PREP STARS OF THE NIGHT FOR FRIDAY, JAN. 31
Efton Chism III, Monroe boys basketball
Chism, a senior guard, scored seven of his team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Bearcats topped Jackson 46-42 in a Wesco 4A game.
Malakhi Knight, Marysville Getchell boys basketball
Knight, a junior guard, scored 34 points and added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, but it wasn’t enough for the Chargers in a 61-57 rivalry loss to Marysville Pilchuck.
Ethan Martin, Arlington boys basketball
Martin, a sophomore guard, drilled a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Eagles to a 64-63 victory over Stilly Cup rival Stanwood in a Wesco 3A/2A contest. Martin finished with a team-high 21 points for Arlington, and the win snapped Stanwood’s 13-game winning streak and was the Spartans’ first conference defeat.
Jaxson Smith, Lake Stevens boys basketball
Smith, a senior forward, made six of the Vikings’ 10 3-pointers and finished with 20 points in a 76-74 overtime upset of Mariner in a Wesco 4A game.
Jenna Villa, Arlington girls basketball
Villa, a freshman guard, scored 18 points to lead the Eagles to a 59-52 win in the Stilly Cup over rival Stanwood helping Arlington overcome a cold shooting night (5-for-26, 19%) from 3-point range.