Ladies hardwood aplenty, with a Mount Si girls’ win led by a performance worthy of an Athlete of the Week nod….plus those AotW’s for the week

Good Monday morning. Catching up on things we couldn’t get to yesterday due to windstorm-caused internet issues.

Mount Si High School’s girls’ basketball team got back in the win column this past Saturday night, scoring a blowout win over Skyline at home in Snoqualmie.

Junior Joelle Buck had a career-high 26 points for the Wildcats to lead all scorers as Mount Si overcame a slow start to blast the Spartans 66-28. Skyline held a 14-13 lead after one quarter but the Wildcat defense allowed just 14 more Spartan points the rest of the game. Sophomore Gwen Aasland added five points and a career-best 17 rebounds as well for Mount Si, who had 45 total in the contest. Both Buck and Aasland’s efforts proved key as Mount Si saw star Sela Heide get hurt during the game and have to be helped off. No word on her status for this coming Wednesday’s game against Bothell. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at MSHS.

Puget Sound ladies fall in double OT: The Logger women finished the weekend Saturday night going to two extra sessions against Linfield down in McMinnville, OR, before the Wildcats pulled away in the second extra session to hand UPS the 91-84 loss in Northwest Conference (NCAA Division III play). Snoqualmie’s Elizabeth Prewitt, as a senior playing her final game on the McMinnville floor for UPS, scored 22 points and added eight rebounds pacing the Loggers, who dropped to 2-2 in conference play, 9-3 overall.

To our Athletes of the Week. Girls this week and off to the hardwood for both.

MOUNT SI – Who else, but Buck? The Wildcat junior hoopster has had solid games off and on this season, but her efforts this past Saturday, especially in light of the aforementioned Heide injury, were especially significant helping Mount Si rebound from a slow start to post that big win over Skyline. Hence we recognize her here. Mount Si currently sits in third in the Crest Division at 8-5 overall and 3-3, and are very comfortably set up there, two games back of second-place Newport and two games up on fourth-place Issaquah in the division, which, if this holds, would mean a playoff home game. So the Wildcats host Bothell on Wednesday and they’ll look to handle their business against the Cougars with Buck, depending on the status of both Heide and junior teammate Nitika Kumar, likely being the focal point of attention.

CEDARCREST – This will be a shared recognition. Freshman Kat Townley scored 13 points and Rose Carlson added 10 for the Red Wolves in a win last Friday over Oak Harbor. Head coach Brad Knowles, in his game report, offered praise for both players, two of many who need to step up right now and are in the wake of what might be a season-ending knee injury for star Jaylin Yowell. Yowell was likely expected back perhaps as soon as this week from that injury which she suffered in an early season game with Snohomish, but she had a setback over winter break and now it’s not clear if she’ll make it back in time for the playoffs. Which means efforts such as Townley’s and Carlson’s become that much more important as the season heads on for CHS, and that season continues this week with more Wesco games. Tomorrow, they are at Everett, then they have back-to-back games Thursday at home with Stanwood and Friday they are at Marysville-Pilchuck.

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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