ARLINGTON — The Eagle boys basketball team won the first game in the Wesco 4A District 1 Tournament at home against Mariner High School on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The team started off strong by scoring double the points of the Marauders in the first quarter. Mariner came back stronger in the second quarter, scoring one more point than the Eagles, but didn’t close the gap on the lead. Arlington led 37-27 going in to halftime.
The point differential was too much for the Marauders to overcome in the third quarter, scoring only 10 points to Arlington’s 15. Although they rallied and scored more points than the Eagles in the first quarter, Mariner couldn’t overcome that deficit and finished the game with a 63-51 Arlington victory.
Terry Dawn scored 20 points including two 3-pointers, Noah Jones scored 14 points and Bradey Brummel scored 13, including three 3-pointers. Kaleb Bryson scored 11 points including one 3-pointer, while Gavin Smoke scored a 3-pointer and AJ Passalacqua scored two points.
Arlington’s overall record was 19-2 going into a semifinal game against Edmonds-Woodway at Glacier Peak High School on Friday, Feb. 8. The results of that game were not known as of press time; however if the Eagles beat E-W, they advance to regionals and play either Jackson or Mount Vernon for the district championship on Friday, Feb. 15, at Glacier Peak at 8 p.m.