On this New Year’s Eve morning, a look at the college hardwood action from last night

Good Sunday morning.

With us already having let you know about Mount Si High School’s boys and girls’ basketball teams finishing their tournaments in southern California yesterday afternoon, we have college hardwood news this morning.

Our headliner is down in Eugene, OR, last night, where, for the second straight game, a Valleyite went the distance for her team. But unlike Friday night when it helped get them a win, things did not go as well last night.

Northwest University senior women’s hoopster Kalee Fowler, from Duvall, started and played the full 40 minutes for the Eagles in their game against Northwest Christian. But the host NCU side took advantage of a strong second quarter, outscoring Northwest 20-8 in that frame to hand the Eagles an 87-74 loss, dropping them to 5-9 on the season, 2-4 in league play in the NAIA’s Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Fowler, a 2014 Cedarcrest HS alum, scored 11 points on 4-10 from the floor, and also collected five rebounds and two assists for NWU, who is at Linfield on Tuesday for a non-conference game, which tips at 5:00 p.m. and will be available live on NWC Digital, linked at right in our news links or also on Apple TV, Roku and other set top boxes, for free, before returning home Friday to host College of Idaho in Kirkland.

Van Ess starts again for Skagit: Freshman Mieke Van Ess, also from Duvall and a 2017 CHS’er, started and worked 31 minutes for Skagit Valley College’s ladies in their tournament finale yesterday, hosting South Puget Sound. The post player had seven rebounds, three assists and a steal for the Cardinals, but no points as Skagit fell 64-51 to the visiting team from Lacey. Van Ess was 0-2 from the floor.

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.
This entry was posted in Basketball, College Sports. Bookmark the permalink.