EVERETT — Bayek Tutlam had a double-double for Mariner with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and 11 rebounds in the nonleague win.
The Marauders outscored Everett 21-12 in the first quarter and held on in the fourth for their second win after going 0-20 a year ago.
Mariner head coach Tom Jensen chalks up his team’s newfound winning ways to preparation and execution. The team has seven seniors and is returning a lot of experience, said Jensen.
Defense decided the end of this game, with Mariner holding a six-point lead with 12 seconds to go. The Marauders fouled an Everett 3-point shooter who then made all three shots. Everett then fouled on a one-and-one with three seconds left and Mariner missed the front end, but the Marauders were able to deflect a half-court pass with a second left for the win.
At Mariner H.S.
Everett—Steven Tran 1, Reece Holb 9, David Popach 5, Nolan Rogge 9, Lucas Arnestad 2, Will Richardson 1, Cal Knapp 2, Sam Tollefson 7, Jace Chacon 12. Mariner—Bayek Tutlam 22, Cody Chrisman 4, Ali Al-Azadi 4, Andre Haghgoo 5, CJ Garrison 2, Puma Purewal 6, Greg Whitaker 2, Colton Richardson 6. 3-point goals—Tutlam 4, Haghgoo 1, Purewal 2, Holb 1, Popach 1, Rogge 1. Records—Everett 0-1 overall. Mariner 2-0.