Mountlake Terrace Hawk senior Sean Kirk has been waiting for almost three weeks to suit up with his teammates and get into some game action this season; the 6-foot-3 guard finally got his chance to get onto the basketball court Friday and made the best of it.
Kirk scored a game-high 20 points and led Terrace to a 58-36 victory over the visiting Marysville-Getchell Chargers in a 2A/3A Wesco League matchup played at Mountlake Terrace High School.
Kirk, a transfer student who played for the Shorewood T-Birds previously, had been prevented from playing for the Hawks this season until his transfer received final approval this week from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA).
With the win, the Hawks lifted their league record to 2-0, 4-3 overall; the Chargers fell to 1-1 in league play, 1-6 overall.
While the Hawk boys were winning on their home floor, the Terrace girls’ basketball team traveled to Marysville but didn’t have the same success. The Lady Hawks succumbed to the Chargers 76-29 at Marysville-Getchell High School.
Jorie Lambert scored 12 points in the Terrace loss; the Chargers were led by the 26 points of Gabrielle Grandbois, the 19 points of Carley Wika and the 13 points of Madeline Grandbois.
Prep Boys Basketball: Marysville-Getchell at Mountlake Terrace, Dec. 16
Marysville-Getchell 7 7 12 10 — 36
Mountlake Terrace 19 12 13 14 — 58
Mountlake Terrace scoring: Sean Kirk 20, Brock Davis 14, Brendan Hayes 8, Zeke Tomas 7, Khyree Armstead 5, Joey Gardner 2, Mason Petersen 2, Keegan Grayson-Zehrung, Connor Williams, Max Hull
Marysville-Getchell scoring: Cody Day 10, Colten Bayley 8, Ian Roskelley 6, Cameron Stordahl 5, Ethan Jackson 4, Joshua Villavicencio 2, Charles Tait 1, Jallang William, Matthew Thomas, Zackery Doll
Records: Mountlake Terrace 2-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 4-3 overall; Marysville-Getchell 1-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 1-6 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Sehome, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
Prep Girls Basketball: Mountlake Terrace at Marysville-Getchell, Dec. 16
Mountlake Terrace 14 7 5 3 — 29
Marysville-Getchell 22 15 23 16 — 76
Mountlake Terrace scoring: Jorie Lambert 12, Jazz Zenk 6, Nohea Morrison 5, Aynika Nuckles 4, Kierra Scott 2, Samra Gebrehiwot, Reagan Stickney
Marysville-Getchell scoring: Gabrielle Grandbois 26, Carley Wika 19, Madeline Grandbois 13, Oshinaye Taylor 10, Sydney Norton 3, Jadyn Noriega 3, Brionna Palm 2, Trisha Mortenson 2
Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-2 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 1-6 overall; Marysville-Getchell 1-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 2-4 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Sammamish, Thursday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m. at Sammamish High School
–By Doug Petrowski