Greg McCorkle
It was no contest in the match between West Seattle and Highline Wednesday night. The Wildcat ladies walloped the Pirates 38-12. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE OR SEE THE GALLERY BELOW THE STORY FOR MORE PHOTOS

SLIDESHOW: West Seattle Wildcat girls punish the Pirates 38-12

The lady Wildcats traveled to Burien Tuesday night and soundly defeated Highline High School 38-12.

As the teams took the court and readied for the tipoff one could sense the outcome. West Seattle fielded a much larger team and the Wildcats size could not be ignored.

From the beginning West Seattle controlled the game. The Pirates played hard but were simply outmatched by the bigger, faster, stronger Wildcats.

Highlines fast break attempts were constantly thwarted by a wall of blue forcing the Pirates to shoot from the outside and they seemed uncomfortable doing so.
Led by #24 Lydia Giomi at the post the Wildcats took away every missed shot by Highline and quickly pushed the ball up court. The Pirates were speedy and got back in coverage to thwart West Seattles fast break forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the outside but this is where size comes into play. West Seattle’s offensive rebounding gave them the edge and second chance shooting under the hoop was the difference and at the end of the first period the Wildcats were up 11-2.
This trend continued throughout the game and in the end the Wildcats headed back to the west side with a 38-12 victory.

Coach Elliott had this to say after the game, “ We have talented group of kids with great attitudes”.

West Seattle faces a team that may give them more of a challenge on Monday when Garfield comes to the west side.

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