PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Mountlake Terrace forges tie for Wesco South’s second 4A playoff spot

  • Thu Jan 21st, 2010 11:06pm
  • Sports

Herald staff

SHORELINE — Shorewood came into Thursday’s game against Mountlake Terrace with a chance to move two games ahead of the Hawks for second place among the 4A teams in the Wesco South.

Jacob Champoux had a little something to say about that for Mountlake Terrace. Champoux scored 24 points, connecting on six of his eight 3s to lead Terrace to a 41-38 victory.

“It was amazing, he was on fire,” Shorewood coach Marv Morris said.

Morris said the Thunderbirds did what they could to stop Champoux, but nothing seemed to work. Shorewood started out in zone defensively, but Champoux still got his shots. They switched to a box-and-one defense, but that too was unsuccessful.

Morris added that many of the shots Champoux knocked down were from well behind the 3-point line.

“They were very quick release shots, he didn’t have a lot of time to shoot,” Morris said.

It wasn’t just Champoux that sealed the T-birds fate, it was also their slow start offensively. Shorewood managed just 11 points in the first half.

“It’s amazing how we could come out so slow in such a big game,” Morris said.

Shorewood played much better in the second half, coming back to take a one-point lead with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

“In the second half, I thought we played really reasonable basketball,” Morris said.

At Shorewood H.S.

Mountlake Terrace1091210—41

Shorewood651413—38

Mountlake Terrace—Powell 5, Johnson 4, Higgins 2, Champoux 24, Haldane 0, Karels 2, Cano 0, Swanstrom 4, Snow 0. Shorewood—Brazell 0, Carroll 7, Andrews 0, Mitchell 4, Kadiric 16, Berquist 0, Smallwood 9, Simpkins 2. 3-point goals—Powell 1, Johnson 1, Champoux 6, Carroll, Smallwood 2. Records—Mountlake Terrace 5-6 league, 6-7 overall. Shorewood 5-6, 5-8.

Lynnwood 53, Kamiak 49: At Mukilteo, Lynnwood rebounded from a four-point second quarter to edge the Knights in a Wesco South clash. Senior center Simi Fajemisin led Lynnwood with 16 points and teammate Ryan Haney chipped in with eight, including a pair of 3-pointers. Jared Houghtaling (15 points) and Ron Manchester (14) accounted for the majority of Kamiak scoring.

At Kamiak H.S.

Lynnwood1241720—53

Kamiak8101021—49

Lynnwood—Tamirat 0, Kulej 0, Norde 3, Haney 8, Nut 7, Le 5, Shaw 0, Edwards 7, DeGraw 0, Botts 4, Fajemisin 16. Kamiak—Berg 5, Makori 10, Kussman 1, Self 0, Manchester 14, Blacksmith 0, Houghtaling 15, Conrad 2, 3-point goals—Norde 1, Haney 2, Nut 1, Manchester 2, Houghtaling 1. Records—Lynnwood 6-5 league, 6-7 overall. Kamiak 2-9, 3-10.

Shorecrest 60, Mariner 55: At Everett, Shorecrest avoided the upset, outscoring Mariner 16-9 in the fourth quarter for the Wesco South win. Leon Williams had all nine of Mariner’s points in the fourth quarter. Isaiah Clevenger had a game-high 18 points for Shorecrest, and the Scots shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line.

At Mariner H.S.

Shorecrest16101816—60

Mariner1418149—55

Shorecrest—Clevenger 18, T. McCoy 0, Diel 3, Hake 0, Bateman 9, B. McCoy 6, Brown 12, Chibuogwu 12. Mariner—Williams 24, Kiehl 10, Reola 0, Coles 13, Purnell 2, Aragon 0, Massey 0, McCulloch 4, Parra 2. 3-point goals—Williams 3, Kiehl 2, Coles 1, Clevenger 1, Diel 1, B. McCoy 2. Records—Shorecrest 9-2 league, 10-3 overall. Mariner 0-11, 0-13.

Jackson 90, Edmonds-Woodway 59: At Edmonds, Jackson clinched a 4A District 1 playoff berth, with Timberwolves Brett Kingma (17 points) and Marshall Massengale combining for 39 points in the Wesco South game. Jackson held a 20-point halftime lead. Edmonds-Woodway was led by the career-high 16 points by junior Tyler Brudevold.

At Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Jackson19282221—90

Edmonds-Woodway12151022—59

Jackson—Kingma 17, Todd 14, Dineen 4, Rucker 6, Gay 0, Massengale 22, Acholonu 0, O’Keefe 7, Gilchrist 12, Wishko 8, Waite 0. Edmonds-Woodway—Nealey 4, Rupple 0, Bury 5, Teodoro, Wooley 2, Degrazia 6, Brudevold 16, Kwon 6, Jordan , Choi 5, Berg 4, Willcock 6, Douglas 0, Butler 5. 3-point goals—Kingma 3, Todd 1, Choi 1. Records—Jackson 10-1 league, 12-1 overall. Edmonds-Woodway 3-8, 5-8.