Issaquah girls basketball team loses heartbreaker, 51-50

February 14, 2012

By Staff

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team went cold at the most inopportune time Feb. 11 and it resulted in a heartbreaking 51-50 loss to Woodinville in the semifinals of the KingCo Conference 4A Tournament at Juanita High School.

Issaquah led by eight points with 2 minutes, 32 seconds remaining before Woodinville turned up its full-court pressure and rallied for the victory.

Kim Frost hit a 14-foot jump shot with 10.6 seconds remaining to win the game for Woodinville.

Woodinville plays Eastlake for the KingCo 4A title Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Juanita. Eastlake qualified for the championship game with a 54-49 victory against Skyline.

Issaquah met Inglemoor Feb. 14 in a loser-out game. Skyline played Newport Feb. 14 in a loser-out game. Winners of the Feb. 14 games meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Juanita to determine KingCo’s No. 3 berth. The KingCo No. 3 team plays the Western Conference No. 3 on Feb. 21 for a regional berth.

Sophomore Mackenzie Campbell, in her first varsity season after a back injury kept her out of action, scored a career-high 20 points and added three steals for Woodinville.

Mackenzie Wieburg, a sophomore guard, led Issaquah with 14 points, including 10 in the second half. She also had five rebounds. Wieburg scored on a layin with 2:32 left for her team’s last basket.

Woodinville finished the game on a 9-0 run.

Issaquah drew up an inbounds play with one and a half seconds left and lobbed the ball near the hoop, but the Eagles’ Monica Landdeck had her shot blocked by Woodinville’s Erin Hamilton at the buzzer.

Mandie Hill added 13 points for the Eagles.

Issaquah reached the semifinal after blowing out Roosevelt, 76-40, Feb. 8. Wieburg scored 22 points to lead all players. Hill added 12 points. Landdeck and Aimee Brakken each had eight points.

In the other semifinal, Kendra Morrison hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final quarter as Eastlake defeated Skyline. Morrison finished with 18 points, 12 coming in the final 5:37.

Megan Wiedeman led Skyline with 17 points.

Skyline, which won the regular-season Crest Division title, topped Garfield 55-47 in the first round. Wiedeman paced the Spartans with 19 points. Morgan Farrar contributed 15 points and Allie Wyszynski 13 points.

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