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Jesse Vincent goes for the steal on Newport
Jesse Vincent goes for the steal on Newport's Christina Meehan. The Spartans defeated the Knights 52-48 to advance in the 3A Sea-King District 2 tournament.
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Anna Wood comes up huge with career highs in points and rebounds.

SEATTLE - The Newport Knights wanted to keep Brittany Gray from dominating the game and they did so, but they didn't keep Anna Wood down.

The junior post scored 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the Spartans overcame a tough Newport team 52-48 to advance in the 3A Sea-King District tournament Wednesday at Ingraham High School.

Wood and Brittany Gray got things started in the first quarter with eight points between them and Emily Farrar connecting on a three for an 11-0 lead.

But Newport got their feet underneath them and eventually fought back to take the lead twice in the second quarter.

Wood hit both her free throws before the half to keep the game tied.

In the second half, the Spartans went on a 15-3 run for most of the third quarter as Kirsten Michael came up with several steals and Wood scoring nine points.

Newport pulled within seven at the end of the third, but Bainbridge hit on 5 of 6 free throws to keep the lead early in the fourth.

The Knights got as close as one at several points, but Wood came up with four points down the stretch to keep the lead till the end.

Bainbridge plays Lakeside Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Bellevue Community College.

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