Bush Steers Blanchet to Metro Championship
By Steve Dion
|Wednesday- February 8th||2017||Girls||3A||Metro Semifinals|
|Alaska Airlines Arena||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Bishop Blanchet Senior Taylor Chambers
The second Metro girls semifinal game at Alaska Airlines Arena featured the undefeated top-ranked Bishop Blanchet Braves and a surging Garfield squad.
It was a neck-and-neck ballgame throughout the first half with both teams’ primary playmakers finding the cup. Blanchet’s rock down low Jadyn Bush recorded 15 of her game-high 29 in the first two quarters. On the other side, Lady Bulldogs guard Juanita Agosto thrived on transition opportunities as she is accustomed to. Leading by a point at the break, could Garfield hand the Braves their first loss of the season?
Bush picked up where she started by cobbling together a tremendous third quarter that propelled them into the late stages of the game. However, Garfield wasn’t finished. Sam Tolliver knocked down some big three pointers to trim the lead, but the clock quickly became the enemy and Blanchet’s lead held to send them to yet another Metro League Championship game on Friday night against West Seattle.
The Final Score
Bishop Blanchet 63, Garfield 55
Jadyn Bush- 29 points
Juanita Agosto- 14 points