Playing in yet another nail-biter, the Mountlake Terrace boys basketball team escaped with a two-point overtime victory over the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks 62-60 Tuesday night in Marysville.
It was the sixth time this season that the Hawks had been involved in a game decided by less than five points; Terrace had been 0-4 in close finishes before Tuesday’s victory over the Tomahawks and a one-point win at Meadowdale on Jan. 23.
Terrace trailed Marysville-Pilchuck 39-34 at the end of three quarters but finished with a flurry to tie the game at 50 at the end of regulation.
Three Hawks scored in double figures, Greg Bowman with 25 points, Loren Lacasse 1ith 14 and Gabe Altenberger with 13. Tomahawk Michael Painter led all scorers with 27 points in the game.
Terrace will host the Shorewood T–Birds on Friday, Jan. 31 in the first of its final three regular season games of the year, all against Wesco 3A South Conference rivals.
MTHS Boys Basketball vs. Marysville-Pilchuck, Jan. 28
Mountlake Terrace 9 11 14 16 12 — 62
Marysville-Pilchuck 15 11 13 11 10 — 60
MTHS individual scoring: Greg Bowman 25; Loren Lacasse 14; Gabe Altenberger 13; Isaiah Green 6; Prescott Day 4; Matthew Moisant; Yoel Tekle; Yonnas Tewolde
Marysville-Pilchuck individual scoring: Michael Painter 27; TJ Rice 12; Dante Fields 7; Cole Grinde 7; Bryce Juneau 3; Nate Heckendorf 2; Bryce Bitcovich 2; Josh Bevan; Kaleb Keeton
Records: Mountlake Terrace 8-2 in Wesco League, 13-4 overall; Marysville-Pilchuck 4-6, 7-9
MTHS next game: versus Shorewood, Friday, Jan. 31, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski