MIHS Girls Basketball Beats Interlake

Kira Lancaster, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the MIHS Girls Varsity Basketball team triumphed against Interlake with a 67-30 win.

“This game felt really good,” freshman Anna Mock said. “Scoring 67 points in a game is great.”

Mercer Island remained in the lead the entire time, and ended the first quarter 23-9. Mock herself scored 12 points in the game, the second-highest scoring player in the entire game.

The players did extremely well, notably co-captain Caitlin Monahan who scored 15 points, and freshman Aaliyah Khan who scored 9 points and a ton of rebounds. At halftime, Mercer Island was winning 40-18.

“A play that stood out to me was when one of our guards read the pass and got a fast break layup,” Mock said. “We are strong offensively and [good at] putting points on the board.”

The third quarter ended 49-26. Although the Islanders were ahead by 23 and doing incredibly well, they did not lose energy or determination and continued to play to their best.

“Next game I want to focus on anticipating the passes and being in the passing lanes more to get more steals,” Mock said.

Be sure not to miss some of their upcoming games this Winter Break!