Mercer Island stays alive, battles for No. 5 spot | Playoff update
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
February 17, 2012 · 10:13 PM
For the fifth time this season, the Mercer Island boys basketball team stepped onto the court to play Bellevue Friday night. This time the Islanders won, beating Bellevue 65-50.
The Islanders will play on Saturday, Feb. 18 against Franklin at Bellevue College at 3 p.m. for the No. 5 and final spot to the state tournament out of districts. With a win the Islanders would play on Friday, Feb. 25 against the No. 1 team from District 3/4 at Rogers High School.
Against Bellevue, the Islanders were up 22-15 at the end of the first quarter. The score at halftime was 29-25 for the Islanders.
The second half started with a face pace, but the Islanders controlled the ball, holding the lead 45-34 at the end of the third quarter.
Another strong quarter for the Islanders completed the game, ending Bellevue's season.
Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at email@example.com or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.