Cedarcrest's varsity girls basketball team continues to find success, with two big wins last week, including a nailbiter in which leaders played hard.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, number-seven state-ranked Cedarcrest hosted sixth--ranked Archbishop Murphy, with a 10-0 record, in a Cascade Conference matchup. At halftime, it was Archbishop Murphy leading 28-26. Cedarcrest got into foul trouble in the third quarter, and Murphy took a 12 point lead going into the start of the fourth quarter. But pressure defense by the Lady Red Wolves and nine points (including two three-point shots) by senior Kailyn Campbell ignited a Cedarcrest come back. With 26 seconds remaining and down by one, the Red Wolves ran a play and got the ball to their leading scorer, Susan Kenney. She took a jump shot in the key with four seconds remaining and drained it for the win, 50-49. Both teams are now tied for first place in the Cascade Conference. Kenney scored 19, Campbell added 13 and Sarah Stauffer had 11.
Then, on Friday, Jan. 25, Cedarcrest travelled to Granite Falls and won, 75-21. Four Lady Red Wolves scored in double figures: Kalee Fowler with 19, Campbell with 15, Kenney with 12 points, and Kathryn Smith with 10.
Cedarcrest is now 11-1 in league, 16-2 overall.