The Marysville Getchell boys basketball teamed battled the Anacortes Seahawks during the EvCC holiday tournament on Dec. 28.
The Seahawks opened the game on a tear as they went on a 14-2 run before the first timeout was called. They kept their defensive pressure high and forced a lot of turnovers as they closed out the first quarter up 17-2. In the second quarter the Chargers began to find some space to score but couldn’t hit from midrange efficiently. Marysville Getchell scored 15 before halftime, increasing their total to 17, but allowed 27 in the quarter to fall behind 44-17.
The Chargers started out the second half on a promising 4-0 run but Anacortes quickly reclaimed the momentum and took over the game once again. Through the rest of the second half the Seahawks outscored Marysville Getchell 36-18 and came away with the 80-35 victory.
“We’re using this tournament to learn how to win before we get back into the league games after the break. Teams are going to look to do things against Malakhi Knight because he has been doing a lot for us and he is a really special player. The main thing we need to take from this game is to have everyone else to step up and be willing to make plays,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Corby Schuh.
The Chargers were led by their electric sophomore shooting guard Malakhi Knight. He scored a team-high 12 points while filling up the stat sheet with one three-pointer, two assists, three rebounds and one block.
Their senior core of Lul William, Caleb Koellmer and Chase Showalter also contributed to the scoreboard. William grabbed a team-high four rebounds to go along with six points. Koellmer scored two points with two rebounds and two assists. Showalter scored three points on the only other made three-pointer as well as grabbing three rebounds.
Starting at point guard sophomore Josiah Koellmer was able to contribute as the third-highest scorer on the team with five points. He also had a team-high three assists and one rebound.
Your next chance to catch the Chargers at home will be on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7:15 p.m., when they will be taking on the Lakewood Cougars.