Issaquah High School’s Nick Price continues to rise

January 24, 2012

By Bob Taylor

Issaquah High School senior Nick Price entered this week ranked third among KingCo Conference 4A scorers. Price is averaging 21.5 points a game for the Eagles, who are 4-4 in league play and 10-4 for the season.

“He is having another good season,” Issaquah coach Jason Griffith said. “He has had a successful career individually, but I think what is making this a special year for him is this is the first time he has been on a team that is really in the mix for the playoffs.”

Issaquah is third in the Crest Division. The top four teams in each division advance to the KingCo Conference tournament next month.

In his last game on Jan. 13, Price scored 23 points but the Eagles lost to host Redmond, 68-60. Redmond outscored Issaquah 28-20 in the final quarter.

“We had them on the ropes but just could not put them away,” Griffith said.

While Price is the player most opponents try to top, other teammates have often stepped up with big efforts, too.

On Jan. 10, point guard Brian Watson scored 19 points, including hitting three of three 3-point field goals shots, as Issaquah defeated visiting Bothell, 79-68. Watson also had three assists, three steals and six rebounds to pretty much fill out the stat sheet.

Fletcher Martin contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds in the game, too. Price had a team-high 23 points and 10 rebounds.

The Eagles got snowed out last week, which means they will have six games to play in two weeks.

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