LAKE STEVENS — The third ranked Lake Stevens girls began with a 16-0 run in the first 3:30 and never looked back as they remained undefeated with a 52-35 victory over Snohomish in a Wesco Conference basketball game on Monday night.
The Vikings were led by sophomore forward Kali Long, who finished with a career high 16 points. Abby Molstre finished with 13 points for, and Brittney Pahukoa, whose two early 3-pointers set the tone early in the first quarter.
The game, a rescheduled matchup from Friday the 20th was the first for Lake Stevens in nine days.
“We were able to heal up a little bit with the lay off,” said Lake Stevens coach Randall Edens. Edens was impressed with his teams fast start, but admitted to being somewhat frustrated with the small scoring spurts Snohomish had, including a 7-0 run to end the 1st quarter that helped them remain close. Despite the push to end the quarter the Panthers were never able to get within eight for the remainder of the game.
Snohomish was led by senior guard Julia Young, who finished with 11 points in the loss.
At Lake Stevens H.S.
Snohomish— Bernston 3, Green 0, Otteson 3, Young 11, Coad 0, Harwood 7, Lachapelle 6, Armbruster 3, Helms 0, Dreves 0, Bride 2, Dreves 0,Gravelle 0. Lake Stevens—Goddard 3, Gipson 0 , Pilon 2, Pahls 2, Pedersen 0, Blackmon 0, Molstre 13, Bri. Pahukoa 10, Bro. Pahukoa 6, Long 16. 3-point goals— Bernston 1, Otteson 1, Young 1, Harwood 1, Armbruster 1, Goddard 1, Molstre 1, Bri. Pahukoa 2. Records—Snohomish 5-5 league, 8-8 overall. Lake Stevens 9-0, 15-0.