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Washington (WIAA) high school 4A girls basketball state playoffs: Live updates, scores, top performers, bracket updates

State tournament action going on in the Tacoma Dome

The WIAA Class 4A girls championships began Wednesday at 9 a.m. with first-round loser-out games in the Tacoma Dome.


Winners move to the state quarterfinals Thursday to meet teams that had a first-round bye.

Eastlake is the defending state champion, but the 12th-seeded Wolves lost to Davis of Yakima, 59-54.

Follow all of the action right here with live scores, game updates, highlights and much more. You can also watch the games live on the NFHS Network.



Final: No. 6 Bothell 55, No. 11 Emerald Ridge 46

Up next: No. 4 Sumner at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Class 4A state girls basketball tournament, first round: Emerald Ridge vs. Bothell

It took a bit for Bothell to get going, but once the Cougars found their groove, they rolled and withstood any Emerald Ridge comeback attempt in the loser-out contest.

After a back-and-forth first half where the Bothell sank just one 3-pointer, the Cougars' deep attack finally came together as they shot 57.1% from deep in the second half. 

Bothell's McKylee Hawkins powered the Cougars with a game-high 15 points and 18 rebounds for a double-double. Ten of Hawkins' 15 points came in the second half, nine of them coming from beyond the arc.

Emerald Ridge was led by Naomi Senato and Divina Williams who each scored 11 points. Semaj Williams added 10 points for the Jaguars.


Final: No. 7 Tahoma 53, No. 10 Bellarmine Prep 38

Up next: No. 1 Camas at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Tahoma held Bellarmine Prep to just 26.3% shooting from the field and the Bears cruised to a 53-38 win over the Lions Wednesday morning at the Tacoma Dome.

The Lions managed just six points in the first quarter with their first field goal of the game coming with 2:30 left on the clock.

Tahoma's defensive effort paired with its balanced attack on offense had the Bears in front by double digits for much of the game. Their largest lead at any point was 18 points.

Lily Cavanaugh scored a team-high 11 points, while Brooke Deyak and Kate Wooten each contributed 10 points. Adalynn Busch brought down a game-high 18 rebounds for the Bears.

Bellarmine Prep got a team-high 12 points from Jada Travis and eight each from Kyla Frazier and Keira Leingang.


Final: No. 5 Davis 59, No. 12 Eastlake 54

Up next: No. 3 Kamiakin at 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Davis let a 17-point lead in the second half slip away, but the Pirates found just enough juice in the end to turn away defending champion Eastlake's comeback bid.

Leading the charge for the Pirates were Esmeralda Galindo and Cheyenne Hull who scored 17 points apiece.

Read the full game story here.


Final: No. 8 Gonzaga Prep 49, No. 9 Lake Stevens 46

Up next: No. 2 Woodinville at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Cornwall, Gonzaga Prep girls basketball, class of 2027

A new promising era is underway in this Greater Spokane League program.

All led by arguably the top ninth grader in the state - Ayiah Cornwall.

Cornwall scored a game-high 18 points, including 5-of-6 free throws in the final 1:03 as the Bullpups survived to move past the 4A Wesco champions.

Tessa Anastasi banked in a 3-pointer for the Vikings with 11.4 seconds to go to cu it o 47-46.

Cornwall calmly made two free throws with 9.7 seconds remaining - and Laura Thompson deflected a Lake Stevens game-tying 3-point attempt in the final seconds to preserve the win.



Tatum Wood, Eastlake

22 points in loss to Davis.

Ayiah Cornwall, Gonzaga Prep

18 points, 12 rebounds in win over Lake Stevens.

Adalynn Busch, Tahoma

18 rebounds in win over Bellarmine Prep.

Esmeralda Galindo, Davis

17 points in win over Eastlake.

Cheyenne Hull, Davis

17 points in win over Eastlake.

McKylee Hawkins, Bothell

15 points, 18 rebounds in win over Emerald Ridge.