MARYSVILLE – The Lady Eagles basketball team was undefeated in the beginning of their season, after a 63-26 win over Marysville Getchell on Wednesday, Dec. 5, put them at 3-0 for their overall record.
Arlington is ranked No. 1 in the Wesco 4A North division, while Marysville Getchell is currently third in Wesco 3A North, and the difference in the size of each school showed on Wednesday night, when Arlington players more than doubled the points scored by the Chargers.
Arlington point guard Krista Showalter scored 16 points during the game, including one 3-point goal, which makes her one of the top scorers in the league. Her average for points scored was 12.3 after three games. Another top scoring player is Lindsay Brown, who scored 13 points during the game against Marysville Getchell, bringing her points scored average to 15 points per game.
Overall the Eagles were fast on rebounds and moved the ball down court quickly to score. The game was consistent from the Eagles, while the Chargers could have worked on passing to avoid turnovers, especially in the first half.
Senior guard Taylor Graham, scored a 3-pointer to start the game for the Eagles and another two points during the third quarter, while Ronnie Ladines scored six points in the first quarter, and six more by the end of the game.
The Chargers were beaten down going into halftime, when the score sat at 50-13. However, when the athletes emerged from the locker room, they seemed more resolved to put up a fight.
They scored another 13 points in the second half, keeping pace with the scoring of the Eagles, who put up nine points in the third quarter and four in the fourth.
Although the team won by a large margin, the outcome of the game doesn’t count for the Eagles, who played their first league contest against Monroe on Friday, Dec. 7, although the outcome wasn’t known as of press time.
“This game doesn’t count for us. We have our first league game on Friday, so we were just working on what we need to improve on,” said AHS head coach Joe Marsh. “We are getting better at running and executing these plays, and we worked really hard on executing tonight. I think they did a good job.”
Marsh was impressed by the performances of Showalter, Brown and Ladines. “They all played a good game for us. They rebounded really well and scored a lot of points for us,” he said.
Going into the league games, the Eagles were focusing on keeping their game solid and working on execution.
“The games will count now so we are just going to focus. Monroe is good. There are a lot of good teams, so it’s going to be tough,” said Marsh. “We are just going to be playing our solid Arlington basketball.”
The Eagles are set to compete against Lake Stevens at home on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:15 p.m.