Tight races in girls basketball

January 24, 2012

By Bob Taylor

When we last had basketball, there were some tight races going on in KingCo Conference girls basketball.

In the KingCo 4A Crest Division, Skyline was in first place with a 6-2 record with Eastlake and Issaquah tied for second at 5-3.

Skyline’s Megan Wiedeman entered this week ninth among KingCo 4A scoring leaders, averaging 13 points a game. However, what makes the Spartans tough to defend is opponents never know who else will step up and have the hot hand. Eight Spartans have scored in double figures this season.

On Jan. 11, when Skyline defeated Garfield 69-59, Wiedeman scored a season-high 21 points, but Allie Wyszynski had 17 points, and Morgan Farrar and Lacy Nicholson each had 10 points. It was the first time this season that Farrar and Nicholson scored in double figures.

Haley Smith, Rachel Shim, Shelby Kassuba and Susie Tinker are other Skyline players who have scored 10 or more points in a game.

Freshmen Mandie Hill and Mackenzie Wieburg are some key reasons why Issaquah is a contender again. Hill ranks sixth in league scoring with a 13.5 average and Wieburg is 12th with an 11.5 average.

Issaquah has a big game Jan. 27 when it hosts Eastlake.

Liberty entered this week tied with Juanita for first place in KingCo Conference 3A/2A. Both teams have 7-1 records. Liberty and Juanita were scheduled to meet Jan. 20, but the game was postponed.

Lake Washington, responsible for Liberty’s lone league defeat, is third at 6-2. All three teams figure to go down to the wire fighting for first place.

The Patriots are getting another big season from Aspen Winegar, who ranks third in league scoring with a 14.6 average.

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