Shooting woes weaken Warriors in 50-46 loss

By Gerardo Bolong
Contributing Sports Correspondent

PUYALLUP - For lack of consistently good shot making a trip to Yakima was lost.

Despite a huge advantage in shots taken and rebounding, the Seattle Christian boys basketball team fell to Cascade Christian, 50-46, in a Class 1A winner-to-state at the Yakima Sun Dome, loser-out regional game held at Puyallup High School on Fri., Feb. 24.

"It's tough to lose a game when you do almost everything the way you wanted," said a subdued Warrior head coach Micheal Watts. "We had more shots than they did, but we also missed more shots. Even though we hit the boards like no other, we had lots of misses within three feet of the basket. It was a matter of executing everything well, except for making shots."

Statistics bore out the observations of Watts.

Seattle Christian shot 13-of-45 from standard field goal range and 3-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc compared to Cascade Christian's 10-of- 34 and 7-of-14 respectively. Rebounding went to SC, 45-36, with a 17-7 preponderance on the offensive glass.

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Westside Snow Report 2-26-17

By Greg Whittaker

Those of you who were able to make it up into the Summit at Snoqualmie had an surprising 12 inch dump of fresh snow that was unexpected and well worth skiing. Cold air that was stationed over the Cascades was slammed into by the wet front, and particularly at Alpental, the snow just filled the sky and it kept on coming. It was a very specific storm which settled in over I-90 the strongest, with Crystal, Stevens Pass and Mt. Baker seeing only about 4 - 5 inches.

That said, skiing is fantastic throughout the region right now. The days are getting longer, and while the chance of lowland snow pretty much ends March 8th according to Cliff Mass the local weather guru, March and April can be some of the best skiing days of the year with big snowfall and more sunlight which keeps some key lifts open later in the day.

So, if you have been thinking of heading up to the mountains, it is definitely worth your energy. If you've been up somewhere you enjoyed, swing through the shop and regale us with your tales of adventure.

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West Seattle teams win regional games heading higher

By Tim Clinton
They weren't even close.

Both the West Seattle High School girls and boys basketball teams blew away their state regional opponents in back-to-back games played at Bellevue College Saturday and are now riding high going into state Class 3A action in the Tacoma Dome.

The girls posted a 63-41 regional victory over Edmonds-Woodway before the boys took the floor and cut down Timberline by a 60-38 score.

The girls were in a loser-out situation despite coming in as the Sea-King District tournament champions.
They will be in a loser-out situation again when they open state play at 9 a.m. Wednesday against Lincoln of Tacoma in the Tacoma Dome.

The boys, on the other hand, were a seeded team and state bound win or lose.
Since they won a seeded game the Wildcats will enter state in the second round with a 7:15 p.m. game Thursday against a foe to be determined Wednesday.
Thursday's game will be a state quarterfinal.

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