By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
SNOHOMISH — Mount Vernon’s Kevin Hofstad helped shoot the Bulldogs past Edmonds-Woodway 85-68 on Friday in the third place game of the Wesco 4A district 1 tournament.
With the victory, the Bulldogs will travel to Newport High School for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday for a spot in the regional tournament.
Hofstad shot 8-for-15, including 4-for-6 from three-point range, and scored 27 points for Mount Vernon.
“It was a phenomenal point guard performance,” Mount Vernon coach Vic Wolffis said. “He has come so far. His leadership at the point guard spot tonight was invaluable. You really can’t gauge how a game might have gone if your point guard collapses under the pressure. He didn’t.”
The team didn’t either. The Bulldogs shot over 51 percent in the first half and built a 45-26 lead at halftime. They continued to build that lead in the third outscoring the Warriors 28-20 and leading by 27 going into the final quarter.
“We did shoot the ball really well,” Wolffis said. “The hidden part of the is the selection of shots. We had a lot of close shots and we had a lot of kick out rhythm three’s.”
Aaron Lommers covers prep sports for The Herald. Follow him on twitter @aaronlommers and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Glacier Peak H.S.
Edmonds-Woodway 17 9 20 22 — 68
Mount Vernon 25 20 28 12 — 85
Edmonds-Woodway—Devin Joseph 10, Alex Hull 10, Brad Rice 5, Luke Langdale 19, Theo Lebesis 0, Jason Smarr 10, Travis Bakken 10, Henry Olson 4. Mount Vernon—Robert Monroe 0, Melvin Walser 4, Ian Johnson 0, Miles Witt 11, Adrian Johnston 2, Kevin Hofstad 27, Seth Jensen 9, Andrew Roozen 14, Evan Repplier 0, Casey Leek 18, Mitchell Wohlman 0. 3-point goals—Witt 1, Hofstad 4, Jensen 2, Joseph 2, Hull 2, Rice 1, Langdale 1, Smarr 2. Records—Edmonds-Woodway 15-9 overall. Mount Vernon 16-8.