Mountaineers Ousted at State by La Conner


SPOKANE — Shooting a tough percentage in its season finale, the No. 7 Rainier girls basketball team fell in a 2B consolation semifinal matchup against No. 6 La Conner Friday afternoon, 67-47. 

The Mountaineers scored just 11 points in the first half, and found themselves down by 24 at the break. 

That lead would prove to be insurmountable, despite better shooting in the second half. 

Angelica Askey led Rainier with 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting, scoring nearly half of the Mountaineers’ points. Janess Blackburn added eight points. 

La Conner was led by Ellie Marble and Makayla Herrera, who each scored 18 points. LC will advance to the fourth/sixth-place game Saturday while the Mountaineers season is over.