High School Sports

PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: First half miscues too much for Sehome to overcome

The Sehome boys’ basketball team dug itself a hole in the first half that it couldn’t get out of in a Northwest Conference game Saturday night at Mount Vernon. The Mariners ended up falling 67-57.

“With the injury situation that we have been fighting, I was happy to see our guys go into a hostile environment like Mount Vernon and fight as hard as they did,” Sehome coach A.J. LaBree said in a phone interview. “We were in the game right down to the end.”

Sehome fell behind 35-22 at the half after committing 11 of its 15 turnovers in the first 16 minutes.

The Mariners (3-6, 0-2 NWC) managed to cut their deficit to eight points in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t really put pressure on the Bulldogs (8-1, 2-0) because of a missed open 3-pointer and a trio of missed layups, LaBree said.

“We had our chances, we just didn’t capitalize,” he said.

Nino Tursic scored a career-high 20 points on 7-for-14 field-goal shooting for the Mariners, while Park Omey led the way with 21 points. Mount Vernon’s Michael Caswell had a game-high 25 points.