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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2009 * C3 BY GREG FARRAR Katie Gmwden, Liberty senior guard, drives to the basket for two points in the fourth quarter against Mercer Island. The Islanders beat the Patriots, 60-56. Basketball FROM PAGE C] game interesting with a furious fourth-quarter rally and closed to within two points with 1:28 left in the game when Katie Growden connected on two free throws to make it 58-56. But Gullstad hit two free throws in the closing minute to ensure the title for the Islanders. "Third quarter, (Liberty post player) Danni (Sjolander) got in some foul trouble, and I decided to go two-three zone," said Lib- erty coach Randy Leifer. "We had some success last time with the zone. We just didn't get out on their shooters and they got us." Growden had a team-high 19 points for Liberty. Corrina Van- Hurston added 13 for the Patri- ots. Shin led Mercer Island with 18 points. Both teams had to come from behind in their semifinal games Feb. 19. Mercer Island came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Bellevue 46-44. Liberty overcame a five-point, halftime deficit to win 52-46 against Mount St. The Patriots were led in scoring by Breanne Faehn- rich's 17 points. Liberty led 25-24 at halftime Feb. 20. VanHurston scored the first seven points for Liberty as the Patriots raced to a 7-4 lead four minutes into the game. With 3:36 remaining in the second quarter, Corinna Fuentes scored to put Liberty ahead 20-11. The Islanders' Chow and Gullstad each hit 3-pointers to close the gap to one point at halftime. Sjolander, who finished with seven points, picked up her fourth foul about two minutes into the third quarter. Mercer Is- land went up by eight points, 43- 35, with about one minute re- maining in the third quarter. The Islanders scored one more bas- ket, but Growden hit a 3-pointer and a 2-point shot to close the gap to five points going into the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets early in the fourth, with Faehnrich scoring six of her 10 points in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. Sjolander hit a 3-pointer with 4:22 remaining to close within four points, 53-49. Shin scored the next five points (including a 3-pointer) to put the Islanders up by nine points with 3:11 remain- ing. Following the game, the All KingCo league players were an- nounced. VanHurston was named to the first team, while Growden and Liberty point guard Rayssa Lira were named to the second team. Leffer shared coach of the year honors with Jamie Prescott, of Mercer Island, and Sam Lee, of Juanita. Liberty advanced to the SeaKing 3A district tournament and was scheduled to play at home 7 p.m. Feb. 24 against Rainer Beach. Patrick Shockley A trusted community agent since 1977 Buy Local and Save! KEEP YOUR RETIREMENT ON SOLID GROUND EM IF THINGS M K ARE UP IN THE AIR. 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Grapplers FROM PAGE C1 Eye opener For Skyline's boys, state was more of an eye-opening, experi- ence-building exercise. Senior Nolan Richards (130 pounds) toughed it out to place eighth in state. He pinned his first opponent in 1:18 and fell to Sno- homish's Sam Ottow in 3:18. In the consolation round, Richards pinned Brian Donaldson, of MarysviUe-Pilchuck, in 3:47 and eventually lost 8-0 to Wenatchee's Krayson Gates. "Richards ran into some tough ompetition his last two matches," Kiss said. Junior Anthony DeMatteo (189 pounds) and Danny Christianson (152 pounds) each were elimi- nated on day one. "We had a number of under- classmen wrestlers that made the trip to Tacoma to cheer on their teammates," Kiss said. "I know that by them just attending the tournament that it will motivate them for next year, as it truly is an experience unto itself. Twenty- four mats with six different classi- fications going on simultaneously and thousands of people cheering, it doesn't get any better than that." Missed it by at much Reach Reporter Jim Feehan at 392-6434, Issaquah senior wrestler Dalton ext. 239, rffeehan@isspress'cm" Baunsgard missed day two by one Comment on this story at www.issaquah- point Feb. 20. And it came in the press, com. I INCENTIVES GALORE! for High Efficiency Heating Systems - Up to 15OO Tax Credit! - PSE Rebates! - Manufacturer Rebates! "lhrn to the ExpertK Call for details/ MM Comfort Systems IsSaClU0h, WA 98027 425.39L4123 Issaqu0hFoodBank.org FOR HEALTHY LiViNG Feed hope with a check or a click. It doesn't take a lot to change a life. And w can use every nickel you can spare for baby food and dlcoers, peanut butter for children's lunches, and mac "n chee for a neighbor's empty shelf. Please post a check or make a credit car donation on our website. Help us help Issaquah's famlllls. ISSAQUAH. Food & Clothing Bank final 15 seconds, when Kelso op- ponent Riley Miller scored two points on a takedown. The move put Baunsgard down 6-5 and sealed the defeat and any hopes for wrestling in the 112-ponnd semifinals Feb. 21. "I had really high hopes for top three in state," he said Feb. 22. "I worked to that goal all year. I'm frustrated with how I did, but I thought about it and have no re- grets. "I put as much in it as I could," he added. "That last 15 seconds, I knew I wasn't going to be wrestling anymore." Though Issaquah sent five grap- plers, the Eagles did not place anyone in the top eight in state rankings. Head coach Kirk Hyatt said all of the boys were disap- pointed, but he was still happy with winning the KingCo Crest Di- vision in the team's first season in Class 4A competition. "The kids worked so hard and I'm just feeling for them right now. They gave everything they had. I'm not disappointed, but it still stings," Hyatt said. "They showed outstanding resolve against teams we've never seen before. We can improve vastly on that. We can hang on to the league." As far as polble Liberty senior Matt Weik made it the farthest of the eight Patriot wrestlers who competed at the Tacoma Dome. He finished eighth in state in the 125-pound weight class after losing 6-4 to Sedro- Woolley's Trent Morgan. It was a hard-fought match, but it took Weik the first two rounds to warm up. "I felt it was a good experience, which I could have had earlier in my career," he said. "I didn't come out competitive in the first and second rounds. I didn't go out there ready." Nevertheless, Weik said he was happy to finish high school ranked eighth in the state. "I never thought I would be here when I started wrestling," he said. "I'm pleased to be here." As he helped Weik prepare for the match, Liberty coach Manny Brown seemed satisfied with get- ting eight to state. "I've never had this many kids before," Brown said. "A lot of it comes down to, 'Are you mentally prepared? Are you mentally tough?' Just getting here is quite an event." He said the state tournament experience will greatly benefit the team in the practice room next year. He said most of his grap- plers will return for the 2010 sea- son. "Even just getting here, to see what we can accomplish, is really going to help the room next year," he said. "It's been a team effort. Next year, we expect a lot out of our (this year's) freshmen," Brown said. Reach Reporter Christopher Huber at 392- 6434, ext. 242, or chuber@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquah- press.com. Local news, updated daily! pl IssAQUAH SS.00 Restaurant Reviews online! 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Preview sessions for Discovery, Newcastle and Sunset ELementary SchooLs were heLd in January. ALL information sessions w[[ be held at: Issaquah VaPey ELementary - MuLti-Purpose Room 555 NW HotLy St. Zssaquah, WA 98027