Skyline boys basketball team tops Ballard in OT

January 5, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 5, 2011

The Skyline High School boys basketball team outscored host Ballard 14-6 in overtime Tuesday en route to a 68-60 4A KingCo Conference victory.

Skyline, 3-1 in KingCo play and 6-3 overall, trailed by eight points entering the third period but outscored the Beavers 18-10 to sent the game into overtime.

Bryan Cikatz and Will Parker each scored 21 points for Skyline, which hosts Issaquah at 8 p.m. Friday.

Salim Gloyd, of Ballard (3-2, 6-4), led all players with 29 points.

In other 4A KingCo action, Issaquah fell to host Garfield 89-55. Garfield, 5-0 in KingCo and 8-1 overall, shot to a 17-9 first-quarter lead and steadily pulled away.

Nick Price topped Issaquah (1-4, 4-7) with 22 points. Steven Rael added eight points. Garfield’s Tony Wroten led all players with 29 points.

The loss was the third straight for Issaquah, which went 1-2 last week in the Les Schwab Christmas Classic at Kennedy Catholic. On Dec. 30, in their final game of the tournament, Issaquah lost to Ballard 63-54 despite 30 points from Price.

In other 4A KingCo games on Tuesday, it was Newport 62, Bothell 57; Redmond 61, Roosevelt 52; and Woodinville 81, Eastlake 63.

Liberty boys basketball team loses in 2 OTs

The Liberty High School boys basketball team put forth a strong effort Tuesday, but it just wasn’t enough as the host Patriots lost to Lake Washington 79-73 in a double-overtime thriller.

Liberty, 1-4 in 3A/2A KingCo Conference action, made a valiant comeback after falling behind by 14 points in the first quarter. In fact, the Patriots, 2-7 on the season, cut their deficit to six points at halftime and surged ahead in the third quarter to lead 50-45.

Lake Washington outscored Liberty 23-18 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. The teams were deadlocked at 70-all after the first overtime. Lake Washington outscored the Patriots 9-3 in the second overtime to win the game.

Chandler Jenkins paced the Patriots with 19 points. Tynan Gilmore added 18 points, Kylan Marlow had 13 points and Jake Bainton had 12 points for Liberty.

Lake Washington’s Matt Staudacher had a game-high 33 points. Kramer Taylor added 18 points for the Kangaroos, who are 3-2 in league and 6-4 overall.

On Dec. 30 in a nonleague game, Liberty lost to Cascade 70-57. Marlow topped Liberty with 19 points and Gilmore had 15 points.

Liberty girls basketball team goes 2-1 in tournament

The Liberty High School girls basketball team won two of three games last week in the KingCo/WesCo Challenge Tournament at Juanita High School.

Liberty, 7-3 on the season, defeated Glacier Peak 56-53 Dec. 28. Aspen Winegar tallied 17 points to lead the Patriots. Liberty fell behind by seven points in the first quarter but fought back to tie Glacier Peak 24-24 at halftime. The Patriots went ahead in the third quarter and held a 43-40 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Danni Sjolander contributed 12 points and Halie Ericksen 11 points for Liberty.

Liberty rallied from a first-quarter six-point deficit Dec. 29 to defeat Shorewood 43-33. The Patriots trailed 13-7 after the first quarter and were down by four points at halftime. However, the Patriots outscored Shorewood 16-8 in the third quarter to surge into the lead. Liberty put away Shorewood with 14 points in the final quarter. Sjolander topped the Patriots with 11 points. Winegar added 10 points and Sierra Carlson had eight points.

The Patriots lost to Lynnwood 65-60 Dec. 30. The teams were deadlocked at 27-all at halftime. However, Lynnwood outscored Liberty 17-9 in the third quarter to break open the game. Carlson topped Liberty with 16 points. Sjolander contributed 15 points and Winegar had 13 points.

Liberty, 3-1 in 3A/2A KingCo Conference play, resumes league action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Washington.

Liberty wrestler takes second

Hamilton Noel, of Liberty High School, placed second in the 152-pound division at the Pacific Coast Wrestling Championships Dec. 30 in Vancouver, Wash.

Noel lost a heartbreaker in the final, getting edged by Travis Schutzler, of West Linn, Ore., 1-0. Noel opened with a 14-4 major decision against Zeke Gaeta, of Olympic, and then defeated Matt Rice, of Union, 10-5 in the second round. He pinned Stephen Doman, of Timberline, in the quarterfinals and edged Kris Fenton, of South Kitsap, 4-3 in the semifinals.

Jay Chakravarty, of Liberty, finished fifth in the 160-pound division. He defeated Anthony Thomas, of Evergreen, 7-2 in the match for fifth place. Chakravarty avenged a loss after losing to Thomas on a pin in the quarterfinals. Prior to the quarterfinal match, Chakravarty had pins against Vicente Hubert, of Camas, and Joel Trujillo, of Burlington-Edison.

Liberty finished 24th in the 34-team tournament which had squads from Washington and Oregon.

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