March 16, 1997 in Sports

Mercer Island Ends Bulldogs’ Hopes For Title

Associated Press
 

Sophomore Josh Fisher came off the bench to contribute 16 points and senior Elliott Prasse-Freeman added 14 to go with nine rebounds as Mercer Island beat Mount Vernon 61-57 to win the boys State AAA high school basketball tournament Saturday night.

The Islanders (28-2), who also won championships in 1985 and 1993, kept the Bulldogs (27-1) from an undefeated season and their first Class AAA title. Mount Vernon won the AA tournament in 1991 and 1992.

Diron Mobley added 10 points for the Islanders.

Mercer Island 61, Mount Vernon 57

M. Island 13 17 12 19 - 61 M. Vernon 4 12 20 21 - 57

MERCER ISLAND - Prasse-Freeman 14, Mobley 10, Brown 8, Fisher 16, Jordan 5, Huhs 4, Russell 4.

MOUNT VERNON - Kruger 6, Leep 14, Whiteheat 12, Lind 6, Bell 3, Collins 16.

Richland 64, Port Angeles 54

Scott Salisbury scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Bombers (25-3) to a win over the Roughriders (23-3) and the fourth-place trophy.

Richland 18 15 12 19 - 64 P. Angeles 22 13 4 15 - 54

RICHLAND - McClelland 17, Lehrschall 11, Stottlemyre 2, Coleman 12, Salisbury 18, Merkley 2, Robinson 2.

PORT ANGELES - Smilay 2, Burke 14, Rickel 7, Madison 17, Haney 9, Ochs 3, Wood 2.

Columbia River 57, Bothell 45

Lane O’Connor scored 33 points and the Chieftains (20-8) secured fifth place.

Bothell 17 13 13 2 - 45 C. River 13 11 19 14 - 57

BOTHELL - Trofholz 16, Thompson 2, Karp 5, Shapiro 5, Sandrin 3, Nelson 5, Elvidge 9.

COLUMBIA RIVER - Pearson 7, Knotts 8, Shamieh 5, O’Connor 33, Brett Pierce 4.

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