Mount Si High School’s boys’ basketball team ran into a buzzsaw last night known as the Bothell Cougars.
Mount Si’s Jonathan “Jo Jo” Hillel plays defense against Bothell freshman Cameron Tyson, who scored a game-high 20 points in last night’s boys’ basketball game between the two teams at Mount Si High School, won by the Cougars. In background is Mount Si’s Gavin Gorell. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)
Freshman Cameron Tyson kicked things off by scoring the first seven points of the game for the Cougars, part of a game-high 20 points to lead Bothell, then the Cougars cruised from there on the strength of 12 three-pointers throughout the contest, helping Bothell defeat Mount Si 85-53 in a game that was pretty much done from the outset although the Wildcats did their best to keep things close early after that Tyson onslaught to open the proceedings.
Danny Tomson led the Wildcats with 12 points, while Parker Dumas added 10 to pace scarlet and gray. A dunk by the Mount Si junior in the first quarter helped to get the Wildcat student section fired up, but as the game went on, the Cougars offense continued to click on all cylinders. Dumas praised Bothell. “They’re a good ballclub,” he said.
Josh Kollman added 14 to pace the Cougars, who moved to 3-0 on the season. Mount Si now takes a few days off for the holidays, then will hit the road December 26 to Bend, OR, for their holiday tournament.
Cedarcrest wins behind Cha
A strong effort from senior Robert Cha aided the Cedarcrest Red Wolves to a Cascade Conference home win in Duvall last night.
Cha scored 21 points to help CHS score a 63-52 victory over the Cougars and even Cedarcrest’s record at 3-3 on the season in advance of their holiday tournament next week. Jake Kirschenmann added nine points and Adam Davenport eight to aid the Red Wolves.
Ryan Alford led Lakewood with 15 points.
College scoreboard: Cedarcrest grad Taylor aids Carroll-MT win
Duvall’s Zach Taylor put his Carroll College-MT men’s basketball team on his back Thursday night, leading the way to a big win over Arizona Christian.
Taylor, a sophomore and 2013 CHS alum, scored a game-high 27 points to lead Carroll to an 83-76 win over the Arizona school in a tournament in suburban Phoenix. He went 8-18 from the floor, with three three-pointers, and also added two rebounds and five assists to the effort.
Carroll played again last night, and fell 64-55 to Thompson Rivers. Taylor scored 15 to pace the Saints, who next play following the holiday break on December 30 in an exhibition game against the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This game will be televised on the Pac-12 networks Mountain regional channel (available on Dish Network) beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Portland CC 69, Whatcom CC men 65: 2014 Cedarcrest grad Jordan Corpus, a Whatcom freshman from Duvall, had two rebounds and three assists for the Orcas in their Northwest Athletic Conference community college crossover tournament loss yesterday in Everett. He played 16 minutes and was 0-2 from the floor.