Mercer Island dominates Lake Washington on senior night

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:36pm
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The Mercer Island Islanders girls basketball team cruised to a 60-33 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos on senior night at Mercer Island High School on Jan. 30. The Islanders improved their overall record to 6-10 with the victory. Mercer Island will face the Interlake Saints in a loser-out KingCo 3A playoff game at 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Newport High School in Factoria.

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                                It was the fourth consecutive year the Islanders have won the coveted tournament. Islanders’ freshman Gihoe Seo finished in second place overall at the tourney. Seo, senior Estey Chen, sophomore Lilly Pruchno and senior Ella Warburg will compete in the 3A Sea-King district golf tournament. Annelise Rorem and Katelyn Travis will be alternates at districts.
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