MARCH 10, 1997

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Bothell boys & girls make 'state'-ments

Bothell boys battle to state

Dan Sandrin

Bothell's Dan Sandrin, #44, twists into a leaning jump shot during the Cougar's decisive 17-5 fourth quarter run over Issaquah.
Photo by Russ Paris.

state basketball by Russ Paris
On Mar. 5, the Bothell boys qualified for the AAA State tournament by beating the Issaquah Indians, 57-45. Both teams played hard, trading baskets. The Cougars found themselves down by 2 at the 3:12 mark of the first period, 9-7. Two quick treys by junior Josh Karp put Bothell up 13-11.
   Issaquah went on an 8-2 scoring run during the second. Bothell's Dan Sandrin took control of the boards and brought the Cougars back, 30-29 at the half. The scrappy Cougars threw a tenacious defense on the Indians and their 6'10" star, Jason Heide. A 17-5 fourth period run, led by Jeff Nelson's 8 points, secured the Bothell victory.
   Trofolz finished with 13, Karp and Nelson had 10, Thompson scored 7, and Sandrin dumped in 6.

Bothell girls tuned up for state

   Bothell thumped the Shorewood Thunderbirds, 70-40, to take the Wes-Sea-King third seed in the AAA state tournament next week. Shorewood was within three points in the second quarter, but Bothell pulled away, holding the Thunderbirds to just 27 percent shooting. Bothell controlled the boards, out-rebounding Shorewood 53-34.
   Jennae Krell led all scorers with 16 points, Jennifer Babin scored 14, Jenny Maag had 12, Nicole McCain and Tiana Anthony tossed in 8, and Kellie Tuttle, Becki Ashbaugh, and Wendi Kelly all scored 4.