From the hardwood and the diamond on this Sunday….Mount Si boys take third in SoCal, while Cedarcrest boys win their tourney

Good Sunday morning. Hardwood action and Mount Si High School’s boys’ basketball team finished out a great week of basketball last night down in southern California taking home third place at the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational tournament.

The Wildcats beat Seattle-area rival Roosevelt 52-45 to take the trophy. Jabe Mullins scored 20 and Tyler Patterson added 14 as Mount Si finished 3-1 in the tournament, their lone loss coming to Phoenix’s Pinnacle, who finished as the tournament runner-up after their title-game loss last night to Los Angeles’ Mater Dei.

The two Wildcat juniors also earned all-tournament recognition for their play in the event. Mount Si will hop on an airplane this morning and return home to get ready for a return to Kingco play coming up later this week.

Cedarcrest wins Chelan tourney: The Red Wolves used a strong 16-point effort from Brennan LeBlanc to post a 56-45 win over Chelan late last Friday night to take the Chelan Invitational in north central Washington. Cameron Brady added 12 points to help CHS, who blow out to a nice halftime lead then nursed it home for the win. Emmet Turner added seven points and Nicolo Cammarano pitched in four for the Red Wolves, who return to Wesco play this coming week.

College Basketball
Van Ess among the leaders for Skagit ladies: Skagit Valley got a game-high 15 points from Duvall’s Mieke Van Ess as they handled South Puget Sound 73-57 last night in a women’s basketball holiday tournament clash in Mount Vernon.

The Cardinal sophomore, a 2017 Cedarcrest HS grad, was a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line for Skagit, who blew out to a 38-17 halftime lead and did not look back against their NWAACC rivals. The Cardinals moved to 6-5 on the season with the win.

Also a note from baseball this morning:

Baseball
Auckland splits weekend set with Canberra: Earlier today the Auckland Tuatara scored a 3-2 win over Canberra in Australian Baseball League action in Canberra, Australia. North Bend’s Max Brown went 0-5 for the New Zealand-based Tuatara and has seen his average drop back down to .248 after reaching .272 following his stellar efforts last Friday in which he homered to help Auckland win that day. The Tuatara are now 9-18 on the season and continue play next weekend. Brown is a 2011 Mount Si HS grad.

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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