By Quint Turner
Meadowdale’s 3A center Alisa Sagdahl scored 18 points, including 6 during a 40-second burst in the 2nd quarter, to lead the Mavericks to a 66-61 win over 4A Kamiak in a non-league contest Monday night at home.
The first quarter started off a lot like last Friday with missed opportunities for Meadowdale. Kamiak’ Lexi Burns didn’t squander her chances, however, scoring 6 big points in the first, and the Mavs trailed 17-11 after one.
Things changed in the second quarter. The game was close, and the Mavs’ defense kept Kamiak in their court a lot. Then Sagdahl stepped up. After forcing a turnover near midcourt, she went to the rim and scored 2. This happened twice within 10 seconds, and she got 6 of her 18 points within 40 seconds to tie the game. This 9-2 run put the Mavs up 30-25 at half.
Once the second half started, Barhoum got hot quick, scoring 5 points in a row. On one of the baskets, she scored and got the “and-1” when Burns blocked the way. Burns was injured on the play, but would return late in the game. The third quarter was a running game. The Knights would go ahead 1 on an 8-0 run, but Sagdahl and the Mavs would have none of it. She got 7 of the 13 points that Meadowdale scored in the 13-0 run, lifting the team to a 50-37 lead at the end of the quarter.
The Mavs got into some foul trouble in the fourth, and Kamaik cut into the lead, but Meadowdale was able to hold on, ending up with a 66-61 win.
My Edmonds News sportswriter Quint Turner is a student at Meadowdale High School.