Cedarcrest girls’ hoops comes up short in Northwest playoffs and sees season end


The Red Wolves gave Sammamish all they could handle, but fell just short, falling 53-48 last night to the Totems at Sammamish High School in Bellevue in a loser-out game at the Northwest 2A District tournament. Ava Erhardt led Cedarcrest with 22 points and Rose Carlson pitched in 12. “I’m so proud of this team. Even though we came up a little short at the end, their effort…not only in this game, but all season has been incredible. Such a honor to coach them,” said Cedarcrest coach Brad Knowles by email. 

The team finished its first season as a Wesco school at a solid 12-10, and with many of the team’s top players back next season, there’s a lot of high expectations ahead perhaps for this group. “(W)ith as young as we are, playing in Wesco 3A, the girls really set the foundation for the years to come,” Knowles told us.

The game marked the final one at the high school level for senior Cassidy Sweney, off to WSU this fall. Knowles had some kind words to offer to his senior captain. “I’m especially proud of our senior Captain, Cassidy Sweney,” Knowles said. “A four-year varsity player who has been an absolute joy to coach. She’s an amazing person both on and off the court.”

The Red Wolves will now focus on their offseason program along with other sport opportunities in the spring; several of the players are likely to play for CHS spring sports squads.

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