Eagles girls basketball team falls to Roosevelt by one

January 8, 2013

By John Leggett

It was parity Friday in KingCo 4A girls basketball Jan. 4 as Skyline visited Ballard and won a narrow 54-53 decision, while Issaquah traveled to Roosevelt and struggled against the Roughrider girls, losing 41-40 in regulation, to fall to 3-3 in league play.

For Issaquah, the finish was not as memorable as Roosevelt was not very hospitable toward the Eagles. The purple and gold’s top point-getter was Aimee Brakken with 19 points. The Roughrider scoring was spread far more evenly as their starting five averaged eight points apiece.

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Issaquah at Inglemoor

  • 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9
  • Inglemoor High School
  • 15500 Simonds Road N.E., Kenmore

“That loss on the road to Roosevelt was caused by a combination of little things,” Issaquah coach Kathy Gibson said. “We didn’t shoot as well as we normally do, and Roosevelt was knocking down the critical shots when they had to. Additionally, there were some missed calls by the officials both ways and our girls were sort of frustrated by that.”

Issaquah started out like a house on fire in the encounter.

After the first quarter of the road meeting, the scoreboard read 18-4 in favor of the Eagles. The Roughriders turned the tables on their unsuspecting guests in the second stanza though, outscoring the Eagles 14-6 to close the gap a bit and make the tally at intermission 24-18 in favor of Issaquah.

Both squads scored 10 points in the third period, but a determined and stingy Roosevelt turned things up a notch in the game’s fourth frame to out-duel Issaquah 13-6 and claim the close conquest to turn Issaquah team away, defeated by one.

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