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MIHS Girls Basketball Loses to Bellevue on Quad Night

Jordan Balousek

The Mercer Island girls basketball team faced defeat to their rival Bellevue on December 2nd for the third game of quad night.

The game was fast paced and exciting from the second the clock started. The team was down during the first quarter, but fought hard. By the second quarter they made a comeback and had caught up in points.

“I think we played well on offense, swinging the ball. …And then we had a lot of open threes from our swinging it around,” freshman Anna Mock said.

Mock thought the thing that led them to a 34-29 lead at halftime was fueled by their strategic offense.

As the team rested up at half, Mercer Island youth teams were introduced. The Mercer Island drill team also performed. That helped rally MI supporters for the team’s second half.

When the game started again, the teams were instantly back and forth with the ball, both rapidly gaining points. As the score tied up multiple times, both student sections were loud and passionate.

“The energy from the stands really helped us out and it was great,” Mock said.

Number 3 on the Bellevue squad was influential on the score, making 36 points for her team. Bellevue was gaining momentum and Mercer Island began to struggle.

“We should’ve been more aggressive on defense, and if one person is only putting in the work it takes all five to stop the offense,” Mock said.

The game continued into overtime for 30 minutes until Bellevue won (score).

“I think we did a good job pushing it up the court when we got it in bounds,” Mock said.

It wasn’t enough to overcome Bellevue though.

“I think our defense could have been better, because they should not score sixty points on us. I think we should’ve broken their press more, because it wasn’t even that intense,” Mock said.

Even though they lost, quad night was successful.

“It was great to have so many people come to one of our girls basketball games,” Mock said.

Make sure to come support Mercer Island girls and boys basketball at the next quad night, December 9th.


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Jordan Balousek
Jordan Balousek, Managing Editor
Jordan Balousek (she/her) is the Managing Editor for the MIHS Islander, and she is in her third year of journalism. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, watching baseball and hockey, working at Arena Sports, reading and hanging out with her friends. She is also a very big fan of multitasking and chocolate ice cream.

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