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Kings West girls win fifth in a row
Even with final exams weighing on their minds, the Kings West Lady Warriors found a way to remain undefeated in 2005 as they rolled past Chief Leschi 60-32 on Tuesday at home.
Kings West started off with a lackluster offensive performance in the first quarter, leading just 13-7 as Chief Leschi (5-7, 2-3) seemed like they would keep it close.
But then the Lady Warriors (9-4 overall, 5-0 league) exploded for 20 points in the second quarter to take a commanding 33-15 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Lady Warriors offense came out on fire again, as they scored 21 points in the quarter to extend their lead to 54-26.
The fourth quarter saw both teams struggle offensively as Kings West came away with the 60-32 win. The 28-point win was the third-highest point differential of the season for the Lady Warriors. They beat Summitt by 46 points (73-27) and topped the Bear Creek School by 33 (49-16).
It was a good opportunity to play all our kids because that will pay dividends down the road, said Kings West co-coach Brian Hanley. I would have like to see our first unit play with a little more polish.
In spite of some sloppy play on the offensive end, Hanley said his team once again produced a solid effort in the win. He added that the girls attention is right where it should be on hitting the books.
With finals week, our kids are properly focused on education, he said. It was those nights we were mentally off.
To this point in the season, the team has made steady progress and even in a lackluster effort, some of the young players stepped up their level of play, he said.
Chloe Mosey led the team with 18 points and Kristin Anderson chipped in 16, and dished out five assists, in the win.
Megan Spence added 14 points and also ruled the boards for Kings West, tearing down a game-high 15 rebounds.
Overall, the rebounding batttle was about as ugly foor Chief Leschi as the actually game was. The Lady Warriors easliy controlled the glass all night, outrebounding Chief Leschi by a 31-board margin, 50-19.
Kings West returns home today for a 4 p.m. showdown with rival Evergreen Lutheran after traveling to Seattle Lutheran last night. Seattle Lutheran is also undefeated in league play at 4-0 (9-2 overall), after defeating Northwest Yeshiva 53-16 on Tuesday.