Athletes of the Week for 12-24

Time now for our Athletes of the Week. Boys this week. As we mentioned earlier, we will now be going on hiatus here until Saturday.

CEDARCREST – To the mat, and we give this week’s nod to Bryce McKee. The Red Wolve wrestler was the lone CHS weight class winner at Saturday’s Graham Morin Invitational in Bellingham, taking the crown at 170 lbs. with a win over an opponent from Snohomish, and he has had a strong start to his season. McKee and his Red Wolve teammates will now take their holiday break and resume action in the new year.

MOUNT SI – Hoops now and we recognize Danny Tomson this week. He scored 13 points for Mount Si, leading them in scoring in a loss last Tuesday to Issaquah, and he once again led the Wildcats in scoring, pitching in 12 points this past Friday in a Mount Si loss to Bothell. Tomson, a junior, is among the top players on Mount Si through the first quarter of the season, and he and his Wildcat teammates will have a few days off before they head on down to Bend, OR, for their holiday tournament, which starts Friday.

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On this Monday….

Good Monday morning. Just so you all know, we will have our Athlete of the Week coming up soon, then after we get that up for you here on the blog, we will be taking a holiday hiatus, as there isn’t going to be much going on this week with the winter break having started for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools. We’ll be back with you on Saturday. In the meantime, we’re going to be working behind the scenes prepping winter coverage in several different sports for you.

With that out of the way, now it’s time to wrap up the weekend.

Wrestling: Cedarcrest travels north to compete in Bellingham invitational
Cedarcrest High School’s wrestling team headed north up I-5 to Squalicum High School in Bellingham this past Saturday to compete in the Graham Morin Invitational. One Red Wolve wrestler had a strong day, and you can find out about that from the Bellingham Herald’s writeup, which we have for you here.

College basketball: Mount Si grad plays in front of family, friends
California Lutheran University’s women’s basketball team played two games in Tacoma over the weekend, and that allowed a former member of Mount Si High School’s girls’ basketball team to play in front of her friends and family.

Sophomore Katy Lindor, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 MSHS alum, started in both of the games for the Regals, a 71-63 loss on Saturday to the University of Puget Sound, and a 78-64 win yesterday over Pacific Lutheran University. In yesterday’s win over the Lutes, Lindor scored seven points on 2-4 from the floor and 2-3 from the foul line in 25 minutes of action. She also recorded five rebounds and three assists to pace CLU. In the game Saturday, she collected two rebounds, but scored no points, in 18 minutes of work.

The Regals are now off for the holidays and will next play on Saturday.

In other action:

Corban College 67, Northwest U. women 60: The Eagles fell at home in a Cascade Collegiate Conference contest in Kirkland. Freshman Kalee Fowler, from Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest High School grad, played limited minutes off the bench for Northwest and recorded no stats of note.

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Mount Si wrestling wraps up tournament weekend in Pasco

Mount Si High School’s wrestling team wrapped up action over at the Best of the West tournament over in Pasco yesterday, with some solid results.

The Wildcats scored 52 team points in individual competitions yesterday, earning them 15th overall as a team in the event. Leading the way for Mount Si in the single-elimination brackets were two competitors who both finished third – Mason Marenco (145 lbs.) and Jack Hamerly (152) – in their respective weight classes. Three other Wildcats, despite not placing, also earned the team points through their efforts in their individual matches, and those were Duncan Harrison (126), Kurtis Olson (160) and Andrew Harris (220).

We have full results for you after the break. Mount Si will return to action after the new year. Continue reading

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Ditore strong from outside the arc in Red Wolves girls’ basketball win

Cedarcrest High School’s girls basketball team went into the holiday break in style, rebounding from a Friday night Cascade Conference road loss at Lakewood to score a non-conference home win yesterday afternoon in Duvall.

Megan Ditore was on all cylinders from outside the three-point arc, hitting seven of those on the afternoon to finish with a game-high 21 points, aiding the Red Wolves to a 57-23 win over the Hazen Highlanders from Renton, a Seamount 3A League team.

CHS coach Brad Knowles was pleased with how the team responded from the opening tip. “We had a team meeting before the game about desire, focus and energy and it worked,” Knowles said by email to the SVSJ. “Our team played like I knew they could, solid defense, hitting the boards hard, and we executed our offense very well.”

Haley Hill, Elaine Townley and LuAnn Townley all scored eight points each to pace an otherwise balanced effort offensively for the Red Wolves, who now will take the holidays off before getting back to action later this week at a tournament in southwest Washington.

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Wildcat boys’ hoops runs into buzzsaw known as Bothell, and other action from the hardwood

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 schools at Mount Si High School, won by Bothell. In background is Mount Si's Gavin Gorell. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

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.

Also:

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.

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