High School Sports
Kingco 4A girls roundup: It's father's day as Woodinville trims Inglemoor
Special to The Seattle Times
On one night each girls basketball season, Woodinville Coach Mike Cooney and Inglemoor forward Katie Cooney stand divided for 32 minutes. But the feeling of being on opposite sides hardly lasts.
Jaclyn Rice scored the game-clinching basket to make Coach Cooney and Woodinville a 67-65 winner over his daughter's Inglemoor squad as the Falcons recovered after blowing all of a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in last night's KingCo 4A game at Inglemoor High School.
Rice's driving basketball in the lane with 45 seconds left gave Woodinville (3-2 KingCo, 8-3 overall) a 66-65 lead and Josie Sutton added a free throw with 11 seconds remaining. Inglemoor (1-4, 4-8) had a chance to tie, but Liandren Buck's long jumper fell short with four seconds left and the ball bounced around until time ran out.
"It's all fun with us," said Katie Cooney of facing her dad on the other sidelines after eight years of playing for him, even though Inglemoor is 0-2 against her dad in two years. "It was a really special game for me, because we fought back."
Afterward, there were hugs and a parent from Woodinville took a photograph of father and daughter arm in arm courtside.
Inglemoor trailed most of the game, but a 19-5 run capped by two free throws by Meredith Wyman with 1:58 left tied the game at 62-62. The Vikings had their chance, but only sank 10 of 21 free throws in the second half to finish the game 21 of 35.
Mike Cooney was an assistant to Inglemoor Coach C.J. Sealey for four years before taking his current job at Woodinville before the 2000-2001 season. The daughter, who lives in the Inglemoor enrollment area, stayed loyal to her school and is a senior.
"We have everything in perspective, so we realize that basketball is only part of our lives," he said. "One day, she'll come coach with me."
Mike's son, Jacob, graduated from Woodinville in 2000.
"There's a lot of green and blue (of Woodinville) and black and gold (of Inglemoor) in our house," Mike Cooney added. "At the dinner table before this game, we have fun asking how each team is doing. Let's just say Katie's mom is kind of the referee."
Lisa Ravenel, a 6-foot-1 junior center, scored 23 points for Woodinville before fouling out with 45 seconds to play in the third quarter. Rice, an Azusa Pacific recruit, scored 18 points.
Inglemoor was led by the 17 points of Wyman, a 5-foot-7 senior guard. Junior guard Stacey Sarro added 13 points, 11 steals and four assists and Angel Patton had 12 points for the Vikings.
Said Katie Cooney of playing against her dad: "It's kind of weird playing against him instead of with him."
Inglemoor recently have been beset with injury troubles as the team's top two shooters, Mae-Lee Pang and Emily Boscacci, are out of the lineup. Pang, a 5-foot-6 junior guard, tore her ACL in a 56-49 win over Eastlake on Jan. 4 and will miss the rest of the season. Boscacci, a 5-foot-7 junior guard and the Vikings' leading scorer at 8.7 points per game, missed her first game of the season last night and will sit out at least two weeks with a stress fracture in her foot. To add the injury woes, Cooney has played much of the season with a stress fracture. Woodinville closed out the first half on a 14-7 run to take a 32-25 lead into intermission. Inglemoor cut the Falcons' lead to 36-35 on two free throws by Meredith Wyman with 4:33 left in the third quarter, but soon Woodinville's lead grew to 45-37 on a 9-2 surge.
Roosevelt 62, at Bothell 46 — Johanna Hase had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the No. 4 Roughriders (4-1, 11-1), who stayed tied with Garfield and Redmond atop the Lake Division. Hase scored eight points in the third quarter, when Roosevelt stretched a three-point halftime lead to 10 points. Darnellia Russell had 10 points, nine rebounds and six steals and teammate Hillary Seidel scored 14 points for the Roughriders, who forced 28 Bothell turnovers while committing only 11. Taryn Kellogg and Annie Zubovic each scored 12 points for the Cougars (2-4, 5-7).
Redmond 93, at Franklin 57 — The No. 9 Mustangs (4-1, 9-3) scored 35 points in the second quarter on the way to a 55-27 halftime lead. Alex Tosti's 16 points led Redmond. DomoniqueDarden scored 15 and Raylene Johnson 13 to lead the Quakers (0-5, 1-9). The Mustangs played without starting center Allison Klingerman, who was injured last Friday night when an alleged drunk driver slammed into a car in which Klingerman was a passenger. Klingerman suffered facial injuries.
At Lake Washington 71, Eastlake 33 — The Mountain Division-leading Kangs (4-1, 7-5) held the Wolves (1-4, 4-8) scoreless in the third quarter while building a 56-13 bulge. Sara Dennehy had 10 points, five assists and three steals, Lindsay VanNostrand had 10 points and nine rebounds for Lake Washington. Ashley Crane's 11 points led Eastlake.