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Colbi Brawner and Lakeside’s Tess Eisenhart fight for control of the ball at Wednesday’s game. Bainbridge defeated Lakeside 14-10. - Julie Busch photo
Colbi Brawner and Lakeside’s Tess Eisenhart fight for control of the ball at Wednesday’s game. Bainbridge defeated Lakeside 14-10.
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In what could be a preview of the state championship game, the Bainbridge girls lacrosse team defeated Lakeside 14-10 Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium.

Even with the win, coach Tami Tommila had a spirited conversation with her team after the game about their performance, mainly on defense in the second half.

But she wasn’t concerned about the effort – just how her young defenders handled a tough Lion offense. The 10 goals were the most surrendered by Bainbridge all season.

“They got into what I consider a defensive funk and they really couldn’t figure out why it was happening to them,” Tommila said. “They were just playing a sag defense on them and letting them do what they wanted.

“That’s what disappoints me, what I consider giving them free looks toward the goal without challenging them.”

The undefeated Spartans did everything right in the first half, making great passes and creating numerous scoring opportunities.

Colbi Brawner and Jane Baumgartner quickly scored the first two goals for Bainbridge, but Lakeside’s Brett Eisenhart used her speed to score two goals and tie it up. Tylie Cramer of Lakeside then put one in on an assist from Eisenhart to put the Lions up by one.

That’s when Bainbridge took charge, as Jane Baumgartner, Natalie Evans, Brawner and Sally Baumgartner scored the next eight goals to retake the lead and then some.

“We made some good connections,” Brawner said. “Everyone’s working really hard to be an option in the offensive end.”

In the second half, things slowed down for the Spartans, as Ellen Fitzharris took the opening draw down for a score.

Baumgartner and Mariah Walk scored along with Evans, but Gracie Binder scored, Fitzharris put two in and Eisenhart scored to make it 13-9 with several minutes left.

“At halftime I told them, ‘They’re not going to go home until they’ve left everything out on the field,’” Tommila said. “It started in the second half because we weren’t winning the draw.”

But Lakeside couldn’t pull any closer than that. Walk scored on an assist from Brawner, while goalie Dimi Lotakis made some key stops and several players forced the Lions to turn the ball over enough to keep them from maintaining any momentum. Fitzharris scored her fourth goal of the game but it was too little, too late.

Against Snohomish on Monday, Baumgartner scored five goals and had an assist, while Brawner and Evans scored four goals each in a 19-1 romp.

The Spartans also downed North Kitsap 21-8 last Friday. Jane Baumgartner scored six goals, while Brawner put in five, Evans scored four and Sally Baumgartner had a hat trick.

Bainbridge (7-0) hosts Lake Sammamish Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

Sign up now for b-ball camp

The Spartan Basketball Camp is accepting registration forms for their summer session.

The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 28 to July 1. Boys and girls in grades 4-9 are eligible to participate.

Boys basketball head coach Scott Orness runs the camp and will have several coaches in attendance, including assistant coaches Stuart Mitchell and Bruce Orness, who has over 36 years of coaching experience and is Scott’s father.

Several Spartan players will attend as counselors.

The camp’s philosophy is “to develop the individual skills and abilities of each player regardless of skill level, along with providing a challenging and positive camp experience.”

The cost of the camp is $175. Campers will receive a T-shirt, a basketball and a notebook.

To sign up for the camp, download the forms at www.bainbridge.wednet.edu/bhs/sports/Boys%20Basketball/spartan.htm.

For more information, call Scott Orness at 780-4581 or e-mail sorness@bainbridge.wednet.edu.

Tracksters win another one

Both Bainbridge track teams defeated Cleveland and Rainier Beach Thursday at Rainier Beach.

For the girls, Tess Sadowsky finished first in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Lauren Tyner was second in the same events.

Emily Pierce was first in the shot put and the discus throw.

On the boys side, Joel Turkheimer and Ian Shiach finished 1-2 in the 1600.

Cheyne Clark finished first in the pole vault and the 110 hurdles.

Bainbridge hosts Chief Sealth and Cleveland next Thursday in the last home meet of the season.

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