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Lady Tomahawks basketball 1-1 in league action
The Lady Tomahawks basketball split Wesco North games Dec. 13-15 by defeating the Lady Seagulls of Everett on the road and then losing to Stanwood at home.
M-P fell to 1-2 in league play and 4-2 overall after falling to the Lady Spartans 58-52 at the Jim Linden Fieldhouse.
Veteran coach Julie Martin said her team came out pretty well against the Lady Spartans Friday, Dec. 15, but ran into early foul trouble.
Starters Nancy Couls, Anna West and Nicole Peterson all spent the second quarter on the bench after picking up their second fouls.
Stanwood outscored M-P 17-5 in the eight-minute frame, and even though the hosts came back to lead by six points their foul trouble got the best of them in the end.
Couls and West both fouled out of the contest.
Stanwood 14 17 8 19 58
M-P 18 5 20 9 52
Stanwood Collins 4, Harris 7, Jackson 2, Kloke 21, Nemo 4, Nicholas 9, Shaughnessy 11. M-P Lucas 3, Couls 8, Nielsen 4, West 4, Peterson 8, Masters 8, Degerness 17. 3-point goals Shaughnessy 1, Peterson 2. Records Stanwood 1-2 in league play and 3-3 overall. M-P 1-2, 4-2.
How appropriate that the Lady Tomahawks faced the Lady Seagulls of Everett in the Pit Wednesday, Dcc. 13, as coach Julie Martin said her team played like they were stuck in the sand.
Richer Court is the formal name for Everetts home gymnasium, but the walls welcome fans to the Pit after walking down two flights of stairs from street level.
Lucky for M-P senior Nancy Couls (18 points) and junior Nicole Peterson (12) accounted for over half of the teams total points en route to a 57-47 Wesco North victory.
The win improved their record to 1-1 in league play and 4-1 overall while Everett fell to 0-2, 0-4.
M-P outscored the blue and white clad Lady Seagulls in three of the four quarters of play and with the exception of an early 5-0 Everett lead never trailed in the contest.
After Everett began the game with a 5-0 advantage the Lady Tomahawks went on a 14-5 run to end the first quarter with 14-10 advantage.
EHS prides itself on being the School of Champions as two of the four gym walls are decorated with league, district and state championships.
Even though M-P may not have played like champions against their 3A competitors, they continued to keep up the offensive pressure.
Couls and junior Jessica Masters alternated scoring to begin the second quarter and the M-P defense held Everett scoreless for the first five and a half minutes.
Everett came out firing in the third quarter and got to within four at 36-32, but the Lady Tomahawks pulled away and never looked back en route to their first league victory of the year.
Tomahawks, the visitors rang out after a team huddle.
M-P was more effective at distributing the ball than Everett as seven players combined to get on the scorebook compared to only four for the Lady Seagulls.
I think we need to have more selfish players that dont hesitate to shoot the ball, Martin said of her squad.
I am glad that Nancy came to play tonight because I dont think we came to play overall tonight. The girls need to realize that practice is fun and these games are like topping on cake not to be taken for granted.
At Everett H.S.
M-P 14 13 11 19 57
Everett 10 7 16 14 47
M-P Lucas 4, Couls 18, West 4, Juco 2, Peterson 12, Masters 8, Harris 2, Degerness 6, Wright 1.
Everett Frauenholtz 23, Fingarson 6, Taleu 6, Hope 12.
Records M-P 1-1 in league play and 4-1 overall. Everett 0-2, 0-4.
M-P travels to Lake Stevens Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Lady Tomahawks return home Friday, Dec. 22, to face the Lady Bearcats of Monroe.
Junior varsity tips off at 5:40 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 for both games.