Overlake girls grind out seventh straight win
Offensively, the Redmond Mustangs’ boys basketball team did not play the first three quarters of Tuesday night’s home 4A Kingco matchup against the Roosevelt Roughriders like a team riding a six-game winning streak.
But when the whistle sounded to begin the fourth quarter, a revived Mustang team stepped onto the court at Reiger gymnasium, setting up a wild and frantic finish.
In the end, Redmond could not bounce back from their sluggish start and the Roughriders converted clutch free throws down the stretch to seal a 54-51 win.
The Overlake girls basketball team went on the road and continued their winning ways against a shorthanded Forest Ridge School in 1A Emerald City contest Friday night, claiming their fourth straight victory with a 46-24 blowout of the Ravens.
A sour start to the season has turned sweet for the Redmond boys’ basketball team.
The streaking Mustangs knocked off a tough Issaquah team, 63-53, last Friday night and leapfrogged the Eagles into second place in the 4A Kingco Crest Division.
Competing without one of its captains, the Redmond wrestling team pulled off a comeback for the ages during Tuesday’s 4A Kingco contest against Mount Si. The Mustangs, who will be without injured senior Jimmy Brookman for the rest of the season, finished the meet with four straight pins to squeak by the Wildcats, 35-33.
The Redmond wrestling squad showed strength and purpose, handling Newport with ease, 51-24, in a 4A Kingco Conference win last Thursday at Redmond High.
Redmond co-captain Nolan Thomas, who wrestled at 135 pounds, and heavyweight Esteban Herrera each recorded impressive pins in the win. Teammate Sean Holt, wrestling at 140 pounds, also earned a decisive first-round pin in 1 minute, 34 seconds.
Overlake boys’ basketball player Trent Halverson, a junior forward and the team’s second-leading scorer, will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken tailbone after he went up hard for a rebound and fell awkwardly on his back during Tuesday’s 68-54 loss to Bellevue Christian.
The Bellevue Christian Vikings entered Tuesday’s boys basketball game against Overlake as the team to beat in the 1A Emerald City League. The Vikings came to The Overlake School with only one league blemish in their five seasons of playing in the conference.
Until the fourth quarter, the Owls had an excellent chance to pull off the upset. But the Vikings’ amped-up defense and clutch shooting late in the game sealed the 68-54 victory.
Redmond High graduate Galen Squiers, class of 2007, now playing for the Saint Martin’s University Saints near Tacoma, pulled off the shot of a lifetime against Hawaii Hilo during a nonconference game last month.
The Redmond boys’ basketball team pulled out a second straight narrow 4A Kingco Crest Division win Friday night after slipping past Skyline, 52-46, in front of a packed house at Redmond High.
Justin Alexander led the Mustangs with 15 points and Chris Harrington added 12.
Greg Bruns returned to Redmond High School Friday night and left with a “bittersweet,” last-second win against his former coaching mate and longtime buddy.
Bruns, a former Redmond assistant girls’ basketball coach and first-year head coach at Skyline, guided the Spartans past the Mustangs, 45-44, in a thrilling 4A Kingco Crest Division contest.
In what has been a recurring theme this season, the Bear Creek girls’ basketball team lost another close game Tuesday night, wavering down the stretch while Rainier Christian came through with clutch shots as the visiting Mustangs pulled out a 38-33 Sea-Tac 2B league win.
For all of his life, first-year Bear Creek girls’ basketball coach Alan Dickson has proven to be a fighter off the court as well as on it.
While attending Mishawaka High School in Indiana at age 16, he was diagnosed with acute ulcerative colitis, which caused internal bleeding in the lower digestive tract.
The Redmond High girls’ basketball magical run at the Disney Wild World of Sports Tournament in Orlando fizzled in Tuesday’s championship game as Colt’s Neck High beat the Mustangs, 68-55.
The Mustangs (3-3) won its first two tournament games in overtime, but fell short to Colt’s Neck of New Jersey, which led 36-25 at halftime.
If your children are itching to try something new besides baseball or soccer, one of the city’s newest non-profit sports organizations may be just what they are looking for.
Redmond Lacrosse Club (RLC) was formed just last year when the only youth lacrosse organization on the Eastside since the 1980s split and formed a Northshore division, fueling the need for local kids to get back onto the field.