After experiencing an emotional high in their last outing (a 66-47 win over rival Edmonds-Woodway on Jan. 18), the Meadowdale Mavericks came back down to earth with a 48-36 setback at the hands of the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Wednesday.
The 36 points scored by the Mavs was the team’s lowest offensive output for a game this season.
Despite the struggle to score, Meadowdale trailed by only three points, 35-32, after three quarters. But the Mavs could only muster four points in the final eight minutes against the T-Birds and were saddled with the loss.
Cole Nelson led Meadowdale with 10 points in the contest; Shorewood’s Skyler Hammer led all scorers with 23 points while the T-Birds’ David Snell recorded 12 points.
The Mavs will travel to Shorecrest Friday for a 7:15 p.m. matchup against the Scots.
Prep Boys Basketball: Meadowdale at Shorewood, Jan. 23
Meadowdale 15 6 11 4 — 36
Shorewood 15 10 10 13 — 48
Meadowdale individual scoring: Cole Nelson 10, Hunter Moen 9, Ray Free 8, Nick Buckley 7, Justin Jackson 2, Tyler Emard, Mason Vaughn, Leonardo Baquian
Shorewood individual scoring: Skyler Hammer 23, David Snell 12, Jackson Galiardi 8, Andrew Archer 4, Logan Freitas 1, Spencer Osborn, Nate Alexander, Samuel Burns
Records: Meadowdale 5-5 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 9-7 overall; Shorewood 5-5 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 6-10 overall
Meadowdale next game: versus Shorecrest; Friday, Jan. 25; 7:15 p.m. at Shorecrest High School
— By Doug Petrowski