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Girls win, clinch playoff game

This time, there were no last minute shots by Brittany Gray to decide a winner between Bainbridge and Lakeside.

Caitlyn Salo was the difference, as her scoring and her defense helped the girls basketball team pull away from the Lions in a 67-59 victory.

“Going into their place, and with the end of finals week, I thought it was a good test for us, and we answered the call,” head coach Penny Gienger said.

Gienger had positive words for Salo and Megan Burris.

“She (Salo) got some steals and really got us going and kept our tempo up,” she said. “Megan’s defense on the block was awesome. She really came through and made it tough. Her defense was the best she’s played all year.”

Salo felt their team defense came up big as well.

“We were tough the entire game,” she said. “We didn’t give up anything (easy,) and that was really key for us.”

Lakeside was up by two after the first quarter, but Bainbridge fought back to go up by one at the half.

In the second half, the Spartans did their part to keep Lion forward Alex Moore-Porter and three-point shooter Mary Padden from breaking out.

Moore-Porter had 17 in the second half, but it was Katrina Carlsen, who scored 17 and hit five three-pointers, that made things difficult for the team.

Salo and Bailey helped the Spartans score 27 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

With finals week behind them, the Spartans wrap up their season with games against Holy Names tonight and Bishop Blanchet tomorrow.

They also clinch the top spot in the Mountain Division and will host a playoff game next Tuesday.

Tonight’s game against the Cougars is at 7:30 p.m.

Boys easily defeat Lakeside

The Bainbridge boys basketball team traveled to Lakeside on Friday and defeated the Lions 75-42 for their second straight game scoring 70 or more points.

Head coach Scott Orness said his team’s effort, especially on offense, was the key to victory.

“I felt we played our best game offensively all year,” he said. “We played unselfishly and when we had to run our (offensive) sets, we executed.”

Lakeside gave them a run in the first quarter, but Bainbridge went on a 16-0 run in the second to go ahead and stay ahead, thanks to their team defense.

They held Lakeside to just 27 percent shooting from the field.

“They run a Princeton-style offense that they try to get you on backdoor cuts, and they didn’t get many against us,” Orness said. “They got a couple early, but we learned quickly.”

Steven Gray finished with 18 points, nine assists and five steals. Theo Miller scored 13 points while Coby Gibler registered a triple double with 11 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks.

Austin Wood scored 10 points.

Bainbridge played O’Dea yesterday. They wrap up the regular season at Bishop Blanchet tomorrow.

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