Prep boys basketball: Monroe 56, Meadowdale 52

BELLEVUE — The Monroe Bearcats erased a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held on to beat Meadowdale 56-52 Wednesday at the Bellevue College Holiday Tournament.

The win gave the Bearcats (4-5) third place.

Monroe trailed by as many as seven points in the final period, Bearcats coach Tyson Horner said, but battled back and eventually took the lead on a jumper by senior Rhen Shore with under a minute to play.

“He was pretty clutch down the stretch,” Horner said of Shore, who also contributed four steals.

Defense keyed the Bearcats’ comeback, Horner said.

“We got quite a few turnovers,” he said. “We ended up with 13 steals in the game.”

Shore led the Bearcats with 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Alex Spahman and Isaiah Cole added 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Alex Johnson collected five steals.

Griffin Over paced Meadowdale with 14 points. Teammate Nathan Heilpap added 13, including three 3-point field goals.

Bellevue College

Meadowdale 15 11 13 13 —52

Monroe 15 15 8 18 —56

Meadowdale—Landon Hopkins 1, Malik Braxton 6, Chiagozie Ezeokeke 3, Griffin Over 14, Reid Wilson 5, Nathan Heilpap 13, Kyle Grund 3, Aidan O’Neill 3, Lee Brummer 4.

Monroe—Andrew Chartrand 4, Tyler Koontz 0, Alex Johnson 5, Devin Sepich 3, Rhen Shore 19, Alex Spahman 12, Tristan Witham 2, Colby Kyle 0, Isaiah Cole 11, Josh Jerome 0, Blake Bingham 0, Justin Folz 0. 3-point field goals—Ezeokeke 1, Over 2, Wilson 1, Heilpap 3, Johnson 1, Shore 2. Records: Meadowdale 5-5, Monroe 4-5.

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