With its top scorer still sidelined with an injury, the Overlake boys’ basketball team fell to Cedar Park Christian 52-45, in a first-round, loser-out 1A Emerald City League playoff game Tuesday night. League scoring leader Danny Poplawski, averaging nearly 20 points a game, sat out for the second straight game after suffering a concussion against the Eagles in regular-season game on Feb. 10. Poplawksi could only watch as the Eagles took control in the second half. Overlake received a fine performance from junior forward John Stolarczuk, who put in a season-high 19 in the losing effort. The Owls finished with a 6-6 record in 1A Emerald City League play and 10-10 overall this season.
LADY OWLS’ COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
The Overlake girls’ basketball team tried their very best to crawl out of a fourth-quarter, 13-point deficit, but its gutsy comeback fell just short as the Owls lost to Cedar Park, 60-56, in a loser-out, opening round 1A Emerald City League playoff game. Overlake dug themselves an 18-9 hole after the first quarter and were playing catchup the whole game. The Owls exploded for 24 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles survived the Overlake scare. Junior point guard Maya Marder led the team with 16 points, followed by junior Jessica Elliott with 14.
Elliott finished the season in seventh place in scoring average with 11.5 points per game. The Owls finished the season with a 7-7 league record and a 12-9 overall record.