Trojans squeak out victory over Storm


Meridian's boys' basketball team withstood a late run from the Squalicum Storm to win 42-39 on Friday, Jan. 10, at Squalicum High School.

The Trojans were up seven with two minutes left and Squalicum made a run, but it came up short.

"It was too little, too late," Storm coach Dave Dickson said in a phone interview. "Meridian played smart. They did a nice job."

Meridian was led by Alex Martin, who scored 13 points. Five Trojans scored more than five points.

"Credit Meridian, they had balanced scoring," Dickson said. "They also did a good job defensively, keeping us off balanced."

The Trojans (5-5, NWC 2-2) travel to take on Friday Harbor on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Storm (5-5, NWC 1-2) play Blaine on Tuesday, Jan. 14, on the road.


Meridian 10 11 9 12- 42

Squalicum 14 7 10 8 - 39

Meridian: Jake Plagerman 7, Tanner Tutterow 0, Nick Rautenberg 0, Alex Martin 13, Sam Chambers 9, Kyle Young 7, Blake Briones 6. Team totals: 17-49 6-14 42.

Squalicum: Clark Hazlett 4, Harper Moore 0, Noah Westerhoff 0, Remington Wilcox 0, Josh Vail 0, Luke Weber 6, Damek Mitchell 13, Benjamin Garcia 3, Blake Youtsey 13, Creighton Kaui 0. Team totals: 17-52 2-6 39.

3-ptg: Meridian 2 (Chambers, Martin 1), Squalicum 3 (Mitchell, B. Garcia, Youtsey 1). Rebounds: Meridian 27, Squalicum 23 (Youtsey 10). Assists: Meridian n/a, Squalicum n/a. Fouls: Meridian 15, Squalicum 17. Turnovers: Meridian 9, Squalicum 9.

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