Mount Si hoops season opens with home jamborees, plus college action from yesterday…..

Mount Si High School’s boys basketball team held their annual jamboree yesterday at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. The Wildcats varsity and junior varsity squads played teams from Liberty and Overlake, with the Patriots varsity and JV sweeping the team titles, going 2-0 each. Mount Si’s varsity went 0-2, falling both to Liberty and Overlake, while the Wildcat JV went 1-1 with a win over the Owls, from Redmond, but an overtime loss to the Patriots that saw the shot of the day for Mount Si – a buzzer-beating three pointer to force overtime by Harvey Payne which he was fouled on; he missed that resulting free throw to send the contest into overtime, but Liberty ended up winning it in the extra session.

Even though his team didn’t win either of their 10-minute mini-games, Wildcat coach Kyle Clearman was still pleased with how things went. “It was all good. Defensively, we struggled a bit, but jamborees, like I told my guys, is mostly just me putting them into situations and seeing how they react so we can go to work on that on Monday before we play (Tuesday)”, the coach said. Mount Si hosts the Woodinville Falcons on Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m. to open the Kingco 4A schedule.

Owls coach Justin Prohn, a friend and fellow Mount Si Class of 1997 graduate of your editor, and also a friend of Clearman’s, was also pleased with how things went for his team. Overlake, a 1A school, opens their season on Tuesday as well, and he expects a good season for his squad. “Hopefully, a pretty well-disciplined team that’s going to get better throughout the year,” he said.

Mount Si girls split at jamboree
The Wildcats hosted their jamboree last night, also at MSHS, and left with a split, beating Cedar Park Christian but falling to Liberty. Mount Si won the mini-game over CPC 17-5 with balanced scoring, led by four points each from Annie Hiebert and Camryn Buck, while Emma and Sam Smith both had six points apiece for the Wildcats leading the way in their 18-17 mini-game loss to Liberty. The Wildcats meet Woodinville Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

College scoreboard
NCAA D-II football playoffs-NW Missouri State 54, Humboldt State 7: The Humboldt season came to an end in convincing fashion, as the hosts from NW Missouri rolled to the win at home in Maryville, MO. Seniors Taylor Mitchell, of North Bend, and Jarrett Adams, of Snoqualmie, both saw action in their final college football games, with Mitchell recording six tackles, four of which were solos. Both athletes are Mount Si High School grads. HSU finishes the season 10-2.

NCAA D-III football playoffs-Linfield wins: Linfield took care of business at home in McMinnville, OR, yesterday, with a 38-22 win over Cortland State of New York. The Wildcats move on to the quarterfinals next weekend, meeting Texas’s Mary Hardin-Baylor. Lineman Stephen Nnabue, a 2013 MSHS grad from Snoqualmie, is on Linfield’s roster, but he did not play yesterday.

Basketball-Carroll-MT men 83, Dickinson State 75: Valleyite Zach Taylor led the way for the Saints in their road win over the North Dakota team last night in Dickinson, ND. Taylor, a 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall and Carroll-MT junior, scored a game-high 28 points on a solid 7-13 from the floor which included three three-pointers. He was a perfect 11-11 from the foul line and also collected five boards, three steals and three rebounds for the Saints, who moved to 4-2 overall with the win.

Basketball-Puget Sound women 76, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 67: UPS took care of business last night, posting the road win over the California school in southern California. Freshman Elizabeth Prewitt, a 2015 Mount Si High School grad from North Bend, scored two points for the Loggers in limited action.

Basketball-Puget Sound women 84, Pomona-Pitzer 67 (Fri.): The Loggers rolled to the win over the southern California team on the road late Friday, with Prewitt collecting two points, two rebounds and a steal in limited action for UPS.

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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