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Arlington falls to Edmonds-Woodway


Andrew Hines

Arlington's starting point guard, Anthony Whitis, sizes up his defender as he brings the ball up court at Arlington High School on Jan. 10.

The Arlington Eagles boys basketball team welcomed the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors to their home floor for a highly contested matchup on Jan. 10.

The Eagles got off to a slow start as they had trouble holding on to the ball, committing multiple turnovers to the tough Warriors' defense. They bounced back in the second quarter as they started to crash the boards on the offensive end. Playing with aggressiveness, Arlington outscored their opponent in the second and tied up the score 35-35.

After halftime the Eagles came out firing as they kept the game within three points by the end of the third. For most of the fourth quarter the Eagles and Warriors went back and forth, playing every possession like it decided the game. Unfortunately for Arlington, Edmonds-Woodway found a way to play with more efficiency through the last few minutes. The Warriors ended up on top with a score of 79-67.

"I feel like right now we are starting to get 7, 8, 9 deep. It's taking a while, but I'm starting to get confidence in all of my guys right now. Jaren does everything right and doesn't do a lot offensively, but we got that one from him where he went right to the rim. We rely on him more defensively. Also, Max is really starting to play. That's the difference between us now and a couple of weeks ago, we are a more complete team," said Arlington Head Coach Nick Brown.

Drew Bryson led the team once again as he dropped 25 points to go along with seven rebounds and a steal. Griffen Gardoski was the second highest scorer for the Eagles as he put up 10 points, three offensive rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

Starting center Dele Aribibola also contributed heavily on both sides of the ball. Aribibola scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds and two assists as he played with efficiency all game.

Jaren Cary filled up the stat sheet coming off the bench. While only scoring four points, Cary also added a team-high nine rebounds, two assists and three steals.

If you want to check out the Eagles' next home game, they will be competing against the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:15 p.m.


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