Cedar Park wins consolation final to finish third in state | Prep boys basketball
By MATT PHELPS
Bothell Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
March 2, 2013 · 8:12 PM
The Cedar Park boys basketball team players finished their season standing at center court on the floor of the Sun Dome in Yakima hoisting the third place state title trophy high into the air.
The team defeated Lynden Christian 52-50 to bring home the 1A trophy from the Hardwood Classic.
The game was a battle for the entire 32 minutes of play as the teams traded leads throughout the game. Cedar Park finished the first eight minutes with a slim one-basket lead, but the Lyncs used a hot second quarter to take a 27-24 advantage into halftime.
The Eagles cut into that lead during the third period, outscoring Lynden 16-14. But the one-point deficit loomed large in the extremely close contest.
Cedar Park played smart during the defensive battle known as the fourth quarter. The team outlasted the Lyncs 12-9 during the final eight minutes of play to win the game.
Evan Scholten stepped up for the Eagles during their final contest of the season. The senior led the team in scoring with 21 points and combined with teammate Isaiah Penchion to to give Cedar Park 14 important rebounds. Lynden Christian won the rebound battle 41-31.
Eagle Trey Drechsel finished the game with 12 points, while teammate Daniel Christenson had nine points.
The team from Bothell's defense did a good job of defending the three-point shot, holding the Lyncs to 5-for-22 from beyond the arch.
Cedar Park finishes the season with a 22-3 record and set a school record with a 19-game winning streak during the regular season.Contact Bothell Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at email@example.com or 1-425-483-3732 (ext 5050).