MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck girls basketball team defeated Meadowdale, 51-14, in a 3A District Tournament game on Feb. 19.
M-P lost its first meet-up with Meadowdale in the regular season, 47-39, on Jan. 10.
It turned out to be a one-sided night as the two teams met up again on Feb. 19, with M-P only allowing Meadowdale to score seven points total in the first half.
The Lady Tomahawks executed well on both sides of the ball. “They played really well tonight. They are not ready to quit or give up,” M-P head coach Julie Martin said. “They’re working together really well.”
Martin said it was sharing the ball and selflessness that carried the game. “Everyone contributes in some way on our team, for sure,” Martin said. “We’re just taking one game at a time.”
On offense, senior guards Jenika Anglim and Amanda Klep were the main scorers of the night.
Anglim scored 22 points in the game, and said the help of her team was crucial to her performance. “I just feel very supported from my team and that we’re all wanting it for each other,” she said. “It feels good that they’re backing me up. I’m happy we won.”
Anglim hoped the hard work her team has done will show in their next playoff game against Ferndale on Feb. 22.
Klep was second in scoring to Anglim, hitting for 12. Anglim and Klep scored two 3-pointers apiece.
The first quarter started with Meadowdale scoring first. M-P responded swiftly, with senior forward junior Jordan Bengen tying it 2-2.
A Tomahawk run soon followed, starting with Anglim making a goal and Klep hitting a three. Klep scored seven points in the first quarter and Anglim scored four.
M-P’s defense also took form, causing turnovers and rebounding missed opportunities from Meadowdale. Senior forward Charlee Pilon used her height and wingspan to secure offensive and defensive rebounds.
Pilon was a little cold in the first half in scoring, but ended up with 10 points at the end of the game.
M-P led at the end of the first quarter 15-5.
In the second quarter, the Tomahawks outscored Meadowdale, extending their lead. It was Anglim who lead the second quarter on points, scoring eight points, including a 3-pointer. M-P displayed excellent passing and a defense that held Meadowdale to only two points.
Klep was able to get a 3-pointer in as well, along with a goal, hitting five points in the second quarter.
By halftime, the Tomahawks led the game 32-7.
In the third quarter, Anglim started M-P’s scoring with a three. Both teams contested in scoring with Meadowdale improving, scoring 11 points.
Meadowdale’s third quarter scoring effort proved inconsequential. M-P was already far in the lead at halftime, and outscored Meadowdale by one more point in the third quarter.
M-P was ahead 44-18 as the third quarter ended.
With M-P far in the lead, Martin saw the opportunity to allow the younger Tomahawks some play time in the fourth quarter. The less experienced Lady Tommies put together seven points in the fourth quarter to Meadowdale’s six, capping off M-P’s crucial playoff win.