Issaquah High School boys basketball guard hits for 41

December 21, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Dec. 21, 2011

Issaquah High School senior guard Nick Price practically got overlooked by almost all the KingCo Conference Crest Division boys basketball coaches when it came to picking last year’s all-league teams. He did manage to get honorable mention despite leading his division in scoring.

But that was last year. The way he has been hitting lately, Price should have no problem attaining higher honors.

Price scored a season-high 41 points Tuesday as he sparked the Eagles to a 86-78 KingCo 4A victory against host Inglemoor.

Last Friday Price scored 30 points when the Eagles lost to Eastlake. Against Inglemoor, he connected on 16 of 23 shots, including 4 of 8 from the three-point range.

Issaquah teammates Ryan Sexton and Drew Danner chipped in 13 and 12 points respectively. Sexton also had a team-high six rebounds.

The Eagles, 3-1 in league and 6-1 overall, trailed by four points after the first quarter. However, Issaquah outscored Inglemoor 30-21 in the second period to charge ahead for good.

Chris Bryant paced Inglemoor with 22 points.

In other action, it was Skyline 49, Woodinville 32; Redmond 54, Ballard 50; Garfield 85, Eastlake 65; and Roosevelt 65, Newport 50.

Will Parker scored 20 points and Lucas Shannon had 11 points to lead unbeaten Skyline past host Woodinville. The Spartans trailed by four points after the first quarter but outscored Woodinville 16-6 in the second period to lead 28-22 at halftime. Skyline pulled further away in the third quarter when it outscored the Falcons 16-7.

Skyline went to 3-0 in conference play and 5-0 for the season.

Tommy Wick topped Woodinville with 13 points.

Issaquah girls overcome Inglemoor

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team exploded for 20 points in the third quarter Dec. 20 and rallied for a 61-56 KingCo Conference 4A victory against host Inglemoor.

Inglemoor dominated play early, racing off to a 17-11 first-quarter lead. The Vikings led 29-25 at halftime. However, Issaquah outscored Inglemoor 20-11 in the third quarter to take the lead.

Monica Landdeck topped Issaquah with 16 points. Mandie Hill contributed 13 points and Mackenzie Wieburg 11 points as the Eagles evened their conference record at 2-2 and went to 6-3 overall.

Inglemoor’s Kelly Conroy led all players with 19 points.

In other action, it was Ballard 46, Redmond 41; Roosevelt 45, Newport 42; and Woodinville 64, Skyline 45. Eastlake, playing in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona, defeated Huntington Beach, Calif., 73-64.

Woodinville, with four players scoring in double figures, handed Skyline its first league defeat. Skyline’s Megan Wiedeman scored a game-high 20 points and teammate Rachel Shim added 10 points. However, Woodinville had too much scoring punch for the visiting Spartans. Woodinville ran off to a 23-14 first-quarter lead and held a comfortable 40-21 margin at halftime. Mackenzie Campbell paced Woodinville with 14 points and Ali Forde added 13 points. Alexis McLeod and Deidre Miller each had 11 points for the Falcons, who lead the KingCo Crown Division.

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