Shooting troubles Meridian boys in loss

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 14, 2014 

The Meridian boys' basketball team couldn't find its shot as the Trojans took a 49-26 loss to Friday Harbor on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Friday Harbor. The Trojans were led by Blake Briones' 15 points and six rebounds, both team highs for the night.

Meridian shot just 9 for 35 from the field, while Friday Harbor shot 21 of 32.

"Nobody really had their 'A-game' going, Blake just willed himself to a decent game with his decent hustle," Meridian coach Shane Stacy said in a phone interview.

Stacy said scoring just one point in the third quarter and letting Friday Harbor's Otis Cooper-West hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter were what sealed the Trojans' fate.

Meridian's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Ferndale.

FRIDAY HARBOR 49, MERIDIAN 26

Meridian 5 11 1 9 - 26

Friday Harbor 16 15 12 6 - 49

Meridian: Jake Plagerman 2, Tanner Tutterow 0, Brady Moore 0, Nick Rautenberg 2, Alex Martin 5, Sam Chambers 0, Kyle Young 2, Cody Bachman 0, Blake Briones 15. Team totals: 9-35 3-8 26.

Friday Harbor: Woods 4, Strasser 10, Stormberg 5, Lawson 8, Cooper-West 20, B. Demaris 0, Fyrgeasg 0, L. Demaris 0, Blackman 0, Bower 0. Team totals: 21-32 2-2 49.

3-ptg: Meridian 3 (Briones 2), Friday Harbor 5 (Cooper-West 4). Rebounds: Meridian 19 (Briones 6), Friday Harbor 20 (n/a). Assists: Meridian 6 (Martin 2), Friday Harbor 10 (Woods 5). Fouls: Meridian 10 (Fouled out: none), Friday Harbor 12 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Meridian 21, Friday Harbor 17.

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