Skyline boys top Redmond, move into first place

January 27, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011

The Skyline High School boys basketball team battled back from an early deficit Tuesday and defeated host Redmond 49-42 in a 4A KingCo Conference game.

With the victory, Skyline took over first place in the Crest Division standings with a 7-3 league record.

Redmond, which had moved into first place last week, dropped to second place with a 7-4 record. The Mustangs held a 13-8 first-quarter lead, but Skyline rallied in the second period to lead 20-19 at halftime.

Skyline’s Kasen Williams scored a game-high 16 points. Max Browne, Lucas Shannon and Teran Togia each had 10 points for the Spartans. Jason Harrington topped Redmond with 12 points.

In other action, Conner Iraola scored 20 points to lead Eastlake past host Newport 81-80. Cole Wiper, of Newport, had a game-high 31 points.

Eastlake moved to a game of third-place Newport in the Crest Division. The Wolves host Issaquah Friday in a key game for both teams.

Garfield, the Crown Division leader, defeated Woodinville 87-70; Roosevelt topped Bothell 69-54 and Ballard downed Inglemoor 69-63.

Mercer Island rolls past Liberty

The Liberty High School boys basketball team lost to host Mercer Island 68-42 Tuesday in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference game.

Chandler Jenkins topped Liberty with 11 points and Robbie Thomas had eight points.

Issaquah wrestlers pound Newport

The Issaquah High School wrestling team recorded seven pins Tuesday as the Eagles overwhelmed Newport 64-15.

Jerdon Helgeson (130), Almen Thorpe (135), David White (145), Cody Duke (152), Daniel Fine (189), Matt Solusod (215) and Jonathan Norris (285) had pins for Issaquah. Andrew Ramirez (160) also recorded a major decision to win his match.

The Eagles are 6-2 in dual matches this season.

Skyline also wrestled Newport on Tuesday and posted a 56-15 victory.

Jerred Kiss (125), Collin Ehret (130), Christian Caldwell (145), Jordan McCaslin (152) and Sean McAlhaney (189) had pins for Skyline. Joseph DeMatteo (103) and Ian Crouch (160) had major decisions for the Spartans.

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