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Cedarcrest girls stumble on way to playoffs
Coach Marc Hillestad's quest for his team to qualify for the KingCo
3A playoffs this season slipped a little further out of his grasp last week
as the Red Wolves dropped a pair of conference match-ups.
The Cedarcrest girls lost to Mercer Island on Friday night 63-45,
after dropping a clash with Bellevue earlier in the week, 50-22. The pair
of losses backed the Cedarcrest team into a corner with only four games
remaining against league opponents.
Junior Lindsay Peterson scored an even dozen points and
Melanie Klevberg chipped in with 10 as the Red Wolves hung close for three
quarters against the Islanders before getting blown out by 15 points in the
final eight minutes. The Wolves actually led by a point after the first
quarter against Mercer Island.
Senior Heather Sherfey lead the squad with six points and junior
Sarah Gustat added five as the Red Wolves searched for an offense
against the double-teaming defense of Bellevue. Cedarcrest never
scored more than seven points in a quarter as Bellevue had scoring help from
KingCo play continued this week when the Red Wolves
hosted Sammamish on Wednesday in a key league match-up. Friday night
the Wolves travel to Renton to take on Liberty.
The season ends with rematches against Mount Si and Interlake