Skyline Spartan girls basketball team move into first

January 17, 2012

By Staff

The Skyline High School girls basketball team took over sole ownership of first place of the KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division standings Jan. 13 when the Spartans defeated rival Eastlake, 53-50, in a big Sammamish Plateau showdown.

The teams entered the game at Skyline tied for first place. Skyline rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring Eastlake, 14-11, to pull out the victory.

Skyline led 28-26 at halftime, but Eastlake outscored the Spartans 13-11 in the third quarter to move in front.

The Spartans got a strong one-two scoring punch from Allie Wyszynski and Megan Wiedeman. Wyszynski scored 18 points to share game-high honors with Eastlake’s Kendra Morrison. Wiedeman also had 15 points.

Skyline went to 6-2 in league play while Eastlake dropped to 5-3 and into a tie with Issaquah for second place.

The previous week, Skyline got knocked out of first place when it lost to Issaquah. However, the Spartans moved back into a tie for first place Jan. 11 when they defeated Garfield, 69-59, and Eastlake lost to Inglemoor, 88-74.

Garfield, sparked by Shaunice Robinson and Nyasha Sarju, raced off to a 20-15 first-quarter lead. The Bulldogs led 29-22 at halftime. However, Skyline came roaring back in the third quarter by outscoring Garfield, 28-11. The Spartans maintained at least a 10-point lead the rest of the game.

Wiedeman had 21 points to lead a balanced Skyline offense. Wyszynski contributed 17 points, and Morgan Farrar and Lacey Nicholson each had 10 points.

Robinson scored a game-high 25 points and Sarju had 24 points.

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