Skyline looking to upset Mt Si in Winter Showdown

Madox Nicola, Sports Editor

One of the most highly anticipated games of the season the Skyline Spartans host the Mt Si Wildcats. The rivalry has been dominated by the Wildcats as they swept the Spartans last year including a dominating 75-48 win at Skyline. This year things might be difficult for the Wildcats.

This offseason, Skyline had some huge additions including Nahmier Robinson and Nyale Robinson. Nahmier has begun this season as Skyline’s important 6th man. Against Issaquah after a slow start it was Nahmier that got things going for the Spartans finishing strong at the hoops and knocking down shots at the line. 

Meanwhile on the other side, Mt. Si has their very own sharp shooter Trevor Hennig. Hennig, who went down with a back injury last year recovering for 8 to 9 months is now averaging 26.5 points per game, as well as shooting a staggering 61% from the field this season. 

“This seasons a marathon, it’s a long season and a lot can happen,” Skyline Principal and Father of Trevor Hennig, Keith Hennig said “I think from a talent stand point just what I know from the boys basketball, both Skyline and Mt. Si are poised for a long playoff run this year.” 

Skyline Basketball fans have been waiting for a state playoff run for the past 4 years, their closest chances coming last year in a crushing defeat to Glacier Peak. 

“I’m ecstatic, I’ve been looking forward to the season for a while,” Tony DiMeco, a Skyline Basketball fan and student said. “We got a lot of new players and I think that adds to the experience.” 

The winter season is always longer with a two week break in the middle of the season. Many teams go down to California to play in tournaments. Skyline knows now is the time for a state playoff push and a win against Mt. Si and Trevor Hennig would only add to the excitement. 

“They play so many games and the great thing about having a son who plays for another school is he knows all the Skyline guys,” Keith Hennig said. “I think it’s a great game because everyone knows each other. It’ll be a great high school basketball atmosphere.”

Skyline will take on Mt. Si Wildcats this Friday at 8pm at Skyline. Be sure to head out and bring your friends, family and anyone else you can find.