Spartans head into break with win over Falcons

December 28, 2010

By Staff

The Skyline High School boys team went into the holiday break feeling rather joyous last week after winning a pair of games.

On Dec. 21, the Spartans held off visiting Woodinville in the final quarter to post a 40-38 4A KingCo Conference triumph.

Will Parker had 13 points to lead Skyline. Woodinville’s Peter Flint led all players with 21 points.

Bryan Cikatz poured in a game-high 19 points Dec. 22 as Skyline coasted past host Mariner 52-28 in a nonleague contest.

Skyline, 5-2 on the season, took control of the game early, shooting to a 13-4 first-quarter lead. The Spartans led 26-7 at halftime.

Parker and Kasen Williams each scored eight points for Skyline.

Eagles fall to Inglemoor

The Issaquah boys team couldn’t hold off hot-shooting Inglemoor in the first quarter and lost 67-54 to the visiting Vikings Dec. 21 in a 4A KingCo contest.

Inglemoor shot to a 21-6 first-quarter lead and stayed in front for good. Nick Price topped Issaquah with 18 points and Derek Quan added 17.

Patriots split

The Liberty boys basketball team had four players score in double figures Dec. 22 as the Patriots nipped host Highline 59-58 in a nonleague game.

Liberty trailed by nine points at halftime, but caught fire in the third quarter. The Patriots outscored Highline 24-12 to surge into the lead.

Chandler Jenkins and Kylan Marlow each had 16 points to lead the Patriots. Tynan Gilmore and Zach Good each had 10 points.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Liberty, which is 2-5 on the season.

On Dec. 20, Liberty lost to Hazen 84-44 in a nonleague game. Hazen led 16-5 after the first quarter and sprinted to a 45-18 halftime lead.

Jake Bainton topped Liberty with 11 points. Gilmore and Jenkins each had eight points for the Patriots. De’corius Sampson led Hazen with 14 points.

Liberty girls top Hazen

The Liberty girls basketball team shot to an early lead Dec. 20 and stayed in front as the Patriots defeated host Hazen 47-41 in a nonleague game. The Patriots, 5-2 on the season, held a commanding 16-point lead after three quarters. Hazen made a late charge, outscoring Liberty 18-8 in the final quarter, but could not overcome the big deficit.

Sierra Carlson led Liberty with 14 points. Danni Sjolander added 12 points and Halie Ericksen had nine points.

Hazen’s Airashay Rogers led all players with 28 points.

Issaquah girls go 1-3 in Arizona

The Issaquah girls team went 1-3 in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Chandler, Ariz.

Issaquah’s lone victory came Dec. 21 when the Eagles defeated Tolleson, Ariz., 51-41.

Blaire Brady led the Eagles with 10 points. Quincey Gibson added eight points for Issaquah.

Issaquah trailed by three points after the first quarter, but rallied in the second quarter to lead 25-20 at halftime.

In the Eagles’ final game of the tournament Dec. 22, Issaquah held a five-point lead at halftime, but couldn’t hold off Dillard, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the second half and lost 53-45.

Blaire Brady topped Issaquah with 16 points. Brooke Miller and Ngozi Monu each had eight points.

The loss dropped Issaquah’s season record to 4-3.

Earlier in the tournament, Issaquah lost to Etiwanda, Calif., 55-48, Dec. 18, and to host Chandler, 59-54, Dec. 20. Sabrina Norton was the Eagles’ top scorer in both games. Norton scored 20 points against Etiwanda, and had 10 points against Chandler.

Skyline girls nipped by Woodinville

The Skyline girls team lost to Woodinville, 36-35, Dec. 21 in a 4A KingCo contest. The Spartans shut down the Falcons’ standout posts Deidre Miller and Melissa Gilkey.

Skyline went to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.

Poor free-throw shooting cost the Spartans, who hit just two of 12 from the line.

Junior post Megan Weideman was a bright spot for the Spartans with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

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