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Tommies to 2-0 in league action for week of play
The Tomahawks used home-court advantage to knock off the Stanwood Spartans 75-69, 48 hours after smashing 3A Everett on the road 78-27.
Behind the 29-point effort of senior Jared Stohl, the Tomahawks avenged an earlier loss to the Stanwood Spartans with a 75-69 triumph at the Jim Linden Fieldhouse.
The Friday, Jan. 19 win improved M-Ps league record to 8-2 and they are now 12-2 overall. Stanwood dropped to 8-3, 10-5.
Stanwood 19 14 16 20 69
M-P 19 17 16 23 75
Stanwood Monroe 27, Schmidt 9, Anderson 10, Lipinski 2, Johnson 19, Wiliams 2. M-P Holm 5, Stohl 29, Holthenrichs 13, Moser 8, Lozeau 14, Thomason 2, Stevens 4. 3-point goals Monroe 1, Schmidt 1, Anderson 1, Holthenrichs 1, Stohl 2, Lozeau 1. Records Stanwood 8-3 in league play and 10-5 overall. M-P 8-2, 12-2.
Class was not in session but the visiting Tommies schooled the Seagulls 78-27 in a Wesco North rout Jan. 16.
The teens used Everett High Schools Richer Court as their classroom after having classes canceled in their respective school districts last Tuesday.
M-P improved to 7-2 in league play and 11-2 overall. Everett fell to 3-7, 3-11.
After watching the Tomahawk junior varsity eke out a 42-40 overtime victory their varsity counterparts didnt waste any time in jumping out to a 23-2 first quarter advantage.
The Tommies seemingly hit on all cylinders from both two-point and longer range three-point vicinity while Everett looked to have a lid covering their basket.
Six-foot-10 inch senior co-captain Nathan Lozeau scored the games first five points before Aaron Nations, Everetts head coach, called a timeout to try and slow the momentum.
Seniors Ricky Holm and Sean Moser added a trey and two-point, respectively, to extend the lead to 10-2 early in the contest.
Lozeau, Moser, Holm and fellow senior Nate Holthenrichs continued the offensive onslaught to give the visitors a 23-2 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.
M-P picked up in the second quarter right they left off in the first by outscoring the Seagulls 23-8.
Senior co-captain Jared Stohl sank a hoop from the top of the key, junior Taylor Stevens got in on the action and Stohl drained a three-pointer as part of a 12-2 run.
Senior guard Joey Fridrich, fresh off a career-high eight point performance against league foe Cascade, calmly hit the bottom of the net in back-to-back three-pointers and Stevens added one more hoop before heading into the locker room with a 43-10 advantage.
I think tonights game was pretty sweet, Fridrich said afterward with a large smile.
My team has confidence in me. Every day at practice we hit big shots and coach tells me to catch and shoot.
The 5-foot-9 inch teen topped his career-high by one by draining his third trey of the night and a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the three-point line.
Scoring wise the third quarter was the only competitive one in the game as M-P outscored the hosts 17-13.
Everetts had two causes for celebration for their relatively small crowd 7-foot senior David Safstrom attempted the games first free throws early in the quarter and then rattled the rim with a thundering dunk.
This game was really fun to be a part of, second-year coach Bary Gould said.
Our goal entering every game is to win all four quarters and we finally did that tonight. We didnt have any lapses in defense and I am proud of the play of our bench. One of the true definitions of a team his how well they play together.
Stohl and sophomore guard Ryan Lanphere combined for nine of the final points in the quarter as the Tommies cruised into the final eight minutes up 60-23.
Perhaps as a final signature on the night, Stohl fed Lozeau with a textbook alley-oop to lengthen the lead to 62-23 early in the fourth quarter.
Aim-shoot-put it through the hoop, the Everett cheerleaders yelled out to their 3A Seagulls as they continued to get pummeled by the 4A Tommies.
As M-P emerged from the locker room in their warm up attire, they seemed to be excited and primed for another contest.
We expect to come out every night and do well, Fridrich said. We have a lot of confidence and winning by 20-30 points is an added bonus.
At Everett H.S.
M-P 23 20 17 18 78
Everett 2 8 13 4 27
M-P Lozeau 15, Holthenrichs 9, Lanphere 5, Fridrich 9, Holm 5, Stohl 17, Clark 4, Thomason 2, Stevens 6, Moser 6. Everett Safstrom 6, Whitebear 4, Jones 5, J. Mattson 10, Barhanovich 2. 3-point goals Lozeau 1, Holthenrichs 1, Lanphere 1, Fridrich 3, Holm 1, Stohl 3. Records M-P 7-2 in league play and 11-2 overall. Everett 3-7, 3-11.