Cedarcrest hoopsters both fall on road, plus news on Red Wolve grads on college hardwood….

Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team struggled mightily last night, and now finds their playoff road potentially a little more difficult perhaps as a result.

The Red Wolves fell 43-24 at King’s, and coach Brad Knowles was disappointed to say the least. “We shot poorly, took bad shots and didn’t work hard on the offensive boards. Our energy was awful and we were out-worked. Disappointing to play this poorly with the playoff so close,” said Knowles by email to the SVSJ.

Leading scorer Haley Hill was held off the scoresheet with no points, with other top players such as Kennedy Howell and Meredith Burke also struggling to score points. Mieke Van Ess led the red Wolves with seven points.

Knowles tells the SVSJ the loss hurt his team’s postseason chances. “Looking at the district RPI, this loss probably dropped us out of the top 4 teams to get a bye the first round. The team needs to get to work to make it through districts now,” he said.

CHS is at Sultan Tuesday for a 6:45 p.m. tip that you can see live on Sultan’s TurkPrideTV, which is linked at right in our news links. A fee is charged to view the broadcast.

Red Wolve boys fall to Knights: CHS fell 61-49 to King’s in the boys’ game which took place following the end of the girls’ one. Stats were not available. The loss dropped CHS to 7-4 in league, 12-7 overall, and the Red Wolves wrap up the regular season this coming Wednesday against Sultan at Sultan High School. Tip is at 6:45 on TurkPrideTV, and more information is mentioned in the above girls’ item.

College: Taylor paces Carroll men to win
Duvall’s Zach Taylor had a solid game last night, pacing his Carroll College-MT men’s basketball team to a road win.

Taylor, a senior and 2013 CHS alum, was a strong 7-9 from the floor with two three-pointers, finishing with 16 points and aiding the Saints to the 64-48 win over Montana State-Northern in a Frontier Conference (NAIA) clash up in Havre, MT. Taylor, who was named by the conference as its men’s basketball player of the week this week off of his strong efforts last week, also had three rebounds, seven assists and a steal to pace Carroll, who remains first overall in the conference, at 8-1 in league play and 18-3 overall, tied for that top spot with Montana Western but who currently holds a head-to-head advantage after beating MW earlier this season.

Carroll is at Great Falls tonight to finish the season series with their I-15 rivals.

Also:

Heartbreaking loss for Northwest U. women: Paige Burson’s tip-in at the buzzer helped the College of Idaho women’s basketball team stun visiting Northwest University last night at home in Caldwell, ID, beating the Eagles on that buzzer-beater 58-57.

Junior Kalee Fowler played limited minutes for Northwest, with the 2014 Cedarcrest grad from Duvall recording a steal and assist each, as the Eagles dropped to 5-9 in Cascade Collegiate Conference (NAIA) play, 10-14 overall. Northwest is at Eastern Oregon tonight.

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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