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Bellevue romps to State 3A girls basketball championship

Associated Press

TACOMA – Shelby Cansler scored 21 points and Bellevue pulled away from Arlington in the second half for a 69-40 win in the State 3A girls championship game Saturday night.

The Wolverines (29-0) last won a title in 1975.

Quinessa Caylao-Do added 20 points for Bellevue.

Arlington (25-2) was within five at multiple times in the first half, but Bellevue ended the half on a 6-0 run to take a 35-24 advantage to the intermission.

A tenacious Bellevue defense keyed the third-quarter run that put the game out reach. Arlington scored only four points, missed 12 field goals and turned the ball over five times in the third.

The Wolverines led by as many as 29 points in the second half.

Gracie Castaneda scored 12 points with nine rebounds for Arlington.