Some hot shooting helped the Lakes girls live to play another day.
Olivia Crawford poured in 29 points for the Lancers as they held off elimination by topping SPSL 3A rival Enumclaw, 58-47, in a 3A West Central District loser-out girls basketball game Monday at Franklin Pierce High School.
The Lancers (13-10) face another SPSL 3A foe, Auburn Riverside, on Wednesday at Washington High School in another loser-out contest.
Lakes had to survive a late rally by Enumclaw (12-11) to hold on.
A traditional three-point play by Crawford gave the Lancers a 41-31 lead with 7:51 left.
The Hornets responded with seven consecutive points to trim the deficit to three with five minutes left, but a pair of acrobatic layups from Crawford, a driving runner from Meagan LaPoole and a 3-pointer from Shamirah Lowe ended the rally.
“Our girls really wanted to get this win to keep the season going,” Lakes coach Amber Wynn said. “We executed down the stretch and we were able to get Crawford in some one-on-one situations.
“When we can do that, she’s as good as it gets.”
The Ravens (19-4) owned a 49-20 rebounding advantage, led by 12 rebounds from senior forward Payton Dunne.
However, the Seamount League champion Lancers (18-5) ran off the last nine points to close out the Panthers’ season.
Mackenzie Page paced the Cougars with 16 points.
Fife (16-7) got a game-high 12 points from Macy Schelbert and is now one win away from clinching a regional berth.
The Trojans face North Kitsap at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson High School.
Franklin Pierce (14-9) plays River Ridge at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson with a regional berth on the line.