Skyline, Eastlake take tournament titles in California | Prep basketball news

The Spartans and Lady Wolves brought home championship trophies to Sammamish in girls basketball.

Skyline takes tournament title

Skyline also traveled to California for a holiday tournament, and also returned to Sammamish with a championship trophy.

The Spartans won the Emerald Division of the West Coast Jamboree in the San Francisco Bay Area, taking the title game 57-54 over the hosts from Valley Christian.

A 71-33 win over Washington got things started for Skyline, before they dropped Pleasant Grove 42-26 in the semi-finals.

In the championship game, 14 points from Taylor McKerlich and 10 more from Shelby Kassuba helped the Spartans hold off a late rally and bring home the title.

Eastlake wins Slam

Eastlake won all three of its games at the Surf N’ Slam Tournament in San Diego, Calif., bringing home the championship trophy with a trio of lopsided wins.

The Lady Wolves handled Colony (Palmer, Alaska) 54-36 in the opener and came back to beat Tamalpais (Mill Valley, Calif.) 50-24 in its next game.

Lafayette (Lexington, Ken.) was unable to gain any rhythm in the final game, as Eastlake controlled things throughout in a 52-30 victory.

Marijke Vanderschaaf and Maggie Douglas made the All-Tournament team, with Vanderschaaf also picking up Tournament MVP honors for the Lady Wolves.


Issaquah wins pair

Issaquah faced a trio of 4A Wesco foes over the holiday break, picking up a pair of wins over Jackson and Monroe.

The Eagles lost 59-42 to Stanwood in the opener, before coming back to win a game over the Timberwolves 55-52. Issaquah then took the finale 48-34 over Monroe.