A strong 4th quarter, a last second steal and a strong overtime by Hazen are what led to a 67-60 loss to end the 2010-2011 season Mountlake Terrace Hawks boys basketball team. The first round state regional game was played at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday night.
Things were looking good for the Hawks as they ended the first quarter up by 7: Terrace 16, Hazen 9. Both teams scored 12 in the 2nd quarter keeping the Hawks’ lead at 7 at the half.
By the end of the third the Hawks’ lead increased to 9 and early in the 4th to 12.
That’s when Hazen started to heat up.
Hazen scored the next 9 points in the game, pulling within three points. With 14 seconds left in the game, Terrace was still up by four but a layup by Hazen and then a stolen inbounds pass allowed Hazen to score again and tie the game with five seconds left in the 4th.
Hazen came out hot in overtime with a three-pointer to take their first lead of the game. Hazen outscored Terrace 16-9, leading by as many as ten at one point.
With the new state tournament format, this game was a loser-out thus causing the Hawks’ season to come to an end. The hawks end their 2010-2011 season 13-12.
Tough, tough OT loss for the Hawks. Congratulations are due, however, to coach Sood and his staff, the players and their families for one of the most enjoyable, entertaining, and fervent seasons in my 23 years at Terrace,” said MLT teacher Vince DeMiero.
Event though the Hawks will be losing seven seniors this year, Friday’s game against Hazen left Hawks fans looking forward to next year as the team was lead by sophomore Marquis Armstead with his season-high 12 points.