Prep boys basketball: Puyallup knocks off Mountlake Terrace

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Gabe Altenberger led the Hawks with 11 points.
Gabe Altenberger led the Hawks with 11 points.

The Mountlake Terrace Hawks got off to a strong start in their boys basketball matchup against Puyallup on Saturday, leading the Vikings 16-13 after the first quarter. But the lead was short-lived as Puyallup took control in the second quarter and went on to a 55-38 victory over the Hawks.

Mountlake Terrace had no answer for the Vikings’ 6-3 junior Tony Gutierrez, who led all scorers in the game with 19 points. Gabe Altenberger topped the scoring chart for the Hawks with 11 points.

The game was part of the day-long Muscle Milk Preview event that featured eight prep basketball tilts at Highline Community College in Des Moines.

MTHS boys basketball vs. Puyallup

Terrace         16          7          9          6        —          38
Puyallup        13        19        17          6        —          55

MTHS individual scoring: Gabe Altenberger 11; Shimron Masih 9; Justin Hopkins 6; Derek Anyimah 4; Gabriel Powter 3; Daniel Johnson 3; Ali Shah 2

Puyallup individual scoring: Tony Gutierrez 19; Deven Neff 9; Dane Iverson 9; Ross Dombrowski 6; Brady Winter 6; Jaden Vollmen 4; Myles Smith 2

Records: Mountlake Terrace 2-3 overall; Puyallup 2-3 overall

MTHS next game: vs. Arlington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7:15 p.m. at Arlington High School

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