Prep boys basketball: Monroe 61, Mariner 56

EVERETT — Nicota Stevenson scored 10 of his 16 points in the first half to help Monroe get off to a good start and the Bearcats held off Mariner in a 4A District 1 loser-out game. Cody Chrisman scored 16 points for the Maruaders, who cut the lead to three in the fourth quarter, but the Bearcats’ free-throw shooting iced the contest late in the game. Monroe will travel to Mount Vernon to play the Bulldogs in a consolation semifinal on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

At Mariner H.S.

Monroe18131317—61

Mariner9101819—56

Monroe—Hunter Bingham 7, Nicota Stevenson 16, Jason Golden 0, Tyler Sharp 5, Rhen Shore 4, Tristan Witham 0, David Garrison 4, Riley Schelfhout 12, Brandon Gundersen 13. Mariner—Bayek Tutlam 10, Kiante Ahmad-Woods 12, Amrit Singh 0, Cody Chrisman 16, Ali Al-Azadi 13, CJ Garrison 0, Puma Purewal 3, Greg Whitaker 2. 3-point goals—Bingham 2, Stevenson 3, Gundersen, Al-Azadi 3, Purewal. Records—Monroe 9-13 overall. Mariner 11-11.

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