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Lady Knights end season with a loss
A season full of ups and downs came to an end Thursday night for the
Bremerton girls basketball squad.
Led all season by standout point guard Jenn Jacobs, who poured in a
game-high 25 points, the Lady Knights did not quite have enough to get
past the Capital Cougars in a Narrows League playoff game, falling 62-48.
Jacobs, who scored 11 points in the third quarter, tried to will Bremerton
back into a game in which they lost a 13-point lead in the second quarter
when the Cougars launched into 21-2 run spanning the two halves.
The Knights relied on quickness to make up for a lack of height this
season, but two towering six-footers made life miserable for Bremerton
throughout the latter half of the game.
"We got a little comfortable there for a while and then we stopped
rebounding," said Knights coach Daniel McInnis. "We couldn't outlet, get
into transition and get the easy baskets we had been making after that."
Jacobs, a first-team all-league selection with the eyes of recruiters from
Western Washington and Seattle Pacific on her this season, scored 11
points in the Knights' 25-4 first half run that took them from an opening
deficit of 8-0 to a 25-12 lead midway through teh second.
The Cougars rallied, however, and took control of the game from that point
Overmatched in the low post, Bremerton kept scrapping and fighting
throughout, with Candace Grettenberger scoring six points and more
importantly pulling down a team-high of 11 rebounds.
"I think our league blew it with (Grettenberger) not getting all-league,"
McInnis said of the forward who averaged a double-double this season.
Grettenberger was an honorable mention selection.
Bremerton finishes its season 11-10 overall, including a 9-5 record in the