Glacier Peak’s Evan Mannes (left) attempts a shot past Monroe’s Russell Cochran during a game Jan. 10, 2018, at Monroe High School. The Grizzlies won 73-52. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak’s Evan Mannes (left) attempts a shot past Monroe’s Russell Cochran during a game Jan. 10, 2018, at Monroe High School. The Grizzlies won 73-52. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GP boys remain unbeaten in Wesco 4A with win over Monroe

Bobby Martin hits six 3-pointers and finishes with 21 points as the Grizzlies rout the Bearcats 73-52.

MONROE — It was a trademark performance by the Glacier Peak boys basketball team.

Stingy defense. Exquisite ball movement. And, of course, plenty of Bobby Martin.

Martin hit six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points as the visiting Grizzlies remained unbeaten in Wesco 4A play, routing Monroe for a 73-52 win Wednesday night.

“I was just feeling it,” said Martin, a 6-foot-3 senior guard. “(Sometimes) you get that feeling where you can almost hit anything.”

The victory gave Glacier Peak (10-1 overall, 6-0 Wesco 4A) a two-game lead over Monroe, Jackson and Kamiak atop the conference standings at the midway point of league play.

For the Bearcats (9-3, 4-2), the game was overshadowed by a potential injury to 6-foot-7 standout senior forward Colby Kyle.

Two minutes into the second quarter, Kyle leaped for a dunk attempt but lost control after grabbing the rim. With his body nearly parallel to the ground, the Princeton University commit came crashing down and fell hard on his left wrist.

Kyle, who averages a team-high 19.3 points per game, exited the contest and didn’t return. He spent the rest of the game on the bench with an ice pack on his wrist.

“There’s some kids that you know have worked super hard in their career to get to this (point), and he’s one of those guys,” Glacier Peak coach Brian Hunter said. “I just really hope he can come back.”

Martin was one of five players to score in double figures for the Grizzlies, whose excellent cutting and ball movement resulted in numerous open looks.

“We don’t want to get a shot — we want to get a great shot,” Hunter said. “That seems simple, and every coach is telling their kids that. But our kids bought into it.”

Glacier Peak junior Fletcher Douglas scored a season-high 15 points, including nine in the third quarter. Junior post Evan Mannes and sophomore Brayden Corwin each added 11 points, and senior Trey Lawrence had 10.

“They’re super unselfish,” Hunter said of his squad. “They want to play as a team. I think when you have great teammates, you get great shots, because they want to see each other succeed. They don’t really care who does what.”

It was another stellar defensive performance for Glacier Peak, which is limiting opponents to just 47.6 points per game this season. The Grizzlies have held six teams to less than 50 points.

“It’s a point of emphasis,” Hunter said. “We spend most of our practices on defense — not on offense. We’re not trying to outscore people. We’re trying to stop them, and then get great buckets on the other end.”

Defense has long been a staple for Glacier Peak under Hunter. Last season, the Grizzlies yielded just 47.9 points per game en route to a Wesco 4A title and a trip to the Tacoma Dome for the state tournament.

“Our kids take pride in being the next good Glacier Peak defensive team,” Hunter said. “Last year’s team was really good. This year’s team’s goal is to be (even) better.”

Martin hit four 3-pointers in the first half and Corwin added three, helping the Grizzlies erase an early deficit with a 26-4 run that straddled the first and second quarters. Glacier Peak led 18-10 after the first quarter and 34-17 at halftime.

Martin continued his hot shooting after the break, sinking two more 3s early in the third quarter. The Grizzlies led by as many as 26 points in the fourth.

“He’s super consistent,” Hunter said of Martin. “He’s as selfless as they get. I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and I’m not sure I’ve ever had a teammate like Bobby. He is an unbelievable worker. He is what high school basketball is about.”

Monroe senior forward Spencer Davidson scored a team-high 19 points. Senior guard Isaiah Cole added 14 points, including 12 in the third quarter.

The Wesco 4A rivals meet again Feb. 1 at Glacier Peak.

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