Valley high school hoops getting busy in offseason schedule

This past weekend proved to be a good one on the summer basketball front for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball programs, as both Valley high schools were represented in one of the area’s top summer tournaments.

The Wildcat and Red Wolve varsity teams both went 2-2 while Cedarcrest also entered a JV squad and that team did better than both schools’ varsity squads, going 3-1.

The Red Wolve varsity beat Blanchet and Lynnwood but fell to King’s and North Creek during the three-day tournament held from Friday night to yesterday at the three Edmonds School District high schools – Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Edmonds-Woodway. Mount Si’s varsity beat Lynnwood and Lake Washington but fell to Seattle Prep and King’s. CHS’s junior varsity beat Snohomish, Meadowdale and Issaquah but fell to Woodinville.

Of note, the Wildcats were without their top three returners – Sela Heide, Nitika Kumar and Izzy Smith – but saw Joelle Buck score in double figures in all four games, according to Wildcat head coach Jason Marr, so look for her to once again be a key supporting piece this coming winter. In total, Marr’s pleased. “I’m very excited for this group,” he told us by email.

Cedarcrest coach Brad Knowles is also excited about his program’s prospects. Noting he had 15 players – 10 of which were incoming freshmen – playing on the JV squad, he suspects the program may have enough bodies to field a “C” team this winter, which would be a first for that program in years.

Good stuff for sure and both teams will continue summer preparations the rest of the summer break.

Mount Si boys deliver another summer tourney title: The Wildcat boys for the second straight weekend took home a summer tournament title. Off their tourney title at the Oregon State team tournament the weekend before last down in Corvallis, OR, Mount Si yesterday finished up their action at the Union High School-sponsored tourney in southwest Washington taking home that tournament crown. The team beat a solid group of schools from primarily the Portland area to take the crown. Stats for the event are not available.

As noted, the Wildcats will be headed to Arizona for a tournament there later this month.

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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