High School Sports
WesCo roundup: Kendrick's shot in OT wins it for Mt. Vernon
Seattle Times staff reporter
MARYSVILLE — Late into the night's game, first-place Mount Vernon was still struggling to put away sub-.500 opponent Marysville-Pilchuck, and Bulldogs guard Kyle Kendrick hadn't been much help.
Late in regulation, the senior standout had an uncharacteristic 11 points and many missed shots. But when the most important shot of the night flew out of Kendrick's hands, it fell through. His long, leaping basket at the buzzer gave Mount Vernon a 60-59 overtime victory.
"It was a game of second chances," said Kendrick, who made 4 of 17 field-goal attempts and scored 14 points. "I had trouble with my shot all night, but I just threw it up there and it went in."
It was the second time this season that the Tomahawks gave the Bulldogs (9-1 in the WesCo North, 9-5 overall) a scare. Marysville-Pilchuck (4-6, 5-9) mounted a late comeback in its Dec. 17 meeting in Mount Vernon, but the Bulldogs controlled the overtime period and came out with a 66-61 win.
This time, it took a little more work.
"We had a lot of shots in overtime and a lot of shots in the fourth quarter," said Mount Vernon Coach Torey Swanson, whose team shot 22 of 60 ,while the Tomahawks converted 26 of 50 field-goal attempts. "When good shots don't fall, you worry about your kids quitting. They battled to the last second, and that's what we teach them all the time."
Neither side led by more than six points, and the two teams traded small leads and big shots all night. With nine points from senior guard Chris Williams, Mount Vernon took a 26-24 lead into the locker room, and following two quick baskets by Williams, the Bulldogs grabbed a six-point advantage early in the third quarter.
But Mount Vernon couldn't build on that lead, and after several lead changes, the Tomahawks sent the game into overtime when Nicholas Harris made a layup with 20 seconds remaining in regulation.
Marysville-Pilchuck guard Dominic Vandaveer's three-pointer with 2:11 remaining in overtime put the hosts up 58-55, and seemed to be the clincher as neither side found its rhythm late in the game. But the Tomahawks missed a free throw when given a chance to ice the game with six seconds left, leaving just enough time for Kendrick's game-winner. Marysville-Pilchuck made just 2 of 9 foul shots on the night.
Harris led all scorers with 25 points, but he didn't score in overtime.
At Lake Stevens 49, Cascade 32 — The Vikings kept the Bruins winless behind the scoring of Matt Stevens, who had eight of his 17 points in the decisive third quarter, when the home team pulled away for the WesCo North Division victory. Tyler Long added 10 points and eight rebounds for Lake Stevens (5-4, 6-7). Cascade (0-10, 0-14) was led by Andrew Pettersen's 11 points.
Snohomish 74, at Oak Harbor 35 — The third-ranked Panthers (9-1, 11-1) kept pace with WesCo North co-leader Mount Vernon, downing the Wildcats behind the one-two scoring punch of the Brockman brothers. Jon had 22 points and Paul added 18 as the Panthers led 14-3 after one quarter and won going away, outscoring the home team 24-3 in the fourth period. Jon Jansen and Nate Metcalf scored seven points apiece for Oak Harbor (3-7, 3-11).
Arlington 58, at Monroe 46 — The Eagles pulled an inside job as Caleb Lowber (18 points) and Ben Bourasaw (14 points) did most of the damage down low. Arlington (5-5, 7-7) opened the game with an 18-9 run. Monroe (2-8, 3-10) slowly whittled the lead to four, at 39-35 after three quarters, before the Eagles pulled away. Monroe's Joshua Waite led all scorers with 25 points
At Kamiak 55, Mountlake Terrace 52 — The Knights handed slumping Mountlake Terrace its fourth straight loss in the WesCo South game. Aaron Rosenberger scored 14 points and Tyler Martinez and Gary Rogers chipped in 10 apiece for Kamiak (4-7, 5-8). The Hawks (6-6, 8-6) were led by Luke Hammond's 14 points.
Meadowdale 61, at Jackson 49 — Sophomore guard Jake Linton scored 20 points, including four three-pointers, leading the Mavericks (9-3, 11-3) to their ninth straight victory. Jackson, led by Mike Apodaca's 16 points, pulled to within 48-44 in the fourth quarter before Meadowdale pulled away. The Mavericks' last loss was Dec. 20 at Shorewood.
At Edmonds-Woodway 57, Lynnwood 55 — Josh Waite scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors (4-7, 6-7) came from behind to down the Royals in a WesCo South game. E-W's Jason Hopkins had 14 points to lead all scorers. Ian Bonallo and Drew Matzen had 12 points apiece for Lynnwood (6-6, 6-8).
Mariner 56, at Shorewood 50 — The Marauders rebounded from last Friday's loss to Meadowdale behind the scoring of Delvaughn Livingston-Tinned, who had a game-high 17 points. Erik Hall had 12 points and Jarmaal Quinn 11 for Mariner (9-2, 11-2), which had won seven straight before the loss to the Mavericks. Shorewood, which fell to 6-5 in the WesCo South and 9-4 overall, was led by Blake Bernhard with 13 points.
At Everett 70, Shorecrest 47 — Senior center Adam Moore scored 31 points on 14-for-15 shooting from the field as the Seagulls (4-7 in WesCo South, 6-7 overall) snapped a five-game losing streak. The 6-6 Moore also grabbed six rebounds, and had four assists and two steals. Leading 11-10 after one quarter, the Gulls outscored the Scots 24-13 in the second quarter to take a 24-13 halftime lead. Graham Morrisey scored 12 points to lead Shorecrest (3-9, 4-11).