High School Sports
Boys basketball roundup: Kamiak boys hang 70-60 loss on M-P
Special to The Seattle Times
MUKILTEO — A fast start did the trick for the Kamiak boys basketball team.
After losing its season opener earlier in the week, Kamiak came back strong in its home opener behind Nate Saban's 20 points to down Marysville-Pilchuck 70-60 last night's nonleague game at Kamiak.
Kamiak (1-1) started hot, drilling 18 of 31 shots in the first half, and turned back a determined Marysville rally by making 5 of 7 free throws in the final 2 minutes, 31 seconds.
"We came out with a lot of energy and hit the open shots and attacked the basket," said Saban, one of three senior starters back for the Knights. "We were picked to finish sixth in the South. I think we're going to surprise some people."
Marcus Enick-McNabb hit 5 of 9 field goals and scored 17 points for the Tommies (1-1).
At Woodinville 62, North Kitsap 44 — Josh Berg scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Ian Warner had 14 points and four assists for the Falcons (2-0).
Roosevelt 70, at Highline 57 — Marcus Williams scored 27 points as the Roughriders (1-2) got their first win of the season. Williams scored 17 points in the first half as Roosevelt took a 36-28 halftime lead, then made 12 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter. Andy Ashby led Highline (1-2) with 12 points.
At Edmonds-Woodway 61, Monroe 50 — Jason Hopkins, a 6-5 junior center, scored 16 of 22 points in the second half and finished with six rebounds for the Warriors.
At Lake Washington 60, Black Hills 57 — Andrew Haskins scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Kangs (2-0) rallied for the nonleague victory. Aaron Washington added 18 points for LW.
Meadowdale 75, at Squalicum 43 — Jake Linton hit 7 of 9 field goals, including 6 of 8 three-pointers, and scored 20 points for the Mavericks in the nonleague victory. Tyler Milam had 14 points for Meadowdale.
At Nooksack Valley 56, King's 36 — Jason Heutink scored 22 points as the Pioneers, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, beat defending 1A state champion King's (2-1) in a battle of state powerhouses. Ben Pawlak scored 14 points for the Knights.
At Redmond 79, Issaquah 52 — Jamie Edwards totaled 20 points, five steals, five assists and two rebounds, and Ashley Graham had 16 points for the Mustangs (2-0) in the nonleague win. Beth Knudtson scored 11 points for the Indians (0-2).
Bishop Blanchet 53, at Juanita 34 — Michelle Augustavo hit back-to-back three-pointers during a 16-7 second-quarter run for the Braves (3-0) en route to the nonleague win. Augustavo finished with 13 points. Wilena O'Neil led Juanita (1-2) with 10 points and six rebounds.
At Edmonds-Woodway 61, Bellingham 60 — Katie Trew scored 20 points for the Warriors (1-0), who trailed 51-47 after three quarters and then outscored the highly regarded Red Raiders 14-9 in the final period. Kelsey Hitchner scored 16 points and Rebekah Wells had 12 for E-W.
Lynnwood 60, at Anacortes 56 — Molly Hunsinger made 12 of 12 free throws in the final 2 ½ minutes, 13 of 14 for the game and finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Royals in the nonleague victory.
At Mercer Island 46, Holy Names 35 — Beth Richards made 4 of 7 field goals, 8 of 9 free throws and scored 17 points for the Islanders in the nonleague victory. Kristin Patterson scored 10 points for the Cougars.
At King's 54, Nooksack Valley 45 — Rachel Strand scored 19 points and Christina Wikstrom added 18 as King's pulled away from Nooksack Valley in a season-opening game between two state powers. Katie Robinson scored 13 points to lead Nooksack Valley while Devin Dykstra added 11 points.
At Archbishop Murphy 57, Overlake 41 — Lauren Coate totaled 18 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, five steals and two blocks for the Wildcats (2-1). Allana MacKenzie scored 14 points for the Owls (1-1).