Leif Anderson scored 21 points on his 6 for 6 3-point shooting to lead Sehome’s boys’ basketball team past Shorecrest 52-40 in the first round of the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament on Friday, Feb. 13, at Shorecrest High School.
The Mariners’ Marcus Montag finished the game with 13 points and Leighton Kingma added eight.
After ending the first quarter up 16-13, Sehome used a 14-7 second quarter end the half with a 10-point lead over the Scots.
“We were up 10 at halftime and by the end of the third quarter we were up 16,” Sehome coach A.J. Labree said in a phone interview.
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Shorecrest was able to bounce back and cut the Mariners’ lead down to eight points. But that is as close as the Scots got the rest of the game.
One of the keys to the game for Labree was the defensive play against Shorecrest’s Drew Magaoay, who averages 20 points a game, Labree said. Sehome held him to four.
“That was a key to stopping them from getting momentum,” he said.
Sehome was active on the boards as well, outrebounding Shorecrest 31-20 throughout the game.
“Deboo and Kingma are long. Our guys were quicker to the ball and we were really active on the boards,” Labree said.
Sehome takes on Anacortes next at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Mount Vernon High School. The two teams have split the season series at one win apiece.
“The main thing for our guys is to just keep doing what we’re doing and keep our eyes on the goal. To make the state tournament,” Labree said.
Sehome 52, Shorecrest 40
Sehome: Langston Engle 0, Logan Deboo 4, Elijah Andrushenko 0, Sam Carroll 0, Leif Anderson 21, Duncan James 2, Marcus Montag 13, Tanner Clark 4, Leighton Kingma 8. Totals: FT: 3-9 52.
Shorecrest: Malcolm Rosier-Butler 4, Drew Magaoay 4, Brantle Harris 15, Tobyn Lawson 2, Chris Lee 0, Aubry Victor 6, Philip Pepple 5, Steven Lin 0, Davis Strand 4. Totals: FT: 4-6 40.
3-point field goals — Sehome: 7 (Anderson 6); Shorecrest: 2 (Harris 2). Rebounds — Sehome: 31 (Kingma, Deboo 8); Shorecrest: 20 (Pepple 5). Assists — no information provided. Fouls — Sehome: 7; Shorecrest: 10 (Harris). Turnovers — Sehome: 13; Shorecrest: n/a.