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Freeman Too Much for Knights in Quarterfinals

The King's Knights fell by a final count of 45-19 in their quarterfinal match against the Lady Scotties from Freeman High School.

The King's girls basketball team picked a poor time to have one of their worst shooting performances of the season.

Freeman's Lady Scotties easily took care of the Knights in their quarterfinal match-up on Thursday in the Yakima Sun Dome, winning by a final score of 45-19 to move into a semi-final tomorrow against Bellevue Christian.

The domination began early and lasted the entire four quarters, as the Lady Scotties took control in the opening period with runs of 9-3 and 7-2 to end the first period with a comfortable margin.

But Freeman, as would be expected in a game of a magnitude, kept their foot on the gas throughout and continued their offensive onslaught.

They would take their largest lead of the game at 39-11 with 6:31 remaining in the fourth and final quarter.

Coach Dan Taylor's team was unable to find any sort of consistency on the offensive end, finishing the game with only nine made field goals on 29 attempts.

King's had an even more difficult time finding their range from outside, making none of their three attempts from beyond the three-point arc.

Even so-called "free throws" were anything but on Thursday afternoon, as the Knights shot just one of eight from the line for the game.

Freeman was able to get up eleven more two-point attempts (15 of 40) than King's and took 15 three-point attempts on the afternoon, making only three.

But it's the 23 turnovers that King's will likely lament the most and there is no doubt the decisive edge on the glass (43-29) also helped pave the way for the Lady Scotties romp into the semi-finals.

Mackenzie Taylor led Freeman with a game-high 15 points and eight rebounds in the victory.

Alyssa Maine added twelve points despite going only 1-9 from long range.

Junior Joclyn Kirton led the Knights with eleven points and 9 rebounds. No other King's player scored more than two points.

The Knights next game will be against Granger at 10:30am on Friday with the winner moving on to the fourth-place game of the tournament.

Chad March 05, 2011 at 06:46 AM
Tough game to watch.

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