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Mercer Island 5th grade girls win two local tournaments | Sports brief

The MI fifth grade girls won the Skyline and Newport tournaments in the past several weeks. The team includes: assistant coach Kara Ralph, Kelly Behrbaum, Macy Mounger, Aolani Calderon, Rachel Silke, Katie Brodsky, head coach Carrie Krause, Jessie Stenberg, Emily Arron, Jackie Stenberg, Maeve Akins and Clair Mansfield. - Contributed photo
The MI fifth grade girls won the Skyline and Newport tournaments in the past several weeks. The team includes: assistant coach Kara Ralph, Kelly Behrbaum, Macy Mounger, Aolani Calderon, Rachel Silke, Katie Brodsky, head coach Carrie Krause, Jessie Stenberg, Emily Arron, Jackie Stenberg, Maeve Akins and Clair Mansfield.
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The Mercer Island girls fifth grade select basketball team won the Skyline Tip-Off Classic in the middle of November and the Cold Turkey Tournament at Newport.

In the Skyline tournament, the team was 3-0 in pool play, beating Ferndale, Monroe and Redmond before meeting Eastlake in the semifinals and Skyline in the championships. They won their final game 34-12 to earn the title.

In the Cold Turkey tournament, following Thanksgiving, the team won by beating Woodinville and Bellevue in pool play, before taking down Skyline and Jackson in the championship. The girls won the title with a 33-16 win.

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