Hardwood news: Mount Si boys get win, and it’s shaping up to be a busy Saturday both at the high school and college levels for Valley hoopsters

Good Saturday morning. Hardwood news to start the New Year’s weekend.

Mount Si High School’s boys’ basketball team finally notched a win down at the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational in southern California yesterday, using a double-double from their newest impact player to take care of a team from Arizona.

Bijon Sidhu had 12 points and 12 rebounds for that double-double, pacing the Wildcats as they held off Millennium, from the west Phoenix suburb of Goodyear, AZ, 61-53, in a tournament game at Cathedral City High School.

Jabe Mullins scored 19 leading the Wildcats, who shot 43% from the floor. Tyler Patterson added 14 pacing Mount Si, who meets Foothill, from the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, NV, to close things out this afternoon. Foothill is 8-6 on the season after a win last nightand they have three top players of note.

Senior Marvin Coleman II is averaging around 18 points a game leading the Falcons, ranked eighth in Nevada by MaxPreps. Juniors Jace Roquemore and Dylan Hushaw are both provding a nice supporting role, each averaging around a dozen points a contest. This looks to be a quality matchup to close things out for the Wildcats before they return home tomorrow to get set for their return to Kingco play this coming Wednesday at home against Skyline at 8:15 p.m.

Today’s matchup tips at 2:00 p.m at Cathedral City High School.

Also, later this afternoon down the road in San Diego, the Mount Si girls wrap up play at the Surf N’Slam tournament with a high noon battle for third place in the girls’ bracket taking on a group of Wildcats from Watsonville, CA. The Watsonville girls are 8-3 on the season, so this looks to be another tough challenge for the scarlet and gray crew, looking to rebound off a loss on Thursday in the tournament semis to suburban Sacramento’s Granite Bay High School. A win would put Mount Si at 4-4 coming back home to restart conference play on Wednesday also against the Spartans at 6:30 prior to the boys’ game.

The girls’ game will be at Scripps Ranch High School.

College scores
Fowler delivers in Northwest women’s win: Northwest University’s ladies returned from the holiday break getting a stellar effort from a Cedarcrest High School alum in a big road win.

Senior Kalee Fowler went the distance, playing all 40 minutes and scoring 19 points on a strong 6-10 from the floor which included 3-4 from beyond the three-point arc as the Eagles took care of Corban 82-70 last night in Salem, OR, as Northwest opened their weekend Cascade Collegiate (NAIA) swing to the Willamette Valley.

Fowler, from Duvall and a 2014 CHS’er, was also 4-5 from the foul line, recorded four assists, a rebound and a steal, as the Eagles moved to 5-8 on the season, 2-3 in conference play, in advance of a game tonight at Northwest Christian down in Eugene, OR, which will tip at 5:30 and be available on the web at CCC Digital for a fee. You can access this in our news links at right.

CHS alum aiding Skagit ladies: The Skagit Valley ladies are 0-2 going into today’s final game in their home tournament up in Mount Vernon, but a Valleyite is doing her best to help her team regardless.

Freshman Mieke Van Ess, a 2017 CHS alum, has started both of the first two games for the Cardinals in the tournament, losses yesterday to Grays Harbor and Thursday to Moses Lake’s Big Bend. In the game Thursday, which went to Big Bend 79-64, Van Ess scored four points and had four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Yesterday, Skagit fell 83-62 to GHCC and the former Red Wolve had two points, three boards and two assists.

The Cardinals host South Puget Sound this afternoon to wrap up the tournament. Skagit is 3-7 on the season.

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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