Issaquah tops Eastlake 67-61

February 9, 2010

By Christopher Huber

Girls Basketball

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team held off Eastlake 67-61 Feb. 5 at Eastlake High School to move back into a first-place tie in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division.A last-minute drive, led by the Eagles’ Domi Mendezona, who hit a game-changing 3-pointer, finished it off for Issaquah.

Eastlake had forced turnovers late in the quarter. Issaquah had taken a 12-point lead into halftime, but led by just six points with just over three minutes remaining.

“We tried to shut down Alyssa (Charlston) and (Kendra) Morrison, and it didn’t work too well,” said Issaquah head coach Kathy Gibson.

Issaquah still made things happen on defense.

“We executed well in the first half,” senior Maddey Pflaumer said. “We capitalized on turnovers and created more offensive opportunities for us.”

Eastlake’s Morrison scored 26 points, leading all scorers, and Charlston finished with 14. Issaquah’s Blaire Brady had 16, Mendezona had 12, Taryn Holmes finished with 11 and Pflaumer had 10.

Issaquah boosted its record to 12-2 and tied Newport for first place. Newport lost to Skyline 57-22.

The Eagles routed Bothell 83-37 Feb. 3. Issaquah broke open the contest in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 25-3. Mendezona led the Eagles with 16 points and Mackenzie Schiltz added 13 points.

Skyline, 7-7 in league play, split two games last week. The Spartans lost to Woodinville 54-51 Feb. 3, despite getting 21 points from Kassia Fortier. Skyline shocked Newport Feb. 5 by outscoring the Knights 18-3 in the first quarter. Fortier led Skyline with 19 points.

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