Following in her family’s footsteps

Interlake Saints point guard Courtney Wehner is a sophomore star

Interlake Saints sophomore point guard Courtney Wehner is fearless on the basketball court.

The one-on-one battles on the hoop in the driveway in the front of their house between Courtney Wehner and her older brother, Nate, began shortly after she first picked up a basketball in 2003. She was age 4.

Courtney, who is three years younger than Nate, never defeated her brother in a matchup on the hardwood, but was thrilled when they both were playing varsity basketball at the same time for the Saints during the 2013-14 season. Courtney was a freshman on the girls varsity squad and Nate was a senior on the boys basketball team. Nate is currently a freshman baseball player at Cal Lutheran.

“Last year we were both on the varsity. It was really cool because we were the only two in the school that were able to do that. It was fun playing in my game and then getting to watch my brother play in his game,” Wehner said. “It is fun to follow in the family tradition. Everyone knew me when I first got to school as a freshman that I was Nate’s little sister. That helped me a lot.”

Wehner, who is the starting point guard for the Saints, enjoys being the floor general for her squad.

“I’m generally a pretty loud person so it’s nice to have a role that says you should be talking all the time,” Wehner said. “I like to not only know my role, but also know what everyone else on the floor is doing.”

Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Wehner a few questions about her life away from the basketball court.

 

 

Bellevue Reporter: Where is your favorite place to eat in Bellevue?

Courtney Wehner: I really like Mod Pizza. Usually I get either the Meatlovers or Hawaiian pizza.

 

BR: What is your biggest pet peeve?

CW: When people chew with their mouth open.

 

BR: Who was your idol growing up?

CW: My older brother, Nate. He played basketball and baseball at Interlake High School. We would always play one-on-one (basketball) in the driveway. I always wanted to beat him even though it never happened because he was three years older than me. I always thought one day I would be able to beat him. Whenever I practiced, that was always my dream: to beat my brother in basketball.

 

BR: What kind of music do you enjoy the most?

CW: I like alternative pop music.

 

BR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

CW: My two cousins who live in England. They are 8 and 5 years old. I haven’t seen them in a couple of years.

 

BR: Who was your favorite sports team growing up?

CW: The Seattle Storm. I have sat courtside at their games three or four times.

 

Shaun Scott: 425-453-5045;

sscott@bellevuereporter.com

 

 

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