Highlighting the pre- and post-holiday sports season were Woodinville's boys basketball attack on California teams, Inglemoor's win in the championship round at the Reebok Surf 'n Slam tourney in California, and the Bothell High girls basketball team's continuing victorious rampage. The week finished with Northshore matchups Saturday between the Falcon and Viking hoopsters. The Woodinville boys came away with a dramatic win, while Inglemoor's girls won their contest.
(12/23) Woodinville fell to Eisenhower 79-70 in a non-league match in Yakima. Leading the Falcons were Jeremy Harris, who posted 17 points, Marques Tuiasosopo with 15 points, Sean Brix with 14 points, and Tim Burrows' 13 points.
(12/28) On their California road trip, Woodinville crushed hosts Serra in San Mateo 58-44. Marques Tuiasosopo led the Falcons, posting 14 points.
(12/29) Woodinville topped Del Mar 63-40 in their second non-league victory on their California road trip. Marques Tuiasosopo led the Falcons, posting 16 points. Adding to the tally were Jeremy Harris (12 points), Casey Ford (11 points), Tim Burrows (eight assists), and Steve Coram (seven rebounds).
(12/29) Lake Washington topped Bothell 78-66 in the Bellevue Holiday Tourney at BCC. Jeff Nelson led the Cougars with 19 points.
(12/29) Inglemoor visited San Diego, Calif., for the Surf 'n Slam tournament, stomping Lathrop 71-48. Leading the Vikings were Chris Perkins, who posted 20 points, Al Minahan's 19 points, and Ryan Wilkerson's 13 points and five assists. With this win, the Vikings move to the championship round.
(12/30) Inglemoor rolled over Grey Hills (Ariz.) 61-42 in the Slam Division title game of the Reebok Surf 'n Slam Classic tournament. Al Minahan sunk three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points for the Vikings, who have won five straight since their loss to Issaquah Dec. 5. Chris Perkins posted 13 points, Ryan Wilkerson 10, and Steve DeVoe had seven points, five steals, and four assists for Inglemoor (7-1).
(12/30) Bothell rained hellfire and brimstone on Eastside Catholic, beating them 76-55. Leading the Cougars were Brian Trofholz, who posted 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, Josh Karp, who added 14 points, and Jeff Thompson and Todd Roche, who both had 11 points.
(1/3) Juanita narrowly edged Bothell 56-53. Brian Trofholz led the Cougars with a blistering 27 points, 18 of which were in the fourth quarter and was 6-for-6 in free throws.
(1/3) Woodinville sent Issaquah packing in their 76-60 victory. Marques Tuiasosopo set the pace for the Falcons, posting 17 points. Sean Brix tallied 13 points and Jeremy Harris posted 10.
(1/3) Inglemoor dished it to Interlake, defeating them 53-48. Al Minahan sunk 22 points, grabbed five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Vikings. Ryan Wilkerson added 12 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
(1/5) Woodinville scored 72 points to Eastlake's 62 in a battle of baskets, led by Sean Brix with a whopping 22 points and Marques Tuiasosopo with 17, while Tim Burrows scored 10. Bothell fell to Lake Washington by a scant three points, 51-47. Leading the Cougars' effort were Todd Roche with 14 and Rod Westman with 10.
(1/6) Despite Al Minahan's 21 points for Inglemoor, the Vikings were unable to top Woodinville's Falcons, who beat Inglemoor 57-49. The Falcons were led by Marques Tuiasosopo with 11 points and Sean Brix with 11.
(12/22) Bothell squashed Lakes 84-31 in a non-league match. Sara Raynor led the Cougars with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and a host of players posted double digits: Sarece Butler, 13 points; Becki Ashbaugh, 11; Karina Kelly, 11; and Jen Babin, 10.
(12/27-28) In the holiday tourneys and non-league action, Bothell and Inglemoor posted victories and Woodinville fell to Holy Names 52-42. The Cougars topped Maple Ridge 49-33, led by Sara Raynor's 18 points and 11 blocked shots. Raynor, returning from her disciplinary suspension, also had seven rebounds and four points. In Oregon, the Vikings smashed hosts Bend 41-40, led by Cori Enghusen's 11 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and scored a last second free-throw for the win with five seconds left on the clock. Rose Connely added 10 points and eight assists. Heather Hartstein and Jaime Thompson posted 12 points each for the Falcons, but fell to Holy Names 52-42.
(12/30) Woodinville was overpowered by Mount Si 53-15 in the Adidas Holiday Tournament. Jaime Thompson led the Falcons with eight points.
(1/3) Interlake beat Inglemoor 53-42. Leading the Vikings were 6 foot 7 sophomore Cori Enghusen, who posted 15 points, and Rose Connely, who notched 10 points.
(1/3) Led by Jannae Krell's 17 points, Bothell crushed Juanita 65-37. Also for the Cougars, Becki Ashbaugh posted 15 points, including three 3-pointers, Jen Babin had 12 points, Sara Raynor had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Brenda Fitzer snagged nine rebounds.
(1/3) Issaquah stopped Woodinville 45-32. Jamie Thompson led the Falcons, recording 13 points.
(1/5) Bothell was no match for division leading Lake Washington, who trounced the Cougars 52-36. Jen Babin was the only scorer in double figures, putting 10 points on the board. Woodinville fell to division-leading Eastlake, whose Wolves scored 60 points while holding the Falcons to 20. Jaime Thompson scored 10 points for the Falcons.
(1/6) Woodinville got another jolt in a 55-27 loss to Inglemoor. The Vikings got 15 points from Rose Connelly, with Serene Smart scoring 11 and Gretchen Olson 10. Jaime Thompson was the Falcons' leading scorer again with 13 points.
(1/4) Lake Washington edged Inglemoor 95 1/2 to 87 1/2. Leading the Vikings were Kevin Zatloukal, who took the 200 IM and the 100 fly, Mike Maines, who swam on the 200 medley relay and took the 100 free, Ryan Leak, who swam on the 200 medley relay and took the 500 free and 100 back, and Mike Laudermilk, who swam on the 200 medley relay and took the 100 breast.
(1/4) Bothell crushed Eastlake 112-68 with wins by Nico Zenger, who took the 200 IM, the 100 free and swam on the 200 free relay; Dan Dale's victories in the 50 free, 100 fly and leg on the 200 free relay; Joel Springer's win in diving; Tyler Smith nabbed the 200 free and 500 free.
(12/29) In the Decatur Christmas Triple duel, Bothell topped Decatur 60-18, but fell to Clover Park (53-21) and Sumner (42-27).
(1/4) Bothell toppled Lake Washington 45-30. Josh Schaeffer closed the gap with his pin in the 190-pound bout. Also winning by pins were Brandon Fee, Tom Kessinger and Joel Sterling. Other Cougar wins were Spencer, Chamberlain, Clark, and Condon.
(1/4) Woodinville smothered Eastlake, defeating the Wolves 51-22. Wins by pins for the Falcons included Tyson Chester, Dave Clayton, Kyle Carbone, Eric Carlson and Ryan Palmquist. Other wins were posted by Runez, Rudd, Schmidt and D. Gallagher.
(1/6) Woodinville tied for first with Elma in the Edmonds Woodway Tournament, scoring 179.5, while Bothell came in 5th. Championship wins went to Falcons Pat Runez (101); Chandler Rudd (108); Tyson Chester (122); and Matt Pabst (168); while Ryan Palmquist (178) and Isaac Amundson (215) took seconds. Cougar Dave Clark (129) won his weight class; Toby McWhorter (168) was second in his. Inglemoor took second place in the Juanita Invitational with a team score of 178.3, with Joel Rath winning his 129-pound class. Other places went to Kip Anderson (2nd, 178 -pound); Fred Fairbanks (3rd, 141-pound); and Dave Martinson (3rd, Hwt).