The Marysville Getchell girls basketball team hosted their final home game of the regular season against the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Feb. 1.
Coming into the game the Chargers held an 8-4 league record while the Wildcats were winless with a 0-13 record in the league. From the tip-off both teams took turns scoring as neither defense could shut down the opposing team. At the first timeout of the game, Marysville Getchell led 11-10 but went on a 6-2 run to end the quarter up 17-12. In the second quarter the Chargers stayed consistent and continued to slow down Oak Harbor as they entered halftime up by a score of 32-19.
In the second half Marysville Getchell kept the Wildcats below double-digit scoring in each of the final two quarters. The Chargers scored 15 and 16 points, respectively, on their way to a dominant 63-35 victory.
“Right now, it’s all about short-focus concentration and making sure that we are ready for each opponent we face. The leadership that the seniors have brought to this team this year has been incredible. They have been role models to the younger girls for the expectation to be great athletes, females and positive members of society,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Shannon Grandbois.
The Chargers’ seniors Mikail Montez, Sydney Norton and Kiarra Green stood out on both ends of the court. Montez had an incredible double-double with a game-high 17 points, 14 rebounds, one block and five steals. Norton put up nine points and filled the stat sheet with six assists, three rebounds and three steals. Green only put up four points but managed to also contribute with one assist, three rebounds and one steal.
Marysville Getchell’s juniors Kortney Crane, Maddy Grandbois and Alexus Atkins also showed up in a big way. Crane hit an incredible four three-pointers on her way to 12 points, two rebounds and one steal. Grandbois filled the stat sheet from all over the floor with nine points, four assists, six rebounds and one steal. Atkins came off the bench to dominate the paint as she put up four points, grabbed seven rebounds and one steal.
If you want to support Marysville Getchell, their next game will be in the 3A District Girls Basketball Tournament on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The final seeding is not yet decided so the site of the game has not been announced.