Everett grabs top seed to 3A district

ARLINGTON – The Everett boys basketball team decided early on how they were going to play Friday’s Wesco 3A crossover game against Meadowdale.

“We pounded the ball in,” Aaron Nations, the Everett basketball coach said.

Everett upset Meadowdale 47-36 at Arlington High School, giving the Seagulls the No. 1 seed from Wesco heading into the 3A District 1 tournament.

David Safstrom had 10 of Everett’s 12 points in the first quarter by getting rebounds and putting back shots.

“(It) set the tone for the night,” Nations said.

Safstrom, who finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, also had a two-handed slam dunk with about 45 seconds left in the game to assure the victory for the Seagulls.

Everett’s other big statistic came from the free-throw line, where the Seagulls were 16-for-18, including a perfect eight-for-eight in the fourth quarter, to help put Meadowdale away.

Milan Moncrief had eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Nero Threet also had 13 points for the Mavericks.

Everett and Meadowdale each will host a first-round district tournament game at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Seagulls will take on Sedro-Woolley and Ferndale will travel to Meadowdale.

At Arlington H.S.



Everett-Barhanovich 6, J. Mattson 10, Lund 8, F. Mattson 2, Jones 1, Safstrom 20. Meadowdale-O’Neill 2, Moncrief 13, Gorman 2, Werner 3, Dooley 3, Threet 13. 3-point goals-J. Mattson 1, Moncrief 1, Werner 1, Dooley 1, Threet 1. Records-Everett 6-15 overall. Meadowdale 15-6.

Lakewood 57, South Whidbey 43: At Langley, Lakewood nailed down the Cascade Conference’s second seed to the 2A District 1 playoffs. The Cougars held South Whidbey to 11 second-half points. The Falcons were 1-for-20 from the field in the third and fourth quarters.

At S. Whidbey H.S.


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Lakewood-Boyce 3, Ordonez 1, Spencer 12, Borisov 16, Rist 1, S. Noteboom 18, K. Noteboom 2, Loucks 4. South Whidbey-Asay 6, Carey 2, Anderson 9, Barnett 2, Blakey 6, E. Stallman 5. S, Stallman 13. 3-point goals-Borosov 3, S. Noteboomm 2, Asay 2, Anderson 1. JV score-Lakewood def. S. Whidbey. Records-Lakewood 8-6 in league, 11-9 overall. S. Whidbey 4-10, 6-13.

Granite Falls 67, Cedarcrest 66: At Granite Falls, Billy Villegas picked up a rebound and hit the winning shot with six seconds remaining to give Granite Falls the victory in the Cascade Conference game. Sean Counley finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Villegas had 13 points and Alex DeNoma added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers. Jake Leland made eight of 11 3-pointers and finished with 27 points to keep the score close.

At Granite Falls H.S.


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Cedarcrest-Leland 27, LaBate 3, Hammontree 11, Coltom 5, Padron 4, Fromm 16. Granite Falls-Cuddeback 7, Knudson 11, Villegas 13, DeNoma 10, Counley 20, Bazan 6. 3-point goals-Leland 8, LaBate 1, Hammontree 1, Coltom 1, Cuddeback 1, Knudson 1. JV score-Granite Falls 66, Cedarcrest 20. Records-Cedarcrest 3-11 in league, 4-15 overall. Granite Falls 12-2, 18-2.

Sultan 52, Archbishop Murphy 50: At Everett, With 5.5 seconds remaining in the game, Jordan Nicholes hit two free throws to clinch the Cascade Conference victory for Sultan. Nicholes was six-for-six from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 22 points. Ryan Bourke had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds to keep Archbishop Murphy close throughout the game.

At A. Murphy H.S.


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Sultan-Webster 2, Johnson 2, Je. Nicholes 4, Ruddock 2, Perkins 18, Champeaux 4, Jo. Nicholes 22. Archbishop Murphy-Anderson 2, Clancy 2, Ackerman 3, Smith 6, Scheer 4, Bourke 14, Hunter 7, Wright 1, Mitchell 2, Quinlan 11. 3-point goals-Perkins 1, Ackerman 1, Smith 1, Hunter 1. JV score-A. Murphy def. Sultan. Records-Sultan 7-7 in league, 9-9 overall. A. Murphy 6-8, 8-13.

King’s 41, Meridian 38: At Shoreline, Charlie Enquist scored a game-high 18 points to lead King’s to the championship game of the 1A District 1 tournament. The Knights went on an 11-0 run at the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth to take a four-point lead, but Meridian’s Caleb Hazel made a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play to make it a 1-point game. After a King’s free throw, Bryan Ayers stole a Meridian in-bounds pass, was fouled and made another free throw to give King’s its final margin.

At King’s H.S.



Meridian-Mark 9, Slesk 10, Lintz 6, Hazel 9, Schweigert 4. King’s-Clark 1, George 5, Ayers 4, Wright 1, Tadele 7, O’Neil 5, Enquist 18. 3-point goals-Mark 2, Slesk 2, Hazel 1, George 1. Records-Meridian 8-14 overall. King’s 19-1.

Tulalip Heritage 67, Master’s Touch 52: At Marysville, Lesjar McKinney scored 29 points and had 12 rebounds and three steals and teammate Antonio Johnson scored 21 points and had 17 rebounds and five assists to lead Tulalip Heritage to the 1B bi-district win. The Hawks play Lopez Island at 2 p.m. today in a winner-to-state, loser-out game. Master’s Touch was eliminated from further postseason play.

At Cedarcrest Middle School

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Master’s Touch-Enge 16, Schreiner 1, A. Graber 2, Van Dam 9, Crawford 9, Kelly 15. Tulalip Heritage-Jones 6, Monsegur 2, Davis 2, McKinney 29, Miller 3, Wasko 4, Johnson 21. 3-point goals-Crawford 3, Kelly 3, McKinney 4. Records-Master’s Touch 9-10 overall. Tulalip Heritage 19-3.

Girls basketball

Arlington 45, Shorecrest 37: At Arlington, Shayna Prause led all scorers with 14 points and Kyra Prause added 11 points to lead Arlington to the Wesco 3A crossover win. With the victory, the Eagles claimed the league’s No. 3 seed to the District 1 tournament. Jocelyn Riordan led Shorecrest, which will be the No. 4 seed, with nine points.

At Arlington H.S.



Shorecrest-Towles 2, Richards 5, Tseng 4, Adams 3, Gibson 4, Riordan 9, Osborn 8, Shade 2. Arlington-K. Prause 11, S. Prause 14, Welk 4, Marsh 2, Scheppele 6, Tanguay 6, Czoban 2. 3-point goals-Osborn 2, Riordan 1, K. Prause 1. Records-Shorecrest 9-12 overall. Arlington 3-19.

Cedarcrest 46, Granite Falls 41: At Duvall, although out-rebounded 45-17, the Red Wolves forced 29 Granite Falls turnovers in the Cascade Conference season finale. Jackie Taylor scored 10 points to lead Cedarcrest and teammate Brooke Chapman added nine points, six steals and three assists. Tiger juniors Hannah Anderson and Michaela Dudder grabbed 13 and 12 rebounds, respectively, for Granite Falls.

At Cedarcrest H.S.

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Granite Falls-Jensen 4, Dudder 11, Goss 11, Anderson 5, Murphy 10. Cedarcrest-Kent 4, Chapman 9, Houser 9, Kevin 6, Quist 2, J. Taylor 10, E. Taylor 6. 3-point goals-Goss 2, E. Taylor 1, Houser 1 Kent 1. JV score-Cedarcrest defeated Granite Falls 43-41. Records-Granite Falls 9-5 in league, 14-6 overall. Cedarcrest 8-6, 10-9.

Archbishop Murphy 54, Sultan 42: At Sultan, Alyssa Smith had nine of her team-high 13 points in a 19-4 first quarter for Archbishop Murphy that featured a 12-2 run to put the Wildcats up early in the Cascade Conference game. Katie McKenna had 17 points and Krystal Paszkeicz added eight points and 10 rebounds for Sultan.

At Sultan H.S.

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Archbishop Murphy-Westlund 5, Lyman 11, Bartholomew 3, Moran 4, Pettinger 10, Huggins 2, Shober 2, Anderson 2, Smith 13, Carlson 2. Sultan-Postyeni 1, Donnelly 2, McKenna 17, O’Hara 8, Jackman 6, Paszkeicz 8. 3-point goals-Lyman 3, McKenna 3. JV score-A. Murphy def. Sultan. Records-A. Murphy 11-3 in league, 14-6 overall. Sultan 2-12, 4-16.

Lakewood 47, South Whidbey 39: At Lakewood, Lakewood started hitting some short-range shots in the third quarter to turn a six-point haltime deficit into a five-point fourth-quarter lead. Aly Stewart scored 10 points for the Cougars and had 10 rebounds and seven assists. Teammate Anna Work scored 13 points and had four steals, giving her a season total of 86 to break the school record.

At Lakewood H.S.

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South Whidbey-Johnson 6, Newman 16, Pope 10, Wanamaker 2, Wood 2, Calderwood 3. Lakewood-Hesselman 4, Stewart 10, Hoidal 5, Jocelyn Shafer 2, Jillian Shafer 1, Butler 2, Work 13, Lind 10. 3-point goals-Pope 2, Newman 2, Hoidal 1, Work 2. JV score-Lakewood 51, S. Whidbey 23. Records-S. Whidbey 6-8 in league, 9-11 overall. Lakewood 5-9, 10-10.

Master’s Touch 41, Tulalip Heritage 37: At Marysville, Tia Breekveldt led Master’s Touch to the 1B bi-district 1 tournament victory with a team-high 12 points. Master’s Touch advanced to today’s winner-to-state, loser out game at noon at Cedarcrest Middle School. Sheena Robinson made five 3-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points for Tulalip Heritage, which was eliminated from further postseason play.

At Cedarcrest Middle School

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Tulalip Heritage-Fryberg 4, Jack 5, Hatch 6, Minjarez 2, Robinson 17, Ike 3. Master’s Touch-Breekveldt 12, Burrows 10, Brown 3, K. Graber 6, C. Graber 8, Sande 2. 3-point goals-Robinson 5, Jack 1, Hatch 2. Records-Tulalip Heritage 8-12 overall. Master’s Touch 10-9.

North Sound Christian 42, Clallam Bay 25: At Marysville, Elyse Bunger had 13 points and Nicole Brekkaa added another 13 points and nine assists, to lead North Sound Christian to the Northwest 1B bi-district tournament win. The Lions will play Master’s Touch at noon today for third place in a winner-to-state game.

At Cedarcrest Middle School

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Clallam Bay-Erickson 3, Larreehea 1, Angulo 8, Reeves 7, Scott 6. North Sound Christian-Brekkaa 13, Bunger 13, Castor 6, Reymore 10. 3-point goals-Erickson 1, Angulo 2, Brekkaa 1. Records-Clallam Bay not reported. N. Sound Christian 14-6.

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