The Blaine girls’ basketball team lost to playoff veterans Burlington-Edison 47-38 on February 17, but their playoff dream is still alive.
Leading Blaine scorer Stefawn Perrin, who had only three points against Archbishop Murphy, was held to just two points Friday against the Tigers.
Blaine never fully recovered after giving up the first 11 points of the game.
The Borderites managed to come back to within three points following a second-quarter Mandy Hayes three pointer, but that was as close as they came to catching the Tigers. Hayes had seven points and a team-leading seven rebounds.
Freshman Breanna Chau came through for a team-leading 14 points, as well as three assists, five rebounds, a steal and a block. Taylor V’Dovec added eight, but the Borderites were no match for the more physical Tigers, who competed in the state championship playoff game last year.
The Borderites (17-6) next face the Olympic Trojans (17-10), who finished third in the Olympic league and are the seventh seed from the West Central subdistrict. The loser is eliminated, the winner heads to the State Final Eight at the Yakima Valley Sundome.
The Borderites face off against Olympic High School at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, at Stanwood High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students with ASB cards.