Skyline girls basketball team overpower Oregon squad

January 3, 2012

By Staff

The Skyline High School girls basketball team had too much firepower for Redmond, Ore., Dec. 28 as the Spartans cruised to a 61-22 victory at the Coeur d’Alene Invitational Holiday Classic at North Idaho College.

Skyline shot to a 13-5 first-quarter lead and stretched its lead to 35-9 at halftime.

Allie Wyszynski led the Spartans with 20 points. Megan Wiedeman added 10 points for Skyline, which is 1-1 in the tournament.

Skyline lost its tournament opener Dec. 27 to host Coeur d’Alene, 60-38. After a close first half, Coeur d’Alene pulled away in the second half. Wiedeman topped Skyline with 14 points. Shelby Kassuba had eight points for the Spartans.

On Dec. 29, the Spartans lost to Post Falls, Idaho, 52-44, in the tournament. Post Falls took control early, jumping out to a 14-6 first-quarter lead. Susie Tinker led Skyline with 12 points. Rachel Shim added 10 points as Skyline dropped to 6-4 for the season.

Prior to the tournament, Skyline defeated host Bishop Blanchet, 58-31, Dec. 22 in a nonleague game. Skyline raced to a 16-7 first-quarter lead and continued to pull away.

Haley Smith and Wiedeman each had 14 points to lead the Spartans. Shim and Wyszynski each contributed eight points.

On Dec. 20, Skyline suffered its first KingCo Conference 4A loss when the Spartans fell to Woodinville, 64-45. Wiedeman scored a game-high 20 points and Shim added 10 points. Skyline’s league mark went to 3-1.

Skyline resumes league play at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Ballard. The Spartans play at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at Issaquah.

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 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.

On Dec. 21, the Eagles outscored host Juanita 19-15 in the final quarter and rallied for a 54-50 nonleague victory.

Juanita led 26-18 at halftime. However, Issaquah fought back to earn a 35-35 tie in the third quarter.

Mandie Hill and Landdeck each scored 13 points for the Eagles. Wieburg contributed 11 points. Aimee Brakken and Quincey Gibson each had seven points as Issaquah boosted its season record to 7-3.

Issaquah resumes conference play Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Garfield.

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