Season Opener

The Bothell Lady Cougs opened their season on November 30th with a road trip to Wentachee to take on the Eastmont Wildcats.  It was a solid 42-23 win for the varsity team.    JV battled it out, but ultimately fell to the Wildcats…  After the games, both teams enjoyed a spaghetti feed hosted by Eastmont before boarding the bus back home.  It was a great team building experience for all.  

Summer Ball 2019

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…

 

Spring Open Gym

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.

2017-2018 Season

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!

Finishing Strong – The last big hills of a 26.2 mile race

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.”
-Tim Noakes

Miles 17-20

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!

Mile 21

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.

Mile 22

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.

Weekly Roundup

2 wins, 1 loss and a bigger loss

This week was a time of highs and lows, team victories and personal injury. We ended the week with still a perfect league record (10-0) after dominant victories over Newport (68-33) and Mt. Si (61-40), but in Friday’s game at Mt. Si we lost one of our strongest young players, Kelsey Hudson. She sustained a leg injury early in the first quarter as she took the ball full court and had player on player collision during an attempted layup. We will miss her on the court and hope for a safe and speedy recovery.

On Saturday the team braved the mountain passes and headed east to take on perennial powerhouse Moses Lake. After a first quarter 10-10 stalemate, Bothell fell behind in the 2nd quarter 18-28 and never recovered for a 43-55 loss.

The loss pushes Bothell to 14-2 overall and drops us slightly in the state rankings.  We are now second in the WIAA 4A rankings behind Sunnyside (Moses Lake is ranked #9) and we are drop one to fourth in the Seattle Times Power Rankings (Moses Lake is ranked #8).

Game Summaries

Newport

The home game was another standard for the season where we had 4 players in double digit scoring. We won every quarter (17-10, 20-6, 19-8, 12-9), and had a 21 point halftime lead. Corosdale lead with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals & 3 blocks.  Jones had 14/5/3/4/0, Hudson 12/9/1/2/1 and Cowan 11/5/2/2/0

Bothell girls clinch conference tournament berth; Inglemoor falls to Issaquah

Mt. Si

Friday’s 61-40 win at Mt. Si pushed the team to 10-0 in league play with a 2 game lead over Woodinville. The game was a repeat of the Newport win: winning every quarter (13-8, 14-10, 14-9, 20-13) and balanced scoring.  The highlight was a 20 point fourth quarter – it’s always nice to finish strong! Corosdale lead all scoring again with 18 points, had a very strong 14 rebounds (5 offensive), 1 assist, 2 steals and 5 big blocks. Jones had 11 points, 8 rebounds (5 offensive), 2 assists, 1 steal. Gibson had 11 points  and 3 rebounds. Cowan had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Moses Lake

Moses Lake (last year 25-1 and 4th in State) has perennially feisty, state qualifying, girls basketball teams: maybe it’s about growing up in the windswept farmlands of eastern Washington, the water, family tradition or just the coaching. The team we played Saturday was no exception – they were ready and confident, and so was their rowdy student section. The game started with both teams trying to find the others weaknesses and at the end of Q1 it was all tied at 10-10. But then came the Q2 and they doubled us up – outscoring us 18-8 and taking a 10 point lead into halftime. Q3 they were still putting up the points and stretched their lead to 47-31 (although we cut the lead to 10 partway trough the 3rd) as they outscored us 19-13. We held them better in Q4 and picked up a little ground as we outscored them 12-8 for a final score of Bothell 43 – Moses Lake 55.

As a team Bothell shot only 33% from the floor (18 of 54) and 23% from 3 (3-13). We didn’t help ourselves at the free throw line either as we only hit 27% (4-15) – this is very unusual for the normally good FT shooting team.  Corosdale was the only player in double digits with 17 points, only 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Jones had 9 points and 10 rebounds, Romulus had 8 points and 2 assists and Cowan had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks.

Up Next

  • Wednesday we play at Skyline (6-3 league) 7:15 PM
  • Friday we play home quad vs Woodinville (8-2 league) 6:00 PM

This will probably be one of the toughest weeks of the season and will be a real test for the team. Skyline is 5-1 in January and is on a two game win streak after beating Woodinville and Issaquah. Besides losses to Bothell and Skyline, Woodinville has been on a tear – last week beating Inglemoor 73-47 (hitting 10 for 20 from 3) with Soph. Madison Dubois hitting a season high 23 points.

Corosdale Surpasses 1,500 Point Milestone

On a night where the pressure couldn’t have been higher, Bothell Senior and Oregon State comit Taya Corosdale went 6 for 6 from the free throw line and scored 18 points against league rival Inglemoor.

She passed the 1,500 point milestone late in the game, Bothell was down three and Taya was fouled on a step-back three from the left wing. She went 3 for 3 from the line and tied the game 51-51 with 17.5 seconds left. Her second shot was 1500, the third was 1501. I’m glad she didn’t know at the time – she didn’t need any more pressure.

Corosdale hits 1500 career points
Taya Corosdale hits her 1500th career point as a Cougar basketball player.

The Bothell 4-year starter and prolific scorer shared the special night with UW super-star @KelseyPlum who surpassed the 3000 point milestone at the UW. Coincidence or destiny?

Thanks Taya for all your hard work at Bothell, you’ve been instrumental in helping Bothell become a special place for watching amazing womens hoops.

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