Mount Si hoops finishes up holiday tournament play, plus news on CHS boys and colleges

UPDATED from yesterday

The final day of tournament action wrapped up yesterday for Mount Si High School’s boys and girls’ basketball teams.

Mount Si’s boys closed out the Under Armour Holiday Classic in San Diego with a win over Providence of Burbank, CA. Taylor Upton led the way, scoring 10 points, aiding the Wildcats’ 42-30 victory. Senior star Danny Tomson returned to play for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in Mount Si’s loss to Issaquah December 15 and scored three points.

A.J. Bautista scored eight points to lead the California squad.

Meanwhile, the Wildcat girls completed the Cactus Jam tournament in Phoenix with a sixth-place finish. Mount Si fell to West Valley of Fairbanks, AK, 49-25 in the final game at the tournament for both teams. Hayden Frederick led the way for the Wildcats with five points. Mount Si was cold offensively, shooting just 16% from the floor as the Wolf Pack held the Wildcats to just two first-quarter points.

Ruthy Hebard led West Valley with a double-double, scoring a game-high 20 points along with 14 assists, while Ellen Silva added nine points and six boards to the Wolf Pack’s efforts. Hebard came into yesterday’s game averaging over 23 points and 12 boards a contest, so her output today is no surprise.

Mount Si finished the tournament 1-2 and is now 2-8 on the season going into the second half of the league schedule, which starts next week.

Cedarcrest boys fall at Yakima event: The Red Wolves boys finished winless at the SunDome tournament, falling to Decatur of Federal Way last night 54-46. Jake Kirschenmann scored a game-high 22 to lead the Red Wolves, who were tied with the Gators 35-35 at the end of three quarters only to see Decatur pull away down the stretch. Rashon Slaughter scored 20 to lead the Gators, while Devon Kelley added 13 to pace the victors. The Red Wolves return to league play next week.

College scores
Eastern Oregon 79, Northwest women 64: In LaGrande, OR, the EOU squad easily dispatched the Eagles in a Cascade Collegiate Conference contest last night. Sophomore Kalee Fowler, a 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall, played limited minutes late in the contest for Northwest and recorded one rebound and one steal, but no points.

Centralia women 66, Blue Mountain 61: The Blazers wrapped up play at the Lower Columbia CC tournament in Longview yesterday with a win, paced by the game-high 18 points of sophomore Susan Kenney, also of Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest HS alum. Kenney was 8-17 from the floor and perfect (2-2) on free throws accounting for her scoring, and she added a pair of rebounds, five steals and four assists to the efforts for Centralia.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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