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High school girls basketball - Jackson 62, Lake Stevens 48

The Jackson High School girls basketball team defeated Lake Stevens High School 62-48 in a 4A cross-conference game at Lake Stevens High School on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

"The first girls basketball game of 2013 for Jackson and Lake Stevens was almost as much about who wasn't on the court as who was," reports David Krueger of the Everett Herald.

"The Vikings' Brooke Pahukoa -- last year's Herald Player of the Year -- and Jackson's Kelli Kingma -- who led her team to a fourth place finish at last year's state tournament -- both sat out nursing injuries."

"The two looked on from the bench as Timberwolves' sophomore Faithaleen Lopez-Flores scored 29 points to lead Jackson to a 62-48 Wesco 4A win Wednesday night at Lake Stevens High School."

"Jackson suffered a significant blow before Christmas, when Kingma tore her medial collateral ligament. Kingma, who was on the sidelines cheering her teammates on, had surgery on Dec. 27 to repair the damage."

"On the other bench, the Vikings' Pahukoa was nursing a dislocated pinky finger she injured in a holiday tournament last weekend."

"Jackson–Brooke Kingma 3, Faithaleen Lopez-Flores 29, Sierra Anderson 9, Mary Charleson 0, Imari Clinton 4, Sierra Hagans 4, Rachel Nies 4, Anna Johnson 3, Martina Mason 0, Emily Boyd 1, Drew Lochnane 3. Lake Stevens–Alex Briggs 13, Mallory Gipson 2, Chelsea Pahls 4, Railey Pedersen 0, Ivy Blackmon 6, Brittney Pahukoa 9, Kali Long 12, Hailey Wilson 2, Cassidy Fifield 0, Kacie Reichert 0. 3-point goals–Kingma 1, Lopez-Flores 7, Anderson 1, Lochnane 1, Briggs 1, Blackmon 1."

The Jackson High School girls basketball team is now 5-1 in 4A Wesco south conference play and 6-4 overall.

Lake Stevens High School's girls basketball team is now 2-3 in 4A Wesco north conference play and 6-5 overall.

The full Everett Herald article can be found here:

Jackson girls step up, beat Lake Stevens 62-48

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