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.
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.
The game didn’t start well for Bothell. Down 0-7 to start the game and down a big 14 in the second quarter. The Lady Cougars fought back to take the lead going into the 4th quarter. In the 4th the score went back and forth with neither team being able to pull away or establish any type of offensive rhythm.
Over the final minutes Jones, Corosdale and Sophomore Jayda Dixon went 10 for 10 from the foul line keeping Bothell in the game. Down 2 with under a minute left Corosdale hit a big 3 from the right wing to put the Cougars up 1. But game wasn’t decided until the final seconds when Dixon came from behind to steal the ball away from Eastlake star Gina Marxen as she was streaking down the right side of the court, down 1 with 6 seconds to go. Marxen had given Bothell fits all game long with her deep 3s and her left handed drives (she can touch it off the glass with the best of them). Marxen fouled Dixon after the steal and the Bothell sophomore hit both free throws to put BHS up 3 for the final score.
The games were canceled on Friday (Snow-day) so we get to play them tonight December 12th! 4-0 Bothell takes on 2-1 Eastlake. Girls JV game starts at 4:10PM, followed by Varsity game at 6PM and boys Varsity at 7:30PM.
Take a trip to the plateau and support your Lady Cougs!
The Bothell Girls are off to a fast 3-0 start and take on Skyline tonight at 5:45 PM as part of a Quad Night of Basketball. Come watch the Lady Cougs take on 1-0 Skyline who are just off a 70-50 win over Coeur d’Alene.