The Mount Baker girls’ basketball team earned 58-39 victory Wednesday, Feb. 17, over Overlake in the first round of the Class 1B Bi-District Tournament at Overlake High School.
Emily Brandland had 15 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks to lead Mount Baker to the victory.
“She played how we needed her to play down the stretch,” Baker coach Kim Preston said in a phone interview. “She was definitely our leader for the evening.”
Danielle Tyler added 14 points for Mount Baker, McKenzie Yost had 10 points and Kylind Powell had nine points.
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The Mountaineers advance to face King’s in a winner-to-state game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Mountlake Terrace High School. Overlake was eliminated from the postseason.
Preston said the Mounties have a tall order ahead.
“The last time we played (King’s) we lost by 38,” Preston said, “so we have a pretty lofty goal ahead of us but my girls aren’t afraid.”
Mount Baker 58, Overlake 39
Mount Baker: Emily Brandland 15, Danielle Tyler 14 , Summer Millman 4, Kylee Engholm 4, Kylind Powell 9, McKenzie Yost 10, Sam Jacoby 2, Marissa Anderson 0, Aine Neithardt 0.
Overlake: Jaquelin Nordhoff 0, Victoria Friend 8, Amanda Lin 4, Holly Harris 7, Ananya Parthasarathy 0, Heidi Cho 0, Kayla Ngai 0, Oli Wilson 20.