High School Basketball

CLASS 2A GIRLS’ REGIONAL: Sehome vs. Sammamish

Sehome Mariners

Enrollment: 817

League: Northwest Conference

District: 1

State appearances: 21

State titles: 1 (1983)

Coach: Kim Kirk

Projected starting lineup

Player Pos. Yr. Ht. PPG
Maddy Bryan G Sr. 5-9 12.9
Devin Grahn G Jr. 5-6 7.0
Jenny McIntyre G Jr. 5-5 3.7
Madison Ulrich G So. 5-7 6.5
Sarah Eisses P Fr. 6-0 3.5

Scouting the Mariners: Nobody but the Mariners expected Sehome to be in a state regional game. After a 1-19 year last season, the Mariners’ 3-10 start to the year gave Sehome a rough outlook of meeting their goal of reaching the playoffs. A 4-3 finish to the season got the Mariners into the playoffs and they kept cruising from there, winning two of their four district games.

Key to the game: Matching up with the size of Sammamish. Aside from Sarah Eisses, the Mariners lack a lot of length. Finding unique ways to defend will be vital.

Player to watch: After Madison MacPhee went down with injury, freshman post Eisses, right, has played a huge role.

Key Stats

13Sehome games that have been decided by 10 points or less. 20Years since the last state tournament for Sammamish.

Sammamish Totems

Enrollment: 691

League: 2A/3A KingCo

District: 34

State appearances: 9

State titles: 2 (1976, 1977)

Coach: Michael Schick

Projected starting lineup

Player Pos. Yr. Ht. PPG
Montana Hagstrom G Sr. 5-6 10.8
Promise Taylor F So. 6-4 12.2
Alleyah Bennett G Jr. 5-3 7.1
Morgan Mincy F Sr. 5-10 5.3
Kelsey Brooks F Sr. 5-10 4.5

Scouting the Totems: Despite a middling regular season, the Totems rolled through the district playoffs, topping Renton, River Ridge and Olympic on their way to the district championship game. They lost to Liberty by 10 points in that championship game, but find themselves matched up with another team whose regular season was not all that impressive.

Key to the game: Get the ball inside. The Totems have a 6-4 sophomore who averages 12.2 points per game and two 5-10 seniors. The Mariners don’t come anywhere near that height.

Player to watch: Promise Taylor is only a sophomore but she’s averaged 12.2 points per game and stands an intimidating 6-foot-4.