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Growing intensity: Building skill, Mount Si girls basketball splits a win and a loss with Interlake, Liberty | Photo gallery
It very nearly could have been Mount Si’s second win of the week, but Liberty managed to pull ahead, and stay there, winning 52-44 at Mount Si on Friday, Dec. 21.
It was a good night, though, for several Mount Si players. Junior post Sally Nelson had nine points, as did senior Katie Swain. Katy Lindor had seven, and senior Grace Currie had three. Sophomore shooting phenom Elizabeth Prewitt, playing with a cold, managed five points, a bit below her recent average. She logged 19 two days prior in Mount Si’s win over Interlake on Dec. 19. Lindor had 14 points in that game.
The team connection is growing, and that showed in last Friday’s score, despite the outcome, said Katie Swain.
“It’s getting there,” she said. “We worked as a team. There was a lot of good rhythm.”
In Wednesday’s 61-46 win over Interlake, “we were calling to each other,” said Lindor. Mount Si is building its defensive skills, she added.
Lindor and Swain both fouled out in an athletic contest Friday in which team scores were mostly neck and neck.
“Our intensity was there,” Swain said. But it was getting to the hoop that proved a challenge.
The two seniors praised guard Camryn Buck and forward Madi Bevins for stepping up from the bench.
The girls traveled this week to the Surf N’ Slam tournament in San Francisco. The Wildcats visit Sammamish at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, then head to Juanita on Wednesday. Follow the Mount Si girls at www.mshsgirlsbasketball.com.
Above, the Wildcats form up during the national anthem.
Below, freshman Camryn Buck moves the ball.
Above, Katie Swain goes up for a shot.
Below, senior Grace Currie keeps the ball away from Liberty's Sierra Carlson.
Below, Sally Nelson jumps for a rebound against Liberty.