The Mountlake Terrace High School boys basketball team used a big first quarter to jump ahead of the Shorecrest Scots Friday night; the Hawks led 25-8 after the first eight minutes, then cruised to at 63-54 victory at Shorecrest High School.
Greg Bowman scored 25 points to lead the Hawks in scoring. Loren Lacasse broke out of his recent scoring slump to contribute 19 points.
Terrace plays three games next week starting with a Monday, Jan. 6 road trip to Shorewood. Then the Hawks will meet the 8-1 Glacier Peak Grizzles on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Mountlake Terrace High School, a game that can be seen live on the Sound Live Sports Network on MLTnews.com starting at 7:05 p.m.
MTHS Boys Basketball vs. Shorecrest, Jan. 3
Terrace 25 15 14 9 — 63
Shorecrest 8 19 15 12 — 54
MTHS individual scoring: Greg Bowman 25; Loren Lacasse 19; Shimron Masih 6; Gabe Altenberger 5; Yonnas Tewolde 4; Prescott Day 2; Matthey Moisant 2; Isaiah Green; Derek Anyimah
Shorecrest individual scoring: Daniel Ghebiamicheal 14; Conin Oishi 10; Avron Kelly 9; Masamba Niadoe 8; Alex Hofstrond 7; Zach Lawson 4; Conner Hyppa 2; Davis Strand; Benny Ortega; Drew Magoay
Records: Mountlake Terrace 2-0 in Wesco League, 7-1 overall; Shorecrest 0-3, 5-4
MTHS next game: versus Shorewood, Monday, Jan. 6, 7:15 p.m. at Shorewood High School
— By Doug Petrowski