Fourth-quarter rally carries Liberty girls past Bellevue

January 20, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 2011

The Liberty High School girls basketball team outscored host Bellevue 15-8 in the final quarter Wednesday to post a key 3A/2A KingCo Conference victory.

Aspen Winegar led the Patriots with 14 points. Halie Ericksen and Danni Sjolander each added 10 points, and Sierra Carlson had eight points.

Liberty trailed by one point entering the final quarter before overcoming the Wolverines.

The Patriots went to 7-2 in league play and remained in a tie with Mount Si for second place in the standings. Liberty, which has a four-game winning streak, takes on first-place Juanita, 9-0, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Juanita. The Patriots lost to Juanita 58-56 in December.

In other league action, Mount Si rallied in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Interlake 48-44, Juanita downed Lake Washington 49-42 and Mercer Island cruised by Sammamish 64-35.

In 4A KingCo action, Issaquah outscored host Roosevelt 19-5 in the third quarter to break open a tight contest and pull away to a 49-36 victory. The Eagles boosted their Crest Division-leading record to 8-0.

Skyline had a big third quarter, outscoring host Inglemoor 20-14, as the Spartans posted a 62-58 victory. Megan Weideman led Skyline with 16 points.

In other 4A games, it was Eastlake 61, Bothell 30; Garfield 59, Redmond 40; and Woodinville 51, Newport 32.

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