We start the new week…..

Good Monday morning. We start with some college hoops for you and it was not a good day on the floor yesterday for the University of California’s women’s basketball team, as they were blown out on their home court by the visitors from the University of Oregon.

The Ducks used a dominant stretch in the second and third quarters, where they outscored the Bears 53-12 in those two frames combined, to blast Cal 100-41. Yep, that was the actual score inside Haas Pavilion down in Berkeley, CA. The Bears had held their own out of the gate, but once the second quarter started, it was all Ducks as they cruised, dropping Cal to a winless 0-10 on the season.

Freshman Sela Heide, she of Snoqualmie and a 2020 Mount Si HS grad, returned to action after missing the past three games for Cal and played limited minutes, going 0-2 from the floor.

Cal is back on the road this weekend, headed into the Rockies to meet the Mountain schools in the Pac-12. They’ll start in Boulder, CO, on Friday meeting the Universty of Colorado for a 2:30 p.m. tip, then on Sunday, they’re in Salt Lake City to take on the University of Utah for an 11am tip. Both games will be on the Pac-12 Networks, but distribution for the two games will be different. The Friday game will be televised on Pac-12’s National network, available in the Valley, but Sunday’s game will be only available regionally on P12N’s Mountain regional channel which is available in Utah and Colorado.

Also this morning:

A change of heart perhaps from Arizona high school sports leaders?
Media outlets in Arizona last night reported that the Arizona Interscholastic Activities’ Association (AIA)’s board of directors had called a meeting for tomorrow, presumably to discuss and potentially take another vote regarding the cancellation of high school winter sports in the state.

As we told you over the weekend, the AIA board in a surprising decision last Friday on the advice of the organization’s medical staff voted to shut down the high school winter sports season amidst a significant spike in COVID-19 cases affecting Arizona. The decision was met with immediate outrage from athletes, coaches and parents, many especially upset at the suddenness and little warning of the decision, a decision that could reverberate to Washington and affect athletes and families here in our state.

The meeting is tomorrow at 9:30 our time in the morning, and we’ll let you know what happens.

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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