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WesCo 4A South boys roundup: Alexander, Matzen active in Lynnwood win

LYNNWOOD — Robbie Alexander didn't waste any time.

After being declared eligible to play earlier in the day, Alexander, a native Australian, scored 12 points as Lynnwood beat Everett 61-60 last night.

Drew Matzen led Lynnwood (3-1 WesCo South, 3-3) with 20 points as the Royals upset Everett (2-1, 3-1).

Alexander, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound guard, won his appeal at the state level with WIAA after the Northwest District denied him eligibility before the season.

Ian Banallo scored 11 for Lynnwood in a close game. Both teams had three players reach double figures in scoring.

Adam Moore led Everett with 18, Brad Allison had 14 and Vesna Sophan added 12.

Everett missed a shot with two seconds to play after Lynnwood went up 61-60 with 15 seconds to play.

Other games

At Shorecrest 49, Mountlake Terrace 44 — Graham Morrisey had a game-high 29 points as Shorecrest (2-2, 2-4) upset Mountlake Terrace (3-1, 3-1), which was picked to win the league. Jacob Caldwell, a transfer to MT who averaged 17 points a game for Shorecrest last season, finished with six last night.

Morrisey was deadly from the line, making 7 of 8 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter and going 12-13 for the game.

Sean Gearin led MT with 21 points.

At Kamiak 56, Mariner 49 — Aaron Rosenberger scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter for Kamiak (1-2, 2-3). Hans Ditlev, a 6-foot-6 senior post, scored 14 and grabbed eight rebounds for Kamiak. Erik Hall led Mariner (2-1, 3-1) with 10.

At Shorewood 66, Meadowdale 50 — Rob Diedrichs and Sean Tracey combined to score 18 of the Thunderbirds' 24 fourth-quarter points as Shorewood (1-2, 2-2) picked up its first WesCo win.

Diedrichs, a sophomore guard, scored 12 of his game-high 20 in the final eight minutes, including eight free throws. Tyler Milam, a 6-5 center, led Meadowdale (1-3, 2-3) with 18 points.

Edmonds-Woodway 49, at Jackson 43 — Free-throw shooting was crucial in this one, as Kyle Trew went 8 of 10 from the line for E-W (1-2, 2-2). E-W led by 36-18 at one point.

Craig Chambers hit two threes to pull Jackson (1-2, 2-2) back into the game in fourth quarter. He scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter.


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