The first of four 3A Hardwood Classic first-round games here in Marysville has begun between Auburn Mountainview and Lynnwood. The winner will face the loser of the second girls game – Mercer Island vs. Glacier Peak at 7:30 p.m. – tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a trip to the Tacoma Dome.
I will update this periodically over the course of the evening.
GAME 4 – BOYS – (winner to Tacoma)
Seattle Prep 41, Glacier Peak 38 (END 3rd)
Mitch Brewe scored his first points of the game – 12 – and the Panthers erased a five-point halftime deficit.
GAME 3 – GIRLS –
Glacier Peak 69, Mercer Island 64 (Final)
Hailey Gullstad scored 21 points for the Islanders, but Katie Hawkins and the Grizzlies had the answer to earn the program’s first-ever trip to Tacoma. Hawkins finished with 20 points and seven rebounds to pace Glacier Peak.
The Islanders erased all but one point of an 11-point halftime deficit behind Hailey Gullstad, who scored 12 points in the third quarter, including eight of Mercer Island’s last 10.
Just about everything that could go right did for the Grizzlies in the second quarter. Trailing 15-12 after one, Glacier Peak scored the first six points of the second quarter and raced away. Becca Smith capped the run by splitting three defenders as time ran out and banking in a 12-footer for the Grizzlies.
The overtime game has put us slightly behind.
GAME 2 – BOYS –
Hazen 67, Mountlake Terrace 60 (Final – OT).
The Highlanders scored the first five points of overtime, then made 11 of 14 free throws down the stretch to advance.
At the end of regulation, De’Corrius Sampson tapped the ball away from Mountlake Terrace on an inbound attempt. Brandt Graybill grabbed it and drove the lane for a layup to tie the game at 51 and complete a comeback from 12 points down, sending this one into overtime.
Brandt Graybill is at least keeping the Highlanders close. Graybill has 18 of Hazen’s 30 points. The Hawks have extended the halftime advantage, however.
Mountlake Terrace got off to a quick start and built a 16-9 lead after one quarter. Five different Hawks scored. Hazen closed the gap to four, 20-16, behind Brandt Graybeal, who scored seven of the Highlanders first nine in the second quarter but Mountlake Terrace extended the lead again to 28-19 with 47 seconds to go in the first half.
GAME 1 – GIRLS (Final)
Auburn Mountainview 45, Lynnwood 42
Caitlin Carr made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as the Lions (21-7) held off the Royals (20-5) to stay alive. Carr finished with 18 points and five rebounds to pace Auburn Mountainview. Mokun Fajemisin scored 19 points, and had seven rebounds and three steals for Lynnwood, whose season is over.
Highlights from earlier in the contest:
Nearly four minutes into this one and the Lions from Auburn lead it 4-0. Lynnwood has turned the ball over six times already. End of the first period in Game 1 – Lynnwood 14, Auburn Mountainview 8. Mokun Fajemisin has 6 points for the Royals.
Halftime of Game 1 – Lynnwood 24, Auburn Mountainview 19. Fajemisin has 12 points for Lynnwood. Caitlin Carr leads the Lions with 9 points.
Trailing by seven, 29-22, midway into the third quarter, Auburn Mountainview closed the period on an 8-0 run to take its first lead since Lynnwood’s 9-0 run in the first quarter erased a 4-0 Royals deficit.
Entering the fourth, 30-29, Lions.