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Arlington defeats Cascade 73-63


December 6, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Anthony Whitis uses his speed to beat the Bruins defender at Arlington High School on Nov. 28.

The Arlington boys basketball team kicked off their season by competing against the Cascade Bruins, on Nov. 28.

The Eagles got off to a fast start as they went on a 10-0 run in the first three minutes of the game. However, they began to find trouble with rebounding as the Bruins battled back to end the first quarter with a score of 17-9. The second quarter was a different story as Arlington found their groove once again and used their athleticism on their way to a 44-21 lead at half.

The second half was a much more contested matchup as the Eagles scored 20 points in the third quarter, while the Bruins responded with 19 of their own. In the fourth, Arlington seemed to play more passively than they had earlier in the game and allowed Cascade to give themselves a chance. With a rough fourth quarter the Eagles managed to hold on to their win and finished with a score of 73-63.

Andrew Hines

Griffen Gardoski takes the contact and goes up for a layup in the second quarter at Arlington High School on Nov. 28.

"I love our ball movement, our energy and our defense, and all of it really kicked in from the start. We tightened up in the second half and were playing not to lose rather than playing to win. That's something we'll learn from and fix that moving forward," said Arlington Head Coach Nick Brown.

Anthony Whitis and Griffen Gardoski led the Eagles with 18 points each. Whitis also added on team-highs with eight rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Josh Gutierrez and Jaren Cary were next up for points, as they scored 15 and 13, respectively. Gutierrez went 3-6 from beyond the arc as he tied Cary for the team-high in three pointers made. Cary also contributed on the defensive end with three steals.

Rounding out the starting five, Ayodele Aribibola contributed heavily on the defensive end with two blocks and two steals. He also put up six points, seven rebounds and two assists on the way to an Arlington victory.

If you want to root on the Eagles at home, they will be competing against the Woodinville Falcons on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:15 p.m.


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