Cedarcrest gets a win on former Cascade Conference rival Cedar Park Christian

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Cedarcrest girls and boys defeat former Cascade foe
Cedarcrest’s girls and boys took on former Cascade Conference rival Cedar Park Christian last night on the road at CPC’s campus in Bothell, and both teams posted wins.

The ladies held off the Eagles 43-34. Sidra Griffin scored 13 points to lead the Red Wolves, while Grace McKenzie added 11. “Games at CPC are never easy and tonight was no different,” said CHS coach Brad Knowles by email to the SVSJ. “We jumped out to a 10-point lead at halftime, even holding CPC scoreless in the second quarter, but they rallied back and got within three points in the third quarter. I thought our defense was pretty good, but our execution on offense is still not where it needs to be.”

McKenzie got the task of defending last season’s Cascade Conference MVP, Irena Korolenko and while Knowles praised the work of his sophomore player defensively, Korolenko scored 24 to lead all scorers for the Eagles. She had the lion share of Cedar Park’s points, too, as her teammates combined for the other 10 total. 

In the boys’ game that followed the girls’ victory, Cedarcrest broke out to an early lead and took command in the third, outscoring Cedar Park 13-3 in that frame, posting a 50-37 win over the Eagles in the non-conference game. Chris Busch scored 15 for Cedarcrest in the victory while Brennan LeBlanc added nine. 

Next up for both the Red Wolves boys and girls are the Arlington Eagles as the teams return to Wesco play. The girls are home this coming Tuesday and the boys are away at Arlington next Wednesday. Both games start at 7:15 p.m. and the boys’ game is being webstreamed by TCSN Sports. We’ll have a link to that for you here next week.

greg sweney