Boys prep basketball: Hawks hold on to defeat Grizzlies, 51-48

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Terrace's Derek Anyimah (center) goes up for two of his game-high 19 points in a 51-48 Hawk victory over the Glacier Peak Grizzlies Tuesday night. (Photo by Jonah Wallace)
Terrace’s Derek Anyimah (center) goes up for two of his game-high 19 points in a 51-48 Hawk victory over the Glacier Peak Grizzlies Tuesday night. (Photos by Jonah Wallace)

After leading by double digits early in the fourth quarter, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks held on and defeated a gutsy Glacier Peak Grizzlies squad 51-48 in a Wesco League South Conference boys basketball game Tuesday at Glacier Peak High School.

The Grizzlies pulled to within a point four times in the final 3:11 of the match-up, but timely rebounding and free throw shooting helped the Hawks hang on and win their eighth game of the season.

Glacier Peak’s Zach Hatch had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but a long, off-balanced, three-point attempt missed the mark, giving the Hawks the victory.

Hawks Shimron Masih (left) and Derek Anyimah (right) apply the defense to Glacier Peak's Justin Guffey.
Hawks Shimron Masih (left) and Derek Anyimah (right) apply the defense to Glacier Peak’s Justin Guffey.

Derek Anyimah led Terrace with 19 points, the only Hawk in double figures scoring. Hatch and Brendan Tetrault each had 10 points for the Grizzlies.

Terrace is tied with the Shorecrest Scots for the lead in the Wesco League South Conference, each with a 3-0 conference record. The Hawks and Scots face off on Friday, Jan. 8, at Mountlake Terrace High School with sole ownership of the conference lead at stake. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Sound Live Sports Network.

Terrace's Daniel Johnson flies into a Grizzlies defender on his way to the basket Tuesday.
Terrace’s Daniel Johnson flies into a Grizzlies defender on his way to the basket Tuesday.

Prep Boys Basketball: Mountlake Terrace at Glacier Peak, Jan. 5

Mountlake Terrace  7          8        21       15       —         51
Glacier Peak             6          10       12       20       —         48

Mountlake Terrace scoring: Derek Anyimah 19, Shimron Masih 9, Daniel Johnson 9, Gabe Altenberger 4, Carson Dallas, 4, Khyree Armstead 4, Joey Gardner 2, Gabe Powter

Glacier Peak scoring: Zach Hatch 10, Brendan Tetrault 10, Kyle Dvorak 9, Justin Guffey 8, Seiver Southard 5, Zach Argue 4, Bobby Martin 2

Records: Mountlake Terrace 3-0 in Wesco League South play, 8-2 overall; Glacier Peak 1-3 in Wesco League South play, 7-5 overall

Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorecrest, Friday, Jan. 8, 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

— By Doug Petrowski

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