Cedarcrest girls advance in district hoop playoffs


Good Friday morning. 

Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team advanced in the Northwest 2A District playoffs last night, scoring a home win over Mountlake Terrace in the loser-out first-round.

The Red Wolves recovered from an early slow start and rolled to the 58-32 victory. The rally from down 5-0 was all about adjustments, according to coach Brad Knowles. “We switched from zone press (defense) to man press and went on a 39-10 run to finish the first half up 39-15,” Knowles told the SVSJ by email, and that, combined with a stellar first-half performance for sophomore Ava Erhardt, took care of business. “Ava Erhardt had one of the biggest first halves I’ve ever witnessed at Cedarcrest,” Knowles told us, and it was to the tune of 20 points in the half, which turned out to be a game-high in scoring for either team. Sidra Griffin and Rose Carlson both added 10 points and a number of assists each to the effort, underscoring the “team” aspect of the Red Wolves this season. 

Things went so good that JV callup Madelyn “Mad Dog” Davidson came into play as well and scored her first points as a varsity player. “Mad Dog” was tremendous as you all know on the soccer pitch as a freshman this past fall, and she now will look to replicate that success on the hardwood as the playoffs continue.

Cedarcrest is scheduled to meet Lynden, the district second seed, tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 up at Lynden High School, but with the weather forecast being what it is, there’s a good chance the game will be rescheduled to early next week. Regardless, the matchup is expected to be a very tough one, so CHS will need to be prepared for anything.

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