Lakewood on the border of making playoffs after loss to Blaine (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Prior to Monday night’s game, Lakewood basketball Coach Chris Walster said the girls need to win two of their next three games to solidify a spot in post-season.

That will be tougher to do now, as the Cougars lost to the Borderites of Blaine 42-34. The girls go on the road Friday to play Lynden Christian, one of the top girls teams in the state at any classification, Walster said.

That doesn’t mean Lakewood, 7-12, still can’t make the playoffs. Going into last night, they were ninth out of the 12 teams that continue to play after the end of the regular season. If they would have won two of the three, he was hoping they might move up to the eighth spot and actually get to host a game.

But now, it looks like they might have to win next Monday just to capture one of the final seeds. That is Senior Night, and they will be hosting Sedro-Woolley.

Against Blaine, Lakewood’s offense never got rolling. They struggled against Blaine’s bigger and taller girls inside, so they fell in love with settling for outside shots that just didn’t fall.

The Cougars took a 6-3 lead after a drive by Jelly Perry, two free throws by Emily Senyitko and a steal and layup by junior Riley Molloy. It was their only lead of the game.

They went on a scoring drought of about seven minutes until Molloy grabbed an offensive rebound and scored so they would only trail 10-8 with 6:10 left in the half. But the Borderites continued to dominate the boards, and Lakewood went on another long scoring drought until Senyitko hit a 3 to make it 19-11 at halftime.

Lakewood played much better offensively in the second half, scoring 23 points, but it was too little too late as Blaine scored 23 also.

Senyitko led the losing team with 13 points, followed by Perry and Molloy with 10 each. Junior Nicole Miller hit a free throw for the team’s only other point.

Josie Deming, a 6-foot senior, led the winners with 13. Brynn Hallberg had 11, and Alexis Hallberg 10.

More in Sports

3 locals make All State; others also honored by leagues

Two local athletes were named All State recently in boys basketball, and… Continue reading

Luke Dobler of M-P made the first team. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
M-P has 8, Arlington 6, MG 4 on All-Wesco North teams

Marysville-Pilchuck had eight athletes selected to winter-season Wesco 3A North all-league teams,… Continue reading

Steve Powell/Staff Photo 
                                The White family consists of Craig, Cayden, Alivia and Andie.
Wrestling is life for Marysville-Pilchuck’s White family

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe.com MARYSVILLE – Many families wrestle with what to… Continue reading

The girls on the bench show a range of emotions at the clock winds down. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Arlington girls coach: They’ll be back

By Steve Powell spowell@arlingtontimes.com TACOMA - Joe Marsh’s Arlington girls basketball team’s… Continue reading

Arlington girls basketball team members celebrate as the horn sounds to end the upset against Eastside Catholic Saturday. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Arlington girls stun No. 1 team, end up 3rd at state

By Steve Powell spowell@arlingtontimes.com TACOMA - For most of the game Arlington… Continue reading

M-P loses to Wilson, ousted from state playoffs

TACOMA – Marysville-Pilchuck gutted out a tough performance, but still was knocked… Continue reading

M-P loses, still has shot at trophy; Lakewood ousted

No. 4 Garfield whipped No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday morning 74-53, but the… Continue reading

M-P loses, still has shot at trophy; Lakewood ousted

No. 4 Garfield whipped No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday morning 74-53, but the… Continue reading

Brady Phelps makes a behind-the-back pass. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
After OT loss, M-P plays at state at Tacoma Dome Wednesday morning

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe.com Cameron Stordahl scored 25 points to lead Marysville-Pilchuck… Continue reading

Blake Conyers and Shae Dixon double team the ball on the press. Lakewood’s defense sparked the comeback. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Sophomore sparks Lakewood to state in Yakima

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe.com MOUNT VERNON – Seniors have led Lakewood’s boys… Continue reading

Knight scores 29, but No. 2 Wilson too much for MG at Dome

TACOMA – Marysville Getchell’s first trip to state at the Tacoma Dome… Continue reading

Stordahl scores 25 to lead M-P to win at Tacoma Dome

TACOMA – Cameron Stordahl scored 25 points to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to a… Continue reading