MSHS alum closing out college hoops career, plus ex-Wildcat delivers big blow to help his college baseball team win game

Good Wednesday morning. College news as we reach the middle of the week, and it was a big night for one Valley college athlete last night, as she played her final home basketball game as a collegian on her team’s Senior Night.

Snoqualmie’s Katy Lindor, a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, and five fellow senior teammates were honored prior to last night’s game by California Lutheran University’s women’s basketball program for their four years in it. Lindor and her fellow seniors were all given flowers and framed photos of them in action, then the Valleyite got her first start of the season for the Regals. She made the most of that, scoring a season-high eight points and collecting four rebounds and an assist helping CLU blow out struggling CalTech 85-57 in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA Division III) contest down in Thousand Oaks, CA, where the CLU campus is located.

The Regals outscored CalTech 24-8 in the opening frame, and cruised from there, finishing the regular season 16-9 overall and 12-4 in conference. CLU earned the third seed into the conference playoffs and travels to nearby Orange tomorrow for their playoff contest with Chapman. The Regals are winless this season against the Panthers, so it will be a challenge. But if CLU makes it out of the conference playoffs successfully, they’ll earn a spot in the national NCAA Division III women’s basketball playoffs. We wish Lindor and her teammates luck.

Lindor was interviewed by the way for the school’s YouTube postgame interview; see that below.

Lindor is at right and is joined by senior teammate Jessica Salottolo, on left.

Also from the hardwood:

Northwest U. women fail to close game, see season end as result: The Northwest University women’s basketball team held a small lead after three quarters on host Oregon Tech in the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s first round playoff game last night in Klamath Falls, OR, but the sixth-seeded Eagles could not finish the job and saw their upset bid fall short, falling to the Owls 67-57. Northwest’s season ends at 15-16 overall.

Junior Kalee Fowler, from Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad, played limited minutes off the bench and had no points scored for Northwest.

Johnson’s slam propels UNCo: Snoqualmie’s Evan Johnson provided the blow to spark the NCAA Division I’s University of Northern Colorado to a non-conference road win yesterday.

His first-inning grand slam headlined a six-run frame, and UNCo rolled from there, taking the 12-3 win over NCAA Division II San Francisco State in the city by the Bay. Johnson finished 1-3 with two walks, two runs scored and those four RBI’s, hitting his second homer in four games. The 2014 Mount Si High School grad, new to the Bears this season after spending his first two college campaigns at Bellevue College, played left field in the contest for UNCo and recorded a defensive putout.

Prior to the tilt with SFSU, the Bears also finished up a game against Division I University of San Francisco that started Sunday, but had been suspended due to darkness. UNCo won that game also, 3-2 in 10 innings, and Johnson was 1-3 with two defensive putouts playing left field in the contest.

UNCo continues its San Francisco swing tomorrow with a contest against Brigham Young that will be played on neutral turf in San Jose. Mount Si fans can see Johnson in action Friday night when the Bears play San Jose State under the lights at 8:00 p.m. The game will be streamed free online via the Mountain West Digital Network, a link to which you can find in our news links.

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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