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Arlington girls fall to Cedarcrest 53-48


Andrew Hines

loose and takes off on the fast break against Cedarcrest, at Arlington High School.

The Arlington Eagles girls basketball team took on the Cedarcrest Red Wolves in a challenging matchup, on Dec. 27.

Throughout the tough matchup the Eagles kept the game close, never trailing by more than five points at the end of any quarter. With some incredible sharpshooting from their guards and solid transition defense, Cedarcrest was slowed down in the first half. At halftime Arlington was down 29-26.

The second half was more of the same as the Red Wolves outscored the Eagles 6-4 in the third and then tied their scoring effort in the fourth. Edging it out by a close margin, with Cedarcrest finishing on top by a final score of 53-48.

"We're trying to figure each other out on this team. We haven't played together a bunch, and we're trying to work on that chemistry thing right now. I think it's pretty apparent, when you watch us play, the chemistry is not there. We just have to keep working at it, keep playing, getting in the gym and trying to get better. As for the defensive side of the ball, we have to get better and that is all there is to it," said Arlington Head Coach Joe Marsh.

Arlington's junior captain, Peyton Brown, had team highs of 17 points and three blocks to go along with five rebounds, three assists and one steal. Reilly Kesselring was the second highest scorer as she dropped 13 points, a team high five steals, one rebound and a block. Down low, center Tahlia Miears dominated the boards with a team high eight rebounds, while also posting two points, one assist and two steals.

Two more notable contributors were Mollie Janousek and Brittany Anderson. Janousek finished with five points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal. Anderson came off the bench and filled the stat sheet as she ended with eight points, three rebounds, a team high five assists and a steal.

If you want to check out the Arlington Eagles, their next home game will be against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7:15 p.m.


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