Snoqualmie Middle School’s eighth grade girls varsity basketball team finished their season in December with an undefeated 16-0 record for the past two seasons. “The girls were an awesome group of student athletes with a strong desire to compete and excel at the highest level,” says head coach Brad Hillard. The team showed great basketball sense, he says, and were very skilled and athletic. From left are Hillard, Mady Privatsky, Kelly Keene, Scout Turner, Kallin Spiller, Jill Chellis, Hayden Frederick, Chaija Olson, Emma Smith and manager Claire Lis. Team awards were handed out with Spiller voted Best Offensive Player, Frederick as Best Defensive Player, and Keene receiving the Coaches Award.
As Hillard describes it, Spiller hit shots from inside and outside to finish with 20 points. From lay-ups to rainbows, Keene found the net for another 21. Turner connected from the block for 11, while Privatsky drove hard to the hoop, dishing out sweet assists and knocking down 10 points of her own. Olson challenged every loose ball and poured in six, while Frederick was aggressive self on defense, adding another six. Smith bombed in from long range for four.