Cascade’s Huss has good games, bad timing

Herald staff

In an ordinary week, Cascade’s Kayla Huss could have expected to be named The Herald’s female Athlete of the Week. After all, the Santa Clara-bound guard had two 30-point games and 11 3-point goals. Plus, she came up in the clutch, making seven of eight free throws in the fourth quarter of a 68-63 victory over Kamiak.

She had bad timing, though.

Huss’ superior effort came at the same time as an even more remarkable performance by Arlington’s Kayla Burt, who had a triple-double against Anacortes, which included a school record 45-point outpouring.

  • Quite the debut: Freshman center Brenee Mullen, who was making her first career start, had 15 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots for Shorewood in Friday’s 47-41 loss to Snohomish. She scored 10 of Shorewood’s 19 third-quarter points as the Thunderbirds stormed back from a 27-14 halftime deficit.

  • Five ways to lead your team: Sultan quarterback/safety Bryan Nelson scored or helped on touchdowns five different ways this season. Nelson, who led the North Cascades Conference with nine pass interceptions, scored on a kickoff return, pass interception return, pass reception and run, and threw a TD pass. “He was quite a player for us this year,” Sultan coach Jim MacDicken understated.

  • We’ll pick the wardrobe, Coach: Before Monday’s practice, Everett basketball coach Darrell Olson asked Reggie Limar to “handle the sock issue.” It is a long tradition for the coaches to select socks each year for the season. Olson chose long white socks, which were not found on Everett players during the team’s first few games. Limar was the lucky guy who got to tell the players to wear them for future games.

    “I don’t know about this,” said Limar while laughing. “Usually they are blue and gold, or something.”

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