June 21st -23rd was a fantastic weekend for the Bothell Girls Basketball program. We had an impressive turnout of both returning players and incoming freshman, excited to play in the Kings Summer Shootout basketball tournament.
Bothell went 3-1 in the tournament, losing just one nail biter against Lake Stevens. The team had solid wins against Arlington, Holy Names and Kamiak. It was a great team building weekend for the girls… Excitement is building for the upcoming school year…
During the months of March, April, and May the Bothell Girls Basketball team will have open gym time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm*. During this time, both the weight room and the gym will be open for girls who want to come and work on their game or their strength during the off season. During this time our coaching staff is only allowed to supervise so girls will be in charge of their own growth and improvement.
We look forward to our continued opportunity to grow! Hope to see you all there!
*If no girls arrive by 7:30 the coaching staff will assume no one is coming and will lock up the gym.
Over the summer, the girls basketball team did many events together on and off the court. One of the team favorites was our face painting station we hosted at the Bothell Parade!
Hope you all had a great summer! Go Cougs!
We have an exciting opportunity coming up on June 9th for girls in the Bothell Feeder program – a basketball camp for grades 3rd-8th!
Click below to download the 2018 camp flyer:
Girls Skills Camp 2018
Our Spring tournaments and open gyms are just around the corner. Current 8th grade soon-to-be Cougars are invited to join the Varsity Team for these events.
Email us with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a season of big changes for the Lady Cougs! A new coaching staff and a fresh group of girls gained a lot of experience on the court and began to define what this program will become after losing a bevy of talented and accomplished seniors from the year before.
We could not be more proud of the work and effort our girls displayed through the ups and downs of a long season. We also could not be more excited for the upcoming season, as we build upon those experiences and look forward to new challenges! Let’s go, Lady Cougs!
The Long Race
You could almost compare the length of a season to a marathon, so many barriers to push through along the way, falls to overcome, and hills to climb … and just when you reach the top of one you see the next hill there before you, blocking your run to the finish. And you can’t skip ahead, you can’t run mile 22 without first running mile 10 & 17, you can’t push too hard or your’ll burn out early and have no energy for that final push to the finish. You’ve trained physically all year, but they say 90% of finishing is in your head.
“Good physical training is important. But what goes on in your head will determine whether you’ll win or lose, whether you’ll be able to break through a psychological barrier or not – and whether you’ll hold a medal in your hands and smile with satisfaction at the end.”
These were the first big hill of the race and the team climbed it with focus and determination. These last 4 conference games included a thrilling overtime victory against Skyline on their home court and beating cross-town rival Woodinville and Inglemoor at BHS to end up a perfect 14-0 in conference, something that hadn’t been done at Bothell in 19 years. That’s right – you have to go back to the last century to find a BHS girls team that went undefeated in conference! What a run!
From there the team could see the next big hill in front of them – the KingCo Playoffs, where Game 1 slotted them against Skyline, the team that pushed BHS to OT just weeks earlier. And rise to the occasion they did, marking down a W for game 21 of the season, helped by a season high 30 points by Corosdale. One mile closer.
Thursday night 6:30PM KingCo Championship game vs Woodinville could be the top of that second hill that stands in our way. Last year we were able to win and move forward – will we be able to do it again in 2017? From what I saw in mile 21 – the team looks prepared, hungry and ready to achieve victory over this hill and push on.
Wednesday night the Bothell Girls looked determined & focused as if they had a plan and were going to execute on it. They played great defense on the Wolves top player, forcing her away from her dominant left hand, were quick to close her out with a hand up to protect from her outside jumper, and defended the screens well with nice jump help. Bothell has continued to run the floor well – every game a bit more aggressive than the last – the outlet passes are zinging up the court after turnovers and rebounds and we are getting plenty of easy layups as a result.
After first quarter it was all tied at 10 as the teams settled in, but Jones and the team turned up the pressure in Q2 and lead 29-19 at half. Marxen had 11 for Eastlake including three 3s and Jones 14 for Bothell at half. The third quarter saw Eastlake cut into the Bothell lead – getting it to 6 at one point – but several fast breaks later Bothell had extend the lead to 43-30 going into the final quarter. As Eastlake tried to make a 4th quarter run hitting several deep 3s, Bothell extended their defense to protect against the outside threat which then allowed several Eastlake layins, cutting the Bothell lead again to 6 with 2:23 left. Eastlake could get no closer as Bothell then finished it out at the line – hitting 18 of 22 for 82%. Final score 68-53. Continue reading Bothell Outpaces Eastlake – Moves to 11-1
Bothell Girls played 2 games over the holiday break. First they participated in the ShowWare Shootout and took on White River – a battle of unbeaten teams and the #1 ranked 2A team in the state. A week later they played at home and took on the perennial 3A powerhouse Juanita.
In a battle of top ranked teams, Bothell and White River Hornets were all tied up at 10 after one quarter and 24 at half. Corosdale was in early foul trouble and sat much of the first half. Bothell picked up their defense in the 3rd quarter and lead 37-31 to start the 4th quarter. Then somebody put a lid on the Cougar basket as the BHS outside shots found rim and the Hornets powered on.
With 3:23 left in the 4th White River took the lead 44-42 behind a strong inside game by 1000 point club 6’2″ Senior Kendall Bird and dead-eye outside shooting by 5’6″ Senior Jane Allyn Norris. The Cougars couldn’t establish a lead and were down 4 with 2 minutes left. Down 5 with just 7.3 seconds left – Keyonna Jones hit a 3 from the right wing (the teams only 3 point make in the game) but Bothell could not finish with the lead as the Hornets tacked on late free throws.
Bothell loses their first game 51-47.
Corosdale lead Bothell with 16 points, followed by Hudson with 10 and Jones 9. Bothell only shot 31% for the game on mostly outside attempts, shooting and uncharacteristically low 1 for 10 from behind the arc. Their primarily outside game lead to only 10 free throw attempts and they made only 6.
Seattle Times Coverage
In the last game of 2016 Bothell played on their come court and took on local 3A rival Juanita and their San Diego State bound player Tea Adams. Bothell bounced back after their loss with strong games by Corosdale (28 points, 4-5 from 3, 11 rebounds), Jones (19 points) and Sydney Cowan (3 blocks, 3 rebounds). Bothell shot 56% for the game. For detailed coverage see the Bothell Reporter article.