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Mercer Island win ends BHS boys season
BELLEVUE - When two island schools clash on the court, there can be only one winner.
Unfortunately, it was not the Spartans.
The Bainbridge High varsity boys basketball team was consistently outplayed in what would be their final postseason matchup against Mercer Island Friday, Feb. 21 at Bellevue Community College.
Those other islanders took the game with a final score of 63-40.
Bainbridge was outscored by at least twice as many points in both quarters of the first half, which left them trailing 30-12.
Things improved in the second half, but only slightly.
The third quarter saw Mercer Island lead 19-11, and the fourth quarter board (the best show by BHS, by far) showed the Spartans finally outscore their opponents 17-14.
But it wasn’t enough.
Ben Beatie and Oskar Dieterich each scored eight points for the Spartans, while Joey Blacker, Riley Irish, Trent Schulte and Blake Swanson each scored five points.
It was a disappointing finale to an exciting season which saw the Bainbridge team finish with a 14-11 overall record.
BHS closed the season listed in second place in the Metro Sound Division, behind first-place Rainier Beach.