REGIONAL PREVIEW: Shorecrest vs. O’Dea boys

When: Friday, 8 p.m.

Where: Mountlake Terrace H.S.

Records: Shorecrest 16-6; O’Dea 16-10

AP rank: Shorecrest NR; O’Dea 10th

Scoreczar rank: Shorecrest 11th; O’Dea 6th

Key wins: Shorecrest—Glacier Peak, Mountlake Terrace, Stanwood; O’Dea—Eastside Catholic, Franklin, Seattle Prep, Sheldon (Calif.), Mercer Island.

How they got to regionals: Shorecrest beat Stanwood in the District 1 championship game to earn the District 1 No. 1 seed; O’Dea lost to Bellevue in the District 2 third-place game to earn the District 2 No. 4 seed.

Players to watch: Shorecrest—Masamba Njadoe, F; Daniel Ghebremichael, G; Conin Oishi, G; O’Dea—Jamie Orme, G/F; Quin Barnard, G; Jacob Lampkin, C; Tyler Kidd, G.

Breakdown: Playing in the Metro League makes teams battle-tested and O’Dea is definitely that. The Irish played nine games against either No. 1-ranked Rainier Beach, third-ranked Bellevue, sixth-ranked Eastside Catholic, seventh-ranked Seattle Prep or ninth-ranked Mercer Island, and two more against previously ranked Franklin. That makes O’Dea’s 16-10 record and fourth-place finish in the devastatingly difficult Sea-King District Tournament all the more impressive. Shorecrest has won 11 straight games behind the improved play of guard Daniel Ghebremichael. But outside of Stanwood, O’Dea might be the best team the Scots have seen this season. Oishi and Ghebremichael will have to slow down Kidd and Orme, but the biggest test will be trying to stop 6-foot-9 power forward Lampkin.

Prediction: O’Dea, 55-48

More in Sports

Silvertips fall to Americans 3-2 in overtime

Goaltender Blake Lyda, 15, saves 32 shots in an outstanding debut with Everett.

Seahawks’ Bennett says he’ll continue to sit; Avril headed to IR

Seattle’s defensive ends make news that goes far beyond the football field.

Huskies razor-thin at CB heading into UCLA matchup

UW may look to true freshmen with junior Jordan Miller and redshirt freshman Byron Murphy hurt.

Yankees beat Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Masahiro Tanaka pitches 7 strong innings as New York moves to within one win of the World Series.

REFLECTIONS: Silvertips fall despite impressive Lyda debut

The Game Obviously a 3-2 overtime loss wasn’t the desire result. Nevertheless,… Continue reading

Snow goose prospects outstanding again

The increasing number of snows in the area leads to an increase in the daily bag limit and more.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Crabbing ‘out front’

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The just-past summer recreational crab season… Continue reading

Chicago stays alive in NLCS with 3-2 win over Los Angeles

Wade Davis hangs on for a tense 6-out save as Chicago avoids a sweep and forces Game 5.

Wednesday’s prep results, links and recaps

Here are Wednesday’s prep results, links and recaps: BOYS SOCCER Northwest 2B/1B… Continue reading

Most Read