PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Archbishop Murphy headed to 2A district playoffs

EVERETT — Losing three rotation players in three weeks as the playoffs approach could be a problem for most teams, but not for the Archbishop Murphy boys basketball team.

The Wildcats 73-64 win over Cedarcrest on Friday clinched a berth in the 2A District 1 playoffs and kept their hopes alive of securing the No.1 seed among 2A teams in the Cascade Conference.

“They won a really big game tonight,” Archbishop Murphy coach Greg Turcott said. “I’m really proud of the them.”

The loss of the three players — one starter and two reserves — hasn’t stopped the Wildcats from a late-season surge that has earned them a playoff berth.

“We have had guys step up, our team is really coming together,” Turcott said.

The Wildcats had four players in double figures scoring. Zach Smith led the team with 17 points, Zach Gordon had 16, Jared McCann had 15 and Casey Wagner had 14. Wagner also shot 5-for-7 from the floor, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out three assists and had three steals.

Archbishop Murphy was able to triumph despite the best efforts of freshman Zach Taylor. Taylor scored 24 points, 16 in the fourth quarter, and shot 8-for-10 from the free-throw line in the game.

At Archbishop Murphy H.S.



Cedarcrest—Rekers 5, Taylor 24, Dowd 4, Campbell 11, Corpus 3, Hammontree 6, McCadam 6, McKinney 2, Marty 2, Houser 0. Archbishop Murphy—Smith 17, Wagner 14, DeGrazia 5, Hughes 0, Gordon 16, McCann 15, Ryan 2, Anderson 0, Shober 4. 3-point goals—Smith 3, McCann 1, Campbell 3, Taylor 2, Rekers 1. Records—Cedarcrest 7-6 league, 10-9 overall. Archbishop Murphy 7-5, 9-9.

King’s 66, Sultan 52: At Shoreline, five players scored in the double digits, including Daniel Cheledinas with 15 points, to lead King’s to the win in their final regular season game of the season. Karl Clocksin and Ryan Hoff added 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Cascade Conference champions.

At King’s H.S.



Sultan—Ruddock 7, Beebe 8, Cotterill, Knoles 4, B. VandenEkart 7, Rutz, Hatton 5, T. VandenEkart 21, Pruitt 2, Hall. King’s—Brugger 10, Hoff 12, Coshow 2, Berendsen 4, McCutchen 10, Cheledinas 15, Clocksin 13. 3-point goals—T. VandenEkart 4, Ruddock, Hoff, McCutchen, Cheledinas. Records—Sultan 2-10 league, 3-15 overall. King’s 13-1, 16-4.

Coupeville 64, Lakewood 51: At Coupeville, Jason Bagby scored 19 points and Hunter Hammer chipped in 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead Coupeville to the Cascade Conference win.

At Coupeville H.S.



Lakewood—Fry 13, Bird 2, Hawkins 5, VonPein 8, Haslom 15, Jones 0, Hesselman 6, Diggs 2. Coupeville—Wilcox 9, Bagby 19, Smith 4, E. King 0, T. King 2, Brookhouse 14, Walstad 5, Hammer 11. 3-point goals—Fry 3, Hawkins 1, VonPein 1, Bagby 2, Brookhouse 2. Records—Lakewood 5-7 league, 6-12 overall. Coupeville 11-3, 16-4.

Shoreline Christian 74, Concrete 64: At Concrete, Brooks Drollinger and Travis Hudson each scored 24 points to lead Shoreline Christian to the Northwest 1A/2B win. Concrete’s Tyler Clark led all scorers with 32 points.

At Concrete H.S.

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Shoreline Christian—Taniguchi 2, Jacobs 7, Lidstrom 0, Drollinger 24, Hudson 24, Danhof 6, Deelstra 11. Concrete—Jarmin 4, Howell 20, Massingale 0, Clark 32, McIntosh 8, Walsh 0. 3-point goals—Drollinger 6, Jacobs 2, Hudson 2, Clark 4, McIntosh. Records—Shoreline Christian 8-4 league, 14-6 overall. Concrete 2-10, 5-15.

La Conner 75, Darrington 35: At Darrington, Robert Gillette scored 11 points in Darrington’s Northwest 1A/2B loss.

At Darrington H.S.

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La Conner—Novak 8, M. Wilbur 14, James 8, Lindeman 3, Anderson 2, G. Wilbur 13, Alotrico 2, McKnight 2, Carr 7, Willey 5, Mejlaender 0, Howlett 12, Poulton 0, Fohn 0. Darrington—Nash 9, Fenstermaker 2, Gillette 11, Olson 2, Barker 2, Schoneman 6, Cousins 0, Gentry 0, Fabri 0, Meece 2, Lucas 3. 3-point goals—Nash 3, Gillette 1, Lucas, Novak 1, M. Wilbur 2, Lindeman 1, G. Wilbur 1. Records—La Conner 11-1 league, 17-3 overall. Darrington 1-11, 2-17.

Neah Bay 74, Tulalip Heritage 58: At Joyce, Tulalip Heritage’s Shawn Comenote scored 31 points in the 1B Tri-district tournament loss. Tulalip plays a loser-out game at 3:30 p.m. Monday at M. Terrace H.S.

At Crescent H.S.

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Tulalip Heritage—George 0, Enick 1, Kublic 3, Reedy 4, Whitebear 13, Henry 0, Ramos 6, Comenote 31, Hatch 0. Neah Bay—Eebari 0, A. Pascua 4, T. Pascua 7, Ward 3, Moss 26, Bartlett 12, Doherty 24, Arnold 0, Dulik 4. 3-point goals—Moss 1, Ward 1, Doherty 1, Kublic 1, Whitebear 1, Comenote 4. Records—Tulalip Heritage 11-10 overall. Neah Bay 16-4.

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