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Basketball: Bainbridge teams eliminated from SeaKing District tournament
Girls basketball: Spartans lose to Lakeside 49-38
The Bainbridge girls ended their season in Paski Gymnasium with a 49-38 loss to Lakeside Tuesday.
Bainbridge (10-13) started strong, with sophomore Hannah Depew scoring five first-quarter points to lead by three going into the second quarter.
The Spartans trailed 21-20 at the half, but couldn’t control their turnovers in the third. The Lions capitalized on the giveaways, outscoring the Spartans 19-4 in the third quarter.
The Lions led by as many as 19 in the second half, but senior Kasondra Totura cut the lead to 13 with a three-pointer with less than three minutes left in regulation.
Lakeside held on for the 49-38 win.
Depew led the Spartans with 13 points on the night.
Totura added nine and sophomore Cameo Hlebasko came off the bench for five points.
Estell, a sophomore, finished with 18 points and Barnes had nine.
Bainbridge graduates three seniors – Totura, Mallory Farrar and Rebecca Sharar.
Totura and Sharar were the team’s second and third scoring leaders while Depew led with eight points per game.
Bainbridge will return several players who saw significant minutes this season: juniors Morgan Moniz and Micki Johns, sophomores Depew and Hlebasko and freshman Grace Kenyon all earning varsity experience.
Lakeside 7 14 19 9_49
Bainbridge 10 10 4 14_38
Boys basketball: Spartans fall to Sammamish 67-64
Despite outscoring Sammamish 42-24 in the second half, Bainbridge came up short in its SeaKing District elimination game, losing 67-64 Tuesday.
The Spartans (13-9), who trailed by 21 points going into the half, missed four free throws in the fourth quarter.
Senior Will DiIorio led with 20 points, 13 rebounds – eight offensive, five defensive – and three assists.
Rico Failla came off the bench to score 15 second-half points, and senior Ryan Burris added 10.
Neither team found much success from behind the arc, with the Spartans going six-of-17 and Sammamish six-of-20.
The Spartans shot 42 percent from the floor to Sammamish’s 44 percent.
The team graduates seven seniors – DiIorio, Burris, David Korsak, Jimmy Baggett, Michael Stevenson and James Coatsworth – and five of its top six scorers.
DiIorio averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game, with a season-high 29 points against Bishop Blanchet Feb. 2.
He also led the team in assists and steals, averaging three assists and 2.5 steals.
Burris, the Spartans’ second-leading scorer, averaged 13 points and seven boards.
Bainbridge will return four players from this season’s roster: juniors Carson Zajonc and Tucker Gilles and sophomores Eric Raustein and Chris Bell.
Bell, a guard, averaged nine points and two assists this season.
During the playoffs, the Spartans brought up sophomore guard Gabe DiIorio and freshman guard Michael Crowley from JV.
Bainbridge 9 13 16 26_64
Sammamish 24 19 8 16_6