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Corosdale Surpasses 1,500 Point Milestone

On a night where the pressure couldn’t have been higher, Bothell Senior and Oregon State comit Taya Corosdale went 6 for 6 from the free throw line and scored 18 points against league rival Inglemoor.

She passed the 1,500 point milestone late in the game, Bothell was down three and Taya was fouled on a step-back three from the left wing. She went 3 for 3 from the line and tied the game 51-51 with 17.5 seconds left. Her second shot was 1500, the third was 1501. I’m glad she didn’t know at the time – she didn’t need any more pressure.

Corosdale hits 1500 career points
Taya Corosdale hits her 1500th career point as a Cougar basketball player.

The Bothell 4-year starter and prolific scorer shared the special night with UW super-star @KelseyPlum who surpassed the 3000 point milestone at the UW. Coincidence or destiny?

Thanks Taya for all your hard work at Bothell, you’ve been instrumental in helping Bothell become a special place for watching amazing womens hoops.

When You Have to Finish Perfect

Some nights are easy and you own the lead for 32 minutes, mark up a ‘W’, and go home.

And then there are those rival nights where you make a few late mistakes and end up down 5  to Inglemoor with 29 seconds left, when you look up at your fans and everyone looks a bit anxious.

These are the nights you grab your teammates hand and tell them “we’re never out of the fight“. These are the nights you remember what it took to get here: the hours in the gym, the hours in the off-season playing AAU, the hours staying late or coming early to shoot a few extra free throws. Remember – this is your story, your dream – you write the ending.

Friday was a night like the later – one where after being up 5 going into the 4th quarter, Bothell found themselves down 5 with 29 seconds left in the game. Many teams would have hung their heads and said “it’s over, let’s go home” – but not this team, not these girls – they showed that they ‘believe that they can win’ – and it showed.

It all started as one of those nights where nothing came easy for Bothell. Down by one 12-13 after the first quarter, Bothell was able to turn the momentum and lead by 3 at half 22-19 and 5 after 3Q 36-31 in a low scoring, defensive struggle.

With 4:42 left in the 4th Bothell was still up one – 38-37, but had only scored two points so far in the quarter and was struggling at both ends of the floor. With 1:15 left, Inglemoor got an offensive rebound, reversed the ball to the corner and Lucy Young buried the 3 putting the Vikings up 46-44. Bothell brought the ball up, had their baseline shot blocked out of bounds and then badly missed a 3 off the in-bounds pass.  Inglemoor brought the ball back up the court and with 34.4 seconds left Hannah Shimek hit a 3 from the right wing putting Inglemoor up 49-44. The Bothell fans let out a collective groan.

Down 5 – 30 seconds left

Bothell called a timeout to regroup and plan how they would respond. This season they’d been behind in the final minutes before and recovered – but nothing like this.

It was a quick hit as the ball rolled nearly to halfcourt before it was picked up, starting the clock. After the made layup it was an instant foul on the in-bounds pass. Inglemoor’s Young hit both FT and put Inglemoor back up 5, 46-51 :28.4 left.

If it worked once – why not do it again?

And they did!  After the Jones layup, Bothell called a time out to discuss the press.  With all players covered the ball was inbounded and bounced of a diving Jada Romulus giving the Vikings another inbounds.  This time on the inbounds pass the ball deflected off the Vikings and it was Bothell ball, their end of the court… down 3… 19.9 seconds left.

The inbounds pass went directly to Corosdale on the left wing, and on a quick step-back, she put up the 3 and was fouled on the shot.

Pressure? What pressure!  To the line for 3 free throws with 17.1 seconds left.

SWISH, SWISH, SWISH

With the full-court press still on, Inglemoor’s Shimek was fouled as she dribbled through a double-team. To the line she went for two free throws with the opportunity to give the lead back to Inglemoor. Rimmed out! Short! The Bothell fans cheered.

Jones with the rebound and she dribbles it up avoiding defenders, 7.7 seconds left and she attacks the basket and is fouled.  To the line, all tied up, 7.7 seconds left, game in your hands.

SWISH, SWISH

Inglemoor inbounded the ball and passed it into their frontcourt, but Bothell deflected the pass and both teams ended diving on the floor for the loose ball as time expired.

Bothell Win 53-51

What a thriller, what a game, what a finish. This is one of those rivalry games and comebacks that will be talked about for years.

Bothell girls score final seven points to beat Inglemoor, 53-51

Bothell is now 8-0 in KingCo and has taken victories off three of its top league rivals on their home court.

Player Stats

Bothell had three players with double digits. Jones lead all players with 21, Corosdale had 18 and Hudson had 10. Jones and Corosdale hit an amazing 12 for 12 from the free throw line, and the team went 15-18 for 83%. Corosdale lead the team with 12 rebounds.

Up Next

Bothell plays Newport at BHS on Wednesday and travels to Mt. Si on Friday.

Bothell Outpaces Eastlake – Moves to 11-1

Wednesday night the Bothell Girls looked determined & focused as if they had a plan and were going to execute on it. They played great defense on the Wolves top player, forcing her away from her dominant left hand, were quick to close her out with a hand up to protect from her outside jumper, and defended the screens well with nice jump help. Bothell has continued to run the floor well – every game a bit more aggressive than the last – the outlet passes are zinging up the court after turnovers and rebounds and we are getting plenty of easy layups as a result.

After first quarter it was all tied at 10 as the teams settled in, but Jones and the team turned up the pressure in Q2 and lead 29-19 at half. Marxen had 11 for Eastlake including three 3s and Jones 14 for Bothell at half. The third quarter saw Eastlake cut into the Bothell lead – getting it to 6 at one point – but several fast breaks later Bothell had extend the lead to 43-30 going into the final quarter. As Eastlake tried to make a 4th quarter run hitting several deep 3s, Bothell extended their defense to protect against the outside threat which then allowed several Eastlake layins, cutting the Bothell lead again to 6 with 2:23 left. Eastlake could get no closer as Bothell then finished it out at the line – hitting 18 of 22 for 82%. Final score 68-53. Continue reading Bothell Outpaces Eastlake – Moves to 11-1

Bothell fights back to take the win at Eastlake

The game didn’t start well for Bothell. Down 0-7 to start the game and down a big 14 in the second quarter. The Lady Cougars fought back to take the lead going into the 4th quarter. In the 4th the score went back and forth with neither team being able to pull away or establish any type of offensive rhythm.

Over the final minutes Jones, Corosdale and Sophomore Jayda Dixon went 10 for 10 from the foul line keeping Bothell in the game. Down 2 with under a minute left Corosdale hit a big 3 from the right wing to put the Cougars up 1. But game wasn’t decided until the final seconds when Dixon came from behind to steal the ball away from Eastlake star Gina Marxen as she was streaking down the right side of the court, down 1 with 6 seconds to go. Marxen had given Bothell fits all game long with her deep 3s and her left handed drives (she can touch it off the glass with the best of them). Marxen fouled Dixon after the steal and the Bothell sophomore hit both free throws to put BHS up 3 for the final score.

Final Steal Video

Final score: Bothell 68 Eastlake 65

Season record: 5-0

Next game: December 14th @ Newport

Mission Possible… 5th in State!

Elite 8 State bracket

Photos by Stop Action Photography during the State Tourney: BHS vs Snohomish | BHS vs Kentlake | BHS vs Curtis (regional game)

Regional game:

Bothell girls beat Curtis High School on Friday! On to the Tacoma Dome. Come support!

State regional bracket

State girls basketball regional pairings (Seattle Times)

Breaking down the girls basketball regional matchups (The Seattle Times)

SEASON PHOTOS | 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 season photos are uploaded to OneDrive. Please take a moment to thank our amazing volunteer photographer, Dale Quigg.

Game time photos

Photos by Stop Action Photography during our home season opener against Issaquah High School.

BHS vs Issy

Photos by Varsity Views Photography:

Varsity Views Bothell GBB Link

Photos on KingCo Athletics site (Bothell vs Redmond):

KingCo Athletics