Shorewood keeps pace in Wesco 3A with win over Glacier Peak

SHORELINE — The Shorewood High School boys basketball team is aware that Mountlake Terrace just keeps on winning, so the Thunderbirds are doing everything they can to keep pace.

Shorewood stayed on the heels of the Hawks — who beat Oak Harbor on Thursday night to remain undefeated — with a 60-51 Wesco 3A victory over Glacier Peak on Thursday.

“It was a big win for us,” Shorewood coach Marv Morris said.

Mountlake Terrace (8-0 overall, 7-0 in conference) already has beaten Shorewood (6-1, 5-1) once this season and the two teams play again not long after the holiday break.

“We are looking forward to the rematch,” Morris said.

Of course, the rematch won’t mean as much if the T-birds don’t take care of business before then. Thursday night that meant fending off a troublesome Glacier Peak squad. The Grizzlies led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter thanks to 10 points from Zach Pederson and seven from Jacob Davelaar.

The Thunderbirds responded in the second quarter, outscoring the Grizzlies 13-5 and holding Pederson to just two points in the period.

Pederson finished the game with 18 points, but was largely held in check by the Thunderbirds after the opening quarter. Pederson, the Grizzlies’ 6-foot-6 junior post, missed some shots close to the rim that he usually knocks down.

“He rushed them,” Morris said. “He was rushing them later on because he was getting frustrated with the (defensive) help.”

The Grizzlies didn’t get a point from anyone other than Pederson or Davelaar until there were four minutes remaining in the third quarter. In the meantime, the Thunderbirds added on to their 27-22 halftime lead.

Shorewood was led by Josh Hawkinson, who scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Morris said Hawkinson is still not 100 percent as he is recovering from an ankle injury.

“If you walked in the door and just watched him, you would say he did a pretty nice job,” Morris said. “But Josh is a lot better than that. You are not seeing Josh as Josh is when his ankle is good. He can’t jump very high right now, so that limits him. And he is not as agile as he normally is.”

Hawkinson was joined in double figures by Gage Carroll, who finished with 14 points, and Ben Andrews, who scored 12. Semir Kadiric added eight points and four steals.

“For the last two or three games, we have had four guys in double figures,” Morris said. “It’s really hard to try to guard us that way.

For Shorewood, being just a game out of first place in the Wesco 3A is a nice accomplishment considering the depth of the league.

“I would say this, every day when we go on the floor we know we better show up,” Morris said. “Because anybody in this league can beat you on a given day.”

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Glacier Peak—Chambers 2, Tarvin 0, Vader 0, Rosales 0, Kiser 2, Wampler 0, Pederson 18, Pohrman 11, Davelaar 18; Shorewood—Freeman 3, Giles 1, Carroll 14, Andrews 12, Kadiric 8, Hawkinson 18, Michael 4; 3-point goals—Andrews 3, Davelaar 1, Pohrman 2; Records—Glacier Peak 4-3 league, 5-4 overall; Shorewood 5-1, 6-1.

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