Good Sunday morning. Hoops to get you started this morning.
It may have been the third game in four days last night for Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team, but the fatigue did not show as the Red Wolves broke out to the early lead and cruised to a solid home win over Sedro-Woolley.
Kat Townley scored a game-high 24 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, pacing CHS’s 55-37 win over the Cubs in Duvall. Kiley Mercer added six points and 10 boards herself, and Madelyn Davidson delivered on defense, with eight steals in addition to six points.
Cedarcrest hosts North Creek Tuesday.
Also, from the colleges:
California 89, Cal Poly 73: The Bears overcame a slow start early to dispatch the in-state foe at home in Berkeley, CA, yesterday afternoon. Sophomore Sela Heide, she of Snoqualmie and a 2020 Mount Si HS grad, had two points and two rebounds in limited action for Cal.
Blue Mountain 64, Bellevue CC 56: CHS alum Helena Van Ess tied for a team high with 12 points for the Bulldogs in their non-divisional NWAC loss to the Timberwolves, from eastern Oregon, at a weekend tournament down in Roseburg, OR. BC with the loss dropped to 3-4 on the season. Van Ess is from Duvall and a 2019 Red Wolves grad.
Football: North Bend’s Irish shines on national stage
Last night proved to be quite the night for North Bend’s Jesiah Irish. The Oregon State University sophomore, a 2019 Mount Si HS grad, made a name for himself on the national stage, starring for the Beavers in their college bowl game appearance.
Irish scored OSU’s lone touchdown in their 24-13 loss to Utah State University in the inaugural Los Angeles Bowl hosted by late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. He also returned four kickoffs for 77 yards, and ran the ball twice for 26, including the touchdown run, a 20-yard effort in the first quarter.
Oregon State finished the season 7-6, 5-4 in Pac-12 Conference play.