Freshman Mia Hughes had six of her 24 points in overtime and No. 5 seed Woodinville (20-4) eliminated No 12 seed Lewis and Clark (16-9) 58-56 in a state 4A first-round game at the Tacoma Dome on Wednesday.
Woodinville advances to face No. 3 seed Kentridge on Thursday at 12:15 p.m.
Lewis and Clark led by 11 points at halftime.
“(Woodinville) came out in that third quarter and were more physical, more aggressive,” LC coach Gabe Medrano said. “We stood around for a bit then decided ‘We’ve got to play.’
“I told them at half they weren’t going to lay down – keep fighting. These are good teams here. You’ve got to play the entire time.”
After LC had surrendered its advantage, Jacinta Buckley’s three-point play early in overtime put LC up 53-50.
But Hughes converted a three-point play with 29.8 seconds left in the extra session and Woodinville led 57-56.
Lewis and Clark ran a play to 6-foot-3 Anna Reeves inside but she was tied up with apparent contact by 6-2 Madison Lundquist and the possession arrow gave the ball back to Woodinville.
“At that point in the game they’re going to let them play a little bit,” Medrano said. “But we’ve got to let them know the double is coming so she can kick the ball (out). Then that person can either hit the shot or go attack and get fouled.
“We just watched and waited. And that’s what happens. We’ll be watching the rest of the tournament.”
LC pressed and sent Hughes to the line with 8.7 seconds left where she made 1 of 2.
Buckley brought the ball over halfcourt but got tied up and her last-second shot was well short.
Buckley finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and nine steals for the Tigers. Dominique Arquette had 12 points and Reeves added 11.
Hughes grabbed nine rebounds, while Regan Schenk scored 13 points with eight rebounds and five assists for the Falcons.
Woodinville jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead, with Hughes getting loose for a couple of inside buckets.
But Arquette and Kaylee Bishop busted back-to-back 3 pointers late in the quarter and LC led 12-11 at the end of one.
The Tigers went to work in the second stanza. Reeves converted a three-point play and picked up another layup the next time down. Andie Zylak hit a jumper and a seven-point run put LC up 19-11.
Buckley scored on a floater, then twice grabbed offensive rebounds for put-backs and after Bishop’s 3-pointer just before halftime the Tigers led 28-17 at intermission.
Buckley had eight points and seven boards in the first half.
Woodinville stormed back in the third, outscoring the Tigers 16-6 to cut its deficit to one, 34-33, after three quarters.
Alena Coomar nailed a 3 with 58 seconds left to put Woodinville up 50-48, but on the next possession Reeves’ follow-up as she fell tied it at 50 with 22 seconds left.
Woodinville held for the last shot but couldn’t get one off and it headed to overtime.
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