The Mountlake Terrace girls basketball team used a balanced scoring attack and strong defense to end their seven-game skid, beating the Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) Lions 58-36 in the opening game of the King’s Christmas Tournament in Shoreline on Thursday.
Samantha Romanowski led the Hawks with 18 points with Nikkie Froehlich added 14 points. Seven Hawks scored in the team’s second highest scoring outing of the season.
Mountlake Terrace broke open a close game by holding the Lions (1-5) to just three points, while scoring 16 for themselves, in the second quarter.
The Hawks (2-7) couldn’t contain junior Laura Goodnight, who exploded for 27 points for the Lions, but held the remaining Cedar Park Christians players to a total of nine points.
Mountlake Terrace moves on in the winners bracket to face Enumclaw (5-4) on Friday at 4 p.m. A victory would put the Hawks into the tourney’s championship game on Saturday night. All games are being played at the Mike Martin gymnasium of King’s High School at 300 N. 190th St. in Shoreline.
Mountlake Terrace quarter scoring: 8 16 13 21 — 58
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) quarter scoring: 8 3 6 19 – 36
Mountlake Terrace individual scoring: Samantha Romanowski 18; Nikkie Froehlich 14; Kirsty Dale 8; Siera Prout 8; Riley Zucker 5; Maddie Kristjanson 3; Kenzie Grayson 2
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) individual scoring: Laura Goodnight 27; Nicole Kaufman 3; Kristen Barclay 2; Megan Harry 2; Madison Parmenter 2
Results from the King’s Christmas Tournament (Thursday)
Mountlake Terrace 58, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 36
Enumclaw 39, Chief Sealth 19
Kingston 43, Nathan Hale 37
Newport 49, King’s 42
Friday’s tentative schedule
Chief Sealth vs. Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 12 noon
Nathan Hale vs. King’s 2 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace vs. Enumclaw 4 p.m.
Kingston vs. Newport 6 p.m.