Squalicum falls short of playoffs


Squalicum's boys' basketball came close to sneaking into the playoffs, but fell just short and was eliminated following a 68-63 loss to Anacortes on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Anacortes High School. The Storm graduates four seniors from the roster this season.

The teams alternated successful quarters, but Anacortes stole the show in the final quarter.

"We made a couple of mistakes that were very costly," Squalicum coach Dave Dickson said in a phone interview. "My guys played their hearts out, though. We didn't lose because of a lack of effort, that's for sure."

In typical fashion, Blake Youtsey led the Storm with 28 points, including six 3-pointers.

"Youtsey was hitting from all over," Dickson said. "It's too bad we fell short, but that's a very good basketball team."

The Storm end their season with an 11-9 record.


Squalicum 20 13 18 12 - 63

Anacortes 11 23 13 21 - 68

Squalicum: Clark Hazlett 8, Harper Moore 0, Noah Westerhoff 0, Remington Wilcox 0, Josh Vail 0, Luke Weber 12, Damek Mitchell 9, Benjamin Garcia 6, Blake Youtsey 28, Creighton Kaui 0, Darius Powell 0. Team totals: 19-51 17-23 63.

Anacortes: Jake Richards 0, Ty Johnson 29, Jordan Neville 7, Daniel McInerney 2, Joe D' Amelio 7, Andrew Medalia 11, Zach Vance 2, Peter Haynes 10. Team totals: 26-60 11-19 68.

3-ptg: Squalicum 8 (Youtsey 6), Anacortes 5 (Johnson 4). Rebounds: Squalicum 29 (Weber 11), Anacortes 38 (Vance 8). Assists: Squalicum 14 (Mitchell 6), Anacortes 17 (Neville, Johnson 4). Fouls: Squalicum 18 (Hazlett), Anacortes 20 (Neville). Turnovers: Squalicum 10, Anacortes 7.

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