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Girl hoopsters upset Seattle Prep; Boy hoopsters blow late lead against Panthers
Brittany Gray scores 25 and grabs 20-plus rebounds while the Spartans can't hang on to lead against Prep.
The Bainbridge girls basketball team used a big game from Brittany Gray to blow open a close contest against sixth ranked Seattle Prep and take home a 55-43 victory for their sixth straight win.
The loss is the first for the Panthers in league play.
The junior wing scored just eight points in the first half, but turned it on in the second half with 17 points.
The Spartans and Panthers kept things close in the first half with Bainbridge taking a slim two point lead into halftime.
But after trading baskets for the first few minutes of the third quarter, Jesse Vincent scored then Gray converted on a big three point play to give Bainbridge the lead.
Gray and Anna Wood combined for an 8-2 run to put the Spartans up by 12, a lead that Bainbridge would not relinquish.
Gray finished with 25 points while Wood scored 13 and Emily Farrar had 12.
For the Bainbridge boys basketball team, they broke out to a ten point lead, but couldn't hold on as ninth ranked Seattle Prep came back to win 53-48.
After going in tied at the half, the Spartans went on a 11-1 run in the third quarter for a double digit lead.
But the Panthers kept chipping away, then went on a 9-0 run late in the fourth to take the lead for good.
The loss breaks their six-game winning streak on Senior Night.
For the girls (11-3, 14-4) the win keeps them with Lakeside for second place and two games behind Prep for first place.
The Spartans travel to Eastside Catholic on Tuesday, then head to Holy Names on Thursday in the last game of the season.
They're guaranteed no worse than a three seed into the Metro playoffs.
For the boys (9-5, 11-8) the loss pushes them a game behind O'Dea.
The Spartans travel to Eastside Catholic next Tuesday, then head to O'Dea for the last game of the season.
Both games are must win in order to take second place and an automatic berth to districts.