Liberty girls basketball team holds off Mount Si

January 13, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 3 p.m. Jan. 13, 2011

The Liberty High School girls basketball team moved into a three-way tie for second place in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference standings Wednesday when the Patriots defeated visiting Mount Si 39-36.

Mount Si, which has been in second place before the game, dropped to 5-2 in league play and into a tie with Liberty and Lake Washington.

Aspen Winegar, of Liberty, scored a game-high 12 points. Teammate Danni Sjolander added nine points. Jori Braun and Kassidy Maddux each had nine points to lead Mount Si.

Skyline girls basketball team downs Garfield

Lindsey Nicholson scored 22 points Wednesday to lead the Skyline High School girls basketball team to a 60-55 victory against host Garfield in a 4A KingCo Conference game.

Skyline shot to a 16-9 first quarter lead and stayed in front the rest of the way. The Spartans improved their league record to 4-3 and season mark to 10-4.

Megan Weideman contributed 13 points and Michelle Bretl 10 points for Skyline.

Garfield’s Nyasha Sarju scored a game-high 25 points.

Issaquah swimmers zip by Eastlake

Brian Ruggles won two events and swam on two victorious relays Wednesday as he led the Issaquah High School boys swimming team to a 116-69 victory against host Eastlake.

Ruggles captured the 200-yard freestyle with a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 50.33 seconds. He also won the 100 freestyle in 51.46.

Willy Matsuda, of Issaquah, won the 100 butterfly with a state-qualifying time of 54.90.

The Eagles swept the top three places in the 200 individual medley. Austin Melody was first and followed by Skyler Kersten and Ben Nussbaum.

Other Issaquah first places came from Jonathan Williams in the 500 freestyle and Gentry Gevers in the 100 backstroke.

Ruggles, Kersten, Gevers and Matsuda composed Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay. Matsuda, Kersten, Melody and Ruggles composed the 400 freestyle relay, which took first place in 3:28.97. The Eagles just barely missed a state-qualifying time in the event.

Issaquah wrestlers whip Garfield

The Issaquah High School wrestling team recorded five pins Wednesday as the Eagles overwhelmed Garfield 57-30 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Stefano Erickson (119), Caleb Pearson (125), Jerdon Helgeson (130), Sean Novak (140) and Joseph Tonnemaker (145) had pins for Issaquah.

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