Photo by Gerardo Bolong
Kennedy Catholic searched for ways to stop Woodrow Wilson.

Rams drop Lancers

By Gerardo Bolong

LAKEWOOD - Woodrow Wilson campaigned successfully to out distance John F. Kennedy, 66-44, in a semi-final round game of the Class 3A West Central District III/Southwest Washington IV Bi-District girls basketball tournament at Clover Park High School on Friday, Feb. 21.

"We generally played good basketball," said Lancer head coach Greg Caldwell. "The girls got out rebounded, which was a little bit due to size, and a little because we needed to hustle more. Our missed shots and their put backs were demoralizing. A few unwise choices also came in as we started getting tired."

Seamount League champion Kennedy Catholic overcame a 5-0 first quarter deficit lead at 10-9 and 11-10 before trailing 14-11 after one quarter.
Behind the shooting of Kiara Knox and Josie Matz, the Narrow League Rams kicked away to a 35-21 halftime control. The Lancers used scoring shots by Myah Williams to close within 24-20 with 3:04 left until halftime, but Wilson then drew away to an insurmountable lead.

In the early minutes of the third quarter, Matz fired home three consecutive baskets beyond the three-point arc to spearhead a 16-0 Wilson scoring run that elevated the Ram margin to 51-27 going into the fourth quarter.

Kennedy found no ways to neutralize the young Matz who drained shot after shot en route to a game-high 22 points with five assists to aid teammates Violet Morrow (12 points and seven rebounds) and Knox (18 points and 13 rebounds).

For the Lancers, senior Myah Williams had a strong second half showing to close out with 19 points. Diondra Bourgette reached double figures at 10 points.
Wilson moved on to a Saturday title game against Southwest representative Prairie (vancouver) at Pacific Lutheran while Kennedy (18-6) faced a Saturday battle for third-fourth place against Lincoln (Tacoma) at Clover Park High School.

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