|Vikings turn back Spartans|
|Written by Don Mann|
|Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00|
Inglemoor broke open a game tied at halftime with physical defense and a second half scoring outburst to win going away against Skyline, 54-36, in KingCo 4A girls’ championship game at Juanita High School on Friday.
Deadlocked at 22 apiece at the break, the Lady Vikings went on a 32-14 run to bring home its first league title trophy in coach John Augustavo’s 12-year tenure.
Inglemoor (20-2) has won 10 straight since losing back-to-backers in a midseason hiccup.
“We’re big, we’re deep and we’re talented,” Augustavo said. “Obviously we’re playing well at the right time. We were banged up earlier but now we’re healthy. I told the girls let’s go have some fun.”
Six-foot-four sophomore post Deja Strother was game-high with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Senior Kelly Conroy scored 16 for Inglemoor, including back-to-back three-pointers to grab the lead after a sluggish Viking start.
She added another big three-ball toward the end of the third quarter to push the lead to 34-25.
Inglemoor takes on the No. 5 seed from District 3/4 at Regionals Friday 6 p.m. at Jackson High School.
A win there would send them to the state tournament in Tacoma.
The Lady Vikings’ last trip to state was in 2008, when it went two-and-out.