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Girls basketball: Everett sinks late free throws to hold off 'Cats

Hitting 12 free throws in the fourth quarter, the Everett High School girls basketball team pulled away from visiting Oak Harbor for a 58-42 win Thursday, Jan. 20.

The Wildcats trailed by just six with 1:30 left but were forced to foul to stop the clock. The Seagulls responded by hitting the free throws and picking up the win.

The game was a foul-fest. Four Oak Harbor starters fouled out and 'Cats finished the game with no one left on the bench.

Everett hit 18 of 29 free throws; Oak Harbor sank 14 of 25.

The Seagulls (6-4, 11-5) zipped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. From there Oak Harbor began to climb back into the game.

Tatiana Cumming's steal and layup just before the half narrowed the gap to 26-24 at the break.

Oak Harbor eventually tied the game at 32 in the third quarter, then four consecutive turnovers enabled Everett to build a cushion.

The Wildcats' leading scorer Janelle Yoshimoto picked up three fouls in the first quarter and finished with just five points in limited time.

Clarissa Abadesco, who coach Trisha Clayville said played "very, very well," netted 17 points. Dominique Jackson added six, Ciera Wiser five, Cumming four, Annie Leete two, Jalanie Bobo two and Adrianna Royal one.

Clayville added that Wiser "played great defense" and Cumming "played well tonight."

Oak Harbor (0-10, 1-15) entertains Mountlake Terrace (2-8, 4-12) Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

The Wildcats trailed by just six with 1:30 left but were forced to foul to stop the clock. The Seagulls responded by hitting the free throws and picking up the win.

The game was a foul-fest. Four Oak Harbor starters fouled out and 'Cats finished the game with no one left on the bench.

Everett hit 18 of 29 free throws; Oak Harbor sank 14 of 25.

The Seagulls (6-4, 11-5) zipped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. From there Oak Harbor began to climb back into the game.

Tatiana Cumming's steal and layup just before the half narrowed the gap to 26-24 at the break.

Oak Harbor eventually tied the game at 32 in the third quarter, then four consecutive turnovers enabled Everett to go build a cushion.

The Wildcats' leading scorer Janelle Yoshimoto picked up three fouls in the first quarter and finished with just five points in limited time.

Clarissa Abadesco, who coach Trisha Clayville said played "very, very well," netted 17 points. Dominique Jackson added six, Ciera Wiser five, Cumming four, Annie Leete two, Jalanie Bobo two and Adrianna Royal one.

Clayville added that Wiser "played great defense" and Cumming "played well tonight."

Oak Harbor (0-10, 1-15) entertains Mountlake Terrace (2-8, 4-12) Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

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