By Quint Turner
Playing their final home basketball game for Meadowdale, seniors Lindsay Hatch, Bianca Landa and Michaela O’Neill contributed to a fourth quarter comeback as the Mavs beat Mountlake Terrace 72-54 Monday night.
Combined, the senior girls scored 18 on the bittersweet night, with 12 coming from Landa and six from O’Neill. Meanwhile, junior Margreet Barhoum had an outburst of threes during the second half, finishing with a game-high total 29 points.
For the first three quarters, the Hawks put up a fight with Mindy James and Cristine Lotz leading the scoring effort, but it wasn’t enough to contain the explosive Maverick offense and smothering defense in the fourth.
Landa and Julianne Kossian led the Mavs’ scoring drive in the quarter, giving Meadowdale a 21-13 lead at the end of the first period. The second quarter was another story, as the Hawks outscored Meadowdale 17-8 and took a 30-29 lead into the locker room at half time.
The Mavs wouldn’t make up much ground on the Hawks during the third, as Mountlake Terrace started the second half with a 7-0 run and finished the third period with a 48-45 lead.
In the final period, the Hawks had a meltdown as the Mavs finally were able to play their up-tempo layup game. Barhoum caught fire in the fourth, scoring 16 of Meadowdale’s 27 fourth-quarter points, as the Mavericks finished with a 72-54 win.
Meadowdale’s last regular season game is Wednesday at Shorewood, with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. The Mavericks also have made it to the postseason, earning the third seed in the district playoffs.
Meadowdale scoring: Margreet Barhoum 29, Bianca Landa 12, Katie Rickel 4, Alyssa Reuble 5, Michaela O’Neill 6, Julian Kossian 12, Mackenzie Bretz 4
My Edmonds News sports contributor Quint Turner is a student at Meadowdale High School.