High School Sports

PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Sehome falls to Mount Vernon

Sehome couldn’t quite hang onto its halftime lead and fell to Mount Vernon 45-43 on Friday at Sehome in Northwest Conference girls’ basketball action.

“You’ve got to give them a lot of credit,” Sehome coach Ed Wissing said of Mount Vernon in a phone interview. “The real difference in the second half was their offensive rebounding. They never gave up, then for a stretch we had a lot of turnovers, which we’re not used to, and that proved to be the difference.”

The Bulldogs pulled down seven of their nine offensive rebounds in the second half, which Wissing said led to second- and third-chance opportunities to aid the comeback. Sehome led 27-15 at halftime, but Mount Vernon bounced back with a 12-6 third quarter and 18-10 fourth-quarter advantage.

The Mariners were led in the game by Brittany Todhunter’s 12 points and 11 rebounds.