West Seattle teams take season openers
By Tim Clinton
Both West Seattle High School basketball teams got promising Metro League seasons off to a solid start Friday.
The Wildcats opened their boys season by soundly thrashing defending Class 3A state champion Nathan Hale by a 70-47 score.
The No. 2-ranked girls team also played Nathan Hale and posted an impressive 78-26 victory.
That came on the heels of a 69-20 beating of Bothell on Wednesday by the Lady Wildcats.
Chief Sealth, meanwhile, got off to a 2-0 start in boys basketball and a 1-0 start in girls.
The Seahawks were 84-72 winners over Mount Rainier in their boys opener on Tuesday and followed that up with an 81-45 win over a traveling Australian team the next night.
Chief Sealth played Kennedy Catholic at home in its girls opener Tuesday and won, 39-30.
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Both Ballard teams are still looking for their first win.
The boys opened with a close 51-47 loss to Glacier Peak on Tuesday, while the girls are 0-2 after losing to Skyline, 83-62, Wednesday and at Lincoln on Saturday, 64-25.
Kennedy rebounded from its girls loss to the Seahawks to defeat Foster on Wednesday by a 46-43 score.
The Lancer boys were 76-71 winners over Renton in their opener Friday.
In boys action Saturday the Highline team blew away Charles Wright, 77-46, and Mount Rainier lost to Peninsula, 57-46.
Other boys games Friday had Mount Rainier defeating Tyee, 59-40, and Seattle Christian beating Bear Creek, 67-57, as Seattle Lutheran lost on the road to Friday Harbor, 65-59.
Seattle Christian was a 69-54 winner over Bush on Thursday and Foster defeated Sultan that day, 69-61.
Tyee fell to Thomas Jefferson on Wednesday, 75-62, after defeating Evergreen, 66-47, the day before.
Highline opened with a 66-61 victory over Lynnwood on Tuesday.
Tyee opened its girls season Tuesday with a 42-20 victory over Evergreen as Highline fell to Decatur, 48-14.
Evergreen also lost, 52-11, to Franklin on Wednesday, when Mount Rainier fell to Nathan Hale, 63-54, and Highline to Ingraham, 36-34. Seattle Christian opened with a 49-36 loss to Sumner that day.
Decatur defeated Tyee on Thursday, 61-23.