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.
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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.
Bothell had well balanced scoring with 4 players in double figures: Jones lead Bothell with 23, Corrosdale & Gibson 11 and Cowan with 10. For Eastlake: Marxen lead all scores with 26, but they only had one other player in double digits – Burton with 10.
The Bothell-Kenmore reporter reported on the win. All news coverage can be found on our Above the Rim | In the News page.
Up next for Bothell is an away Quad at Inglemoor – the girls play at 6:30 PM.