The Mountlake Terrace Hawks girls’ basketball team apparently likes playing far from home, as the squad picked up their second win of the season Wednesday on their second-longest scheduled road trip of the year.
The Hawks came from behind to defeat the Oak Harbor Wildcats 53-50 at Oak Harbor High School, some 80 miles driving distance from Mountlake Terrace.
The team’s only other victory of the season came Dec. 1 when they slipped past the Squalicum Storm 51-49 in a game played in Bellingham.
In Wednesday’s win, Terrace had to overcome a 12-point deficit to the Wildcats after three quarters; the Hawks trailed 42-30 going into the final quarter but outscored Oak Harbor 23-8 to steal the victory.
The Hawks were led in scoring by the 14 points of Jorie Lambert.
Wednesday’s triumph by the Hawks avenges a loss the team suffered to the same Oak Harbor squad in the opening game of the 2016-2017 season back on Nov. 30.
Terrace (1-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 2-10 overall) will go for two wins-in-a-row on Friday, Jan. 13, when they host the Meadowdale Mavericks at 7:15 p.m. The 2A/3A Wesco League match-up will be streamed live at www.soundlivesportsnetwork.com.
Prep Girls Basketball: Mountlake Terrace at Oak Harbor, Jan. 11
Terrace 8 10 12 23 — 53
Oak Harbor 13 13 16 8 — 50
Mountlake Terrace individual scoring: Jorie Lambert 14, Aynika Nuckles 9, Trinity Prout 8, Weslynn Blackwell 7, Kierra Scott 7, Nohea Morrison 5, Samra Gebrehiwot 2, Eliza Sandoval 1, Jazz Zenk
Oak Harbor individual scoring: Bryn Langrock 18, Rahsanna Graham 12, Jordan Wood-Pina 10, Mikhaela Cortez 6, Julie Jansen 4, Delija Cammon, Aujani Frye, Samantha Hines
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 2-10 overall; Oak Harbor 0-5 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 3-10 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Meadowdale, Friday, Jan. 13, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
–By Doug Petrowski