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Mead the Lone GSL School to Advance to State Semi's

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TACOMA, WA – Thursday is in the books for WIAA State Basketball Tournament, with the Mead girls being the lone GSL school to advance to the state semifinals after the league finished the day 1-4.

Unlike the rest of the league, Mead set the tone early opening the game on a 28-3 run, and running past Skyline 53-33.

The Panthers had a balance attack with Ashlyn Lewey leading the team with 14 points, while Jade Redmon added a dozen.

The Panthers advance to play Mt. Rainier in Friday's 4A State semifinals. Mead and Mt. Rainier make up the top two teams in 4A according to the Seattle Times.

Gonzaga Prep was one of the marquee games of the day with the Bullpups coming back from 11 points back to get the ball with a chance to tie in the final seconds. Laura Stockton took the final shot for Gonzaga Prep, but it fell just short and gave the win to Arlington 43-40.

Gonzaga Prep didn't do themselves any favor offensively, as they shot 19% in the first half and just 26% for the game. Laura Stockton led the Bullpups with 12 points and 5 rebounds.

For the 4A boys, Central Valley was looking to make a return trip to the state championship game, but got tripped up by Jackson in the state quarterfinals. CV led 13-6 after the first quarter, but at 20 point second quarter sparked Jackson the rest of the way.

The Bears took a brief lead in the third quarter, but a 15-2 run by the Timberwolves sealed the win over Central Valley. Jackson won 55-47.

Three Bears were in double-figures, with Austin Rehkow and Adam Chamberlain scoring 13 points. Beau Byus chimed in with 10 points in the loss.

University had a tough day as both the boys and girls teams dropped their quarterfinal matchups. The boys lost to Lakeside 69-48 and never led in the game. Ben Kuiper led the Titans with 16 points, while USD bound Brett Bailey added 13.

The early game put the University girls versus Cleveland. The Titans were focused in the first quarter taking a 17-10 lead. The Eagles showcased their skills the rest of the way, with Makala Roper leading all scorers with 22 points.

The Titans trailed the rest of the game and ended up losing 60-50. Kayleigh Valley finished with a double-double for University, with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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