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Oak Harbor defeats Tomahawks 45-39

 

February 7, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Tomahawk freshman Mary Moses uses her speed to beat her defender to the baseline at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Feb. 2.

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls basketball team looked to earn their first win against the winless Oak Harbor Wildcats on Feb. 2.

Both teams entered the game with league records of 0-10, and looked determined to no longer have a zero in their win column. The Tomahawks got off to a good start as they rattled off a 7-1 run from tip-off. However, Marysville-Pilchuck ran into foul trouble early as they committed double-digit fouls halfway through the quarter. The Wildcats battled back to finish the quarter down 11-9.

The Tomahawks turned it around in the second quarter and began to separate themselves from Oak Harbor. With a quick run early on, Marysville-Pilchuck entered halftime with a 24-15 lead.

In the second half Oak Harbor shifted momentum and took control of the game on both sides of the ball. Through the third quarter, the Wildcats outscored the Tomahawks 15-4 and led on the scoreboard by a score of 30-28.

With momentum on their side, the Wildcats maintained their level of play and kept Marysville-Pilchuck at bay. The Tomahawks had a late push but weren't able to overcome the deficit as they lost 45-39.

Andrew Hines

Madyson Baxter, freshman forward, gets in close and scores over the Oak Harbor defender at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Feb. 2.

"We got into foul trouble and ran out of gas. With a limited-depth roster it is hard to get everyone in and finding their spots for rest. As we keep growing we want to get more girls out here playing. It's all about getting them out here and having fun," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Taylor Stevens.

With such a young team, Miriah Summers and Mackenzie Konsor stand apart as two juniors who are making an impact. Summers finished with a team-high 13 points to go with her seven rebounds and three steals. Konsor filled the statsheet as she had two points, team-high five assists, one rebound, a block and five steals.

Two freshmen start for the Tomahawks as well, Mary Moses in the backcourt and Madyson Baxter in the frontcourt. Moses scored 12 points, two assists, seven rebounds and five steals. Baxter controlled the paint as she scored three points, grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, one block and two steals.

The Tomahawks season is officially over and they will be looking to build on their young roster with high hopes for next season.

 

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