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The week in Northshore Prep Sports

Cougar girls clinch state tournament berth; Bothell plays Saturday for district title

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   The Bothell girls basketball team won its semi-final game in the Wes-Sea-King bi-district tournament last Saturday, beating Sehome 48-35. The victory put the Cougars into the state tournament, as well as the district championship game.
   The seventh-ranked Bothell girls, now 22-3, used a strong defense to hold back the Mariners and then ran their offense, leading by as many as 22 points in the third quarter.
   Scoring leaders were point guard Becki Ashbaugh with 12 points; Sara Raynor, 6-foot-3 center, with 11 points and five rebounds; and Jennifer Babin, also with 11 points.
   Bothell had advanced to the semi-final with a win over Interlake, 52-42. Jen Babin was the big scorer for the Cougars with 21 points, followed by Jennae Krell's 12 and Raynor's 11.
   Bothell will play Lake Washington for the Wes-Sea-King district title Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the University of Washington.
   Inglemoor's powerful season ended last week in the first round of the Wes-Sea-King tournament. The Viking boys were edged by Cascade in double overtime, 65-63.
   Par for the course, Awesome Al Minahan posted a huge 24 points, followed by Ryan Wilkerson's blistering 18. The Vikings finished the season 16-5.