LYNNWOOD — The Skagit Valley College men's basketball team has been hit by injuries lately, but overcame its teammates' absence on the court Wednesday for a road win against Edmonds.
Anthony Iglesia scored a team-high 28 points and the Cardinals beat the Tritons 87-76 to stop a two-game losing streak.
The Cardinals were missing leading scorer DeMarcus Hall-Scriven and key contributors such as Daniel Santana, Malik Howard and Josiah Miller. But Iglesia turned in a fierce game in their absence, and he wasn't the only one.
Julius Cain scored a career-high 18 points, while Francis Gyan (14) and Ty Penberthy (11) also added double-digit totals.
"I have never been more proud of a team, to play without three starters and our top two reserves and still get a win on the road is amazing," Cardinals coach Carl Howell said.
He said the team's guards in particular — such as Trevor Miller and D.J. Clark — had to battle with one of the Cardinals’ bigs out because of foul trouble.
The NWAC North-leading Cardinals improved to 10-4. Edmonds is 3-12.
Skagit Valley 80,
BREMERTON — Madi Plautz had 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench as the Cardinals beat the Rangers.
"Sh had her best game of the year," Skagit Valley coach Deb Castle said. "She had great shot selection and finished her shots."
Grace Shaddle had 13 points for Skagit Valley, while Shauna Koonuk had 11 and Kailyn Allison 10.
As a team, the Cardinals (3-9) finished with 17 assists and 21 steals.
Bellevue 5-9, Skagit Valley 2-4
BELLEVUE — Bellevue swept the Cardinals to drop their record to 5-13.