MIGB Select Girls Basketball Earns Top Finishes in MLK Weekend Tournaments

Two Mercer Island Girls Basketball select teams played to top finishes in MLK holiday weekend tournaments around the Puget Sound area.

Two Mercer Island Girls Basketball select teams competed over the MLK holiday weekend in two tournaments, both finishing at the top of their brackets.

The Mercer Island 4th grade select girls basketball team played in the Mt. Si Wildcat Classic in Snoqualmie. This is their first tournament experience as a team. The Mercer Island team is made up of all 4th graders. They competed against 4th and 5th grade teams.

The girls were undefeated for the weekend: vs. Interlake (4th grade) 41-6, vs. Tahoma (5th grade) 34-18, vs. Newport (4th grade) 27-15, and vs. Cedarcrest (5th grade) 25-6.

In the Championship game against a 4th grade Newport team, they won 36-8 in their third game of the day.

In the photo the girls are making Ws with their hands for "win". Coach Asuan said, "The W could also stand for Warriors. They battled and never backed down. I'm so proud of these girls."

The MIGB select program is a non-profit program which was created as a feeder program for Mercer Island High School and currently has 5 teams grades 4-8.


  • Coach: Leo Asuan
  • Annabelle Gersch
  • Charlise Barokas
  • Molly Moffitt
  • Giselle Johnson
  • Renee White
  • Niteeka Narayan
  • Audrey Nordstrom (not pictured)

The MIGB 8th grade girls team played at the Snohomish MLK Tournament, finishing second place at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish. The team lost two group games but went on to beat teams from Bellevue and Snohomish to reach the tournament final against Puyallup, losing by one point. 

Here's the 8th grade select roster/coaches names:

  • Claire Mansfield
  • Anna Luce
  • Josie Blakeslee
  • Macy Mounger
  • Brooke Fitzwilson
  • Aolani Calderon
  • Gracie Cannon
  • Kalie Yan
  • Maeve Aikins
  • Jessie Stenberg
  • Coach: Darnell Taylor
  • Coach: Ross Fernely
  • Coach: Kris Brackman


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