Northwest Athlete Wins WIAA Award

Senior Melat F. was named the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Athlete of the Week for her stellar basketball performances during the week of Jan. 7.

Melat posted a triple-double against South Whidbey High School, finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 steals. She followed up that performance with 20 points and eight rebounds against Seattle Academy, and eight points, 10 rebounds, and two steals against Forest Ridge.

Melat has helped lead the varsity girls’ basketball team to a 5-5 Emerald City League conference record and an 8-8 record overall.

There are still a few more opportunities to cheer on the girls’ basketball team before the regular season ends. Northwest hosts Fan Night on Jan. 25, a quadruple-header of basketball games featuring the junior varsity boys’ and girls’ and the varsity boys’ and girls’ teams in action. The varsity girls’ team will play their final home game of the season on Feb. 4.