LYNNWOOD — Meadowdale girls basketball coach Troy Parker knows he hasn’t seen every player in the state, but he thinks he may have the best scorer in senior guard Margreet Barhoum.
“For my money she’s the best scorer that I’ve seen,” Parker said. “When she’s making perimeter shots she’s difficult to guard.”
That’s exactly what happened Friday night in the Mavericks’ 62-38 upset over previously Wesco 3A-leading Shorecrest. Barhoum drained five 3s on the way to a season-high 32 points. Bri Lasconia led the Scots with 20 points.
The victory was a huge turnaround for the Mavs (8-6 league, 9-9 overall), who lost to Shorecrest 51-36 in the teams’ first meeting during Meadowdale’s 1-3 start to Wesco 3A play.
Parker gave special credit to assistant coach Marcus Merrifield, who not only put together a special offensive game plan for the Scots but also organized a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser that raised money for the American Cancer Society during the week.
“The key for us was we got off to a fast start,” Parker said of the offense. “We shot the ball well.”
Meadowdale made 10 from long range and Shorecrest (9-2, 12-3) simply could not keep up, though the previously No. 10 in the state Scots were without starting center India Matheson due to injury.
Parker thinks the outcome says more about Meadowdale finding it’s form, than it is a bad sign for Shorecrest.
“Shorecrest is going to be fine,” Parker said. “They have a great senior class and lots of good players.
“We needed to win a game like this. It should really help our confidence going forward.”
Julianne Kossian was second on the Mavs with 11 points and three 3s.
At Meadowdale H.S.
Shorecrest—Shattuck 0, Magaoay 0, Lindsey 0, Lasconia 20, Jones 6, Schlachter 0, Monson 0, Chibuogwu 4, Greenburg 5, Uppinghouse 3. Meadowdale—Franco 0, Fjortoft 0, M. Barhoum 32, Nugent 4, Rickel 3, Reuble 3, J. Barhoum 0, Kossian 11, Bretz 4, Parker 1, Sagdahl 4. 3-point goals—M. Barhoum 5, Kossian 3, Jones 2, Rickel 1, Reuble, Lasconia 1, Uppinghouse 1. Records—Shorecrest 9-2 league, 12-3 overall. Meadowdale 8-6, 9-9.