A few notable highlights and storylines from the past week of local high school sports:
E-W boys hoops rallies for buzzer-beating win
Bryan Bunyatipanon hit two 3-pointers in the final 14 seconds — including a game-winner at the buzzer — as the Edmonds-Woodway boys basketball team completed a furious comeback to beat Marysville Getchell 60-57 last Friday night.
After trailing by as many as 16 points in the second half, the Warriors (8-4, 4-2 Wesco 3A/2A) erased a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes while closing the game on a 15-2 run.
Bunyatipanon, the team’s sixth man, hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play. Then after Edmonds-Woodway’s Mutdung Bol came up with a steal, teammate Chinedu Acholonu received an inbound pass and dribbled upcourt in the closing seconds. Acholonu found Bunyatipanon on the right wing, and the senior guard swished the game-winner to give the Warriors their sixth victory in seven games.
Mariner boys basketball prevails, stays perfect in Wesco 4A
The Mariner boys basketball team overcame a six-point halftime deficit and remained unbeaten in Wesco 4A play with a 53-51 win over rival Kamiak last Thursday night.
It was the ninth consecutive victory for the Marauders (11-1, 6-0 Wesco 4A), who continued their best start since the 2007-08 season. Mariner is tied atop the conference standings with unbeaten Glacier Peak, which hosts the Marauders next Monday night.
Arlington girls hoops climbs atop Wesco 3A/2A
Ever since falling to Shorecrest last month in its lone conference loss of the season, the Arlington girls basketball team has been on quite the roll.
The Eagles (12-2, 8-1 Wesco 3A/2A) have rattled off seven straight victories by at least 17 points apiece, scoring more than 75 points in four of those contests.
Arlington now sits atop the Wesco 3A/2A standings and owns head-to-head tiebreakers over Meadowdale and Archbishop Murphy, the only other one-loss teams in conference play. The Eagles beat Meadowdale by 21 points earlier this month and topped Archbishop Murphy by 17 points last Friday.
MG boys wrestling beats MP for historic win
The Marysville Getchell boys wrestling team earned its first-ever dual-meet victory over crosstown rival Marysville Pilchuck, beating the three-time defending Wesco 3A North champions 54-24 on Thursday.
The Chargers (8-2, 2-1 Wesco 3A North) had lost seven straight dual meets to the Tomahawks by an average of nearly 30 points. Marysville Pilchuck (5-2, 2-2) is No. 12 in Washington Wrestling Report’s latest Class 3A state rankings.
Shorecrest boys swimming tops E-W
The Shorecrest boys swim and dive team beat Edmonds-Woodway 91-79 on Thursday in a matchup of potential 3A Northwest District title contenders.
It was the third straight season that the Wesco South foes have squared off in a closely contested dual meet. Two years ago, the teams tied 84-84 in their matchup. And last year, Edmonds-Woodway won by nine points.
Edmonds-Woodway finished ahead of runner-up Shorecrest to claim the team title at last year’s district meet, and the two teams could compete for the district crown again next month.