Hawks defeat Tolt
The Chief Kanim Middle School seventh-grade varsity basketball team traveled to Tolt last week where they notched a 25-16 win. The Hawks picked up their intensity and forced several key Tolt turnovers to pull away late in the third quarter. Madison Yakabowski led the effort with 21 points, seven rebounds and 10 steals. Vica Falcon added six rebounds while teammate Nikki Stanton had three steals. Jessica Paladihni added two points and three rebounds. Both Kayla Stewart and Traci Hall added two points each and Mackenzie Peerboom, Miranda Pratt ,Caylene Castagno and Cassidy Will each added three rebounds.
Eagles fall to Hawks
Chief Kanim continued their winning streak last week by defeating the Snoqualmie Middle School Eagles in seventh-grade girls’ varsity basketball 31-29. The Hawks used some key rebounds, several timely steals and three key Madison Yakabowski three-pointers to win the nail biter. Yakabowski led the effort with 25 points, six steals, six rebounds and three assists. Nikki Stanton had four steals while teammate Vica Falcon had nine rebounds and four steals. Caylene Castagno had two points, Traci Hall had two steals, Miranda Pratt had six rebounds, Mackenzie Peerboom had two rebounds and Jessica Paladihni had four points and three rebounds.
awks fall to SMS
The Chief Kanim Middle School eighth-grade varsity basketball team lost a tough game to Snoqulamie Middle School last week 39-30. The Hawks battled through the entire game using a tough defense, but in the end fell short. Leading the effort for the Hawks was Symone Shaw with 10 points, three rebounds and four steals. Yolanda Mendoza had six points and eight rebounds, Carla Gross had four points and six rebounds, Jennifer Davis had two points and three rebounds, Corianne Castagno had five rebounds and four steals and Kelsey Tarp had eight points and 11 rebounds.
Eagles take two
The Snoqualmie Middle School seventh-grade girls’ varsity basketball team came away with two inspiring wins last week defeating Issaquah in a nailbiter, 24-22, and then Maywood 36-21, improving their record to 2-1. In the first game the Eagles trailed with less than two minutes to play. Jordyn Wilson then hit a clutch shot to tie the score at 22-22. With under a minute to play with time running out, Caitlin Richards stepped up and calmly sank a 15-footer to put the Eagles ahead and seal the victory. It was a great team effort that battled back in the second half, which was rewarded in their exciting victory. Amy Martin led in rebounds, while Jordyn led all scorers with 10 points.
In their contest against Maywood, the Eagles applied an aggressive defense to force numerous Charger turnovers. Maegan Welcome, Wilson and Richards led the inspired defense, converting steals to baskets. Daionda Davis was on the receiving end of these turnovers and made the most of them, connecting for six points from the outside, leading the Eagles to a 20-13 lead at halftime.
Danielle Crabtree was a force on the boards and also contributed four points on the inside. Richards and Wilson continued the offensive pressure, hitting from both long range and drives to the hoop as they led all scorers with 12 points each.
Hawks fall to Issaquah
The Chief Kanim Middle School seventh-grade girls’ varsity basketball team fell to Issaquah last week 16-24. The Hawks played hard and aggressive to come within six points late in the fourth quarter, but that was as close as they could get. Vica Falcon lead rebounding with four and added eight points. Miranda Pratt added three rebounds and teammate Traci Hall added four points. Caylene Castagno had two points and four steals, Nikki Stanton had seven rebounds and three steals and Kayla Steward had two points.
Hawks lose nail-biter
The Chief Kanim seventh-grade varsity basketball team traveled to Pine Lake last week where they lost a close game 42-36. The Hawks used all of their heart and hustle while battling the much taller Pine Lake team. The lead went back and fourth between both teams as Madison Yakabowski hit a NBA-style three-pointer at the final buzzer to force the game into overtime. The Hawks gave it a final effort, but came up just short in the end.
Yakabowski had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals. Cassidy Will had two points and two steals, McKenzie Peerboom had one rebound and one steal, Miranda Pratt had three rebounds, Vica Falcon had two rebounds, Traci Hall had four steals, Caylene Castagno had three rebounds and one assist, Jessica Paladini had two rebounds, Heather Klewin had two rebounds and Kayla Steward had two rebounds.
Behind the effort of Symone Shaw with 28 points, the Chief Kanim Middle School eighth-grade varsity basketball team defeated Pine Lake 44-43. Shaw had 11 rebounds and six steals. The Hawks dominated the boards and were cool under pressure on the free-throw line in the final minutes of the thriller. Carla Gross contributed seven points and four rebounds while teammate Kelsey Tarp added five points, seven rebounds and three assists. Corianne Castagno had four points and six rebounds, Jennifer Davis had two rebounds, Breanna Kay had one rebound, McKenzie Ortego had two steals and Natalie Vitolo had one steal.