Issaquah Eagles basketball opens with victory

December 1, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10 a.m. Dec. 1, 2010

The Issaquah High School boys basketball team, under new coach Jason Griffith, opened its season Tuesday with a 60-27 nonleague victory against visiting Bellevue Christian.

Issaquah jumped to an 18-7 first quarter lead and cruised to a 13-point halftime advantage.

Veteran players Nik Landdeck and Nick Price paced Issaquah. Landdeck scored a game-high 18 points and Price, who earned 4A All-KingCo third team honors last season, had 17 points.

Jake Vandenbrink topped Bellevue Christian with 10 points.

Liberty girls basketball team falls to Franklin

The Liberty High School girls basketball team fell into a little hole in the first quarter and despite a strong third quarter comeback lost to visiting Franklin 51-44 Tuesday in the nonleague season opener for both teams.

Franklin grabbed a four-point lead in the first quarter and stretched its advantage to eight at halftime.

Liberty outscored scored Franklin 16-13 in the third quarter but was unable to overtake the Metro League team.

Danni Sjolander topped the Patriots with 14 points and Aspen Winegar had 10 points.

Janee Lewis, of Franklin, led all players with 18 points.

Former Eagle receives top award

Issaquah High School graduate Joey Bradley, a quarterback for Diablo Valley College in California, was selected as the All-Golden Gate Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Bradley averaged a state-leading 335 yards per game. Twice, he threw six touchdown passes in a game.

Issaquah High School senior signs with SPU

Issaquah High School basketball standout Maddey Pflaumer has signed a national letter of intent to play for NCAA Division II Seattle Pacific University starting in the fall of 2011.

Pflaumer, a 5-foot-11 senior post, is heading into her fourth year on the Eagles’ varsity. She has been team captain for two years. Pflaumer was a first-team 4A All-KingCo Conference selection last season, averaging 12.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game.

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