The Mount Baker girls’ basketball team lost 67-29 to King’s in a semifinal game in the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at King’s.
“They showed why they are the defending state champs,” Mount Baker coach Kim Preston said of King’s. “They can compete at that level.”
Behind 22 points at halftime, Mount Baker’s offense was lacking and at the same time the Knights brought their championship offensive strategies out at every opportunity. The Mountaineers could not pull themselves back up and were down 30 points going into the fourth quarter.
Emily Brandland led Mount Baker with 11 points and Danielle Tyler followed with seven points.
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Anna Parker led King’s with 16 points.
Most valuable players
Haylee Malone, McKenzie Yost and Sam Jacoby were strong throughout the game, Baker coach Kim Preston said.
Turning point of the game
Throughout the entire game, King’s offense overcame the Mountaineers’ defense to maintain control of the game.
Mount Baker will play South Whidbey in an elimination game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 11.
Kings 67, Mount Baker 29
Mount Baker: Haylee Malone 2, Emily Brandland 11, Danielle Tyler 7, Kylee Engholm 3, Kylind Powell 0, McKenzie Yost 6, Sam Jacoby 0. Total: 29.
King’s: Dominique Kirton 2, Casey Kispert 0, Maddie Nielsen 7, Kendall Adams 8, Kenzie Schwab 3, Hannah Echelbarger 10, Daylee Hanson 10, Anna Parker 16, Abbi Echelbarger 3, Audrey Friedline 8. Total: 67.