Patterson’s 18, Barrett ‘D’ and buzzer-beater help deliver win for Mount Si boys hoops

Good Tuesday morning. We’ll start with some basketball. Mount Si High School’s basketball team used solid defense and a strong performance from junior Tyler Patterson to lock down a win last night down in Kent at an MLK Day event.

Patterson pounded out 18 points to lead the Wildcats to a 46-29 win over Enumclaw that also was headlined by solid defense – and a half-court buzzer beater – from senior Dartmouth football signee Jonny Barrett (which is on our Twitter feed @snovalleysports if you want to see it). Mount Si with the win is now 16-2 and faces Issaquah Friday at IHS. Game time is 8:00 p.m.

Now to volleyball.

Weekend tourneys wrap
The first major weekend of tournaments on the girls’ club volleyball front have wrapped up with solid results for most of the teams with Valley athletes in the events.

Locally, a run for a title at the Northwest Juniors’ MLK weekend tournament came up just short for the Bellevue-based organization’s 16 Grey team. The squad, with Mount Si’s Lexi Niehaus, fell in their championship semifinal for their lone loss of the weekend after winning six straight matches to start the tournament. Grey finished in fifth out of 33 teams in the U16 age group competing in the event down in Renton. As for Northwest’s 16 White, they ended up winning their playoff bracket in the “Bronze” division and finished 5-3 on the weekend with a 13th place showing. White features Cedarcrest’s Ava Mundy.

Down in Eugene, none of the local squads with Valleyites made it to their playoff finals at the Matt Hartner Invite. Leading the group were the two teams from Bellevue-based Sudden Impact. The 17’s Storm, with Wildcats Bre Fitzgerald and Megan Underbrink, ended up in a strong 23rd out of 112 teams in the 18U Open division, and the 15’s Typhoon, with Mount Si’s Bailey Showalter, took 26th out of 152 teams in the 16U Open division despite finishing 2-5 on the weekend. Right behind them in 31st in that age group were Kent-based KJ 15’s, with Wildcats Kira Holmberg and Jade Petrzelka. They finished the weekend 4-3. Both Typhoon and KJ suffered losses in their first playoff games and Storm made it to the semis.

Local play will resume this weekend with the first weekend of USA Volleyball Puget Sound Region Power League. More on this and a more full rundown of this past weekend tomorrow in our weekly volleyball segment.

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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