In a 4A Kingco league wrestling meet on Tuesday night, the powerful Vikings defeated a shorthanded Mustangs team 60-18 at Redmond High.
Highlights for the Mustangs included Brandon Long (132) pinning Ryan Mydski in 5 minutes, 3 seconds, and Blake Emery (160, right) pinning Brandon Hernan in 4:59.
Last Saturday, the Mustangs got theirwrestling season got underway in the RHS gym as the Mustangs hosted a five-team jamboree tournament, with the home squad placing fourth.
The tournament, played in a round-robin format with one team receiving a bye, saw Redmond win the first matchup with 55 points over Foss (17), before getting shut out the rest of the way against Kentlake, Hazen, and Federal Way.
Kentlake ended up winning the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record in the dual matches.
Mustang boys fall to Bothell in basketball shootout
In one of the highest-scoring 4A Kingco league games in recent years, the Mustangs were out-shot in the fourth quarter at Bothell High on Tuesday night, falling to the Cougars and their superstar guard Zach LaVine 83-72.
The game was tight all the way through three quarters, with Redmond holding a 57-56 advantage heading into the final quarter.
In the fourth, Bothell’s LaVine, who finished with 34 points, led the charge as the Cougars went on to score 27 for the period, putting the game out of reach.
For the Mustangs, Jason Harrington scored a season-high 28, with Conner Floan (15) and Leslie Ellis (11) also in double-digits.
The Mustangs dropped to 3-1 overall with the loss.
Lady Mustangs rout Bothell
The Redmond girls’ basketball team notched a win in its 4A Kingco league opener on Monday night at home, defeating Bothell 57-21.
A total of 10 players scored for the Mustangs, led by Kelsey Dunn and Makaela Hayward who were in double-digits with 13 and 11, respectively.
With the win, the girls improved to 1-1 on the season.
Owls fall to Seattle Academy
Despite Cameron Lui’s game-high 17 points, the Overlake Owls lost a 1A Emerald City League matchup to Seattle Academy last night 49-42.
The score was knotted 20-20 at the half, before the Cardinals pulled ahead by four after the third quarter and kept the Owls at bay with 17 points in the fourth.
In addition to Lui’s 17, Jacob Gilles scored six for the Owls, who dropped to 2-2 overall.
Grizzly boys’ big fourth buries Seattle Christian
The Bear Creek boys team was struggling, but they found the fire at just the right time in a 47-37 win over Seattle Christian at home last night.
The Grizzlies scored just four points in the second quarter and trailed 21-15 at halftime, but a big 22-point final period completed the comeback win.
Jesse Leuenberger scored a game-high 17, followed by fellow guard Luke Blankenbeckler with 10.
The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 overall with the win.
Bear Creek girls rout Mount Vernon Christian
The Lady Grizzlies improved to 2-0 with a 52-15 rout of Mount Vernon on Saturday at home.
A big first quarter of 23 points helped propel the Grizzlies to victory. For the game, Nikki Peterson led the team with 11 points, followed by Catherine Fernandez with 10 and Kendall Englestone with nine.
Defensively, Madelyn Magee recorded six steals.
On the boys’ side, the Grizzlies also outmatched Mount Vernon in a 49-point blowout.
Guard Collin Feight led all players with 15 points, followed by Chris Mehta and Gabe Rongve with 10 apiece.
The boys improved to 2-0 with the win.