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Arlington basketball continues search for offense
The Eagles lost to league foes Cascade and undefeated Snohomish in two contests between 24 hours of each other.
The Eagles fell to 2-7 in league play and 2-11 overall after the Jan. 19-20 contests.
At Cascade H.S.
Arlington 15 10 8 17 50
Cascade 17 7 13 19 56
Arlington Bourasaw 4, Masten 2, Disotell 6, Larson 17, Carpenter 21.
Cascade McGrath 18, Benson 7, Snel 24, Wilkins 1, Reading 4, Zoeller 2.
3-point goals Mcgrath 6, Snel 4, Larson 5.
Records Arlington 2-7 in league play and 2-11 overall. Cascade 2-9, 4-11.
One thing that the both the Arlington boys and girls basketball teams have in common is the recent disappearance of their offense.
Facing a team such as Snohomish High School that is ranked in statewide prep polls tends to shine a light on the apparent lack of offense.
On Friday, Jan. 19, Arlington limited the Panthers to only 51 points, but it was still too much in a 51-31 league loss at home.
First-year coach Nick Brown said the team has new personnel and they are continuing to find a good offensive groove.
We have great kids and played pretty well defensively, he said.
I am not upset with the performance of my kids at all. They played hard, but we just didnt score. I realize it may sound like a cliche, but if the ball doesnt go in the hole it compounds your problems.
AHS dropped to 2-6 in league play and 2-10 overall while Snohomish remained perfect at 9-0, 13-0.
Senior Abe Bourasaw scored the only hoop of the first quarter for the Eagles as he and his teammates turned the ball over and missed their first handful of shots en route to a 11-2 deficit.
Bourasaw converted on one of two free throws early in the second quarter to make it 13-3, and after classmate David Hawkins, and sophomores Cole Carpenter and Lucas Larson added hoops they were within six at 16-10.
The six-point deficit turned out to be the closest that the Eagles would come in the contest.
Senior guard Andrew Disotell made one of two free throws after being fouled on an aggressive drive to the basket, and the Eagles headed into the locker room down 26-11.
After combining for 37 first half points, the two teams came out in the second half and added only a dozen points to the scoreboard between the two of them.
Once again, Bourasaw got the Eagles on the board with a three-point play.
The 6-foot-5 center made his free throw after being fouled at the tail end of a hoop.
The fourth quarter saw resurging Eagles as they outscored the Panthers 17-16 to end the game on a positive note.
Hawkins got a three-point play with a free throw after being fouled on a banking shot and four more points were scored before the Eagles called a timeout trailing 43-21 with 5:00 remaining.
Carpenter drained a three-pointer and Disotell tallied four free throws within 90 seconds to make it a 47-28 ballgame.
The 51-31 final score sent the Eagles to their sixth loss in eight attempts.
Senior starting guard and co-captain Kevin Gray, who was held scoreless in the contest, said he continues to nurse a tweaked disc in his back.
I am trying to get my teammates more involved, he said afterward. I am just not getting the shots that I want to get, but you just have to deal with it and bounce back. I think well be fine.
At Arlington H.S.
Snohomish 11 15 9 16 51
Arlington 2 9 3 17 31
Snohomish Hansen 6, Shiling 3, Bone 9, Diederichs 13, Wilde 4, Shaw 4, Jorve 2, Jenkins 2, Jelenik 8.
Arlington Hawkins 5, Bourasaw 6, Disotell 5, Larson 6, Carpenter 9.
3-point goals Laron 2, Carpenter 1.
Records Snohomish 9-0 in league play and 13-0 overall. Arlington 2-6, 2-10.