A fast start to the second half provided Eastlake enough cushion to hold off Issaquah for a 48-45 victory Friday night.
The Wolves went on an 8-2 run to start the third quarter, turning an 18-16 halftime advantage into a 26-18 lead.
Eastlake maintained its cushion most of the second half, but Issaquah fought to within two points with under 11 seconds remaining in the contest. Jenna Boyle’s free throw gave Eastlake a three-point advantage, and potential game-tying shot from Taryn Holmes missed at the buzzer.
Eastlake’s Alyssa Charlston led all scorers with 15 points. Laura Bachman and Ellie Martinez contributed 11 apiece for the Wolves.
Maddy Pflaumer had a team high 13 points for the Eagles.
Eastlake improved to 10-4 in league and 12-5 overall. Issaquah defeated Lake Washington the following day, 63-55, improving to 11-3 and 13-5. Pflaumer had a game-high 17 in the win, while Erin Nicol scored 15. Eastlake travels to Garfield (8-6, 11-7) on Wednesday and Issaquah hosts Newport (9-5, 13-5).
Spartans keep playoff hopes alive
Skyline kept its playoff hopes alive Friday, knocking off Newport 59-47 on the road.
Lindsey Perry led all scorers with 19 points. Kassia Fortier added 13.
The Spartans improved to 7-7 in league and 9-8 overall and remain just one game behind Redmond (8-6, 11-7), Garfield (8-6, 11-7) and Woodinville (8-6, 12-6) in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot. Skyline has two games remaining, starting with a home game at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday against Redmond.