Mount Si boys’ basketball back in win column with victory over Interlake, 1-28-12

Mount Si’s boys basketball team got itself back into the win column once again Saturday night, ending a long losing string with a nice home victory over the Interlake Saints in Snoqualmie.

The Wildcats, behind a game-high 13 points from senior Ryan Atkinson scored a 49-39 win. Atkinson’s efforts are becoming more key as the season wears on; his efforts against the Saints came off a career-high 26 in the loss to Sammamish last Friday, an effort which helped Mount Si rally late after having started out very slow in that contest. Atkinson is noticing the improvements. “I’ve just been competing and playing sports for a very long time, and coming into this season, not playing last year, I lacked a little bit of confidence, but as the season progressed, started to take what I know just to compete and get better and better,” he said.

The Wildcats broke out to a 14-5 lead after one quarter, then maintained their hold on the lead through the remainder of the half, going up 28-16 into the locker room at halftime. Mount Si continued to hold the lead throughout the remainder of the game, and free throws from the Wildcats pretty much sealed it.

Miles Zupan also scored 13 to lead the Wildcats, while Levi Botten added seven points. Zupan’s efforts proved to be key in the contest, as his post teammate, Anthony McLaughlin, got himself into foul trouble in a big hurry early in the contest and did not play as many minutes as normal as a result.

Sam Shank and Nate Wehner each led the Saints with eight points.

Mount Si is at Bellevue tonight for a 6:15 p.m. tip.

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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