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Eagles girls get back into South postseason hunt

By CASEY OLSON

The Mirror

The Federal Way girls basketball team won their second and third straight South Puget Sound League South Division games Thursday and Saturday over the Rogers Rams and Beamer Titans. The wins improve the Eagles to 3-5 in the South and 4-5 overall.

Against Rogers, the Eagles used clutch free-throw shooting and solid defense late in the game to get the win, 39-38.

Senior Chelsea White hit one-of-two free throws with 40 seconds left to give Federal Way the 39-38 lead. The Eagles’ defense held on to get the win.

“This was a very important win for us because the girls showed a great deal of character,” said FW coach Karin Weberg.

The Eagles led by 17 points with one minute left in the first half, but Rogers fought back to take a six-point lead late in the game before Federal Way scored the final seven points.

“I’m proud of the girls for coming back after losing their lead,” Weberg said. “It took composure and confidence.”

Selena Dickerson led the way with 12 points. Rogers’ Dominique Simmons tallied 23 points and 21 rebounds in the loss.

Federal Way 41, Beamer 37

The Eagles fought back in the second half to get the win. Federal Way trailed 15-14 at halftime, but outscored the Titans 17-11 in the third quarter. Senior Brittany Bennett led the Eagles with 13 points and Dickerson chipped in 12. Beamer (1-7, 2-8) was led by the 14 points of Janae Fueston.

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