Even though he has averaged double-figure scoring so far this season, Mountlake Terrace Hawks’ junior Khyree Armstead admitted he hadn’t hit full stride in his shooting touch after a Terrace victory on Dec. 8.
“My shot’s not really falling the way I’d like it to, but things are going to start clicking eventually,” Armstead said. “I hope I can get that big night.”
That big night came on Tuesday as Armstead scored 23 points to lead the Hawks to a 59-49 win over the Shorecrest Scots in the 2A/3A Wesco League opener for both squads.
The 23 points put up by Armstead was his season-high and the biggest scoring performance by a Hawk so far this year. Brock Davis added 14 points in the victory.
Shorecrest entered Tuesday’s match-up undefeated in five games, scoring an average of almost 69 points per game in those five wins, but Terrace held the high-flying Scots to their lowest point total of the season to secure the triumph.
The Hawks will continue with 2A/3A Wesco League competition on Friday, Dec. 16, when they host the Marysville-Getchell Chargers; tip-off is slated for 7:15 p.m.
Prep Boys Basketball: Mountlake Terrace at Shorecrest, Dec. 13
Terrace 17 10 13 19 — 59
Shorecrest 8 15 12 14 — 49
Mountlake Terrace scoring: Khyree Armstead 23, Brock Davis 14, Zeke Tomas 8, Mason Petersen 5, Brendan Hayes 5, Joey Gardner 4, Keegan Grayson-Zehrung
Shorecrest scoring: Malcolm Rosier-Butler 24, Steven Lin 10, Chris Lee 8, Philip Pepple 4, Dagi Menelik 3, Michael Mosley, Simon Acker, Omar Kamara, Walter Wang
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 3-3 overall; Shorecrest 0-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 5-1 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Marysville-Getchell, Friday, Dec. 16, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
–By Doug Petrowski