Wildcats fall in tourney

The Mount Si High School boys basketball season may have come to a quick end last week in the Kingco Tournament, but the future is looking very bright.

  • Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:29pm
  • Sports

The Mount Si High School boys basketball season may have come to a quick end last week in the Kingco Tournament, but the future is looking very bright.

The Wildcats opened the tournament with a first-round match last Tuesday against the Issaquah Eagles. Mount Si was expected to be in for a tough one against a very good Issaquah squad, and the Eagles showed why they have been a great team all year as they made quick work of the Wildcats.

Bren Hobzek scored 26 points, 13 of them in the first quarter, as the Eagles rolled to an easy 80-56 win.

Issaquah came out on fire offensively, taking command of the game with an 11-2 run midway through the first quarter. Key to that was excellent outside shooting by Hobzek. Mount Si was unable to respond, although in the second half, the Wildcats were a bit more competitive, nearly equaling the Eagles point-wise in the half. It didn’t matter in the end, as Issaquah was able to coast to victory. Robby Primrose and Matt Lapasin, also catalysts in the strong Eagles first quarter efforts, finished with 13 and 11 points respectively to pace Issaquah.

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