The Sehome boys’ basketball team walked into a state tournament atmosphere on enemy turf but still came out with a 57-43 victory Friday, Dec. 12, at Marysville-Getchell.
The Chargers had postponed their football homecoming festivities in the wake of the school shooting Oct. 24, at Marysville-Pilchuck and it was celebrated at Friday’s game in front of a packed gym.
“We responded pretty well tonight and played a solid game,” said Sehome coach A.J. LaBree, who also said his team didn’t know what it was walking into prior to the game.
Leif Anderson and Leighton Kingma each had 11 points, Marcus Montag added 9 points and Elijah Andrushenko had 7 for the Mariners.
But LaBree said in a phone interview that defense was key, playing a zone and holding down Marysville-Getchell late in the game.
“In the fourth, Andrushenko and (Duncan) James did a great job of keeping the other team off the glass,” LaBree said, “just great energy.”
Sehome hosts Mount Baker at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.
SEHOME 57, MARYSVILLE-GETCHELL 43