Ferndale falters in second half, loses in first round


Ferndale's boys' basketball team fell in the first round of the Class 3A Northwest District Tournament to Mountlake Terrace 70-46 on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Mountlake Terrace High School.

The Golden Eagles started off the game playing well, taking a 30-28 lead into the lockers but quickly fell apart in the second half.

"We played a great first half," Ferndale coach Monte Walton said in a phone interview. "Everyone played hard; we played like a playoff team."

In the third quarter, Ferndale could only muster two points and lost the lead. "They wore us down and got more inside shots," Walton said.

Daniel Riley led the Golden Eagles with 11 points, including nine points off 3s. He also contributed three assists. Austin Honeycutt added 11 points as well.

"Riley played hard for us tonight," Walton said. "He's just a good floor general."

Ferndale plays Shorewood on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Ferndale High School for a loser-out game.


Ferndale 17 13 2 14 - 46

Mountlake Terrace 15 13 18 24 - 70

Ferndale: Sky Freeman 0, Daniel Riley 11, Kylar Lagerway 0, Brady Shearer 2, John Weg 8, Carson Genger 2, Kier Munzanreder 2, Austin Honeycutt 11, Winterhawk Leighton 0, Dane Larsen 5, Dante Kelly 5. Team totals: 16-52 4-4 46.

Mountlake Terrace: Green 5, Tewaddle 3, Day 3, Atenberger 9, Bowman 12, Anyman 12, Lacrosse 14, Tuly 6.. Team totals: 28-50 6-12 70.

3-ptg: Ferndale 6 (Riley 3), Mountlake Terrace 3 (Bowman 2). Rebounds: Ferndale 32 (Weg 10), Mountlake Terrace 35 (Bowman 12). Assists: Ferndale 12 (Riley 3), Mountlake Terrace 15 (Green 5). Fouls: Ferndale 13 (Fouled out: none), Mountlake Terrace 10 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Ferndale 12, Mountlake Terrace 11.

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