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Tag: Mountlake Terrace


Lincoln boys 68, Mountlake Terrace 47 in 3A quarterfinals

By Todd Milles

This time, it wasn’t so close.

From the second quarter on, third-ranked Lincoln put on a clinic on how to execute at both ends, and the Abes botted up No. 5 Mountlake Terrace, 68-47, in the 3A boys’ basketball quarterfinals Thursday in the Tacoma Dome.

The Abes and Hawks battled to a one-point game in early December – won by Lincoln, 60-59.

This time around, Mountlake Terrace just could not buy a basket, missing its first eight shots. The Hawks never led.

And Lincoln’s Tre’Shaun Fletcher dominated the game, scoring nine points in the first quarter as

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Class 3A boys: No. 10 Lake Washington 52, No. 6 Mountlake Terrace 42

Lake Washington rallied from an early deficit, extending its season one more day.

The Kangaroos (21-7) trailed 9-0 before coming alive in the 9 a.m. consolation loser-out game.

“We just realized it could be our last game as senior,” Lake Washington center Darien Nelson-Henry said. “We didn’t want the season to end.”

The Kangaroos pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Hawks 17-8.
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3A Boys: Rainier Beach 67, Mountlake Terrace 51 (Video interview with Anrio Adams)

Rainier Beach guard Anrio Adams, a University of Kansas recruit, talks after the Vikings’ quarterfinal win over Mountlake Terrace.

In the opening game of the Class 3A boys tournament, Kansas-bound guard Anrio Adams paced the Vikings (25-3) with 24 points and six rebounds, as Rainier Beach advanced to the semifinals by running away from the Hawks in the second half.

“The biggest thing is they stuck with the game plan,” Rainier Beach head coach Mike Bethea said. “We wanted to come down here and be able to execute in the half court if we didn’t have our transition game. And they did a great job of that.”

Down 30-18 at halftime, Mountlake Terrace scored seven straight points to open the third quarter, capped by a long 3-pointer from the wing by Marquis Armstead.

But it was all Vikings from there, as Rainier Beach turned up the heat defensively, scoring 21 points off of 17 Mountlake Terrace (23-2) turnovers.
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Boys Basketball: Class 3A state tournament capsules, predictions


F Mitch Brewe, Seattle Prep, Sr., 6-8
Metro League MVP will play at UC Santa Barbara

G Anrio Adams, Rainier Beach, Sr., 6-3

Will play at the University of Kansas

F Justin Pedley, Kamiakin, Sr., 6-6
Ratcheted up his scoring output in the postseason

C Darien Nelson-Henry, Lake Washington, Sr., 6-11
Massive man in the paint is a mismatch for all

F Mitch Penner, Kennedy Catholic, Sr., 6-5
Driving force behind surging Lancers averaging 23 ppg


1. Seattle Prep (22-5)
The Panthers enter the tournament as one of the hottest teams in the state. Prep clipped Lake Washington and Rainier Beach on the way to the Sea-King district title and walloped Mountain View in a winner-to-state game. UC Santa Barbara-bound Mitch Brewe (16.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg) and guard D.J. Fenner (18.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg) give Prep an explosive one-two scoring punch. The Panthers are a tournament favorite, but split two games this season with quarterfinal foe O’Dea.
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3A regionals: Decatur falls to Mountlake Terrace 77-62

Decatur boys basketball coach Kevin Olson knew Mountlake Terrace was big and physical, but he didn’t quite count on how quick the Hawks were.

Terrace was happy enough to show Olson and the Gators why it’s considered a threat to win the Class 3A state title, running Decatur off the floor in the second half and winning a regional playoff game 77-62 Friday at Jackson High School.

“They’re a tall team but they aren’t a slow team,” said Olson, whose team ends the season at 18-7. “They kept beating us down the floor for easy baskets. I think I underestimated their quickness.”
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