The varsity and junior varsity boys and girls basketball teams from Vashon Island High School were defeated by Bellevue Christian on Jan. 10, the first league game of the season.
The varsity boys lost 31-30; the junior varsity boys lost 48-28; the JV girls lost, 23-12, but the varsity team suffered an even bigger loss, 56-17.
League matches are a series of games that, if teams are successful, could qualify them for playoffs at the state championship.
The varsity girls lost to Klahowya, 60-21, on Jan. 7. The junior varsity Girls score, meanwhile, was not reported on the Nisqually League’s website.
Going forward, the varsity girls were expected to play Seattle Christian in a home game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Two days later, they were expected to play Annie Wright in an away game at 5:15 p.m. Both games occurred after The Beachcomber’s press time.
The junior varsity girls were expected to play Annie Wright in an away game on Thursday, Jan. 16. The game occurred after The Beachcomber’s press time.
It’s been a mixed bag of wins and losses for the junior varsity girls team. They lost games on Dec. 6 and 7 but beat Northwest 33-10 on Dec. 10.
The varsity girls have suffered losses in most of its pre-season games, too. Between Dec. 3 and Jan. 10, they in fact won two games — Northwest 41-36 and Eastside Prep, 38-13.
The boys’ teams, on the other hand, have had better luck. Both junior varsity and varsity boys only lost two games in pre-season tournaments.
The varsity boys were expected to play Seattle Christian on Tuesday after The Beachcomber’s press time and University Prep on Jan. 17. The junior varsity team was expected to play Seattle Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 14 and Annie Wright on Thursday, Jan. 16.