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IN THE NEWS - 2013-2014 SEASON

CONGRATULATIONS TO Elizabeth Prewitt for being elected to the
Elizabeth made the All-Conference Second Team
Athletes of the Week for 2-12
MOUNT SI – Since we, as of yet, have no stats from either of last week’s games, and their season has come to an end, we’re going to offer our last girls’ recognition a little bit differently today. Mount Si’s senior class of Sally Nelson and Kylie McLaughlin both share the nod this week. Both players have been an asset in different ways this season for the Wildcat girls – Nelson on the floor, McLaughlin off it. Nelson has been a solid presence on the floor this winter for Mount Si, and she made an immediate impact after her late start to the season back in December with a pair of double-doubles (points/rebounds). McLaughlin has also been a positive asset on the bench, but as coach Megan Botulinski noted to us after Senior Night, McLaughlin also has been an active presence within the high school, helping in various student leadership roles. Both players will be missed by your editor, and we wish them all the best as they graduate in June and move on to their next big adventure in life: college.
Loss to Mercer Island ends Mount Si girls basketball season
February 12, 2014 By Sam Kenyon -
The Mount Si girls ended their season on Feb. 8, with a loss to Mercer Island. The away loss was the first game of the loser-out playoff tournament. The Wildcats finished their season with an overall record of 3 – 18. Mount Si went down by 10 in the first quarter and was unable to recover. They kept pace with the Islanders in the second quarter, only scoring one point less than Mercer Island. But the Islander’s came strong out of halftime and poured in 10 more points than the Wildcats in the third quarter, which quieted any hope Mount Si had of victory. The final score was 68-47. “In the third quarter, they hit some shots and we just couldn’t get momentum going again,” said junior point guard and the team’s leading scorer Elizabeth Prewitt. Despite the poor win record, the team maintained a positive attitude all season. Coach Megan Botulinski always praised her team’s mentality and refusal to let the losses prevent them from playing hard. “The next day we would come into the gym and we were just ready to go have a good practice and stop thinking about the last game and look forward to the next game,” Prewitt said. Two seniors will be graduating from this team, which means a lot of returning strength for next year’s squad. This year, the team was very young, and it was a rebuilding season. Next season the returning experience will help the Wildcats. Prewitt said the team incorporated the younger players into the team’s chemistry this year, and that will pay off next season. If they can maintain the same positive attitude and work ethic, they expect next year to have a much stronger record. “I think it’s positive, looking ahead,” Prewitt said. “One of the fortunate things about only losing two seniors is that we’ll have pretty much the same core group of girls. And we were able to already have this season to build our relationships and learn how to play with each other. And that just moves into the next season.” READ ARTICLE
Wildcat hoops split in playoff games
Wildcat girls’ season over
Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team saw its season end, unable to rebound from a slow start as they fell last night to Mercer Island. The Islanders outscored the Wildcats 17-7 in the first quarter then cruised from there, handing Mount Si the season-ending 68-47 loss at MIHS. The Wildcats’ season ends at 3-18, but the future does look promising for coach Megan Botulinski and her program. No stats were available.
Mount Si girls building intensity, confidence, as season nears finale | Photo Gallery
by SETH TRUSCOTT,  Snoqualmie Valley Record Editor 
Feb 5, 2014 at 2:55PM
The Mount Si girls got so very close to their long-sought conference win Wednesday, Jan. 29. Facing Interlake at their final home game, the Wildcats fell behind, but never by more than a few buckets, to a Saints team blessed with some strong outside shooters. “We wanted to win,” said Camryn Buck, a quiet player who brought her high intensity into battles for the ball. She matched Interlake’s aggressive play, scoring five on the night, including Mount Si’s only three-point bomb. Intensity ratcheted up in the second half, as Mount Si closed to within 10 in the final quarter. Interlake’s strong shooters, and several fouls and free throws in the last minute, dashed the Wildcat’s hopes to chalk up a win. Final score: 67-51. Junior vet Elizabeth Prewitt led the Wildcats with 19 points, sophomore forward Jillian Nelson added 12. Freshman guard Hayden Frederick scored seven points. Senior guard Kylie McLaughlin scored four. CONTINUE
Wrapping up the ladies’ hoops from last night…
Wildcats fall to Rebels: Mount Si traveled up to Juanita last night to meet the Rebels, and despite missing a key freshman, Juanita scored the victory.
The Rebels defeated the Wildcats 56-28. Juanita outscored Mount Si 18-8 out of the gate and cruised from there, behind the efforts of another freshman star, Shalexxus Aaron, who scored a game-high 19 points. The Rebels were without frosh Tea Adams, nursing injuries. Junior post Jaisa Nunn scored 14 to pace Juanita, who continues to hold top spot in Kingco, with an 18-1 overall record. Mount Si did not post any stats but we will update when we get those. The Wildcats are at Sammamish next Wednesday to close out the regular season.
Athletes of the Week for 1-29
MOUNT SI – We give our nod this week to Annie Hiebert, for her rebounding and defensive excellence during a pair of home-and-home games with Liberty last Friday and Saturday. The Wildcat sophomore – and sister of former Mount Si football star Alex Hiebert – logged eight rebounds in each of the contests, and also last Friday displayed strong intensity both in the rebounding arena and on defense as well. She played a great game against the Patriots in that matchup last Friday, and her defense and rebounding helped to keep the Wildcats close throughout against a highly-ranked and very good Liberty team. Hiebert and her teammates continue to work hard for “W’s” and they’ll have another chance at one Wednesday when they host Interlake in the final home game of the season most likely.
Mount Si girls’ hoops falls at Liberty (UPDATED)
We’ll have colleges and Mount Si’s boys at Liberty coming soon, but we want to start with the Wildcat girls, who ran into a buzzsaw against the Patriots last night. Just hours after almost pulling off an upset, Mount Si had to expect Liberty would come out on fire, and that’s exactly what they did. Four Patriots scored in double figures and Liberty rolled to a 69-39 win on their home floor at Liberty High School in Renton. Sierra Carlson led the way; off an 0-14 shooting effort Friday night in the Patriots’ 31-26 win, the senior was 5-9 from the floor, with three three-pointers last night for a game-high 18 points. Adele Payant also had a strong game for Liberty, with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Valley Friday night girls’ hoops wrapup: Mount Si plays strong against Liberty
Mount Si High School’s girls’ basketball team has a bright future with a lot of solid young talent. The present hasn’t been too kind with them, with a winless league record and only two wins – both in California – this season. But fans saw a glimpse of what lies ahead last night, as the Wildcats, at home at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, battled a strong Liberty team down to the wire.
The Patriots handed Mount Si another loss, this by a 31-26 score, but this Liberty team is ranked, and has beaten all of the elite teams in Kingco at least once each this season, so for the Wildcats, taking the Patriots down to the brink was in itself a victory. “This is full potential. We played so well against a really great team,” said Mount Si coach Megan Botulinski, who thinks that the team still could go far despite the struggles. “The great thing is with Kingco is we’re going to get an automatic playoff game and if we play like that, gosh, we can extend our season so long.”
Wrapping up the Friday night Mount Si hoops action
Here’s a wrapup on last night’s Wildcat hoops action.
Mount Si girls continue to see improvements, despite another “L” on the scoreboard
Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team had their moments last night, but once again, the Wildcats fell.
The Wildcats defense held LW to just three points in the final frame, and forced Kangs’ star Sydney Shepard to turn the ball over eight times, but offensive struggles helped to cost Mount Si in the 47-36 loss at Mount Si High School. The Wildcats were held to just 30% shooting from the floor and no Mount Si player ended the night scoring in double figures. Sally Nelson and Elizabeth Prewitt led the Wildcats with eight points apiece. Annie Hiebert led Mount Si in the rebounding category with seven of those. LW was led by the two players we told you were their players to watch in our preview of this matchup yesterday. Shepard overcame those eight turnovers to score a game-high 17 along with seven rebounds to lead the Kangs, while post Carly Rataushk, in her first action of the season against Mount Si, paced the efforts with 15. Rataushk missed the previous meeting this season between these two teams, a 53-34 LW win in Kirkland last month.
Rolling out our first Valley high school Friday night hardwood previews and picks for 2014
Time now for another round of Friday basketball previews and picks. We’ll be doing these every Friday for the remainder of January, then we’ll do these during the playoffs as well. Tonight’s set features Mount Si and Cedarcrest largely on home soil, although the Red Wolves boys have to travel north for their game.
GIRLS: Mount Si Wildcats vs. Sammamish Totems, 6:30 p.m., Mount Si High School, Snoqualmie – The Wildcat girls host Sammamish for the first time this season tonight, and considering the struggles Mount Si has had this season as part of their building process, tonight’s test against the Totems takes on a little different tact than it has in the past. Yes, Sammamish continues to have trouble in games against top league opposition, but they, believe it or not, are 4-5 this season, and did beat Interlake on Wednesday. Junior Montana Hagstrom leads the Totems, who perhaps have their best chance in years tonight to beat the Wildcats. Mount Si fell 65-27 to Juanita on Wednesday and will look to rebound from that this evening. Elizabeth Prewitt leads the Wildcats; she scored nine points on Wednesday night in the loss to the Rebels. We look for this to be a close one. Mount Si 50, Sammamish 49
Rebounds galore as Wildcat girls close out trip south with win
The Mount Si High School girls’ basketball team is on its way home this morning after a solid showing at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs, CA, a tournament which wrapped up yesterday with another win.
An area which has been a concern this season for the Wildcats has been rebounding, and yesterday, that was an area where Mount Si enjoyed significant success. The Wildcats recorded 58 rebounds as a team, a number not seen in at least a couple of seasons, and that helped Mount Si rally from an early hole and beat Dana Hills of California.
Elizabeth Prewitt had perhaps her best game as a Wildcat – a double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds – to aid Mount Si to a 54-41 win over the Dana Hills team, from Dana Point in Orange County. Annie Hiebert also had a solid game – 18 rebounds in addition to eight points – to pace the Wildcats. Both Prewett and Hiebert had more boards on the offensive side of the ball, and that was also true for the team, as out of the 58 total boards, 32 of them were on the offensive glass, and that proved to be key for Mount Si, as they rebounded from an 18-8 deficit after one and outscored DH 46-23 the rest of the way to get the victory, their second of the season.
From Saturday at the holiday tournaments for Valley hoopsters…
Saturday saw more action for the local teams at their holiday tournaments.
Mount Si girls take California team to overtime
The Wildcat ladies, coming off their blowout loss last Friday, rallied to make things interesting in their game Saturday against Laguna Beach, CA, from Orange County. The two teams needed an extra session but it was the Californians who scored the win.
Despite 19 points and nine rebounds from Elizabeth Prewitt, the Wildcats fell in overtime 56-53.
Laguna Beach started out in a big way early, scoring 24 first-quarter points, but once Mount Si’s defense settled down, the Wildcat girls gave up just 23 points the entire rest of the game. Madi Bevens scored 13 points, and Annie Hiebert added a nice 10 point, seven rebound effort to aid the Wildcats.
On the hardwood at the holiday tournaments…
EDITOR’S NOTE: We had some issues with the website over the weekend that prevented us from getting these scores to you, so we apologize. Here’s the hoops from this past Friday.
Last Friday’s action at the holiday tournaments for Valley high school teams saw mixed results.
Mount Si girls’ hoops wins first of season in the desert (UPDATED)
The Mount Si High School girls’ basketball team had a whirlwind day yesterday, as they arrived in Palm Springs, CA, for the MaxPreps Holiday Classic, and the day ended with their first win of the season.
In a close contest late last night, the Wildcats outlasted La Quinta of California 36-34. Elizabeth Prewitt led the way for Mount Si with a game-high 12 points on a solid 6-13 from the floor, but the real story was the defense, as the Wildcat defense held La Quinta, nicknamed the Blackhawks, to just 26% from the floor. La Quinta’s top scorer, Karen Orozco, a senior who has averaged around 19 points a game thus far for the California team, was held by Mount Si’s defense to just 10 points on just two baskets out of 20 attempted from the floor (she hit five of seven from the free throw line and her baskets consisted of one two-pointer and another from behind the three-point line).
Looking ahead at the holiday tournament action for Valley high school basketball teams
Many local high school students and their families will be around the tree tomorrow morning opening gifts and enjoying the Christmas spirit, but for many of the Valley’s high school boys and girls’ hoops stars, once those presents are opened and the celebration ends, it will be right back to work as they embark on holiday tournament action outside of the community.
Mount Si basketball falls at LW
Girls: A tale of two halves once again for Wildcat ladies
Mount Si’s girls once again competed very well in the first half, but could not keep that going into the second half, as the Wildcats remained winless with a 53-34 defeat at the hands of the Kangs. Mount Si was up 25-20 at halftime, but LW outscored the Wildcats 33-9 in the second half to take the win. The Kangs were led by junior Sydney Shepard, who, despite just shooting 29% from the floor, scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Kangs. Johnna Janke scored 13 to pace LW, who also got a solid 10-point effort from Hanna Brender. The Wildcats were led by senior Sally Nelson. In her first action of the season, she posted a double-double of 12 points and 10 boards to aid Mount Si’s efforts. Turnovers and steals proved to be the big difference, both in LW’s favor. Elizabeth Prewitt scored eight points to pace the Wildcats, who also got seven points from Madi Bevens.
Bellevue routs both Mount Si basketball teams in big way to open league schedule
Mount Si’s boys and girls’ basketball teams opened the Kingco schedule last night at Bellevue, and both teams were soundly defeated. Here’s a wrap up on both games.
Girls: Wolverines establish themselves as league favorites in big way
Bellevue raced out to the early lead and rolled to a 79-23 result over Mount Si’s girls, making a big statement about their chances of winning the Kingco title this season, which is widely expected among many league observers, including us. Shelby Cansler scored 23 points to lead the Wolverines, who also got 15 from Erin McGowan and 11 from Mandy Steward. No stats were available for Mount Si.
Skyline uses strong second half to defeat Wildcat girls’ hoops in season opener
A common cliché the media likes to use in describing games sometimes is the “tale of two halves.” Well, last night’s season opener for the Mount Si High School girls’ basketball team at home in Snoqualmie against Skyline really fit that description quite well. The Wildcats competed well and went into halftime within striking distance, before the Spartans took command and rolled in the second half to hand Mount Si the loss.
SVSJ preview: Wildcat girls’ hoops could be in for a challenging season ahead, with a lot of youth
Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team struggled last season, finishing 7-14 overall and 4-10 in league, and the Wildcats could be in for another tough winter this season. This year’s team has a “green” streak to it, according to coach Megan Botulinski, back for her fifth season at the helm. “We’re definitely young. We have a lot of youth on our team,” she said. One of the main themes thus far to start the season is getting the Wildcats united as one. “We’re working on team dynamics right now. With a lot of new kiddos, we have to learn how to play together,” Botulinski said, but the process is made easier by players willing to learn. “This is a very, very coachable group,” she said. The top returners are both juniors. Elizabeth Prewitt and Madi Bevens both will look to lead this freshman and sophomore-laden group this winter. Prewitt is excited. “Even though we’re young, we work really hard and we work really well together,” she said. As for Bevens, “We’re going to come out strong and we’re going to give it our all,” she said.

IN THE NEWS - 2012-2013 SEASON

2013 KingCo 2A/3A All-League Girls Basketball Teams
Congratulations to 2 Wildcats Selected for this years team.
  Second Team: Katy Lindor
  Honorable Mention: Molly Sellers
  Congratulations also go out to the team which received the KingCo 2A/3A
  Conference Team Sportsmanship Award! Congratulations Girls!
CLICK HERE for complete list of KingCo 2A/3A All-league Girls Basketball Team
2013 KingCo 2A/3A All-League Girls Basketball Teams
Congratulations to 2 Wildcats Selected for this years team.
  Second Team: Katy Lindor
  Honorable Mention: Molly Sellers
  Congratulations also go out to the team which received the KingCo 2A/3A
  Conference Team Sportsmanship Award! Congratulations Girls!
CLICK HERE for complete list of KingCo 2A/3A All-league Girls Basketball Team
With a tough loss to Liberty High School Patriots in the first round of the
2013 KingCo 3A Championships Saturday Night February 2nd.
News and notes…
Mount Si girls’ hoops season ends with loss
The Wildcats fell 52-42 last night at Liberty, ending their season with a first-round loss at the KingCo tournament. Elizabeth Prewitt scored 15 for Mount Si, whose season ends with a 7-14 record.
Mount Si girls fall in final regular season game, plus a look at tonight’s game
Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team closed out the regular season on a tough note Thursday, as they were outmuscled in a big way on the boards in a loss to Juanita.
The Rebels’ two top post players – Jade Finau and Jaisa Nunn – both had double-doubles, and Juanita as a team collected 57 rebounds as they handed Mount Si a 53-39 defeat. Nunn scored a game-high 19 points and added 11 rebounds, while Finau collected 10 points and 14 boards to assist the Rebel efforts.
Katie Swain scored nine points to lead Mount Si. Swain was one of four seniors honored for their four years in the program; the others being Grace Currie, Molly Sellers and Katy Lindor. Lindor will remember her time in the program. “It has definitely been a journey and I’ve enjoyed every second of it,” she said. Lindor is planning on playing basketball at the college level, but her destination is not yet known.
Mount Si sweep on the hardwood, 1-29
Mount Si boys, girls beat Interlake
The Wildcat boys and girls went on the road to Interlake last night and both teams got wins. In the boys’ game, Trent Riley scored 24 to lead Mount Si to a 67-58 win which kept them tied with Bellevue for the second seed to the KingCo Tournament; a win tomorrow against Juanita would lock the berth up and earn with it a first round bye. Sam Finfer scored 26 to lead the Saints.
In the girls’ game, Sally Nelson scored 14, while Katy Lindor added 13, as the Wildcats used a second-half surge to beat the Saints 55-44. The two teams were tied 14-14 at half, with Mount Si outscoring Interlake 41-30 in the second half to grab the win, and lock up the fifth seed to the league playoffs, which earns a road trip against a team to be determined, likely Liberty Saturday.
Mount Si’s boys and girls host Juanita tomorrow on Senior Night. The girls start it off at 5:45, with the boys to follow at 7:30. Among the seniors set to be honored include Lindor and Grace Currie from the girls, and Riley and Levi Botten (who scored 11 points to pace Mount Si in the win last night) for the boys.
Athletes of the Week for 1-30
Another round of girls’ athletes of the week for you this morning as we wind down the season. Both are from the hardwood.
MOUNT SI – Senior Katy Lindor has come on strong the past couple of weeks, and her efforts earn her the nod this week. Lindor scored 16 points and added eight rebounds to help the Wildcats outlast Sammamish in overtime last Friday, and this was on top of a 17 point, eight board effort in the loss last Wednesday to MI. Lindor has scored in double digits in three out of the past four games, helping her become the top scorer on the team at 9.5 points per game, according to MaxPreps.
Mount Si girls’ hoops survives vs. vastly improved Sammamish Team
The Mount Si Wildcats girls basketball team last won earlier this month, when they rallied from behind to beat the Sammamish Totems. Last night, those two teams met again, and this time, it was Sammamish who rallied to take the lead late, only to see Mount Si tie it at the free throw line to force an extra session, which the Wildcats took full advantage of to escape with a dramatic victory.
Katy Lindor led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds to pace Mount Si’s 59-53 win over the Totems at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. Grace Currie scored 11 points, her best offensive effort of the season, to pace the Wildcats. The senior hit three key three-pointers, including one in the extra session, and her efforts earned the praise of Mount Si coach Megan Botulinski. “They were big momentum threes,” Botulinski said.
Mount Si girls hoops gives solid effort in first home date in over a month, despite loss to Islanders, 1-23
Mount Si’s girls basketball team hadn’t been on their home floor playing a game in over a month, so last night’s date with Mercer Island certainly was a welcome change for a Wildcat girls team which has struggled a bit while on the road the past month. The home cooking proved to be beneficial to Mount Si, as they played a very solid, crisp game despite ending up on the short end of it after the Islanders rallied from a halftime hole to get it done.
MI outscored the Wildcats 30-14 in the second half to hand Mount Si a 55-46 loss. Senior Kris Brackmann scored 16 points to lead the Islanders in a very strong performance. Senior Katy Lindor scored a game-high 17, with eight rebounds, for Mount Si to aid their efforts.
 Our second half the consistency with running our offense and working together went down a little bit,” said Mount Si coach Megan Botulinski. “That happens when you get mentally tired and physically tired, you really have to focus and make sure that you go back to those fundamentals and we let up just a hair, enough for them to slip in.”
The scores from the hardwood from last night….
Another night of offensive struggles for Mount Si: Just like Monday’s loss at Bellevue, the first quarter proved to be a nightmare for the Wildcats offensively, as the team scored just two points in the opening frame, and that proved to be a factor in the 62-27 loss to Liberty at Liberty High School.
Mount Si girls fall to Bellevue
Posted on by Rhett Workman
The Wildcat girls’ basketball team was unable to overcome a very slow start offensively Monday night as they fell to Bellevue.
Mount Si was outscored 20-3 in the first quarter, and that was pretty much all she wrote, as the Wolverines handed the Wildcats a 59-34 loss at Bellevue High School. Tatiana Streun scored 16 points and added eight rebounds to lead Bellevue, who also was aided by 12 from Mandy Steward and 14 from Shelby Cansler. The Wolverines shot 40% from the floor.
The Wildcats take on Liberty Friday.
Friday night hoops wrap
Mount Si girls fall at Juanita, 1-9
Mount Si’s girls basketball team held their own Wednesday night against top KingCo foe Juanita, but the Rebels were able to escape with the win.
Mikayla Jones scored 16 points to lead Juanita to the 49-44 win at Juanita High School in Kirkland. The Rebels overcame a double-double of 17 points and 10 boards from Mount Si’s Katy Lindor, and tough Wildcat defense which held Juanita to just 27% shooting from the floor to score the key league win. Breanna Carter added eight to pace the Rebels, while Molly Sellers added 10 to aid Mount Si in their efforts.
Mount Si girls escape with win at Sammamish, plus a wrap on the rest of the Valley high school hoops action from last night and a news note from up north
Posted on by Rhett Workman
The Mount Si Wildcats girls’ basketball team ran into an early buzzsaw last night, as the Sammamish Totems rolled to a big halftime lead. But the Wildcats responded with a buzzsaw of their own in the third quarter, and that onslaught helped them rally to escape an upset-minded Totems team.
Elizabeth Prewitt scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Wildcats to a 54-49 victory in a game which they trailed 32-18 at half. A 22-5 third quarter burst by Mount Si allowed them to come back and take the lead, which they nursed through the fourth to seal the win. Prewitt, Katy Lindor and Madi Bevens all led the team in rebounds with eight each, and Katie Swain added 11 points to help the cause.
Friday girls’ hoops wrap
Here’s a wrap on the girls’ hoops from yesterday:
Mount Si started its first win streak of the season yesterday, winning its second in a row down at the Surf N’Slam tournament in San Diego. No stats from yesterday yet, but we can tell you the Wildcats beat Archer of Los Angeles 48-42.
We did, however, receive some stats on Thursday’s win, and as for their efforts there against Red Bluff, CA, Mount Si won despite shooting just 24% from the floor. Elizabeth Prewitt led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds, and senior Molly Sellers made her season debut after being out since the summer with a knee injury. Sellers finished with eight points. Katy Lindor had 10 points and seven rebounds to pace Mount Si’s cause.
Girls’ hoops news
Both the Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School girls basketball teams played their holiday tournament openers yesterday.
Mount Si picked up a win over Red Bluff, CA, 55-48, in their first game at the Surf N’Slam tournament in San Diego. We have no stats to report, but the win puts them into a semifinal game today.
Mount Si boys and girls hoops split in close ones against longtime league rival Liberty, 12-21
It was a split last night on the home hardwood for the Mount Si boys and girls basketball teams against Liberty.
Mount Si girls stay close with Liberty before falling
Mount Si’s girls struggled at times last night, and yet held their own against the Patriots, before Liberty pulled away late and scored a 52-44 win. Sierra Carlson scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Patriots, and a three-pointer she hit midway through the fourth proved to be key to the victory for Liberty, who moved to 5-4 (3-2 KingCo) with the win.
Lindor’s double-double, Prewitt’s strong night both aid Mount Si’s girls as they end long losing string with win, 12-19
The Mount Si girls’ basketball team ended their five-game losing string last night, using balanced offense and solid defense to down a short-handed Interlake Saints team.
Elizabeth Prewitt scored 19 points on a solid 7-14 from the floor (50%) and Katy Lindor added a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Wildcats downed the Saints 61-46 for just their second win of the season, but first since their opening game at the end of November.
Mount Si girls hoops fall to MI, 12-15
Mount Si girls struggle again on offense in loss
Coming out of Friday’s game with Lake Washington, it looked as if the Wildcat girls were making solid strides to battle out of their offensive struggles which have dominated much of this early part of the season. Well, last night was a different story.
Mount Si’s girls hoopsters show tremendous improvement despite loss to LW, 12-14
Mount Si’s girls basketball team has struggled the past couple of weeks on offense as they have dropped three straight games – four if you count the exhibition game against the Australian team back at the end of November. But based on how things went last night, it would seem the Wildcats are making strides. Despite falling to the Lake Washington Kangaroos, Mount Si’s play was greatly improved from their previous game, and that could be a good sign going forward.
Previews and picks for a Friday night on the Valley high school hoops hardwood
It is time to start our Friday previews and picks for high school hoops in the Valley for this season. We, of course, started it up a couple weeks ago with that big Mount Si-Cedarcrest girls’ basketball showdown, and we now return this week with our thoughts on both the Wildcats and Red Wolves boys and girls as they get set for some action tonight. We’ll start with the girls, then conclude with the boys.
Mount Si vs. Lake Washington, Mount Si HS, 6:30
– Mount Si is back in action for the first time in a week. The last time these girls played last Friday, the Wildcats hit just 11% from the floor – four baskets total – in a 60-15 loss to Bellevue. Mount Si’s offense has struggled over the last four games dating back to their exhibition game loss to the Australian team November 28 and has to find a way to get back on track if they want to have a solid season.
Wildcat girls’ hoops falls to Spartans
The offensive struggles for Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team continued last night, as the team fell again on the road, this time to Skyline.
The Wildcats only mustered five first-half points and were defeated by the Spartans 46-21 at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Katie Swain led the way for Mount Si with nine points, but the Wildcats were ice cold from the floor, only hitting 17% of their shots as a team. Elizabeth Prewitt aided Mount Si with four points.
Athletes of the Week for 12-5
MOUNT SI – The Wildcats have started off on a fair note, with a 1-1 record, and a sophomore who has proven key has been Elizabeth Prewitt. Prewitt had eight second-half points in their season opening win over Kentlake last Tuesday, then continued things with a strong 14-point showing for Mount Si in their exhibition game loss last Wednesday to the girls from Mandurah, Australia.
Cedarcrest girls hoops wins Valley Cup
The Cedarcrest Red Wolves girls basketball team showed the Valley last night that they could be a force to be reckoned with inside the Cascade Conference, winning the Valley Cup battle with KingCo foe Mount Si in dominating fashion.
Cedarcrest’s defense held Mount Si to just 18 points through three quarters on their way to a statement 56-32 win at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall. Kailyn Campbell scored 14 to lead all scorers for the Red Wolves, while Katy Lindor led the Wildcats with 13.
Previewing and picking tonight’s Valley Cup girls’ hoops showdown…
Well, the basketball season is underway for Valley high schools, and once again this winter, just like we do with football each fall, we will have a preview and pick for selected basketball games involving both Mount Si and Cedarcrest. We’ll be doing this every Friday for both the Wildcats and Red Wolves’ boys and girls, and also for both Mount Si-Cedarcrest games this season, the girls’ one tonight and the boys’ one December 22. So with that, here we go.
Mount Si and Australian girls mix hoops and culture in exhibition game
Mount Si’s girls basketball team gave it their best efforts last night in their exhibition game at home in Snoqualmie against the Mandurah Magic from Australia, but the Magic had the last laugh, thanks to strong defense and solid three-point shooting. Still, though, both sides had fun and learned a lot about each other as well.
Mandurah blew out to a 15-4 lead after one and cruised to a 50-28 win behind 14 points from center Ashlee Sidebottom, one of several 16-year old players on the Magic’s roster which features high-school aged girls from 15 to 17. Even though these girls are all high school age, there is no such thing as high school ball in Australia. “We run a club-based system; we don’t have school based ball,” said Magic head coach Jason Chalk, who added their program consists of several different youth club teams at various age levels.
A quick preview of tonight’s special game for Mount Si’s girls basketball team Posted on by Rhett Workman
Tonight, Mount Si’s girls basketball team welcomes a team in from Australia for an exhibition game at 7:30 p.m., and the contest should not only be a great basketball event, but a super educational experience as well. Here’s some information on tonight’s Australian opponent.
The opponent is the Mandurah Magic, and from looking at their website, they appear to be a club team of some kind which features high school-aged girls ages 15-17. That website, if you are interested in knowing more, is here. Mandurah, which is where this team is based, is on the western Australian coast, almost near the southwest tip of the continent. It is a suburb of Perth, which is the largest city in that region of the country.
Mount Si girls’ hoops takes care of business in season opener, 11-27
It was an interesting start to the season last night for Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team, as they had to overcome a slow start, and a lot of turnovers, to post their first win of the season.
Sally Nelson led the way with 12 points as the Wildcats rallied for a 45-35 win over the 4A Kentlake Falcons of the SPSL at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. Mount Si went on a 14-2 run after being down in the first quarter 6-0 to the Falcons and never looked back as the Wildcats picked up their first victory of the new season.
SVSJ preview: Wildcat girls’ basketball team looks to rebound from tough 2011-12 campaign
Mount Si’s girls’ basketball program looks to rebound after a struggling season last year, in which they finished 10-11 and were eliminated in the first round of the KingCo Tournament. Megan Botulinski returns for her fourth year as head coach, and the Wildcats bring back some experience to the table this winter.
“We had higher expectations last year and were hoping to go a little farther, but our season was cut short a little bit. I know that the girls that are returning varsity players really want to go on to go farther than they experienced last year,” Botulinski said.
          2011 / 2012 SEASON ARCHIVES
  Mount Si girls suffer big loss to Bellevue on Senior Night, 1-30-12
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 31, 2012 - SVSJ
Mount Si’s girls basketball team prior to last night’s game celebrated the accomplishments of three seniors. Alex Welsh, Jordan Riley and Shelby Peerboom, all of whom have been key contributors to Mount Si the past couple of seasons, were given flowers and had their pictures taken with their families on the court. Bellevue’s seniors were also honored as well. After all the pomp of the pregame festivities, it was down to business and for both of these teams, a likely home-court advantage in the first round of the KingCo playoffs was at stake. And for the Wolverines, their strong play as of late continued, and helped them hand the Wildcats a critical loss. READ ARTICLE
Wildcat girls hoopsters grab another win, in advance of huge game, 1-28-12
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 30, 2012 - SVSJ
Mount Si’s girls basketball team got off to a strong start, then overcame a little adversity, and a tough Interlake Saints squad, to beat the visitors 54-40 in a game Saturday night at Mount Si High School. The win was the second in a row for Mount Si after three straight losses.
“I’m really proud that the girls were able to come together, be intense, focus on what I was saying, what coach (Ryan) Hill and coach (Larry) White were saying through those intense times,” said Mount Si coach Megan Botulinski. “Our girls were able to remain focused and come together and tune a lot of that stuff out.”
Molly Sellers and Elizabeth Prewitt each led the Wildcats with 11 points, while Cate Mueller led all scorers for Interlake in the loss with 15 points.
Defeat Interlake 54-40...Next Up Bellevue Tomorrow Night 6:15
Wildcat girls score balanced win over Sammamish, 1-27
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 28, 2012 - SVSJ
Mount Si’s girls basketball team had last won a game three weeks ago, when they beat Sammamish. Last night, they saw the Totems again, and for Mount Si, it was an opportunity to perhaps get themselves back into the swing of a season which has, thanks to offensive struggles and bad weather, become a bit more challenging.
A balanced scoring effort was led by senior Alex Welsh, and the Wildcats took advantage of a number of Sammamish mistakes and defeated a very good, but very young, Totem squad, 51-33. Welsh led all scorers with 10 points. Welsh felt relaxed on the floor, and that proved to be key. “It was a lot of fun. One of the first games I just went out there with the mindset of to have fun,” the senior said.
Wildcat girls hoops struggles in loss to Rebels, 1-25
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 26, 2012- Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
For both the Juanita Rebels and Mount Si Wildcats girls’ basketball teams, last night was an opportunity to get back in the swing of things after a long, weather-caused layoff. And while both teams came out very rusty, it was the Rebels who were able to shake it off first, handing Mount Si their third straight league loss.
Senior Kate Cryderman had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, helping Juanita defeat Mount Si 42-28 in KingCo 3A action last night at Mount Si High School. Katy Lindor led the Wildcats with 10 points on the evening.

Wildcats Drop One Way 01.13.12
Lose to Mercer Island 47-43 and now .500 in conference play
  Previewing and picking Valley hoops on this Friday night, 1-13: MSHS vs. MI - Posted by Rhett Workman on January 13, 2012 - SVSJ
Mount Si girls @ Mercer Island, Mercer Island HS, 6:30 (KMIH-FM, 88.5 or 94.5 FM or
Mount Si heads into this matchup looking to rebound from a tough loss Wednesday against Liberty, and they will be facing an Islander team who is without one of their top players, if not their top athlete. Kris Brackmann is out tonight, and likely for the season, after injuring her hand recently, and this injury deals a huge blow to a MI team that is way better in our view than their record indicates. MI is 1-11 on the season, 1-6 overall, and they have been trying very hard in recent games to pull out of that hole, but the Brackmann injury will make that task even harder for the Islanders and veteran coach Jamie Prescott.
Mount Si girls hoops scores win at Sammamish, 1-6-12
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 9, 2012 - Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si’s girls basketball team got out to a solid start, and rolled to a win last Friday night at Sammamish.
The Wildcats were up 31-15 at half and cruised to a 54-25 win over a Totem squad which opened well enough, with 12 points in the first quarter, but could not get much going offensively the rest of the way.
Molly Sellers and Jordan Riley each scored 17 to lead all scorers for the Wildcats while Shelby Peerboom added 10 points and nine boards to pace the Mount Si efforts.
Previewing and picking another Friday night of hoops in the Valley, with the Wildcats at Sammamish
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 6, 2012 - Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal

We are back with previews and picks for another Friday night of high school basketball action. Over the next four weeks, we will provide our assessments of that evening’s matchups and give you our thoughts about who we think will come out on top. Cedarcrest played last night, so it’s just Mount Si tonight, and they are at Sammamish for a double-dip of boys and girls action.


The Wildcats come in off a big win Wednesday night at Bellevue. Mount Si had a strong start out of the gate both in the first and third quarters, and that proved useful in the end as the Valley’s ladies held on despite some late offensive struggles to beat the Wolverines 47-44. The Wildcats are led by senior post Shelby Peerboom. Peerboom, who has had a number of quality outings in recent games – including a 21-point effort against Glacier Peak in the KingCo/Wesco Challenge over the winter break – scored 14 points to lead Mount Si in their win Wednesday.
By: Bob Wachtendonk "A Moment In Time Photography"
Mount Si girls hoops back in win column, 1-4-12
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 5, 2012 SVSJ
Mount Si’s girls basketball team got back into the win column last night, fighting off struggles down the stretch offensively to score a key Kingco 3A road victory.
The Wildcats held a 42-31 lead after three, then hung on for the 47-44 victory over Bellevue. The Wolverines rallied late, but a key basket by Alex Welsh, her only points of the game, proved to be the back-breaker, at least in the eyes of coach Megan Botulinski. “Alex Welsh’s jumper was the momentum change for us in the 4th. We had gone really cold,” Botulinski said by email to the SVSJ. Mount Si only scored five points in the entire frame, but strong first and third quarters offensively were enough to prevent those late struggles from costing the Wildcats in the end.
Athletes of the Week for 1-4
Posted by Rhett Workman on January 3, 2012 SVSJ
We have our Athletes of the Week for you this morning, as we get back to action this week with league contests involving both Mount Si and Cedarcrest. Both schools’ girls basketball teams did see action last week during the holiday break, and that’s where we go for our AotW’s this week.
MOUNT SI – It has been an interesting first half of the season for sure for the Wildcat girls, and especially for their top shooter, junior Molly Sellers
Prep girls basketball: Glacier Peak 60, Mount Si 52
BY: - 12/30/11
KIRKLAND -- Katie Hawkins had 15 points to lead Glacier Peak in a win at the KingCo-WesCo Challenge. Aside from two players who only played a quarter apiece, everyone else scored, creating a balanced attack for the Grizzlies according to head coach Brian Hill. "It was a good team effort offensively and defensively," Hill said.
At Juanita H.S.
Glacier Peak 16 16 16 12 - 60
Mount Si 15 16 11 10 - 52

Mount Si girls hoops returns to action, blasts Wesco foe, 12-28
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 29, 2011 - SVSJ
A week off from basketball for the holidays didn’t faze Mount Si’s girls’ basketball team, or their top offensive player.
Junior Molly Sellers had her best game of the season thus far, scoring a game-high 23 points to help the Wildcats blast Wesco 4A Cascade of Everett 51-19 last night in the opening game at the second annual KingCo-WesCo Challenge tournament at Juanita High School in Kirkland. READ ARTICLE

Athletes of the Week for 12-21
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 19, 2011 SVSJ
MOUNT SI – It was not the best week for Mount Si’s girls, as they fell in both contests they played in last week, but one player stood out, and it’s someone that has been doing that the past season-plus and doing it quietly. We’re talking about senior Shelby Peerboom.

Valley high school ladies on the hardwood, 12-21
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 22, 2011 SVSJ
Mount Si’s girls basketball team rolled into the holiday break on a strong note, picking up their second win in as many nights last night over a Metro League opponent.
Shelby Peerboom had her fourth straight strong outing, scoring 15 points and adding nine rebounds, helping the Wildcats easily roll over Eastside Catholic 58-40 at ECHS’ campus in Sammamish. Molly Sellers and Katy Lindor each scored eight points apiece to pace the Wildcats, who head into the break at 4-3 on the season.
Athletes of the Week for 12-21
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 19, 2011 SVSJ
MOUNT SI – It was not the best week for Mount Si’s girls, as they fell in both contests they played in last week, but one player stood out, and it’s someone that has been doing that the past season-plus and doing it quietly. We’re talking about senior Shelby Peerboom.

Mount Si girls basketball suffers first loss of season
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 11, 2011 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si’s girls basketball team hung tough in their game Friday night at home against the Lake Washington Kangaroos, but rebounding became a critical focus, as the Kangs became fairly dominant on the boards, helping to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Mount Si was outrebounded 39-24 by Lake Washington, with a 14-7 advantage on the offensive glass, as they fell 42-33. Jordan Riley led the way with 10 points, but it was the rebounding, particularly on the offensive end, which was the difference.
Mount Si girls basketball looks to build on last year’s record
December 8, 2011 - By Dan Catchpole -
Mount Si’s girls basketball squad might be young this year, but they are ready to play, and win, this season. Only five of the team’s 12 players logged significant time in varsity games last season, when the Wildcats won the KingCo Conference Tournament after finishing second in the league with an 11-3 record (17-7 overall). READ ARTICLE
Team connection grows as Mount Si girls basketball team reloads
Seth Truscott - -December 7, 2011 · 4:27 PM
There's a close connection between players on the 2011-12 Mount Si girls basketball team. Just ask the three seniors on the team, Jordan Riley, Alex Welsh and Shelby Peerboom. The trio have played together since youth days, and agree that they do that well. READ ARTICLE
Previewing and picking a night on the basketball hardwood in the Valley...
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 9, 2011 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si vs. Lake Washington, 6:30 p.m. tip, Mount Si HS, Snoqualmie
The Wildcats are 2-0 in league and on the season after a win over Interlake Wednesday (more on that shortly here at the SVSJ). Tonight, Mount Si takes on a LW team that has some good players, most notably senior Hunter Hopkins, and is poised to make a challenge for a postseason spot in the league tournament.
Mount Si girls hoops gets balanced effort in win over Interlake, 12-7
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 9, 2011 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si’s girls basketball team went to 2-0 on the season with a nice win Wednesday over the Interlake Saints.
Jordan Riley led the way with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats broke out early and cruised to the 53-37 win. Molly Sellers added 10 to pace Mount Si, who shot 37% from the floor and used strong defense as well to get things done; the defense held Interlake to just two points in the opening quarter.

Mount Si girls hold off strong challenge from MI to open 2011-12 season
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 3, 2011 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si’s girls basketball team had a very tough test to start their season last night, hosting a very good, and league title contender, Mercer Island squad. But the Wildcats started out strong, and hung tough through a very difficult second half to pull out a nail-biter to get things started out the right way in 2011-12.
Katy Lindor scored 13 points to lead Mount Si to a hard-fought 47-45 win in a game which was not decided until the final buzzer and a Jordan Riley block on the Islanders’ last shot attempt.
Previewing and picking a Friday night on the Mount Si hardwood against MI
Posted by Rhett Workman on December 2, 2011 - Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
It’s another big Friday night of high school action in the Valley. This time, though, it’s on the basketball hardwood, as the Mount Si Wildcats play the first of six Friday night doubleheaders featuring both the boys and girls. For all six of these double-dips (tonight, next Friday, and all four Fridays in January 2012) we will roll out for you our Friday fall staple, the preview and pick. So with that, let’s get started.
Girls @ 6:30 – Tonight is opening night for the Wildcat ladies and the first test will not be an easy one: a KingCo foe who has designs once again on contending for the league title. MI looks to be a bit young, but they have one big senior returning, Kris Brackmann. Brackmann is expected to be one of the top players within KingCo this season as she looks to lead the Islanders back to postseason once again under veteran coach Jamie Prescott. As for the Wildcats, Mount Si, too, is also retooling, what with having your top scorer from last year having graduated in Hailey Eddings, so the Wildcats will look for some new blood to fill those shoes. READ ARTICLE


SVSJ preview: Wildcat girls basketball looks to break through and make state for first time in 15 years
Posted by Rhett Workman on November 23, 2011 - Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si’s girls basketball team may have lost two key players from last season’s successful team to graduation, but the Wildcats aren’t going to let that get in their way. A veteran group looks to lead Mount Si back into the postseason once again this season, with an eye on getting over the hump and making it to state for the first time in 15 years. READ ARTICLE

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