Mercer Island beats Interlake, moves to KingCo's second round | Girls prep basketball

The Mercer Island girls basketball team stayed alive in the 3A KingCo tournament on Saturday night, beating Interlake 47-28.

The Islanders were up 5-4 over the Saints at the end of the first quarter, but extended the lead to 18-10 at halftime.

Mercer Island scored 14 points in the third quarter, while holding Interlake to five on the boards.

The Islanders increased their lead in the final minutes by added 15 points. The Saints scored 13 points to finish the game.

Kris Brackmann scored 13 points during the win, Renae Tessem scored nine points, while her sister Rachael Tessem scored eight points. Yasmeen El-Rafeey scored three points in the game, while Jamie Mounger, Jessica Blakeslee, Arianna Moscatel and Christina Williamson each scored two points.

The Islanders move on to the second round of the tournament and will play Juanita on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Bellevue College at 4:45 p.m.

Both teams qualify for the SeaKing tournament beginning the following week and the winner of Tuesday's match will play in the KingCo championship on Thursday, Feb. 7.


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