris held on to end River Ridge’s state title hopes.
Mark Morris led at the half, 28-27, but didn’t score their first field goal until the 1:40 mark of the third quarter. River Ridge took a six point lead, their largest lead of the game, during that stretch on a Stevenson bucket with 3:48 remaining. But Ashley Coons’ two buckets down the stretch, the only two field goals of the quarter for the Monarchs, cut the Hawks lead to four.
Makenna Schultz stretched the lead back to six points with under six minutes remaining in regulation but the Hawks wouldn’t score again until Stevenson put them up 41-38 with 2:31 left to play. Karley Eaton tied the game at 41 at the 1:25 mark and Stevenson gave the Hawks the lead back twenty seconds later before Dubois’ runner sent the game into overtime.
Shultz gave the Hawks a 46-43 lead in the overtime period with 2:28 to play but it would be River Ridge’s only bucket in overtime. Mark Morris didn’t hit a field goal in the extra session but went 6-for-8 from the free throw line including Sluder’s two free throws that gave the Monarchs the lead for good.
Stevenson scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and pulled down five rebounds for the Hawks. Brewster struggled from the field going 2-for-12 from the floor scoring 10 points thanks to a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe.
Kourtney Eaton scored 15 points for Mark Morris and Sluder added 11.
River Ridge will take on Renton at 1:00 PM tomorrow for third place and Mark Morris will face WF West for the 2A title at 7:00 PM.
Seattle Prep 56, Timberline 52
Donaven Dorsey scored 21 points and Elijah Sanders chipped in 12 but Nevada bound DJ Fenner and Seattle Prep ended Timberline’s season with a 56-52 win in the consolation bracket at the Tacoma Dome this afternoon. Jack Stewart was the Blazer killer hitting four of his five three pointers in the second half to finish with 15 points.