Rebounds galore as Wildcat girls close out trip south with win

By Rhett Workman

The Mount Si High School girls’ basketball team is on its way home this morning after a solid showing at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs, CA, a tournament which wrapped up yesterday with another win.

An area which has been a concern this season for the Wildcats has been rebounding, and yesterday, that was an area where Mount Si enjoyed significant success. The Wildcats recorded 58 rebounds as a team, a number not seen in at least a couple of seasons, and that helped Mount Si rally from an early hole and beat Dana Hills of California.

Elizabeth Prewitt had perhaps her best game as a Wildcat – a double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds – to aid Mount Si to a 54-41 win over the Dana Hills team, from Dana Point in Orange County. Annie Hiebert also had a solid game – 18 rebounds in addition to eight points – to pace the Wildcats. Both Prewett and Hiebert had more boards on the offensive side of the ball, and that was also true for the team, as out of the 58 total boards, 32 of them were on the offensive glass, and that proved to be key for Mount Si, as they rebounded from an 18-8 deficit after one and outscored DH 46-23 the rest of the way to get the victory, their second of the season.

The Wildcats beat another California team, La Quinta, last Thursday for their first win of the season, and nearly scored a third win in the event in the game last Saturday against Laguna Beach before falling in overtime. The win yesterday earned scarlet and gray seventh place in the tournament.

Camryn Buck scored 10 points to aid Mount Si, who now wait until next week to get the second half of the schedule underway. They will next play January 8 at home against Juanita, with a game time of 7:30 p.m. at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

The girls may be a little sleepy-eyed when they return; you can thank Mother Nature for that…..
We don’t know if the Wildcats felt it or not, but the team may have been awakened early this morning by an earthquake. According to the US Geological Survey, the 3.1-magnitude earthquake was centered in an area south of Palm Springs and struck  around 1:30 this morning. KNBC-TV in Los Angeles reports that Palm Springs was among the areas that felt shaking from the temblor, which was the third in that general area in the past 24 hours; the USGS also reports two other earthquakes shook that same region yesterday, both also in the 3.0 magnitude range. One was a 3.7, the other was a 3.3.

There are no reports of injuries or damage from down that way.

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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