SNOHOMISH — The Arlington boys basketball team fell to Jackson High School in the 4A District 1 championship game on Friday, Feb. 15, at Glacier Peak High School.
The Timberwolves got off to a good start by scoring 16 points in the first quarter, while the Eagles only managed to score six points.
“We didn’t play our best game,” said Eagles head coach Nick Brown. “I think we could have played a lot better than we did.”
Jackson kept their lead in the second quarter, scoring 14 points to Arlington’s 10 points, giving them a 14 point lead going into half-time.
In the third and fourth quarters, the Eagles kept close pace with the Timberwolves and scored another 26 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap on the lead and the Timberwolves took the district title with a final score of 58-42.
Terry Dawn led the team with 19 points including one three-pointer, while Noah Jones scored 14. A.J. Passalaqua scored four points, Kaleb Bryson scored two points, Shawn Adams scored two points and Gavin Smoke scored one point.
Although the Eagles didn’t play their best game of the season against the undefeated Timberwolves, that doesn’t mean there were no notable performances.
“Noah Jones, our post player, had a great game for us,” said Brown. “He was really attacking the rim and put up 14 points for us. And Terry Dawn also played well. He finished with 19 points.”
Although the Eagles lost the district title game, they are still headed for the 4A Regional Tournament at Puyallup High School on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.
“We are going to take a couple days off and we will go down to the Bellarmine Prep vs. Curtis game to see exactly who we are playing at regionals,” said Brown. “We have a chance to make it to state, we just have to play as well as we can.”