From Saturday at the holiday tournaments for Valley hoopsters….

Saturday saw more action for the local teams at their holiday tournaments.

Cedarcrest girls dominate at Prostock for second straight day
Fresh off their blowout from last Friday against Franklin, the Cedarcrest High School girls’ hoopsters once again dominated in their game this past Saturday at the Prostock Winter Classic in Mount Vernon.

The “big three” of Susan Kenney, Kalee Fowler and Megan Ditore led the way as the Red Wolves rolled to a 74-35 win over Oak Harbor. Kenney had 27 points, while Fowler aided the efforts with 21 of her own and Ditore pitched in 15, most of those off of four three-pointers. The three-girl unit as a whole hit eight total from outside, which proved to be key.

“We are playing very well offensively right now.  Between our running game, good execution in the half court, and outside shooting…we are putting up some big scores,” said Cedarcrest coach Brad Knowles by email. That said, there are some things they’ll be working on as the second half of the season gets going for the 8-1 Red Wolves (3-0 league). “We need more rebounds at both ends of the court.  More offensive rebounds to score and defensive rebounds to get our running game going.  We were a little lazy on defense and made some unnecessary fouls…we’ll work on that,” Knowles said.

The Red Wolves will next play January 7 as they get back into Cascade Conference play with a date at Archbishop Murphy.

Mount Si girls take California team to overtime
The Wildcat ladies, coming off their blowout loss last Friday, rallied to make things interesting in their game Saturday against Laguna Beach, CA, from Orange County. The two teams needed an extra session but it was the Californians who scored the win.

Despite 19 points and nine rebounds from Elizabeth Prewitt, the Wildcats fell in overtime 56-53.

Laguna Beach started out in a big way early, scoring 24 first-quarter points, but once Mount Si’s defense settled down, the Wildcat girls gave up just 23 points the entire rest of the game. Madi Bevens scored 13 points, and Annie Hiebert added a nice 10 point, seven rebound effort to aid the Wildcats.

Mount Si boys fall in semis at Cactus Jam
Mount Si’s boys held their own for the first half of their semifinal game at the Cactus Jam down in Phoenix, but let their opponents, Hoover of Ohio, get away in the third and ended up falling.

Hoover, from North Canton, scored the 66-52 win. The Vikings, as the Ohio team is called, outscored Mount Si 15-6 in the third quarter and that proved to be pretty much the difference as the Wildcats could not recover from that third quarter trouble. Jack Nelson scored 20 points to lead Mount Si, while Beau Shain added 10 points and eight rebounds to pace the Wildcat efforts.

Tyler McCreadie added eight points and nine rebounds to pace Mount Si, who shot a solid 42% from the floor.

Both Mount Si teams play today to wrap up their tournaments, then will head home tomorrow. The Wildcat boys will be home for afternoon home games both Thursday and Friday to close out the non-league schedule.

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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