"Spartans win tourney opener, 50-42"

"Bainbridge defeated Rainier Beach 50-42 to open state tournament play on Wednesday. The Spartans scored six points in the final 1:10 to break open a tight second half. Bainbridge held a 21-9 lead early in the second quarter but Beach came back to take the lead at 31-30 in the third quarter and the game was tight after that.Emily Pierce had 11 points, Alice Russell had 10, Fab Rezayat scored nine and Christine Schwager added seven. Other scorers were Jenny Maurer with five, Courtney Kimball with four, and Laura Hornung had two quick hoops at the end of the third quarter to also end with four.The team plays Blanchet, an 83-66 winner over Aberdeen, at 3:30 on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. "

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