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
Big CONGRATULATIONS to Taya for being one of the nominees to the McDonald’s All-American Game to be held in Chicago March 29th. Final game rosters are yet to be announced but this is the first step.
Bothell’s Taya Corosdale nominated for McDonald’s All-American game
You can see the USA Today announcement here:
McDonald's All-American Games nominees revealed
Nomination List: 2017-nomination-list_1-10
Taking a hard-fought game 52-48 over Woodinville Friday night on their home court, Bothell remains undefeated in league play and is now in sole possession of 1st place in the KingCo standings.
The Woodinville games over the last few years have been very close, tough games and this was no exception as both teams took their runs. Down 8-10 after 1 and up at half 23-18, Bothell started the 4th all tied at 33. But then they hit a slump and were down 5 points with 5 minutes left in the game. Not to be outdone, Bothell hit back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to pull ahead and hold the lead for the final 3 minutes. Junior Emily Gibson hit two 3s and Taya Corosdale hit one in the run. Corosdale’s 8 for 8 from the line helped Bothell hit 82% for the night from the stripe.
Up next for Bothell is Eastlake @ BHS, Wednesday 7:15PM. Bothell won the away match-up 68-65 in December after coming from behind. Expect another battle and keep and eye on the Wolves all-star guard Gina Marxen who is averaging 20.2 points per game.
League co-leaders battle Friday Jan 6th, 6PM @ WHS – winner to take sole possession of first place in KingCo. How better way to spend Friday night than packing the visitor stands with Bothell Blue?
Woodinville is coming off a big second half in their win at Eastlake on Wednesday.
…and they all said “I just felt like running”
so they ran, and they ran, and they ran! As Mama said “you gotta put the past behind you before you can move on”. After much better ball movement and back-to-back wins I think Bothell has moved on from their stagnant loss over the holidays to White River.
On Wednesday Bothell faced a rebuilding Issaquah team and after a fairly even start BHS exploded for 10 points in the last two minutes of the first quarter and lead 23-11.
They ran off steals, rebounds and even made baskets; they pressed, they pushed, and they pressed some more.
By half Bothell was up 41-22 – and then came a monstrous 30 point 3rd quarter. Bothell started the 4th quarter up 71-39. Thru the 4th it didn’t matter if it was starters or subs, the entire team kept the energy high and was always looking to attack the basket.
Final score Bothell breaks the 80 point barrier 83-51 as Bothell moves to 9-1 (5-0 in conference).
Up next? Cross-town rival and league co-leaders Woodinville on Friday at WHS!
Bothell had 4 players in double figures. Highlights included Corosdale (27 on 71% shooting, 3-5 from 3, 12 rebounds), Jones (23 & 10 rebounds), Romulus (11), Gibson (10) & Cowan (8 assists, 4 steals). Bothell had 23 free throw attempts (15 makes) as they attacked the rim with intensity all game long and collected many fouls.
You can read more about the game in the Bothell Reporter article.
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.
Tonight the The News Tribune #2 ranked 7-0 4A Bothell Cougars take on the #1 ranked 7-0 2A White River team as the headline game in the 8 game ShoWare Shootout at ShoWare Center in Kent. Game time is 8:30PM
More information and full game lineup of the shootout can be found here.
Hope to see all the Bothell fans there!
Don’t miss out on the best Friday entertainment in Bothell. Both Bothell Varsity basketball teams are 6-0 and going up against Mt. Si tonight in a Home Night Quad. It will be 2 weeks until the next home game – don’t miss it!
Check out the Mount Si freshman Sela Heide – she is tall. As in 6-7 tall! What will Bothell play – Zone? Straight-up Man? Watch out for Emma Smith on the outside – she can hit the 3pt.
It should be an entertaining night – come cheer on the Cougars!
Wednesday night took the Bothell team down the 405 corridor to Newport HS in south Bellevue. Although not trailing in the first half, it took the Cougar girls a full two quarters to get on board the “Blue Train” and start moving well as a team on both ends of the floor. Newport has a scrappy young team (mostly Sophomores and Juniors) with a point guard whose crossover leaves defenders behind with broken ankles and forwards, who, despite their lack of height, crash the offensive boards with intensity.
After scoring the first few buckets, Bothell was up only one at the end of the first quarter 11-10, and still up only one at 24-23 at halftime. In the second quarter K. Jones started to take over the offensive scoring and had 13 points at half. Just before half Jones picked up her third foul.
Out of the half – Bothell picked up their intensity on both ends of the floor. Jones moved to high-post and started working the lanes with her great step-through moves. Hudson caught fire hitting 3 straight shots including a 3 from the left wing. The defense tightened up – led by Dixon off the bench with pressure on their point guard – holding Newport to only 9 points in the quarter. By the end of the 3rd quarter it was Bothell 42-32.
Through the 4th quarter the Bothell “Blue Train” offense started to roll – Jones, Hudson & Corosdale hitting from all areas of the floor & getting multiple put-back shots. Corosdale picked up a bunch of her points from the charity stripe as she was getting fouled on her low block moves. Defense held Newport to 8 points while Bothell scored 18. Final score was 60-40. Jones ended with 20 points, Hudson 15 & Corosdale 13 – at least the 3rd game where we’ve had three players in double figures.
With the win Bothell moves to 6-0, matching the Bothell Boys basketball team 6-0 start.
It’s good to be a Bothell Cougar!
Make sure you schedule time tonight to take the trip to Factoria (arrive early for holiday shopping anyone?) to cheer on the 5-0 Lady Cougs as they take on the young, upcoming Newport Knights team.