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Lady Red Wolves drop home game to Meadowdale

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick


Kat Townley scores two of her team-high 14 points. Bob Kirkpatrick|Valley View


Kat Townley drained 14 points and Ava Erhart hit for 9, but it wasn't enough to spur Cedarcrest on to victory and Meadowdale snapped the Red Wolves seven-game win streak, 41-33 Tuesday.

"I was very happy with our team’s effort in the game. Meadowdale is a top-ranked 3A school and we had the lead by two points going into the fourth quarter," Coach Brad Knowles said. "We had a game plan and the girls were executing it perfectly, but in the fourth quarter our shooting went cold and Meadowdale’s shooting heated up and that was the difference in the game."

Things got off to a precarious start for the home team as Townley was whistled for two fouls midway through the first quarter and had to ride the pine for a little more than four minutes. 

Trailing 12-6, Knowles brought Townley back in the game at the start of the second quarter and she helped ignite an 11-3 run that put the Red Wolves up top 17-15 at the break.

Both teams were cold to start the second half action. Erhart and Townley hit two buckets each five minutes into the third quarter and Cedarcrest stretched its lead to 27-18.

The Mavericks caught fire and ran off a 10-3 run of their own capped off by a long-distance trey at the buzzer to close the gap to 30-28 Red Wolves. 

Meadowdale hit the first bucket of the fourth quarter. The Red Wolves then missed their next three shots and the momentum took a big swing in the Mavericks favor.

A Meadowdale basket with just over four minutes to play gave the visitors their first lead, 31-30, since early in the first quarter. An 8-1 run by the Mavericks over the last two-and-a-half minutes iced the game and handed the Red Wolves their first loss since Dec. 27.

"For us to play as well as we did against a very good team in an upper classification proves to us that we can play with any team," Knowles said. "We’re looking forward to every new game and the post-season."

Cedarcrest, now at 4-3 in conference play, hits the road to Archbishop Murphy Friday to match up with the 6-1 Wildcats.

Ava Erhardt looks for a cutter late in the fourth quarter. Bob Kirkpatrick|Valley View

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Red Wolves blow past Wildcats, 71-53

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick
Kian Pegueros-Warren denies an early Wildcat bucket. Bob Kirkpatrick/Valley View
The game with Oak Harbor last Friday evening was shaping up to be a real donnybrook as the Wildcats took a 15-14 lead into the second quarter of action. 
But things took a big swing in Cedarcrest’s favor after senior Nicolo Cammarano started raining treys from long distance.
Cammarano drained four shots from beyond the arc and the Red Wolves walked off the court and into the locker room up 35-27 at the break.
Deuce Knowles sank the first bucket of the second half to give Cedarcrest a double-digit lead. But there was no quit in Oak Harbor as the Wildcats posted 18 third-quarter points to stay within striking distance, 54-45. 
Oak Harbor then hit the first bucket of the fourth quarter to get within seven, but the Red Wolves found another gear and put together a 12-3 run to go up top 66-50 with four minutes to play. 
Cammarano finished with a game-high 24 points.
“I was feeling it, felt the energy with my team, and my first thought was to shoot,” Cammarano said. “I kept doing it and it was working and it opened up opportunities for my teammates as well.”
Shawn Deming and Kian Pegueros-Warren chipped in 10 points each. The team pulled down 31 boards, dished out 14 assists and had 13 steals. Coach Joe Ayers was pleased with the teams' effort.
“Oak Harbor came out with some really good energy at the beginning of the game and kinda punched us in the mouth,” Ayers said. “I was happy with our composure down the stretch to pull away. We had a number of guys step up in big parts of the game when we needed those plays.”
Deuce Knowles pulls up in the paint for two points. Bob Kirkpatrick/Valley View

Cedarcrest Boys' take down Snohomish

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick

DUVALL — Shawn Deming knocked down 17 points, Chester Brackebusch drained 13, Deuce Knowles hit for 10 and the Red Wolves blew past the Panthers 57-42 in Duvall last night.

“We really set the tone at the start of the game with 12 consecutive defensive stops,” Coach Joe Ayers said. “The boys did a great job capitalizing on those stops to get us out of the gates with a 17-0 run.”

Snohomish made an 18-6 run of its own in the second eight minutes of action to pull within two buckets, 28-24 at the half.

Coach Ayers made a few adjustments during the break and the Red Wolves increased their lead to double-digits in the third quarter.

“We talked about needing to get control of the paint on the defensive end and force them to shoot the ball from the outside,” Ayers said. “We were able to do that and outscored them 19-6.”

Cedarcrest owned the boards, hauling down 37 for the contest. Denning and Kian Pegueros-Warren led the team effort with seven each, Knowles had six and Tyler Hampton and Nicolo Cammarano finished with five apiece.

“We were a little short-handed with two starters out for the game and needed some guys to rise up,” Ayers said. “Chester, Shawn, and Deuce did just that impacting both ends of the floor as well as rebounding the basketball. It was a solid league win for us coming out of the break.”

The win was the third in a row for the Red Wolves who improved to 2-1 in the Wesco 3A Conference standings and 5-4 overall. The team is back on the hardwood for a home game with Oak Harbor Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:15.





Meet the Red Wolves

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          The 2019-20 Cedarcrest High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team

Front row from left is Madelyn Davidson, Jaylin Yowell, Eileen Tobin (Manager) Helena Van Ess and Sidra Griffin. Back row from left is Katharine (Kat) Townley, Holly Williams, Ava Erhardt, Rose Carlson, Ava LaPorte and Grace McKenzie. Not pictured, Emme Rezoski. The girls are 1-2 in Wesco 3A Conference play and 6-2 overall. The team has put together a four-game win streak and is at Oak Harbor on Friday.

            The 2019-20 Cedarcrest High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team
Front row from left is Chester Brackebusch, Alex Perry, Carter (Deuce) Knowles, Brennon Mallot, Dawson Cairns and Hogan Chase. Back row from left is Bennett Smith (Manager), Nicolo Cammarano, Tyler Hampton, Cameron Brady, Shawn Deming, Kian Pegueros-Warren and Coach Joe Ayers. The boys are 1-1 in the Wesco 3A Conference and 4-4 overall. The team has put together back-to-back wins over Olympic and Kalama and takes on Snohomish and Oak Harbor at home this week.