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Eagles take league championship
In a game reflecting a league championship, the Snoqualmie Middle School seventh-grade varsity and Chief Kanim varsity girls' basketball teams battled back and forth throughout the night in their annual "Battle of the Birds" basketball game. Jordyn Wilson's driving lay-ups and outside swishes, along with Danielle Crabtree's soft touch put-backs off the glass, kept the Eagles within two points at the end of the first two quarters. Wilson collected 12 first-half points and Crabtree six. As the horn sounded to begin the fourth quarter, the Eagles found themselves down by seven. Behind the aggressive defensive pressure applied by Kelsey Walker and Maegan Welcome, some clutch hoops by Daionda Davis and Caitlin Richards and the rebounding of Amy Martin and Crabtree, the Eagles began to sense a shift of momentum. If Wilson was the conductor in the first half, Richards was the engineer in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 of her 16 points down the stretch. The combined defensive pressure of Davis, Walker, Richards, Crabtree and Wilson allowed the Eagles to outscore the Hawks by 12, sealing the comeback victory 40-35, and earning the Eagles their Foothills League Championship.
Wilson led the Eagles with 17 points. Throughout the year, Rachel Nyberg and Anna Richards also provided sweet moves to the hoop and their combined offense and defense helped the Eagles to an 8-1 record.
Team Awards were handed out at the end of season banquet. Winners were: Best Offensive Player, Caitlin Richards; Best Defensive Player, Maegan Welcome; Most Improved Player, Amy Martin; Most Inspirational Player, Kelsey Walker and the Coaches Award went to Jordyn Wilson.