The Glacier Peak boys basketball team rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to beat Mariner in a Wesco 4A showdown Monday, Jan. 27. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Glacier Peak boys basketball team rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to beat Mariner in a Wesco 4A showdown Monday, Jan. 27. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep sports recap: Highlights, storylines from the past week

League champs were crowned in wrestling and boys swim, and basketball league-title races are heating up.

The Everett boys wrestling team claimed the Wesco 3A North title with a 38-31 win over Snohomish in Thursday’s regular-season finale.

The Seagulls finished tied with Stanwood atop the Wesco 3A North with 5-1 league records, but captured the title by virtue of their head-to-head tiebreaker from beating the Spartans the previous week.

It’s the first league title for Everett since winning the Wesco 3A crown in 2011-12.

The Lake Stevens boys rolled to their sixth consecutive Wesco 4A title, finishing 7-0 in conference action. The Vikings have won 29 straight Wesco 4A dual meets.

The Edmonds-Woodway boys cruised to their sixth consecutive Wesco 3A South crown and extended their league dual-meet win streak to 36.

The Granite Falls boys claimed the North Sound Conference title.

Kamiak, Lake Stevens boys swimming claim league crowns

The Kamiak boys swim and dive team secured its third consecutive Wesco South title with a 110-76 win over fellow perennial power Jackson on Thursday.

The Lake Stevens boys, who spent most of the season practicing and competing on the road because of their home pool being under construction, clinched their sixth straight Wesco North crown and have won 57 consecutive league dual meets.

Overtime upsets in boys basketball

The Arlington and Lake Stevens boys basketball teams rallied for overtime upset victories over league-title contenders Friday night.

In the hoops version of the Stilly Cup, Arlington sophomore Ethan Martin drilled a contested, step-back 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Eagles to a 64-63 victory over archrival Stanwood.

Arlington (10-7, 6-5 Wesco 3A/2A) rallied from a 14-point third-quarter deficit to force overtime and handed the Spartans their first Wesco 3A/2A loss of the season, leaving Marysville Pilchuck as the league’s only remaining unbeaten in conference play.

Lake Stevens, meanwhile, rallied from a six-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation and stunned Mariner, 76-74 in overtime. With the victory, the Vikings (5-12, 4-7 Wesco 4A) avenged a 24-point loss to the Marauders (14-3, 9-2) on Jan. 8.

GP boys basketball rallies to stay unbeaten

In a pivotal Wesco 4A clash of league-title contenders, the Glacier Peak boys basketball team stormed back from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to remain unbeaten with a 55-49 win over Mariner on Monday, Jan. 27.

After Mariner’s loss to Lake Stevens, the Grizzlies (17-0, 11-0 Wesco 4A) hold a two-game lead atop the conference standings over the second-place Marauders. Both teams have just three conference games remaining.

GP girls hoops closing in on Wesco 4A crown

The Glacier Peak girls basketball team completed a regular-season sweep of second-place Lake Stevens, beating the Vikings 66-50 last Tuesday to close in on the Wesco 4A title. Glacier Peak (15-2, 11-0 Wesco 4A) holds a two-game lead over Lake Stevens with just three league games remaining for both teams.

Shorecrest girls basketball stays in driver’s seat

The Shorecrest girls basketball team remained in control of the Wesco 3A/2A title race with three more league victories last week. The Scots (15-1, 9-1 Wesco 3A/2A) are tied in the loss column with Arlington atop the conference standings, but hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles.

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