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Arlington girls fall to Stanwood 70-37


February 14, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Jordan Bartlow, Eagles' freshman, brings the ball up the court during the fastbreak at Stanwood High School on Feb. 9.

The Arlington girls basketball team took on the Stanwood Spartans in the first round of the 3A District Tournament, on Feb. 9.

From the start of the game the Spartans took control with their explosive offense and tough defensive effort. In the first quarter the Eagles committed double-digit turnovers and fell behind by a significant margin. Heading into the second quarter, Arlington trailed 22-7.

In the second quarter the Eagles' defense began to slow down the Spartans as they held them to only 10 points. With a strong defensive effort, Arlington still struggled on offense, only adding six points before halftime. The Spartans ended the first half up 32-13.

The Spartans sparked their momentum once again in the second half as they outscored the Eagles 18-6 in the third quarter. With a commanding 50-19 lead heading into the fourth, both teams put in their backup rotations. The Eagles managed to almost double their score but weren't able to overcome the deficit as Stanwood took the victory, 70-37.

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Peyton Brown takes the contact and makes the contested layup at Stanwood High School on Feb. 9.

"Every minute that these players get in the playoffs is going to pay off down the road. The main thing we have to do now is narrow our focus and make sure we are playing the right way. When it gets to this point in the season it's all about having more points on the board when the game is over," said Arlington Head Coach Joe Marsh.

The senior duo of Kelsey Mellick and Peyton Brown led the Eagles' starters. Mellick scored 10 points while also grabbing three rebounds and a steal. Brown finished with five points, and also dished out two assists and three rebounds.

Josie Stupey and Hailey Hiatt both provided huge sparks off the bench throughout the game. Hiatt dropped a team-high 12 points along with two rebounds. Stupey scored six points of her own as well as an assist, a rebound and two steals.

If you want to follow along with the 3A District Tournament you can find the bracket at


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