Boys basketball: Hawks hold off Shorewood comeback to earn win

Loren LaCasse
Loren Lacasse scored 28 points Friday. (Photo by TK Johnson)

After building a 15-point lead after three quarters, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks boys basketball team held off a furious comeback effort by Shorewood and defeated the T-Birds 67-63 Friday night at Mountlake Terrace High School. The win kept Terrace on top of the Wesco 3A South Conference standings with just two games remaining in the regular season.

The victory avenged a Hawk two-point loss to the T-Birds at Shorewood High School on Jan. 6.

Loren Lacasse led Terrace in scoring with 28 points, his high for the season. Yoel Tekle contributed 15 points, with Greg Bowman adding 14 points in the win. Shorewood’s Taylor Freeman led all scorers with 29 points.

Mountlake Terrace will honor the seniors on the team at its Monday, Feb. 3 home court finale when they take on Shorecrest. The Hawks will close their regular season on Wed., Feb. 5 with a road game against Glacier Peak.

MTHS Boys Basketball vs. Shorewood, Jan. 31
Shorewood 13 17 14 19 — 63
Terrace       15 19 25  8 — 67

MTHS individual scoring: Loren Lacasse 28; Yoel Tekle 15; Greg Bowman 14; Shimron Masih 6; Gabe Altenberger 2; Yonnas Tewolde 2; Isaiah Green; Prescott Day
Shorewood individual scoring: Taylor Freeman 29; Jordan Muir-Keung 12; Sam Boone 8; Zane Hopen 6; Brandon Mar 4; Anxhelos Pere 2; Cameran Testerman 2; Karson Gronvold

Records: Mountlake Terrace 9-2 in Wesco League, 14-4 overall; Shorewood 5-6, 10-8

MTHS next game: versus Shorecrest, Monday, Feb. 3, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

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