CHS senior captain Sweney delivers big game to lead Red Wolves to comeback win

Girls: CHS senior captain Sweney delivers big game to lead Red Wolves to comeback win
Senior captain Cassidy Sweney did what senior captains do last night for Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team: lead. And do so by example.

Sweney scored a game-high 16 points for Cedarcrest, and backed that up with solid defense and ball handling, aiding the Red Wolves, who trailed twice in the contest but ultimately had enough in the tank to escape with a huge 47-44 road win over Everett last night at Everett High School, another win over a 3A team in Wesco play that will enhance CHS’s strong Northwest District 2A RPI ranking.

“This was a real ebb and flow kind of game, one that will make us better,” said Cedarcrest Coach Brad Knowles by email to the SVSJ. Cedarcrest trailed after one 13-6, but shut down the Seagulls in the second quarter, limiting Everett to just six points as the Red Wolves rallied to take a 26-19 halftime lead. The Seagulls broke out of the gate big with a 9-0 run to start the second half before Cedarcrest settled down and let Sweney and her freshman teammate – and co-Athlete of the Week this week – Kat Townley do the heavy lifting. Townley herself had 12 points pacing the Red Wolves.

Knowles was complementary of Sweney. Noting this was her best game ever in a Cedarcrest uniform, the coach told us, “So great to see her have an outstanding game like this.”

Cedarcrest is back home tomorrow in Duvall hosting Stanwood. 7:15 pm tip at Cedarcrest High School, 29000 NE 150th St., then they play Marysville-Pilchuck Friday.

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