CHS hoops wins conference openers, with boys scoring an especially big one to start the season – beating ATM

Time now to wrap up the hoops from last night as Cedarcrest High School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both opened Cascade Conference play with victories. First, the boys.

The Red Wolves’ boys scored their first win of the season last night, and it’s a pretty big one. They beat Cascade nemesis Archbishop Murphy.

The Red Wolves broke out to a 16-8 lead after one and held on for the 56-49 win over the arch-rival Wildcats at Archbishop Murphy High School in Mill Creek. Aaron Davenport led CHS with 18 points, and Chris Busch added 16 to pace the victors, who are now 1-1 on the season.

“Was very happy and pleased of how we rebounded from our Saturday loss at Meadowdale; we didn’t shoot (the) ball well (in) that game and we were able to make some shots tonight. We came out ready to play,” said Red Wolves coach Mark Prince by email to the SVSJ.

Emmett Turner added six points and five rebounds as well for Cedarcrest, who hosts Mountlake Terrace tonight at CHS. Murphy was led by Trey Miller’s game-high 20 points and 15 rebounds, a double-double for the Wildcat senior. CHS outshot Murphy from the floor 43%-31% despite being out-rebounded by the home side 35-17.

Meanwhile, the Red Wolves girls also posted a league win in their Cascade opener, overcoming a slow start to beat Cedar Park Christian.

Madi Weir had 16 points to lead Cedarcrest, who trailed 13-6 after the opening frame, to a blowout 53-28 win at home in Duvall that was headlined by tough defense down the stretch, according to CHS girls’ coach Brad Knowles. “Let’s just say there was some firm emphasis on D stated at halftime,” he told the SVSJ by email, and his players responded to the instructions given to them by their coach very well in the second half, as CHS outscored the visitors 34-12 in the final 16 minutes of play.

Haley Hill added 13 points, and freshman Jaylin Yowell delivered solid work both on offense and defense during the contest as well, helping her make a statement about what she can bring to the table in her first season of high school basketball.

CHS hits the road tonight for a big Northwest District non-conference battle against Anacortes.

Good stuff, and a congrats to both teams on their success, and we wish them both luck tonight.

Mount Si’s basketball teams were off last night and will not play again until Friday, when they host Inglemoor. We will have previews and picks for both of those games on Friday here at the Journal.

College score
Red Wolve alum paces Northwest women: Senior Kalee Fowler scored 11 points, aiding Northwest University’s ladies to a 76-68 home nonconference win in Kirkland last night over the visiting Lewis & Clark College squad from Portland.

Fowler, a 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall, was 4-6 from the floor with two three-pointers for the NAIA’s Eagles, as they pulled the upset of the NCAA Division III team. She also had four rebounds, five assists and a steal for Northwest as they moved to 3-6 on the season and dropped LCC to 4-4 on the campaign.

Northwest is at PLU on Friday. The game will be on NWC Digital at 6:30 p.m., and you can catch that using our link at the newslinks at right or by using a set-top device such as Roku, AppleTV or Amazon Fire.

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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