Cedarcrest girls hoops opens season with dramatic last-second win

The season opener last night for Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team came down to the final seconds, but the Red Wolves found a way to get it done and they scored their first win of the season in dramatic fashion.

A three-pointer by Hannah Hill with four seconds left to go in regulation time propelled the Red Wolves to a hard-fought 63-61 win over the Kingco’s Liberty Patriots at Liberty High School in Renton. Liberty had a chance to win themselves, but their shot attempt missed and CHS sealed up the victory.

Red Wolves coach Brad Knowles liked the opportunity to play a tough team to start the season. “These early season games give us a real idea of what we need to work on,” he said by email to the SVSJ. “Offensively, I like our transition game, half-court offense wasn’t efficient. Rebounding needs some work, but the kids played with heart and hustle and came home with the win.”

Elaine Townley led CHS with 16 points and Hannah’s sister Haley Hill added 11 to the efforts pacing the Red Wolves, who meet Bellevue Christian on Saturday night at BCHS in Bellevue. They will open conference play next week at home in Duvall on Tuesday against Cedar Park Christian in their home opener.

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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