TACOMA - Newcomer Ryah McGriff made sure her only field goal meant something Thursday night in a matchup of top-five programs from the 4A SPSL.
McGriff, a ninth grader, scored on a layup on a feed from Maya Barnett with eight seconds to go, lifting third-ranked Emerald Ridge to a 53-52 victory over No. 4 Bellarmine Prep.
Keiara Curtis had a chance to win it for the Lions as she drove nearly the length of the court to get off a good look on a 10-foot floater, which circled the rim and came out at the buzzer.
Curtis had given Bellarmine Prep its final lead - 52-51 - on her interior basket with 28 seconds remaining.
Marecia Barnett led the Jaguars with 13 points. Jada Travis led all scorers for Bellarmine Prep with 15 points.