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Tommies lose second league game on the road, defeat Everett at home
Three days after dispatching the 3A Everett Seagulls 67-44 at the Jim Linden Fieldhouse the Tomahawks lost their second league game on the road to Stanwood.
Friday, Dec. 15, the host Spartans chipped away at a 48-30 second quarter M-P advantage and rallied for an 83-81 league victory to stun M-P.
University of Portland recruit Jared Stohl led all scores with 31 points, which included eight three-pointers on the night.
M-P fell to 1-2 in league play and 4-2 overall while Stanwood improved to a perfect 3-0, 3-2 overall.
At Stanwood H.S.
M-P 25 27 20 9 81
Stanwood 19 24 24 16 83
M-P Holm 9, Stohl 31, Lanphere 6, Holtenrichs 9, Moser 14, Lozeau 13. Stanwood Klempel 4, Monroe 19, Struiksma 2, Schmidt 5, Anderson 21, Johnson 12, Lawrence 5, Lipinski 15. 3-point goals Holm 1, Lozeau 1, Stohl 8, Schmidt 1, Anderson 2. Records M-P 1-2 in league play and 4-2 overall. Stanwood 3-0, 3-2.
The Tuesday, Dec. 12, victory over the visiting Seagulls improved the Tomahawks record to 1-1 in Wesco North league play and 4-1 overall while Everett fell to 0-2, 0-5.
M-P took a mere five-point advantage into the locker room at halftime, but used a 23-8 third quarter to break the game open.
Coach Bary Gould said the game plan was to use a full-court press at the beginning of the game, but Everett seemed to disrupt the M-P defensive rhythm.
The game was broadcast locally by M-Ps TV 3 and AM 1380 in front of a relatively small, yet vocal crowd.
The game started off on a comical note as 6-foot-10 inch senior center Nathan Lozeau and Everetts 7-foot tall David Safstrom took three tip-off attempts before the game was finally considered legitimate.
The Seagulls took a 13-12 lead after one quarter of play by out hustling the Tommies and capitalizing on second chance rebounds and shots, but Gould and his crew turned it on for the final three quarters of play.
Lozeau began the third quarter onslaught with a basket and converted on the ensuing free throw to make it a 31-23 advantage.
Stohl and junior Taylor Stevens added hoops before Everett finally got on the scoreboard two and a half minutes into the quarter.
The fast-paced Tommie offense used scoring from seven members of the team, as Gould was able to utilize his bench players to get in the action.
Stevens, stating for the first time in his M-P varsity career, scored four of his career-high nine points in the third quarter.
We didnt want to let our loss to Snohomish get us down. Stevens said with a proud smile.
He said Gould told the team to play with heart and intensity, something that had been missing for the first half of play.
Everett 13 10 8 13 44
M-P 13 16 23 16 67
Everett Homer 4, Barhanovich 8, J. Mattson 8, Lund 11, F. Mattson 2, Jones 6, Safstrom 4. M-P Holm 8, Stohl 16,Clark 3, Fridrich 3, Thomaason 2, Stevens 9, Lozeau 22. 3-point goals Lund 2, Stohl 3, Clark 1, Fridrich 1, Lozeau 1. Records 0-2 in league play, 0-5 overall. M-P 1-1, 4-1.