Skyline High School girls win second straight game

December 16, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:15 a.m. Dec. 16, 2010

Megan Weideman and Haley Smith combined for 25 points Wednesday as they led the Skyline High School girls basketball team to a 56-36 4A KingCo Conference victory against visiting Redmond.

Skyline shot to a 14-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. The Spartans held a commanding 34-17 advantage at halftime.

Weideman led the Spartans with 13 points and Smith had 12 points.

The victory was the second straight for Skyline, which is 2-1 in league play and 3-2 overall. Skyline entertains Bishop Blanchet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in a nonleague contest.

Price is right as Eagles down Mount Si

Senior guard Nick Price was healthy again Wednesday, which was good news for the Issaquah High School boys basketball team but bad news for visiting Mount Si. Price, who was sidelined last Saturday because of an injury, returned to the lineup and scored a season-high 26 points as Issaquah defeated Mount Si 70-62 in a nonleague game.

Mount Si led 13-11 after the first quarter but Issaquah caught fire in the second period to surge to a 35-26 halftime lead.

The Wildcats whittled down Issaquah’s lead in the third quarter but Issaquah responded in the fourth quarter to win its third game of the season.

Cole Westover added 17 points and Nik Landdeck had 10 for the Eagles, 3-2 overall. Issaquah hosts Eastlake at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Trent Riley, who earned first-team all-3A KingCo honors last year, topped Mount Si with 19 points. Anthony McLaughlin added 16 points and Dallas Smith had 14 points. Mount Si is 2-4 overall.

Former Spartan is starting for Eastern

Tyler Washburn, a former Skyline High School football standout, has started at middle linebacker in all of Eastern Washington University’s 13 games this season.

Washburn and the Eagles play their biggest game of the season Dec. 17, hosting Villanova at 5 p.m. in the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Sub Division playoffs. Villanova enters as the defending national champion.

Washburn is fourth on the team in tackles with 81. He had 10 tackles Dec. 11 when the Eagles defeated North Dakota State 38-31 in overtime. Washburn also has intercepted two passes this season. He returned one 55 yards for a touchdown in Eastern’s 35-32 victory against Central Washington in September.

Skyline is well-represented on the Eastern team. Senior tight end Jason Harris, freshmen Jase Butorac and Evan Day are other former Spartans on the Eastern roster.

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