The Lummi Nation Blackhawks used a big third quarter and a hot-shooting Dawn James to knock the Cedar Park Christian – MLT girls out of the 1B Northwest District basketball tournament Tuesday night, 50-45, at Cedar Park Christian School.
James, a junior guard averaging 12 points per game for the Blackhawks, scored 22 in the loser-out game. Down by four points at halftime, Lummi outscored the Lions 22-12 in the decisive third quarter.
Three Lions scored in double figures in the losing effort: Sarah Dresler with 15 points, Leanna Mapel with 14 points and Brianna Joki with 12 points.
Cedar Park Christian – MLT finishes the season with a 4-16 record; Lummi improve to 2-16 and will take on Lopez Thursday afternoon at Mount Vernon Christian School in another loser-out match-up.
Cedar Park Chr. – MLT quarter scoring: 6 – 15 – 12 – 12 – 45
Lummi Nation quarter scoring: 7 – 10 – 22 – 11 – 50
Cedar Park Chr. – MLT individual scoring: Sarah Dresler 15; Leanna Mapel 14; Brianna Joki 12; Salome Yosef 4; Carolina Jiminez
Lummi Nation individual scoring: Dawn James 22; Samantha Wilson 9; Bella James 8; Halle Sturgeon 8; Lena Buck 3; Treena Humphreys; Thelma Wall