Yet despite the strong work on the defensive end of the court, the Hawks were not able to get a win out of the effort as the Grizzlies prevailed 35-23 in a boys basketball matchup played at Glacier Peak High School.
Similarly to the Grizzlies, the 23 points scored by the Hawks represented their lowest offensive game output of the year.
The tilt featured the return of junior Derek Anyimah for Mountlake Terrace, who had missed six games due to a knee injury he suffered on Jan. 9. Anyimah led Hawk scorers with six points; Glacier Peak’s Justin Guffey was the only player to score in double figures for either team with 14 points.
With the win Glacier Peak improved its league mark to 8-1 and still has hopes of grabbing the No. 1 overall seed in the District 1 3A tournament in February. The Hawks fell to 3-6 in the league with just three games remaining on their schedule.
Prep Boys Basketball: Mountlake Terrace at Glacier Peak
Mountlake Terrace 4 6 6 7 — 23
Glacier Peak 9 10 11 5 — 35
Mountlake Terrace individual scoring: Derek Anyimah 6, Joey Gardner 5, Ali Shah 3, Gabe Alterberger 2, Ryan Lacasse 2, Daniel Johnson 2, Justin Hopkins 2, Shimron Masih 1
Glacier Peak individual scoring: Justin Guffey 14, Brady Southard 9, Grant Peltier 5, Jacob Middendorf 4, Seiver Southard 3, Zach Hatch, Jacob Argue, Brendan Tetrault
Records: Mountlake Terrace 3-6 in Wesco 3A South, 5-12 overall; Glacier Peak 9-1, 14-4 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: vs. Shorecrest, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School