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High school girls basketball District 1/2 Tournament semifinal game – Burlington-Edison 55, Archbishop Murphy 37

The Burlington-Edison High School girls basketball team defeated Archbishop Murphy High School 55-37 in a 2A District 1/2 Tournament semifinal game at Burlington-Edison High School on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Aaron Swaney of the Everett Herald reports, “The Wildcats lost to B-E by 20 points in the season opener on the same court the two teams played on Tuesday night. Bircher said his team wasn't prepared for the Tigers' press defense and physical style of play going into that game in late Novemeber but felt they were Tuesday night.”

“But the Tigers were in mid-playoff form and the pressure was on early. Burlington-Edison held the Wildcats to just two field goals and got two big 3-pointers from senior Sydney Brown to outscore Murphy 16-6 in the game's first six minutes.”

“Over the game's next 23 minutes of play Archbishop Murphy kept pace with the Tigers, trading baskets and playing good defense. With 3:19 left in the game, Murphy took a timeout trailing B-E 46-36 and with possession. The Wildcat had the momentum as well, coming off a 5-0 run fueled by five straight turnovers by B-E.”

“But Tigers star wing Mariah Swanson was having none of it. Swanson stole the ball, hit a layin on the ensuing possession with the shot clock at two seconds and also came up with another steal on Murphy's next possession to all but seal the game.”

“Murphy star post Beth Carlson finished with eight points, well below her season average, eight rebounds and three steals. Carlson found herself in a back-and-forth battle with Tigers post Ellary Torset the entire game and was knocked to the floor at least 10 times throughout the game.”

“Gemma Miller led Murphy with 11 points and also had a pair of steals and 3-pointers that kept the Wildcats on pace with the Tigers. Wildcats freshman Madison Pollock had 10 points and four steals.”

“Archbishop Murphy--Beth Carlson 8, Gabby Ducheane 3, MaireMichael Carroll 3, Megan Wall 0, Madison Pollock 10, Gemma Miller 11, Addison Schmidt 0, Anna Maher 2. Burlington-Edison--Mariah Swanson 20, Tyra Lopez 6, Molly McTaggart 3, Sydney Brown 14, Olivia Capron 2, Ellary Torset 8, Emily Agen 2. 3-point goals--Sydney Brown 2, Gemma Miller 2, Molly McTaggart 1, Beth Carlson 1, Gabby Ducheane 1, MaireMichael Carroll 1.”

Burington-Edison High school’s girls basketball team advances to the 2A District 1/2 Tournament championship game with Cedarcrest High School at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

The Archbishop Murphy High School girls basketball team plays Lake Washington High School in a loser out game at Mount Vernon High School on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

The full Everett Herald article can be found here:

Murphy girls fall behind early, can't catch Burlington-Edison

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