Issaquah girls win twice
January 26, 2010
The Issaquah High School girls basketball team, which plays at Woodinville Jan. 27 in a showdown of 4A KingCo Conference division leaders, recorded a pair of victories last week.
Issaquah, first in the Crest Division, cruised by Inglemoor 53-31 Jan. 20 and topped Redmond 47-41 Jan. 22.
In the contest with Inglemoor, Issaquah put away the visiting Vikings early. The Eagles shot to a 15-3 first-quarter lead and held a commanding 33-9 halftime advantage. Mackenzie Schiltz led Issaquah with 13 points and Domi Mendezona had 10 points. Blaire Brady contributed nine points and Maddey Pflaumer had eight points.
In the contest with Redmond, Issaquah fell behind by five points in the first quarter, but fought back to lead 24-20 at halftime. Redmond, however, regained the lead in the third quarter.
Issaquah finished strong in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Mustangs 13-5. Schiltz again was Issaquah’s leading scorer with 15 points. Pflaumer added 14 points as the Eagles went to 10-0 in conference play and 13-1 for the season.
Skyline split two games last week, defeating Ballard 67-41 Jan. 20 and losing to Garfield 48-36 Jan. 22. Against Ballard, the Spartans shot to a 19-6 first-quarter lead and pulled away for the victory. Skyline’s Kassia Fortier scored a game-high 20 points. Teammate Morgan Farrar added 11 points.
In the game with Garfield, the host Bulldogs had a big third quarter, outscoring Skyline 16-4 to break open a tight contest. Michelle Bretl, Fortier and Rachel Shim each had eight points for Skyline.
Liberty swimmers win easily
Logan Briggs won an event in a state-qualifying time, and anchored two winning relay teams to state-qualifying times Jan. 19 to lead the Liberty High School boys swim team to a 122-55 KingCo Conference victory against Sammamish.
Briggs won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.67 seconds. The Patriots took first place in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:45.34. Joining Briggs on the relay team were Luke Duschl, Shunya Asano and Austin Briggs. Kevin Hays, Austin Briggs, Duschl and Logan Briggs composed the 400 freestyle relay team, which took first in 3:27.20.
The Patriots also won the 200 freestyle relay, but did not have a state-qualifying time in the event. Logan Briggs, Hayden Meriwether, Duschl and Austin Briggs composed the relay team.
Other Liberty first places came from Cameron Kaulia in diving, Hays in the 100 butterfly, Tucker Watts in the 500 freestyle, Raymond Ha in the 200 individual medley and Asano in the 100 breaststroke.
In other competition last week, Issaquah defeated Interlake 99-77 Jan. 21. Austin Melody had two first places for Issaquah, winning the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.
Other Issaquah first places came from Brian Ruggles in the 200 individual medley and Brandon Pomeroy in diving. The Eagles also won the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. The 200 freestyle relay team was composed of Skyler Kersten, Jake Walin, Ben Halter and Jack Taylor. Ruggles, Taylor, Willy Matsuda and Kersten composed the 400 freestyle relay.
Pomeroy followed up the meet by qualifying for state in the District 2 qualifying meet Jan. 23 at Juanita High School. Pomeroy finished fourth with 314.8 points.
Heaps on Parade team
Skyline High School quarterback Jake Heaps, already enrolled at Brigham Young University, has been named to the Parade Magazine All-America Football Team.
The team of 58 players appears in the Sunday Jan. 31 issue.
Heaps was one of seven quarterbacks selected and was Parade’s choice as the top quarterback. He passed for 3,191 yards and 45 touchdowns last fall while leading Skyline to a third straight state title.