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00slanders win first round with Eagles l'lY B(*I.I "rA'I'IA ,1.1 le Issaquah Eagles lost to the Island Islanders 68-50 last in a battle of 3A Kingco division leaders. based on the recent history the teams, last Fridav:s won't be their only lunter this season. the pre%us two years, the teams have met during the season and then later for co title. Issaquah won last r's championship and the captured the title the pre- In both seasons, Mercer ld won the regular-season host Islanders. sparked by deadly outside shooting of Frost and tough defensive won again last Friday. Island, the Sky Division with a 7-0 record, came up a defensive scheme to hold Issaquah's Garrison Can', the oring leaden Carr. 29 points a game, was to 18. He hit just five of 16 and was O-for-5 on three- point attempts Mercer Island cach Ed Pepple had point guard Kahlil Mathews check Carr at the start of the game. When Mathews picked up a second foul, the defen- sive duw shifted to Noah Blaknev. Through the remainder of the game the Islanders often double- teamed Carr, who surpassed 1,000 career points. "They've got defenders who real- ly got after him." Issaquah coach Jeff Patrick said. "Everx time he touched a ball they started running a guy at him. I can't remember a game where he hasn't knocked down an) threes." Meanwhile, Frost scored 14 of his points in the first half and fin- ished ruth 20. Frost also had seven rebounds and six assists as the Islanders won their llth straight game. lssaquah fell to 3-3 in league play, but remained tied atop the ',alley Division with Sammamish. The Eagles, who managed just SEX points in the first quarter, cut Mercer Island's lead to 15-14 mid- way in the second period. However. Frost hit three three- pointers as the Islanders built up a large lead. Erik Woldseth finished with 15 points and six rebounds flr lssaquah The loss was the second of the week for the Eagles, who MI to Bellevue 64-50 last Tuesday. Bellevue outscored lssaquah 21-10 in the final quarter to pull away. Carr led all players with 24 points. Spartans win three Skyline had a big week, winning three conference games. The Sparlans opened with a 64- 55 victor?. over host Mount Si on Tuesday. Guard Jayce Gutzler scored a season-high 21 points and center Matt Mead had 21 points for the Spartans. Skyline broke open a tight game by outscoring the Wildcats 18-11 in the second quar- ter. The Spartans hit 20 of 32 shots in the game. On Wednesday, Skyline rallied in the second quarter to take a 20-17 halflime lead en route to a 51-38 victory over host Liberty. Gutzler again'paced Skyline with 15 points and Mead had 12 points. Jeff Bice topped Liberty with 14 points. On Friday, the Spartans over- helmed visiting Cedarcrest 85- 49. Skyline led only 22-21 at half- time, and then e,'ploded in the third quarter, outscoring the Bed Wolves 31-6 (;utzler had 18 points. Brandon Hobzek added 15 points and Scott Nelson had 10. Shaun McKintev grabbed t0 rebounds and had five assists. Patriots battle Islanders IAberty gave visiting Mercer Island one of its toughest battles of the season last Tuesday before los- ing to the Islanders 53-40. The Patriots held a surprising 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Mercer Island rallied in the second period to lead 26-25 at halftime. The Islanders held just a two-point advantage going into the final quarter. Mercer Island then ended Liberty's upset hopes by outscoring the Patriots 16-5. Bite ted the Patriots with 13 points. Friday, the Patriots made a fourth-quarter charge but fell short as they lost to host Newport 47-43. Bite had 12 points and Drew Faehnrich had 10 points tbr the Patriots. Roundup! es raise to 6-0 I"tilIM PA(;,I: ('! that person." Eagles played in the game each scored, made a key or grabbed an important . contributed," ,scenzo said, "This was proba- our best game of the season ue still have a lot of work to victory was lssaquah's sec- at Bellevue in three years. was a freshman rve the last time lssaquah at Bellevue. was an amazing game. It ae down to a last sh0t: said. Wednesday's game was close. Bellevue guard Buchberger attempted mint shot with three see- left but the ball bounced off ;I iron and into the hands of as time expired. ae Eagles, who sh, wed on the offensive end for of the game, shot to a 6-0 first quarter and never Bellevue twice tied the However, a free throw by Stringer put Issaquah 1"2-11 in the second quar- and the Eagles pulled away to 11-16 halflime lead. zone defense also Bellevue problems through- e game. played a real tough zone us," said Bellevue coach , whose team hit three of 19 three-point shots. Friday, Issaquah boosted its record to 6-0 with a 59-39 over Mercer Island. SCored 15 points and added 10 steals, six rebounds and six assists to lead the Eagles. Issaquah led at halftime 34-26 and took control of the game in the third quarter outscoring Mercer Island 18-4. Richardson contributed with 12 points, eight steals and four assists for the Eagles. Spartans take two Skyline won both its Kingco encounters last week to move into a tie with Bellevue for first place in the Sky Division. The Spartans, 5-1, downed visiting Mount Si 52-37 last Aednesdaw After trailing by four points at the end of the first quar- ter, Skyline shot to a 26-23 half- time lead and staved in front the rest of the game. :l'iffany Johnson paced the Spartans with 19 points and ,Mex Hope had 14. On Friday, Laura Payne hit eight of eight shots from the field on the way to 18 points as Skyline cruised by host Cedarcrest 66-30. Freshman guard Madison Maloney added 14 points for Skyline. On Saturday, the Spartans lost to Gig Harbor 48-43 in overtime in the Martin Luther King Classic at Key Arena. Hope topped Skyline with 10 points. The Spartans had the lead with seven seconds left when Gig Harbor's Nikki Scott was fouled beyond the three-point arc. Scott t4it three free throws to send the game into overtime. Just before the end of regulation, Skyline missed the front end of a one-and-one. Patriots down Islanders Liberty outscored host Mercer Island 11-5 in the final quarter to rally for a 42-36 victory'. Rebekah Bartholomew had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Patriots. On Friday, the Patriots lost to Newport 58-49. Liberty led 25-22 at halflime. Liberty's Hilarv Tanneberg scored a'game-high 22 points. Gym: Issaquah remains unbeaten I-'!'[).'ti i'AI;I': (7 1 in the floor exercise with a 9.1. Skyline also competed in the meet. However, the Spartans top D.'mnasts Holly Stromgren and Toni Rocco sat out the event because of injuries. Eagles go to 5-0 Prior to the Hatmaker Invitational, Issaquah defeated Interlake 169.25-118.0 in a 3A Kingco Conference meet on Thursday. Poston took all-around honors with a 35.0. She was first on the vault, bars and floor exer- cise. Bernard was first on the beam. The victory raised Issaquah's record to 5-0 and kept the Eagles in a tie for first place with Newport. The two teams meet this Thursday at Newport. Skyline almost beat Newport last Thursday, losing 170,8-168.0. I:IY {;I/F.,I; FAilltAI, Christina Rogers of liberty seems to be standing on her head duirng her vault routine. Stromgren was first in the all- around category with a 36.15. She took first in the bars and beam, and tied for first on the vault. Swimming came from Steven Nyikos in the 200 frees'le and Adam Rizkalla in the 100 backstroke. Schuyleman won the 200 indi- vidual medley in 2:03.98 and the 100 freestyle in 53.53. He led off the winning 200 medley and 200 frees'le relays. Kyle Rafa, Matt Mullins and Tage Aaker joined Schuyleman on both relays. I was pleased with our relays. Their times are dropping in every meet," Liberty coach Daugherty said as Liberty evened its record at 2-2. Wlcidend posts top time Last Tuesday, Skyline over- whelmed Interlake 124-48. Wicklund won the 500 freestyle with a state-qualifying time of 4:47.10. It was also his personal best time in the event. Wicklund led off the winning 200 medley relay and anchored the Spartans' victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Beeat00 I want to complete mY.first trlathlon. New year, new goals? Whether it's a triathlon or simply a promise to feel stronger, the YMCA offers the support and experience to help you meet your health and wellness goals. From nutrition and weight-loss to personal training with certified instructors, the YMCA can customize a program for your needs and abilities. 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