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Mercer Island beats Lake Washington to end regular season | Girls prep basketball

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Mercer Island's Jessica Blakeslee looks for a way around Lake Washington's Madison Shepard during the Islander girls win over the Kangs on Thursday, Jan. 31.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island girls basketball team wrapped the regular season on Thursday, Jan. 31 with a 59-45 win over Lake Washington.

The Islanders were up 14-8 at the end of the first quarter, followed by a Islander dominate second quarter, when Mercer Island hit 24 points, while holding the Kangs to nine. The score at halftime was 38-17.

Lake Washington rallied in the final minutes of the game, scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter after hitting nine in the third, but despite keeping Mercer Island to 21 in the entire second half, the first half deficit was too large to overcome.

Renae Tessem scored 14 points for Mercer Island, Kris Brackmann hit 13 and Rachael Tessem scored eight. Suri Johnson had seven points in the win, while both Arianna Moscatel and Jamie Mounger scored six. Christina Williamson scored four points and Yasmeen El-Rafey had one point.

Mercer Island finished the regular season with a 11-3 league record to finish as the No. 3 team in KingCo. The Islanders will play Interlake in a loser-out game of the KingCo tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at MIHS. The winner moves on to play the No. 2 team on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Bellevue College at 4:45 p.m.

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