By Gerardo Bolong
KENT - And the trek continues.
Stanford-commit senior Brittany McPhee worked the court for 28 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocked shots to lead the West Central/Southwest 4A girls basketball Bi-district champion Mount Rainier Rams (23-3) to a 76-46 blow-out of Northwest District fifth-seed Edmonds-Woodway (17-9) to drive on the path to the Elite Eight after a Hardwood Classic state regional win on the court of Kent-Meridian High School on Sat., March 1.
"It was a complete effort, tonight," said Ram head coach Bob Bolam.
Following a scrappy first quarter, the Rams held a 24-15 lead and just kept pulling away despite some uncharacteristic miscues.
By the 2:53 mark of the fourth quarter, the lead had ballooned to 37 points at 74-37 as Mount Rainier showed its preparedness to engage in battle with the other top teams that survived winner-to-Tacoma, loser-out games.
"We made it," said Brittany McPhee. "Now we are fine and just have to focus and play efficiently."More ›