Eastlake High School
Eastlake 66, Lake Washington 60 (April 23)
The Eastlake boys were back at home Friday and hosting Lake Washington (LW) after getting a win against the same opponent earlier in the week. For much of the first half, the Wolves were clawing back a deficit. It began with a 6-0 LW run to start off, and the Wolves managed to recover and lead by 1 point after the first quarter. The Kangs took over in the second quarter, creating turnovers and getting out in the break, holding the Wolves to just 6 points while leading by 5 points at halftime.
This was the first time all season in which the Wolves were down at the half, but they have been at their best in the third quarter and this game was no different. Captains Jackson Edward and Will Woodward scored 13 of the team’s 21 points in the third quarter, pushing Eastlake to a 4-point lead. A determined Kangs squad never gave up. They pressed and jumped on every pass and dribble. The Wolves made some mental mistakes and gave up a few turnovers to make the game too close for comfort, but Cooper Brown hit a clutch 3-pointer and Atiberk (Berky) Yildiz made two game-sealing free throws near the end. Eastlake’s defense stayed strong until the final horn. Will Woodward had an outstanding game, scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Jackson Edward held his own with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and Cooper Brown also contributed 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The Wolves’ production went into overdrive during this game with 50 points in the paint. They remain undefeated, and play Juanita on Tuesday.
Game highlights below:
Eastlake 47, Lake Washington 49 (April 23)
The Lady Wolves traveled to Kirkland to take on the Lady Kangs in the second of three meetups this season. Eastlake had a sluggish start in the first half and dug themselves an early hole, down 25-15 at halftime. But they came back energized in the second half, with key defensive stops and some sharp shooting by Ava Schmidt to close the gap to 7 at the end three quarters. The Wolves made a last push in the fourth quarter, outscored the Kangs and coming to within 2 points, and with 5 seconds left forced a jump ball that went in their favor. Despite getting a last-second shot off, Eastlake ended up losing by 2 points—their first loss of the season. Schmidt led all scorers with 16 points, shooting 50% from the field and grabbing 12 rebounds for her first double-double this season. Senior Kaitlyn O’Brien added 9 points and 9 rebounds, shooting a critical 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Senior Emily Holsan added 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Skyline High School
No new games.
Shaheen Lotfi contributed to this report.