MARCH 10, 1997
Bothell's Dan Sandrin, #44, twists into a leaning jump shot during the Cougar's decisive 17-5 fourth quarter run over Issaquah.
Photo by Russ Paris.
by Russ Paris
On Mar. 5, the Bothell boys qualified for the AAA State tournament by beating the Issaquah Indians, 57-45. Both teams played hard, trading baskets. The Cougars found themselves down by 2 at the 3:12 mark of the first period, 9-7. Two quick treys by junior Josh Karp put Bothell up 13-11.
Issaquah went on an 8-2 scoring run during the second. Bothell's Dan Sandrin took control of the boards and brought the Cougars back, 30-29 at the half. The scrappy Cougars threw a tenacious defense on the Indians and their 6'10" star, Jason Heide. A 17-5 fourth period run, led by Jeff Nelson's 8 points, secured the Bothell victory.
Trofolz finished with 13, Karp and Nelson had 10, Thompson scored 7, and Sandrin dumped in 6.