The Mountlake Terrace Hawks crushed the Everett Seagulls, 67-38 Tuesday night at home in the Terraceum.
After losing a heartbreaking game last Friday to Stanwood, the Hawks looked like a totally different team Tuesday, only turning the ball over twice, and holding the Seagulls to 3 points in the third quarter and 10 in the fourth.
“It’s so much about what we do on the defensive end,” Head Coach Nalin Sood said. “We had two turnovers as a basketball team, which is really great job as our team. Handling the ball and not having turnovers is as important if not more important then the guys that are scoring.”
The Hawks weren’t just good on defense; they were also good on offense, with Loren LaCasse scoring 24 and Greg Bowman 16. Gabe Altenberger added 10 points — all in the first half.
“LaCasse had a good night scoring, but Isaiah [Green] did a great job handling the basketball, I think he had five assists and zero turnovers,” Sood said.
Now the Hawks turn their attention to Friday night, when they will take on the Tomahawks from Marysville-Pilchuck at Jackson High School, with tip-off set for 6 p.m.
“I think we have a good basketball team and have a chance to be successful,” Sood said.
Friday’s game is a loser-out contest, and the winner advances to regionals. The game will be live-streamed on the Sound Live Sports Network.
— Story and photos by TK Johnson