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UPDATE: Girls advance to districts; boys must win
The Spartan girls secured a district playoff position by defeating Chief Sealth 63-60 in the second round of the Metro League playoffs last night on the Seahawk home court. Alice Russell led Bainbridge with 23 points, while Allice Picha 16, Haley Wiggins 12 and Morgan Zajonc 10 rounded out the double-figure scoring for the Spartans.
Bainbridge will play in the 5th-6th place Metro League tourney contest at 9 a.m., Saturday, at Seattle Pacific University's Brougham Pavilion.
On the boys' court, the Spartans will have to wait until tonight to see if they will advance to the district tournament. Bainbridge fell at Ingraham 66-42. Henry Guterson led the way for Bainbridge with 13 points.
The boys will play at Nathan Hale High School against Blanchet, 7:45 tonight, to determine the seventh, and final, Metro League seed into the district tournament next week.
The Spartan girls' and boys' basketball teams advanced in the Metro League playoffs with victories Tuesday night in Paski Gymnasium.
The girls ousted Ingraham in the loser-out playoff, 59-34, and the boys pounded West Seattle in the nightcap, 64-38.
In the girls' game, the Spartans jumped out to a 15-4 lead and never looked back. Bainbridge was led by four players in double-figure scoring. Alice Russell topped the squad with 18 points, Morgan Zajonc had 13, Allie Picha chipped in 11, and Haley Wiggins added 10.
The boys followed the lead of their schoolmates and powered out to a strong, 20-6, first-quarter lead. While West Seattle outscored the Spartans slightly in the second quarter, Bainbridge outgunned the visitors 35-20 in the second half to coast to the win.
Henry Guterson led Bainbridge with 20 points and Spencer Evans tallied 18.