Wildcats scuttle Pirates 38-12

The lady Wildcats traveled to Burien Tuesday night and soundly defeated Highline High School 38-12.

As the teams took the court and readied for the tipoff one could sense the outcome. West Seattle fielded a much larger team and the Wildcats' size could not be ignored.

From the beginning West Seattle controlled the game. The Pirates played hard but were simply outmatched by the bigger, faster, stronger Wildcats.

Highline’s fast break attempts were constantly thwarted by a wall of blue, forcing the Pirates to shoot from the outside. They seemed uncomfortable doing so.

Led by No. 24 Lydia Giomi at the post the Wildcats took away almost every missed shot by Highline and quickly pushed the ball up court. The Pirates were speedy and got back in coverage to thwart West Seattle’s fast break, forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the outside. But this is where size comes into play. West Seattle’s offensive rebounding gave them the edge and second chance shooting under the hoop was the difference. At the end of the first period the Wildcats were up 11-2.

This trend continued throughout the game and in the end the Wildcats headed back to the west side with a 38-12 victory.

Coach Elliott had this to say after the game, “We have talented group of kids with great attitudes."

West Seattle faces a team that may give them more of a challenge on Monday when Garfield comes to the west side.

The Pirates play their next game away against Foss of Tacoma the same day before hosting Decatur of Federal Way on Tuesday. Both games start at 7 p.m.

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