High School Sports

Bishop Blanchet runs past Arlington girls at Dome, 67-44

Jadyn Bush and company got up and down the floor with ease, scoring at will.

And the reigning Class 3A state runner-up Bishop Blanchet Braves are back in the state semifinals after cruising past Arlington, 67-44, on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.

Blanchet will have one worry Friday. Jillese Bush, who hit the deck hard for the Braves during the second quarter and was helped off the floor, had her left ankle wrapped and was on crutches before the game ended.

She was expected to have an X-ray on Friday, and is questionable to play for the rest of the tournament.

Jadyn Bush led the Braves with 20 point and 11 rebounds. Lily Dipietro added 15, and Taylor Chambers chipped in with 10.

“These girls played really hard today,” Bishop Blanchet coach Bryan Willison said. “I’m just hoping I didn’t run it all out of them today.”

Seventh-ranked Arlington struggled from the floor all morning, shooting 24.6 percent from the field. Sevi Bielser led the Eagles with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

The No. 8 Braves face two-time defending 3A champion Cleveland on Friday at 3:45 p.m. They beat the Eagles earlier this season, 46-42, in Metro League play. Arlington will face Wilson in a loser-out game at 9 a.m.