Things were quiet on the Wilson side of the Tacoma Dome as the Lady Rams struggled for three quarters and fell behind 26 points before the start of the fourth. It was a fabulous fourth quarter, but the Lady Rams ran out of time falling to a hot-shooting Bishop Blanchet squad 65-55 in the 3A State Semifinal Match-up.
Freshman Josie Matz scored 12 of her team-high 22 points in the fourth quarter. Wilson(20-6) shot 8-for-12 for the quarter following three quarters under 30 percent. Meanwhile, the Braves (22-4) started hot, converting 60 percent of their shots, including five 3-pointers in the first half. Blanchet would cool off to finish at 51.2 percent for the game, but the damage had already been done.
Wilson junior Violet Morrow finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds, while sophomore Kiara Knox added 10 points and 9 rebounds. Blanchet was led by Jadyn Bush’s 22 points and 8 rebounds.
The young Wilson club will play Bellevue (22-7) at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome for the 3A Third-Place Trophy. Blanchet meets Cleveland (25-2) at 9 p.m. for the 3A Hardwood Classic Title.
WILSON: Josie Matz 22, Violet Morrow 14, Kiara Knox 10, Tyra Foster 4, Kiara McMillan 4, Paige Costello, Amanda Darden, Aujanique Doss, Desiree Ayler.
BISHOP BLANCHET: Jadyn Bush 22, Caitlyn Dixon 11, Micah Lussier 9, Bella Kemp 8, Lily DiPietro 6, Taylor Chambers 5, Julia Fleming 2, Lee Erickson 2.