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Another round of Friday picks and previews for you this morning. Mount Si is north tonight, in Bothell to meet the Cougars, while Cedarcrest meets Sultan.

GIRLS
Mount Si Wildcats at Bothell Cougars, Bothell HS, Bothell, 6:00pm – Mount Si is back to work after a week off due to their bye on Wednesday; the team fell 70-22 at Inglemoor last Friday without star senior Elizabeth Prewitt, who was ill. Prewitt is expected back tonight for the Wildcats, who meet a Cougar team that continues to be among the top squads in Kingco 4A. Sophomore Taya Corosdale leads Bothell, averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds a contest; she scored 26 points and added 15 boards, 10 of which were on the offensive end, to lead the Cougars over Mount Si the first time these two teams met back in December. Look for Corosdale to deliver yet again and for Bothell to continue its push for a deep run in postseason. Bothell 70, Mount Si 45

Cedarcrest Red Wolves at Sultan Turks, Sultan HS, Sultan, 6:45pm – The Red Wolves and Turks meet for the final time this season in league play; Cedarcrest won the first meeting between the two teams back on January 6. But things have changed since then; most notably the Red Wolves are still without top freshman Haley Hill, out with a concussion, and her loss is being felt in a big way at the moment by CHS, who fell this past Tuesday to Lakewood and likely cost them a shot at the postseason. Seniors Megan Ditore and LuAnn Townley will look to lead the Red Wolves in this one tonight. As for Sultan, sophomore Bailey Bierbrauer leads the team in scoring, averaging 10 points and seven rebounds a contest; she scored seven points in the first meeting of these two teams. Cedarcrest 45, Sultan 35

BOYS
Cedarcrest Red Wolves vs. Sultan Turks, Cedarcrest HS, Duvall, 6:45 pm – The Red Wolves and Turks meet for the final time on the Cascade Conference schedule this fall; in their first meeting, back on January 6 at Sultan High School, the Red Wolves eked out a 57-56 win behind 14 points from Kyle Walsh. Watch for him and fellow senior Chase Cardon to lead the way tonight. The Red Wolves come into tonight’s game off a tough loss on Tuesday to Lakewood, while the Turks fell to King’s. For Sultan, their attack centers around two juniors. Chris Walcott and Tyler Morris both are averaging around 13 points a contest; Morris scored 14 in the first meeting between these two teams. Another player to watch from the Turks is Deion Bonilla; he’s averaging around 10 points a game at the moment and scored a game-high 21 in the January 6 battle. Could be another close one tonight. Cedarcrest 60, Sultan 58

Mount Si Wildcats at Bothell Cougars, Bothell HS, Bothell, 7:30pm* (*Game will start 15-20 minutes after conclusion of girls’ game) – Bothell rolled to an 85-53 win the last time these two teams met, back in December at Mount Si High School, led by the 20 points of freshman Cameron Tyson. The Cougars continue to remain in the hunt for postseason in the Kingco 4A, but are not currently at the top of the standings. Instead, they are hovering around .500 this season, having fallen in three out of their last five games. Bothell comes in off a win over Redmond Tuesday, while Mount Si last played last Friday, falling narrowly to Inglemoor. Danny Tomson scored 26 last week for the Wildcats in that game against the Vikings and will be looked to to lead the way tonight. Bothell 75, Mount Si 55

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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