Split result for Cedarcrest, and a Mount Si sweep on the hardwood, 1-29

Time now to wrap up last night’s action from Valley high school hoops.

Taylor reaches one milestone, but Red Wolves boys fall in close one
Cedarcrest senior boys basketball star Zach Taylor achieved one big career milestone last night in the Red Wolves’ game against King’s, and moved closer to a second, but it was sadly not enough as Cedarcrest fell in a tight one.

Taylor scored 17 points and added 14 rebounds to lead the Red Wolves in a 55-53 loss to the Knights in Seattle. The 14 boards put Taylor right at 650 for his career, and the 17 points moved him to within 20 of reaching the 1,500 mark, which could happen Friday on Senior Night against Lakewood.

“Thought both teams played at a high energy level and came to play,” said Red Wolves coach Mark Prince by email to the SVSJ. “I thought we played well defensively and executed our game plan pretty well. Unfortunately, on the offens(ive) end we did not shoot behind the arc very well,” he added, as his team went 5-22 from behind the three point line.

Jordan Corpus scored a game-high 21 points to pace the Red Wolves, and Caleb Taylor led King’s with 14 points.

King’s now appears poised to win the outright Cascade Conference title as a result of last night’s contest, but the Red Wolves will take the top seed to the Northwest 2A District tournament as King’s is a 1A school. Prince added some praise for the Knights. “We want to wish Coach (Rick) Skeen and his team the best of luck in their 1A playoffs coming up. They will certainly make some noise,” he said.

The Everett Herald also had a reporter at the game, and interviewed Skeen following the contest; see that report here.

In other action:

Big night for Stauffer leads CHS girls
Cedarcrest overcame some offensive struggles in both the second and third quarter to post a 50-46 win over King’s, and Sarah Stauffer was a major factor in this one. The Herald also has more.

Mount Si boys, girls beat Interlake
The Wildcat boys and girls went on the road to Interlake last night and both teams got wins. In the boys’ game, Trent Riley scored 24 to lead Mount Si to a 67-58 win which kept them tied with Bellevue for the second seed to the Kingco Tournament; a win tomorrow against Juanita would lock the berth up and earn with it a first round bye. Sam Finfer scored 26 to lead the Saints.

In the girls’ game, Sally Nelson scored 14, while Katy Lindor added 13, as the Wildcats used a second-half surge to beat the Saints 55-44. The two teams were tied 14-14 at half, with Mount Si outscoring Interlake 41-30 in the second half to grab the win, and lock up the fifth seed to the league playoffs, which earns a road trip against a team to be determined, likely Liberty Saturday.

Mount Si’s boys and girls host Juanita tomorrow on Senior Night. The girls start it off at 5:45, with the boys to follow at 7:30. Among the seniors set to be honored include Lindor and Grace Currie from the girls, and Riley and Levi Botten (who scored 11 points to pace Mount Si in the win last night) for the boys.

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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