Earlier in the week Meadowdale didn’t shoot the ball well against Shorecrest, but somehow the Mavericks grinded out a victory.
For the second straight game Meadowdale struggled from the field, only this time the opponent, Marysville-Pilchuck took advantage.
The Tomahawks kept the pressure on from start to finish, defeating the Mavericks 75-52 in a Wesco 3A boys basketball game Friday night at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Marysville-Pilchuck (2-3 in the league, 5-6 overall) jumped all over Meadowdale early and took an 18-8 first quarter lead. The Tomahawks extended the advantage to 31-20 at halftime.
The Mavericks responded with an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to 33-28 less than two minutes in the third quarter.
“I was really pleased with the way we came out in the second half,” Meadowdale coach Andy Streit said. “It was similar to our last game (against Shorecrest).”
A 3-pointer by Griffin Over kept Meadowdale (1-4, 7-5) close at 40-34 midway through the third quarter before Marysville-Pilchuck finished with an 8-0 run to take a 48-34 lead into the final period.
All eight of the Tomahawks’ points were from free throws. Marysville-Pilchuck was never threatened again the rest of the game.
“I feel like we’re getting good shots,” Streit said. “I keep expecting us to put a good game together offensively, but it hasn’t happened yet.”
Barrett Carlow scored 11 points to lead Meadowdale. Over added nine points. Marysville-Pilchuck’s Josh Beven and Michael Painter each scored 16 points. Teammate Cole Grinde added 15 points
“I thought they beat us tonight the entire game,” Streit said of the Tomahawks. “They played really well. They shot the ball. Obviously, we didn’t play our best. I don’t know how many turnovers we had, but there was way too many.”
“You’re not going to win when you get outrebounded,” Streit added. “You turn the ball over and they’re making shots. It’s pretty simple.
“We’ll have to learn from this game.”
— By David Pan/Lynnwood Today editor