Prep girls basketball: Hawks struggle from the field, lose to Spartans

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Led by their hot-shooting freshman Kaitlin Larson, Stanwood easily put away visiting Mountlake Terrace 51-23  Monday night in Wesco 3A girls basketball action at Stanwood High School.

Larson missed just one shot on her way to a game-high 23 points – 15 in the second quarter only – for the Spartans. The freshman recorded a double-double as she also collected 13 rebounds in the matchup.

The Hawks struggled with their shooting, especially in the first half when they were only 2-18 from the field. Mountlake Terrace also committed 21 turnovers in the sloppily played game.

The loss was the fifth straight for the Hawks this season, all against teams with a combined record of 22-5. Up next for Mountlake Terrace will be another quality opponent, 5-0 Edmonds-Woodway on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Mountlake Terrace High School. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:15; the game will be streamed live on the Sound Live Sports Network.

MTHS girls basketball vs. Stanwood

Terrace         2            6          7          8        —          23
Stanwood      6          22        13        10        —          51

MTHS individual scoring: Jasmine Zenk 8; Riley Zucker 6; Claire Zucker 4; Jorie Lambert 3; Juanita Johnson 2; Skylar Zenk; Ashley Klippert; Torrey DeAlba

Stanwood individual scoring: Kaitlin Larson 23; Haley Strowbridge 8;  Ashley Alter 7; Julia Heichel 4; Jillian Heichel 3; Ashley Bierer 3; Tristan Murphy 3; Kayla Frazier; Kylie Wright

Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-2 in Wesco 3A, 1-5 overall; Stanwood 1-0, 6-1

MTHS next game: vs. Edmonds-Woodway, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

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