High School Sports
WesCo 4A roundup: Slow-starting Terrace turns back Everett
Seattle Times staff reporter
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — It took Mountlake Terrace a quarter to get on track against Everett last night, but once the Hawks got rolling, they never looked back en route to a 59-47 victory.
While the Seagulls (3-4 in the WesCo South, 5-4 overall) led by four points throughout most of the first quarter, Mountlake Terrace (6-2, 8-2) came to life in the final seconds of the period. With 38 seconds on the clock, 6-foot-6 forward Ryan Strieby leaped up to rebound a missed free throw and converted it into a basket as he came down to put the Hawks up by one.
Then, with Everett looking to take the last shot before the buzzer, Mountlake Terrace guard Ronald Stiel-Williams stole the ball in the defensive zone and hit a long jumper from just inside two-point range to give his team a 15-12 advantage at the first break.
The Hawks, whose only previous lead came 40 seconds into the contest, never trailed again.
Mountlake Terrace's tear carried over to the second quarter, when the Hawks scored 12-straight points after surrendering the first basket and outscored their opponents 15-7 for a 30-19 lead at halftime. Stiel-Williams and Strieby each tallied nine points in the opening half.
"We got more confidence as the game went on and we started knocking down shots," said Strieby, who had 14 points. The 59-point performance followed two Mountlake Terrace outings in which the Hawks failed to score more than 41 points, an encouraging sign as the team heads into a tough stretch against Meadowdale, Mariner and Shorewood.
Guard Brad Allison led the Seagulls with 20 points.Other games
Meadowdale 54, at Shorecrest 49 (OT) — Senior guard Chris Rohrbach scored six of his 16 points in overtime, leading the Mavericks (5-3, 7-3) to the South Division victory. Graham Morrisey, whose free throw tied the game with 19 seconds left in regulation, led the Scots (2-6, 3-8) with 19 points. Jake Linton shared team scoring honors for Meadowdale with 16 points.
Stanwood 65, at Cascade 38 — Senior guard Ryan Appleby scored 29 points for the second straight game, leading the Spartans (4-1 in WesCo 4A play, 6-3 overall) to the North Division win. Leading 16-11 in the second quarter, Stanwood went on a 14-0 run to take a commanding 30-11 lead into halftime. Anthony Rose led Cascade scorers with 10 points. Andrew Pattersen had nine points and 8 rebounds for the winless Bruins (0-6, 0-10).
At Snohomish 70, Lake Stevens 48 — No. 4 in the Seattle Times rankings, the unbeaten Panthers received balanced scoring to turn back the Vikings in the South Division game. Darrel Martin led the way with 12 points for Snohomish (6-0, 8-0), followed by Jon Brockman with 11, and Erick Mock with 11. Paul Brockman added nine rebounds and nine points. Matt Stevens led the Vikings (2-4, 3-7) with 12 points.
At Marysville-Pilchuck 66, Arlington 47 — Nicholas Harris and Dominic Vandaveer put on a three-point shooting display as the Tomahawks (3-4, 4-7) cruised in the North Division matchup. Harris, who lead all scorers with 28 points, had four three-pointers for M-P, while Vandaveer (13 points) had three. Tim Libs had 12 points to pace the Eagles (2-3, 4-5).
At Jackson 73, Shorewood 60 — Four Timberwolves scored in double figures to put away the Thunderbirds (4-3, 6-3) in a South Division game. Senior forward Mike Apodaca had 20 points, Corey Hall had 18 and Craig Chambers and Chris Keller scored 13 apiece for Jackson (4-3, 6-3). Shorewood's Rob Diederichs led all scorers with 26 points.
At Mariner 55, Edmonds-Woodway 38 — The Marauders (6-1, 8-1) maintained their hold on first place in the South Division, breaking away from a one-point halftime lead behind the scoring of Erik Hall and Josh Olson (11 points apiece). Mariner outscored the Warriors 27-11 in the second half while forcing nine E-W turnovers. The Warriors went cold from the floor, scoring only once in 10 fourth-quarter possessions. Raurie McGinnis led E-W (1-6, 3-6) with eight points.
At Lynnwood 87, Kamiak 73 — The Royals poured in eight, three-pointers to turn back the Knights in the South Division matchup. Robert Johnson scored a team-high 25 points, followed by Robbie Alexander with 18. Alexander had five three-point field goals in the first half. Ian Bonallo and Drew Matzen also had 16 points apiece for Lynnwood (4-4, 4-6). Kamiak's Gary Rogers led all scorers with 26 points. The Knights fell to 2-5 in league, 3-6 overall.
Mount Vernon 65, at Oak Harbor 54 — Sophomore guard Jake Moore scored all 10 of his points in the decisive third quarter, when the Bulldogs broke open a close game by outscoring the Wildcats 20-10. Kyle Kendrick's 20 points led Mount Vernon, which remained unbeaten in WesCo play (6-0 in league, 6-4 overall). Austin Fulgham of Oak Harbor (3-4, 3-8) tied for game-high scoring honors with 20 points.