Mount Si girls’ hoops season ends, plus news from college women’s basketball to start your Super Bowl weekend

The Mount Si High School girls’ basketball season closed on a down note last night, but once again, the Wildcats, as they have done for much of this season, competed hard and represented well, showing good signs for the future.

Lauren Wilbourne, one of two seniors playing their final games as high schoolers for Mount Si, scored a game-high 16 for the Wildcats as they fell 59-49 to the Issaquah Eagles at home in Snoqualmie. Sam Smith, the other senior, had five rebounds. Both were honored prior to the game. Coach Jason Marr praised his class of 2018. “My seniors were great and I will miss them a ton,” he said.

A 21-6 third quarter onslaught for the Eagles proved to be the difference in what was otherwise a close contest; Maya Witherspoon led Issy with 16, while Amanda Ferguson added 12 and Katie MacNary 15 as Issaquah will move into the league postseason next week; they sit 8-7 in league and in a tie for fourth with Skyline. Mount Si finishes the season 3-13 in league and 6-14 overall, and Wilbourne had this message for Wildcat fans. “Thanks so much for all the support. It’s meant a lot,” she said.

College ladies’ hardwood news:

UPS explodes down stretch to handle Bearcats: Puget Sound’s ladies outscored visiting Willamette 30-12 in the final quarter and took care of the Bearcats 68-52 last night at home in Tacoma. Snoqualmie’s Elizabeth Prewitt aided the efforts, with the junior, a 2015 Mount Si High School grad, scoring 12 points and adding six rebounds and a steal to pace the Loggers, who made it back to .500 overall with the win (10-10) and moved into a tie for fourth in the Northwest Conference at 5-6 in league play. UPS hosts George Fox this afternoon in a game you can see live on NWC Digital, at right in our news links, at 4:00 p.m.

Eastern Oregon races past Northwest U. ladies despite efforts of CHS alum: Kalee Fowler scored 13 points to lead the Eagles, but host Eastern Oregon downed the visiting Northwest University ladies last night 97-63 in La Grande, OR, to remain unbeaten in Cascade Collegiate Conference play at 15-0. Fowler, a senior from Duvall and 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 6-13 from the floor for Northwest and also had two assists and a block as the Eagles dropped to 7-16 overall, 4-10 in conference play. They finish their I-84 swing today with a game at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID.

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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