Skyline girls basketball team keeps Crest lead

January 27, 2012

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2012 

The Skyline High School girls basketball team shot to a 16-9 first quarter lead and went into cruise control the rest of the way Wednesday as the Spartans defeated Redmond 56-37 in KingCo Conference 4A action.

With the victory, Skyline went to 7-2 in league play and kept a one-game lead over Eastlake and Issaquah in the Crest Division standings.

Megan Wiedeman, of Skyline, scored a game-high 17 points. Teammates Morgan Farrar and Allie Wyszynski each had 10 points. Susie Tinker added eight points.

The Spartans have two of their toughest games coming up next week, hosting Issaquah Jan. 31 and playing at Eastlake on Feb. 1.

Lauren Bogard led Redmond with eight points.

In other action, it was Eastlake 42, Newport 33; Inglemoor 60, Ballard 28; Roosevelt 69, Bothell 30; and Woodinville 65, Garfield 40.

Marijke Vanderschaaf scored a game-high 13 points for Eastlake, which plays at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Issaquah.

Patriots roll by Mercer Island

The Liberty High School girls basketball team outscored host Mercer Island 19-9 in the first quarter Wednesday and rolled to a 59-50 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory.

Liberty, 8-1 in league play and tied with Juanita for first place, held a commanding 29-14 halftime lead.

Delane Agnew paced the Patriots with 14 points and Sierra Carlson added 12 points. Stephanie Yea contributed eight points.

Mercer Island’s Julie Blumenstein led all players with 16 points.

In other league action, it was Bellevue 55, Interlake 35; Lake Washington 63, Sammamish 31; and Juanita 42, Mount Si 28.

The Jan. 20 game between Liberty and Juanita, which was postponed because of adverse weather, has been rescheduled for Jan. 31. The Patriots also play at second-place Lake Washington Jan. 30.

Liberty swimmers fall to Bellevue

Bellevue won the final event of the meet Tuesday and defeated the Liberty High School boys swimming team 95-90 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A battle.

Logan Briggs and Nick Klatt each won two events for Liberty. Briggs captured the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 57.73 seconds and took the 100 freestyle in 48.27. Klatt won the 200 freestyle in 1:49.36 and took the 500 freestyle in 5:01.42.

Briggs and Klatt also swam on Liberty’s winning 200 freestyle relay, which posted a time of 1:33.79. Kevin Hays and Raymond Ha were other members of the relay. Ha also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.90.

The Patriots had the lead going into the final race, the 400 freestyle relay. Bellevue won the event 3:18.96.

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