High-school stars of the week | Dec. 23
Ryan Christensen, Juanita Agosto and the Eastside Catholic boys basketball team are this week’s stars of the week.
Christensen took on some of the Northwest’s top wrestlers to win the 182-pound title at the Tri-State tournament for a second straight year. The defending 4A state champ recorded first-round pins in two of his four matches (including the title bout) and had a technical fall in another as he improved to 13-0. “He was aggressive and put kids on their back a lot,” said Todd Christensen, his coach and father.
Garfield girls basketball
Just a freshman, Agosto is making a name for herself, especially after her 47-point performance in the Bulldogs’ 64-53 win over Redmond, when she hit 16 of 28 field goals and 15 of 20 free throws. She had 14 rebounds and went on to record two more double-doubles — 22 points, 11 boards against Roosevelt and 19 points, 17 boards against Lakes. “She’s one of those kids who comes around every 20 years,” coach Joyce Walker said.
Eastside Catholic boys basketball team
The Crusaders, coached by Bill Liley, pulled out a 57-54 victory over then-No. 9 Seattle Prep on a late three-pointer by Nathan Christie. It was their first win over the Panthers in 13 years. Eastside Catholic followed with a 67-54 victory over Nathan Hale.