Skyline falls into three-way tie

January 27, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 2:14 p.m. Jan. 27, 2010

The Skyline High School boys basketball team fell into a big first-quarter hole Jan. 26 and never quite dug itself out as the Spartans lost to the host Inglemoor Vikings 49-45 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Inglemoor shot to a 20-6 first-quarter lead and maintained the lead despite a furious fourth quarter by Skyline. The Spartans outscored Inglemoor 18-9 in the final period.

Cory Hutsen led Skyline with 18 points.With the loss, Skyline, 8-3 in conference action, fell into a three-way tie with Eastlake and  Garfield for the Crest Division lead.

Eastlake topped Ballard 71-63 and Garfield downed Lake Washington 66-60. Inglemoor, 7-4, moved into a three-way tie with Lake Washington and Woodinville for the Crown Division lead.

In other action, Issaquah lost to Woodinville 59-50. Joe Evans had 20 points to lead Issaquah.

In the 3A/2A KIngCo Conference, Liberty lost to first-place Bellevue 78-40. Although the game ended in a rout, it didn’t start that way as Liberty held a 15-14 first-quarter lead. Chandler Jenkins and Kylan Marlow each had nine points to lead the Patriots.

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