The No .3 tournament-seeded Mountlake Terrace Hawks staved off elimination from the District 1/2 2A Boys Basketball Tournament on Friday with a 70-58 victory over the Lakewood Cougars.
Jace Breakfield led all scorers in the game with 22 points for Terrace, 10 in the decisive fourth quarter; teammate Mason Christianson added 11 points in the win.
Lakewood, the 2A district tourney No. 7 seed, was led in scoring by the 21 points of Alex Jensen; Jackson Schultz contributed 15 points for the Cougars.
After a slow start — just 10 points in the first quarter — Terrace held a slim one-point lead at halftime and then took control of the game with a 39-28 second half scoring advantage to grab the victory.
Friday’s win sets up a Saturday, Feb. 16, showdown for the Hawks with the No. 5-seeded Burlington-Edison Tigers and a berth to the regional round of the 2A state tournament on the line. The contest will be a rematch of last year’s District 1/2 2A tourney third/fourth place game that Terrace came out on top 58-48.
The Hawks-Tigers loser-out contest on Saturday will take place at 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.
To view the entire District 1/2 2A Boys Basketball Tournament bracket, click www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2779&sport=3.
Prep Boys Basketball: Lakewood at Mountlake Terrace, Feb. 15 (District 1/2 2A Boys Basketball Tournament loser-out game)
Lakewood 13 17 11 17 — 58
Terrace 10 21 18 21 — 70
Mountlake Terrace individual scoring: Jace Breakfield 22, Mason Christianson 11, Mason Petersen 9, Jesse James Martineau 9, Jeffrey Anyimah 9, Bradley Blackmer 6, Trazz Pepper 4, Robbie Baringer
Lakewood individual scoring: Alex Jensen 21, Jackson Schultz 15, Shae Dixon 9, Jared Taylor 6, Sean Phillips 5, Kaiden Harrison 2, Sergiy Nelson, Ethan Saxton
Records: Mountlake Terrace 15-6 overall; Lakewood 13-10 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Burlington-Edison; Saturday, Feb. 16; 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School (District 1/2 2A Boys Basketball Tournament winner-to-regionals/state, loser-out game)
— By Doug Petrowski