Issaquah boys basketball team snaps losing streak

January 19, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 3 p.m. Jan. 19, 2011

Steven Rael scored a season-high 20 points Tuesday as he led the Issaquah High School boys basketball team to a 69-64 victory in overtime against visiting Roosevelt. The victory for the Eagles snapped a five-game losing streak.

Issaquah, 2-6 in 4A KingCo Conference play and 5-9 overall, made a tremendous fourth-quarter rally to send the game into overtime. The Eagles trailed by nine points after three quarters. However, Issaquah outscored Roosevelt 17-8 in the final period to send the game into overtime. The Eagles outscored Roosevelt 16-11 in overtime to win the game.

Counting Rael, five players in all scored in double figures for Issaquah. Nik Landdeck contributed 14 points. Fletcher Martin, Evan Peterson and Nick Price each had 11 points. Joe Knight had 15 points to lead Roosevelt, which is 2-7 in league play and 3-10 on the season.

In other 4A KingCo action, Crest Division-leading Redmond stunned top-ranked Garfield 74-52, Woodinville upset Newport 73-61, Skyline fell to Inglemoor 47-45 and Eastlake topped Bothell 74-52.

Skyline held a one-point lead after three quarters but couldn’t put away Inglemoor in the final period. Kasen Williams had 14 points and Lucas Shannon 10 points for Skyline, which dropped to third place in the Crest Division with a 5-3 league mark.

Eastlake blew out Bothell 32-8 in the first quarter in its rout of the visiting Cougars. Twelve players scored for Eastlake, which was led by Eric Holmdahl and Conner Iraola. Both had 12 points.

Liberty boys get big game from Gilmore but fall to Bellevue

Sophomore guard Tynan Gilmore scored a career-high 27 points Tuesday for the Liberty High School boys basketball team but it wasn’t enough as the host Patriots fell to Bellevue 73-50 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference game.

Nate Sikma, a 6-foot-5 forward for Bellevue, also had 27 points.

Chandler Jenkins had 12 points for the Patriots, who are 2-8 in league play.

Skyline wrestlers top Woodinville

The Skyline High School wrestling team had five pins Tuesday as the Spartans defeated Woodinville 42-36 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Toby Brown (130), Chris Caldwell (135), Tyler White (140), Jordan McCaslin (152) and Michael Mecham (160) had pins for Skyline.

Issaquah girls team loses key player

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team has lost senior guard Blaire Brady for the season. Brady, a three-year starter, suffered a torn ACL in early January, and according to Issaquah coach Kathy Gibson, will have surgery in about two weeks.

Brady, who has signed a national letter of intent with Idaho State, was considered one of the top all-around guards in the state.

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