By Doug Petrowski
The Mountlake Terrace Hawks used a big first quarter to cruise to an easy win over Snohomish, 55-38, Friday night at the Mountlake Terrace Holiday Tournament. Terrace ran away from the Panthers, leading 17-4 after the first eight minutes.
Mountlake Terrace (7-2) was led by the 21 points of Loren Lacasse, with Blake Fernandez adding 13 points and Greg Bowman contributing 11. Snohomish (3-6) had only one player scoring in double figures, junior Josh Baird, who tallied 13 points.
The night featured the return of senior guard Marquis Armstead for the Hawks, who had missed the last two games due to team disciplinary actions. Armstead came in off the bench midway through the first quarter.
The Hawks’ next game is the nightcap of the tournament Saturday at 7 p.m. in a matchup with one of the top 2A teams in the state, Mark Morris.
Mountlake Terrace quarter scoring: 17 14 13 11 – 55
Snohomish quarter scoring: 4 6 18 10 – 38
?Mountlake Terrace individual scoring: Loren Lacasse 21; Blake Fernandez 13; Greg Bowman 11; Michael Lotz 3; Jesse Zerom 3; LeTrae Sarden 2; YoelTekle 2: Marquis Armstead; Anh Viet Nquyen; Yohans Tewolde
Snohomish individual scoring: Josh Baird 13; Steele Morgan 7; Wyatt Harris 6; Ty Carlson 4; Collin Kane 4; Andrew Ivelia 2; Josh Shogren 2; Tanner Arrington; Josh Bauska; Jacob Hamlin; Sean McLaughlin
Friday’s results (Mountlake Terrace Holiday Tournament)
Ferndale 53, Marysville-Pilchuck 45
Arlington 71, Kelso 39
Mark Morris 69, Foster 64
Mountlake Terrace 55, Snohomish 38
Saturday’s schedule (Mountlake Terrace Holiday Tournament)
Marysville-Pilchuck vs. Kelso 1 p.m.
Foster vs. Snohomish 3 p.m.
Ferndale vs. Arlington 5 p.m.
Mark Morris vs. Mountlake Terrace 7 p.m.