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Eagles pummel Chargers 70-45


January 10, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Ayodele Aribibola, center, gets the steal and pushes the ball up the floor at Arlington High School on Jan 2.

The Arlington boys basketball team battled it out at home against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Jan. 2.

The Eagles were not ready to fight early on, as the Chargers grabbed multiple offensive rebounds and converted for second chance points. With tenacity, Marysville Getchell doubled Arlington's score in the first quarter, 14-7. The second quarter was a completely different story as the Eagles came out fired up from their earlier failures. Outscoring the Chargers 25-11, Arlington put themselves into the driver's seat heading into halftime up 32-25.

The Eagles kept their momentum rolling in the second half as they drew fouls and scored continuously from close range. By limiting their shots from beyond the arc, Arlington was able to force the Chargers into foul trouble early and maintain their aggressiveness. With a dominant second half, the Eagles walked away with the blowout win, 70-45.

"It's all about intensity and focus. It's not about any one player, we have to play as a team and stay within our game plan in order to win games. We have to maintain our focus on the defensive end first, because without that there is no offense," said Arlington Head Coach Nick Brown.

Anthony Whitis took control for the Eagles as he led the team in scoring with 23 points while adding two assists, a rebound and two steals. Arlington's second leading scorer, Ayodele Aribibola, filled up the stat sheer with 14 points, four rebounds, an assist, a block and two steals.

Andrew Hines

Marysville Getchell's Malakhi Knight looks for the outlet at Arlington High School on Jan 2.

Arlington's duo of forwards, Josh Gutierrez and Jaren Cary, also contributed to the win. Gutierrez put up 10 points, four rebounds and an assist while Cary scored eight points, three rebounds, five assists, a block and a game-leading three steals.

Marysville Getchell was led by the young duo of Malakhi Knight, freshman guard, and Cameron Stordahl, sophomore forward. Knight led the team in points with 17 and added on three assists, two rebounds and a steal. Stordahl was right behind him with 15 points, two assists, four rebounds and three steals.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles their next home matchup will be against the Snohomish Panthers on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:15 p.m. The Chargers will host their next home against the Meadowdale Mavericks, a few days later, on Friday Jan. 19, at 7:15 p.m.


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