Audio Recap: Metro League Championship – Bishop Blanchet vs. West Seattle

Game Recap
Metro League Championship – Bishop Blanchet vs. West Seattle 2-12-16

Metro League Champions – Bishop Blanchet Braves

Bishop Blanchet and West Seattle squared off for the Metro League title game on Friday night. Listen as Nic Beckman provides an audio recap of the match-up including post-game comments from Braves senior Lilly DiPietro!

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West Seattle Claims Sole Possession of Metro Lead, Tops Braves

West Seattle Claims Sole Possession of Metro Lead, Tops Braves
By Steve Dion

Wednesday- January 27th 2016 Girls 3A Metro
West Seattle High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bishop Blanchet 6 8 6 10 30
West Seattle 13 11 9 11 44

West Seattle Wildcats

Wednesday night at West Seattle High School was the first sign that playoff hoops is quickly approaching. The host Wildcats and Bishop Blanchet Braves both carried 16-0 records into tonight’s game and this would determine the Metro League regular season champions in all likelihood.

The Wildcats rebounding advantage was evident early as Lexi Ioane pulled down several offensive boards and Lydia Giomi was a force on the defensive end of the glass. After the game, West Seattle head coach Darnell Taylor stated, “I noticed early on they were doubling Giomi…I sat Lexi down and told her it was your time to go at it and take over.” The two recorded 12 and 14 in the contest respectively. Taylor Chambers scored a quick five points for the Braves, but they were unable to get contributions elsewhere and fell behind. The Wildcats were able to avoid an extended defensive lapse throughout the first half and carried a double digit lead to the locker room.

The uphill battle continued early in the second half for Blanchet as the team’s leading scorer this season Jadyn Bush faced foul trouble that forced Coach Burns to sideline the junior wing. A dagger three pointer by Jenna McPhee solidified the Wildcats’ edge in tonight’s game. Blanchet briefly cut the lead to single digits in the waning minutes, but WSHS converted on scoring opportunities before the clock hit triple zeros. When asked about how his team responded to the extra pressure added to this game in terms of league standings, Coach Taylor replied,”I’m really excited the way they handled themselves through the week building up to this big game, they were really focused.” These teams will likely meet again in the near future with increasingly high stakes.

The Final Score
West Seattle 44, Bishop Blanchet 30.

Top Performers:
West Seattle
Lydia Giomi- 14 points
Lexi Ioane- 12 points

Bishop Blanchet
Taylor Chambers- 11 points

West Seattle Charges Past Kentridge

West Seattle Charges Past Kentridge
By Steve Dion

Saturday- December 19th 2015 Girls 4A/3A SPSL/Metro
Showare Center 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kentridge 12 11 2 12 37
West Seattle 12 12 15 17 56

West Seattle senior Lydia Giomi

Game five of the 2015 Showare Shootout featured the West Seattle Wildcats and Chargers from nearby Kentridge. The first half was a back-and-forth affair as the lead changed on four separate occasions. KHS was slightly more efficient scoring in the first two quarter based on field goal percentag, but West Seattle took a one point lead into the locker room. Which team would make the necessary plays down the stretch to pick up a quality non-league win?

West Seattle rolled out a 21-0 run most of which took place in the third frame as steals on the defensive end led to several buckets in transition. The Wildcats recorded 27 points off turovers, nearly half of their entire offensive output. Trailing by a dozen with 1:20 remaining in the third quarter, Kentridge needed to regroup. However, the Wildcats kept the pedal down and limited the Chargers to two points in the third frame. Grace Sarver led all scorers with 15 points and her teammate Lydia Giomi adding 14 of her own for WSHS. Morgan Gary led the Chargers with 13 points, but the huge Wildcat third quarter was enough to stave off a late comeback and allowed West Seattle to cruise to a comfortable victory.

The Final Score
West Seattle 56, Kentridge 37

Top Performers:
West Seattle
Lydia Giomi- 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals

Morgan Gary- 13 points, 3 rebounds