Girls basketball: Prairie 60, Lincoln 49

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Lincoln's post player was strong. But Prairie's press was stronger.

Using their defensive pressure, the Prairie girls basketball wore down the Abes to win 60-49 Friday and advance to the bi-district championship game.

The Falcons will play Wilson of Tacoma at 8 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Lutheran University.

"Our press, it always outlasts them," Prairie coach Brett Johnson said. "I think they had like 30 turnovers."

Prairie countered Lincoln's solid inside attack by moving its post, Emily Peters, to the perimeter.

"Emily started hitting some 3s, and that really hurt them," Johnson said.

Nicole Goecke had 14 points to pace the Falcons, and Cherita Daugherty and Peters added 11.

PRAIRIE 60, LINCOLN 49

PRAIRIE -- Nicole Goecke 14, Lindsay Asplund 8, Emily Peters 11, Jamie Phares 2, Jordan Adams 0, Cherita Daugherty 11, Robin Cole 0, Natalie Whitesel 7, Grace Prom 5, Jozie Tangeman 2, Malia Teriipaia 0, Casey Sorenson 0. Totals 22 (7) 11-17 60.

LINCOLN -- Thomas 12, Am. Turner 7, Johnson 2, Aq. Turner 0, Failauga 4, Talo 0, Mukisa 0, Mamea 2, Brooks 0, Braggs 22. Totals 19 (2) 9-15 49.

Prairie 14 15 14 17--60

Lincoln 15 10 11 13--49