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.”
Auburn Riverside 50, Kelso 34: Forty hours after dropping a quarterfinal game to Wilson, the Ravens showed no signs of a letdown in their consolation matchup with Kelso.
The Ravens (19-4) owned a 49-20 rebounding advantage, led by 12 rebounds from senior forward Payton Dunne.
Kennedy 59, Bonney Lake 48: Trailing by as many as 17 in the first half, the Panthers trimmed the deficit to 50-48 with 1:28 left following a 3-pointer from Payton Mitchell.
However, the Seamount League champion Lancers (18-5) ran off the last nine points to close out the Panthers’ season.
Central Kitsap 65, Hazen 33: The Cougars opened a 12-point lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in eliminating the Highlanders.
Mackenzie Page paced the Cougars with 16 points.
Fife 39, Washington 29: The Trojans answered their first-quarter deficit by holding the Patriots (8-15) to a combined five points through the second and third quarters to stave off elimination.
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 57, Kingston 51: Iyana Galarza, Leslee Maldonado and Mary Patterson each scored 12 points as the Cardinals ended the Buccaneers’ season.
Franklin Pierce (14-9) plays River Ridge at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson with a regional berth on the line.