Issaquah girls basketball team wins home opener

January 6, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:45 p.m. Jan. 6, 2011

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team had to feel good Wednesday when the Eagles finally got the opportunity to play on their home court. The Eagles were feeling even better after the 4A KingCo Conference game as they defeated Garfield 64-57.

Prior to Wednesday night, Issaquah had played all its games this season on the road. In fact, with reconstruction going on the campus last year, this was the first home game at Issaquah for the girls’ team in almost two years.

Senior point guard Blaire Brady led Issaquah with 20 points. Senior forward Maddey Pflaumer contributed 19 points and junior forward Sabrina Norton added 14 points.

With the victory, Issaquah went to 3-0 in league play and took over first place in the Crest Division. The Eagles, 5-3 overall, play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Skyline, and then host Eastlake at 7 p.m. Saturday.

In other action, Skyline downed visiting Ballard 48-33. The Spartans, 3-2 in KingCo play, shut out Ballard 11-0 in the third quarter. Haley Smith and Megan Weideman each scored 11 points for Skyline, which has a five-game winning streak. The Spartans are 9-3 on the season.

Eastlake, which was leading the Crest Division, lost at home to Crown Division-leading Woodinville 65-53. The loss was the first of the season for Eastlake, which dropped to 4-1 in league play and 9-1 on the season. Melissa Gilkey, of Woodinville, led all players with 29 points. Bella Zennan topped Eastlake with 15 points.

Liberty girls lose to Lake Washington

The Liberty High School girls basketball team couldn’t stop host Lake Washington in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the Patriots lost 44-39 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference game.

Liberty, which trailed by four points in the first quarter, shot to a 21-13 halftime lead. However, the teams were deadlocked at 29-all after three quarters. Lake Washington outscored the Patriots 15-10 in the decisive fourth quarter.

Danni Sjolander topped Liberty with 13 points. Halie Ericksen and Aspen Winegar each had eight points. Kat Whitfield, of Lake Washington, led all players with 15 points.

Liberty and Lake Washington both are now 3-2 in league play. The Patriots are 7-4 on the season.

Issaquah wrestlers fall to Woodinville

The Issaquah High School wrestling team dominated most the of lower weights Wednesday but the Eagles lost the upper weights and fell to host Woodinville 42-36 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Charles Tilton (112), Jerdon Helgeson (130), Almen Thorpe (140), David White (145) and Cody Duke (152) had pins for Issaquah.

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