The Mountlake Terrace High School girls basketball team had no answers for Bishop Blanchet’s Caitlyn Dixon on Friday night; the Braves’ senior, who had been averaging 5.5 points per game, poured in 22 as Blanchet picked up a 64-59 victory over the Hawks at Bishop Blanchet High School.
The game pitted two teams ranked in the Seattle Times 3A state girls basketball rankings; the Braves (8-0) are ranked No. 6, while Mountlake Terrace is ranked No. 8.
Terrace was led in scoring by the 15 points of Samantha Romanowski, and 14 from Shaian Pagaling.
The Hawks led at the end of the first quarter by a single point, but gave up 24 points to the Braves in the second and were never able to challenge for the lead after that.
Terrace (6-2) will take to the court again on Monday in a non-conference match-up against Cascade, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School.
MTHS Girls Basketball vs. Bishop Blanchet, Dec. 27
Mountlake Terrace 17 15 9 18 — 59
Bishop Blanchet 16 24 11 13 — 64
MTHS individual scoring: Samantha Romanowski 15; Shaian Pagaling 14; Maddy Kristjanson 11; Nikki Froehlich 10; Kirsty Dale 7; Senaiet Zerom 2; Riley Zucker; Amanda Tompkins
Bishop Blanchet individual scoring: Caitlyn Dixon 22; Taylor Chambers 15; Lily DiPietro 11; Jadyn Bush 10; Micah Lussier 5; Bella Kemp 1; Tori Ballantyne; Lee Erickson; Julia Fleming
Records: Mountlake Terrace 6-2 overall; Bishop Blanchet 8-0 overall
MTHS next game: versus Cascade, Monday, Dec. 30, 7:15 p.m., Mountlake Terrace High School