Eastlake High School
Eastlake 39, Lake Washington 38 (April 20)
The Lady Wolves hosted the 2020 3A state runner up, Lake Washington, in what ended up being a fast-paced and exciting defensive battle that came down to the wire. The Kangs hit first and went on a run that the Wolves eventually answered. Despite early foul trouble, the Wolves were able to hold on and head into halftime up 22-20. The second half was a mirror image of the first—one team went on a run, the other answered. In the final minutes, the Wolves trailed Lake Washington, but with some timely steals, big defensive stops, and two huge free throws from sophomore Ava Schmidt and junior McKayla Matsuoka, the Wolves squeaked out a 1-point victory. Senior Emily Holsan led the way for the Wolves with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 steals. Schmidt added 11 points and 7 rebounds. The Wolves travel to Kirkland on Friday to face the Kangs again.
Eastlake 64, Lake Washington 48 (April 20)
Eastlake’s matchup against Lake Washington (LW) was a battle of the two unbeaten teams in the district. LW is unbeaten no longer. From the tip, Eastlake took a 15-2 lead with only 2:30 left in the first quarter. Eastlake then stumbled coming out of a timeout, turning the ball over in four straight possessions. The Kangs took advantage and scored 6 unanswered points, until Eastlake’s Cooper Brown hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to close out the quarter with an 18-10 lead. The Wolves were connecting from behind the arc in the first half, making six 3-point field goals (Cooper Brown 3, Owen Kinzer 2, Luke Wiljanen 1). They started the third quarter with a 10-2 run, holding LW to just 11 points while scoring 20 of their own in the quarter. The Wolves then sealed the deal with multiple trips to the free throw line during the fourth quarter. Will Woodward scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half with 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Cooper Brown finished with a game-high 20 points and Owen Kinzer added 12 points. Eastlake remains the only undefeated team in the district, but LW will be looking for retribution when the two teams meet again Friday night.
Skyline High School
Skyline 33, Hazen 56 (April 21)
Skyline 69, Liberty 36 (April 16)
Shaheen Lotfi and Megan Novak contributed to this report.