Less than 24 hours after describing his squad’s play as undisciplined and frustrating, Mountlake Terrace Hawks head coach Nalin Sood watched his boys basketball team break its five-game losing streak with a 58-49 victory over the Lake Stevens Vikings Tuesday afternoon at Mountlake Terrace High School.
The win gave Terrace a split in the two games they played at the MTHS Holiday Tournament this week and lifted their overall season record to 3-6.
Junior Gabe Altenberger led all scorers in the tilt with 21 points, his best scoring performance since the 23 points he scored in the season opener on Dec. 2. Derek Anyimah added 12 points for the Hawks. Lake Stevens was topped in scoring by Jacob Eason with 16 and Trey Pavitt with 15.
Both teams get back to league play on Jan. 6 when Lake Stevens hosts Cascade and Mountlake Terrace welcomes Wesco South Conference leader Glacier Peak.
Prep Boys Basketball: Lake Stevens at Mountlake Terrace, Dec. 30
Lake Stevens 6 20 11 12 — 49
Mountlake Terrace 15 12 15 16 — 58
Mountlake Terrace individual scoring: Gabe Altenberger 21, Derek Anyimah 12, Shimron Masih 6, Joey Gardner 6, Justin Hopkins 6, Ryan Lacasse 4, Ali Shah 3, Gabriel Powter, Daniel Johnson
Lake Stevens individual scoring: Jacob Eason 16, Trey Pavitt 15, Dante Lewis 8, Conor Bardue 3, Justin Brown 3, Josh Perry 2, Neil Blaine 2,Riley Krenz
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-1 in Wesco 3A, 3-6 overall; Lake Stevens 0-3, 1-8
Mountlake Terrace next game: vs. Glacier Peak, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
Lake Stevens next game: vs. Cascade, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7:15 p.m. at Lake Stevens High School
MTHS Holiday Tournament results
Marysville-Pilchuck 71, Lynnwood 45
Mountlake Terrace 58, Lake Stevens 49
Blanchet 61, Centralia 51
West Seattle 55, Bellingham 49