The hardwood wrap from last night……

We’ll lead it off with Cedarcrest High School’s girls, who faced off in their home opener in Duvall against Snohomish, and gave it their all against a preseason top-10 ranked in 3A Panthers squad. But the Red Wolves fell short, and may have paid a huge price in doing so.

Cedarcrest fell 38-31 to Snohomish but Red Wolve coach Brad Knowles was pleased with the performance, especially in the second half after losing star player Jaylin Yowell to injury. “I told the team at halftime to play the second half without fear, and they did. They showed as much heart as I have ever seen. I’m truly proud of their effort. We just came up a little short against a very good 3A team,” he told the SVSJ by email. Yowell suffered a knee injury early in the second quarter and did not return. She will be getting an MRI on that knee next week with an official prognosis expected soon after. What that prognosis is will likely determine the future course for Cedarcrest this season, as she is their go-to scorer.

Sidra Griffin took over for Yowell and led the Red Wolves with eight points, perhaps an opening act to what could become her big role on the team depending on what the doctors tell her fellow sophomore teammate.

CHS has back-to-back nonleague games next week. Thursday they are home with Monroe then head to Cedar Park Christian for a match with their former Cascade rival Eagles.

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