Hardwood news on this Thursday: MSHS boys, girls split in SoCal tourney openers, while short-handed CHS ladies fall narrowly at home

Good Thursday morning. Busy night on the hardwood last night for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools as all except the Red Wolves boys were in action.

Mount Si’s boys and girls’ hoopsters made it safely to southern California and opened play in their holiday tournaments yesterday.

The Wildcat boys gave it their best efforts, but could not get past their first round opponents, Capital Christian from Sacramento, falling to the California team 74-64 in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational. They face the loser of a matchup this morning between Catalina Foothills of Tucson, AZ, and Westlake from Austin, TX.

Mount Si was led in the game yesterday by Jabe Mullins, who scored 26 points. Bijon Sidhu added 16 and Tyler Patterson pitched in 13 for the Wildcats. The game against the opponent to be determined happens tonight at 7:00 at Rancho Mirage High School.

Meanwhile, a couple hours south down at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, the Mount Si girls had a much easier time than expected against a solid Justin-Siena team from northern California in the first round of the Surf N’Slam tournament. The Wildcats rolled to a 53-25 victory to put them in the semifinals of the tournament this afternoon at around 2:00 against California’s Granite Bay, who is 12-1 after their first-round win yesterday. Stats from yesterday’s game are not available.

Today’s game will also be at Scripps Ranch. Tomorrow will be an off day for the girls while the boys are going to be in action again.

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Cedarcrest girls fall short: Missing players due to the holiday break, the Red Wolve ladies were going to have a tough challenge last night at home against Arlington in Duvall, and that challenge was made even tougher when top player Madi Weir got into foul trouble very early in the contest. CHS, though, fought back in the second half, but it proved to be a bit too late as they fell in a close one to the visiting 3A team, 44-40. “My girls made a valiant effort in the second half, outscoring Arlington 28-12 (in the half), great hustle in a very physical, foul-filled game,” said coach Brad Knowles by email to the SVSJ.

Weir ended up only scoring five points thanks to the foul trouble. Haley Hill led the scorers with 14 while Jaylin Yowell added 10 anchored by a perfect eight of eight on free throws.
The Red Wolve boys host Arlington tonight while the ladies are now off until after the New Year.

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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