If you’re into Wesco South girls’ basketball, December 8 has probably been marked off on your calendar since the schedules were released. Tonight’s lineup is arguably the best South slate that we’ll see for the entire season. Each of the 3A and 4A favorites will square off, plus there’s another game pitting undefeated teams.
Here’s a look at tonight’s top match-ups (all times 7:30).
Meadowdale (1-1, 1-0) at Glacier Peak (0-2, 0-1)
It’s been a bit of a rocky start for both squads, but these still are the premier 3A programs in the South.
Seniors Julia Fjortoft (13 ppg), a Gonzaga soccer commit, and Gabi Beyer (10.5 ppg), along with upstart sophomore Margreet Barhoum (9 ppg) lead a dynamite Maverick backcourt. After suffering a double-digit loss at Skyline in the season opener, Meadowdale bounced back with a blowout win over Shorewood in which it led 53-16 at intermission.
UW commit Marjorie Heard (17 ppg) leads the Grizzlies, who lost by double digits to a solid Juanita team in their opener and by nine Monday at No. 9 Jackson. Glacier Peak, a second-year school in Snohomish, is still very young — with only one other senior among its top six scorers. No Grizzly has yet to emerge as a consistent second scoring option, as Heard is the lone double-digit scorer for Brian Hill.
This is the home opener for the Grizzlies. The Mavericks (sixth at state last year under first-year coach Troy Parker) are beginning a brutal three-game stretch — Friday at Kamiak and home against Edmonds-Woodway next Wednesday.
No. 9 Jackson (2-0, 1-0) at Edmonds-Woodway (2-0, 1-0)
It’s only early December, and yet this game could go a long way in determining the top 4A seed to come out of this conference.
Wesco – North or South – doesn’t have a better trio than Jackson’s, featuring senior guard Erin Feeney (15.5 ppg), 6-2 junior Leigh-Ann Haataja (17 ppg) and sophomore forward Kristin Stoffel (18 ppg). Jackson, which won by eight points at home in its opener against Wesco North favorite Lake Stevens, will be playing the final game of a tough season-opening stretch. A win tonight could propel them to an 8-0 record entering its home showdown Jan. 8 against Meadowdale.
Junior forward Angela Woods (20.5 ppg) leads the Warriors, who also get 11 points apiece from juniors Ashley Albertson, Sydney Donaldson and Alex Kenney. E-W held Everett to 21 points through three quarters in its 33-point win in its opener and got past rising Shorecrest by eight points Monday.
Lynnwood (2-0, 2-0) at Kamiak (2-0, 1-0)
The Knights, led by junior guard Lexi Burns (16 ppg), posted a narrow victory over Class 2A state runner-up Archbishop Murphy in their opener and blew out Mountlake Terrace. Lynnwood, which allowed a combined 30 first-half points in blowout wins over Mountlake Terrace and Mariner, are led by sophomores Meghan Cross (17 ppg) and Mokun Fajemisin (13 ppg), along with guard Laycee Hill (12 ppg), the lone senior among the top six scorers.