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Thursday, February 3, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Girls Basketball

Roundup: Woodinville rolls to win

Special to The Seattle Times

WOODINVILLE — Three consecutive times this season, the Woodinville High School girls basketball team has come off devastating defeats to top KingCo 4A teams.

And, each time the Falcons bounced back big time.

Senior forward Arielle Watts scored 11 points in her first start as Woodinville rebounded again for a 60-36 get-well decision over Roosevelt last night in a KingCo 4A Conference game.

Woodinville (12-4 overall, 7-3) remained atop the KingCo's Central Division by shaking off a tough 63-43 loss to Redmond last Friday.

"My girls really stepped up and played a really good basketball game against a good team," Woodinville coach Steve Segadelli said after his team responded to a blowout loss positively again. "(Coach) Bill (Resler) does a good job and they've been one of the strongest programs for years."

The defending Class 4A state champions weren't at their best on this night, and the Falcons were simply sharper offensively.

"It was not our night," said Resler, whose team managed to sink just 13 of 54 shots from the floor for 24-percent accuracy. "It was a cold shooting night. They played great defense and we were cold.

"I'd rather have everything go bad in one night than over a few weeks. Every girl had a bad night."

Woodinville made 21 of 46 shots from the field for 46 percent and 16 of 18 from the free-throw line for 89 percent. The Falcons also outrebounded the Roughriders 38-25.

"Woodinville earned this win with hustle and heart," Resler said.

Sophomore guard Ashley Tuiasosopo had a team-high 11 points as well as seven rebounds and three assists for Woodinville.

Sophomore Ariel Evans scored 12 for Roosevelt (9-7, 6-4).

Other games

Arlington 67, at Mount Vernon 33

The Eagles forced some early turnovers and raced to a 21-4 first-quarter lead to keep the Bulldogs (1-14, 0-11) winless in the WesCo North. Randi Richardson had 17 points and five assists, and Erika Davis scored 14 for Arlington (9-6, 6-5).

Snohomish 72, at Cascade 28

The fifth-ranked Panthers rolled past Cascade (3-12, 2-9) for their 15th consecutive win since a season-opening loss to University of Spokane, which is now ranked No. 1. Amanda Best hit four three-pointers and scored 14 points for WesCo North-leading Snohomish (15-1, 12-0).

At Monroe 55, Oak Harbor 46

Sophomore point guard Sarah Morton had 20 points, eight assists and five steals for the No. 8 Bearcats, who pulled away after a halftime tie. Kirsten Thompson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Monroe (15-1, 11-1 WesCo North), which played without two starters. Heidi McNeill collected 25 points and 11 rebounds for Oak Harbor (3-11, 2-9).

At Bothell 70, Eastlake 65

Bothell went 9 for 11 at the free-throw line down the stretch to thwart a comeback bid by the Wolves in a KingCo 4A game. Bothell, which led by 16 early in the final quarter, hit 27 of 35 free throws overall. Ashley Vierra had 20 points and sophomore forward Kaitlin McBride had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Cougars (4-12, 2-8). Rebecca Russo, who keyed the Wolves' rally with three treys, and Rachel Steel each scored 16 points for Eastlake (5-12, 2-8).

Garfield 71, at Lake Washington 52

The third-ranked Bulldogs used full-court pressure defense to run up a 7-0 lead in the first 40 seconds of the KingCo 4A game. Garfield led 21-6 after one quarter. Samantha Tinned had 17 points, Malia O'Neal 16, Jessica Tinned 14 and LaCale Pringle 12 for Garfield (14-1, 10-0). Claire Fox scored 18 for Lake Washington (8-8, 4-6).

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