Mariners comeback and win in first game, despite losing early lead

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 3, 2013 

SEHOME 51, MARYSVILLE-GETCHELL 49

Sehome's boys' basketball team was able to win its first game of the season, as they topped Marysville-Getchell 51-49 on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Marysville.

The Mariners showed off their skill and jumped out to a 20-8 lead after the first quarter.

"We were playing relaxed," coach A.J. Labree said in a phone interview. "We were playing great defense and flying around like we are supposed to."

But the lead was short-lived as the Mariners only scored three points in the second quarter to Marysville's 16. Labree attributed the poor play to getting complacent.

It wasn't until under two minutes when the Mariners wrestled the lead back - this time for good.

Evan Miksovsky led the Mariners with 11 points and Leif Anderson hit three 3-pointers in the win.

Labree said for a young team like the Mariners, the win was a big step forward.

"It was a reality check for the younger guys now having to step up and play bigger roles," Labree said. "We played a lot together all summer, but it all changes when you get under the lights and a real crowd."

Labree said he knows his team has the talent and the early win helped calm the jitters.

"We fought through adversity to get a win in the first game," he said.

The Mariners play Nooksack Valley on Friday, Dec. 6, at Sehome High School.

SEHOME 51, MARYSVILLE-GETCHELL 49

Sehome 20 3 15 13 - 51

Marysville-Get. 8 16 16 9 - 49

Sehome: Evan Miksovsky 11, Langston Engle 5, Marcus Montag 3, Elijah Andrushenko 5, Sam Carroll 2, Leif Anderson 9, Duncan James 6, Tanner Clark 8. Team totals: FG: n/a FT: 12-18 51.

Home: Miller 4, Sbuiner 12, Grimm 17, Phavsith 6, Tiwana 6, Russell-Rob 2, Montez 2. Team totals: FG: n/a FT: 1-9 49.

3-ptg: Sehome 3 (Leif Anderson 3), Marysville-Getchell 6 (Grimm 3). Rebounds: Sehome n/a, Marysville-Getchell n/a. Assists: Sehome n/a, Marysville-Getchell n/a. Fouls: Sehome n/a, Marysville-Getchell n/a. Turnovers: Sehome n/a, Marysville-Getchell n/a.

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