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Eagles lose one, then win second league game
The Arlington boys basketball team lost a close Wesco North game to start 2007 and then returned 48 hours later to knock off Monroe
The Eagles are similar to the little train that could they compete hard each and every game, but usually fall short in the end.
Friday, Jan. 5, finally put Arlington over the top with a hard-fought 42-40 road victory over Wesco North 4A opponent Monroe.
Arlington must enjoy playing the role of the spoiler as their football team garnered their first win of the season to spoil Monroes Homecoming celebration and then eked out a win on the hardwood.
The win improved their record to 2-4 in league play and 2-8 overall. Monroe fell to 1-3, 3-5.
Senior Abe Bourasaw led all scorers with 15 points.
At Monroe H.S.
Arlington 13 7 10 12 42
Monroe 6 12 12 10 40
Arlington Hawkins 4, Carpenter 4, Bourasaw 15, Martin 7, Disotell 12.
Monroe Ohlsen 8, Wright 4, DeRose 3, Macke 7, J. Waltman 8, S. Waltman 10.
3-point goals Martin 1, Disotell 1, Ohlsen 1, DeRose 1. Records Arlington 2-4 in league play and 2-8 overall. Monroe 1-3, 3-5.
Basketball is a game of momentum. The Wesco North league match between the purple and yellow Lake Stevens Vikings and host Arlington Eagles was testament to that Wednesday, Jan. 3.
After the Vikings began the game on a 6-0 run, the Eagles roared back on a 9-3 tare of their own to end there first quarter with a 15-9 advantage.
The two teams outsoared each other two of the four quarters and Lake Stevens held on in the end for a 50-47 road victory.
The loss dropped Arlington to 1-4 in league play and 1-8 overall while the Vikings improved to 2-2, 4-4.
The Vikings outscored the Eagles 18-9 in the second quarter, but the six-point advantage the hosts had at the end of one quarter saw them head into the locker room trailing 27-24.
Bourasaw played a physical game in the key and found himself on the short end of a handful of offensive charging fouls.
After senior Taylor Martin sank a three pointer to knot the score at 27-all, Lake Stevens answered with a 6-0 run to make it a 33-27 contest.
Sophomore Lucas Larson got the Eagles back on the board to cut the deficit to four at 33-29, and after two more Viking baskets senior David Hawkins added a free throw and a hoop to enter the final quarter trailing 37-32.
Senior guard and forward Andrew Disotell dropped in a bucket for two of his season-high 16 points and the Eagles were back within three at 37-34 with 5:43 remaining in the game.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, they were unable to get any closer than three points.
Sophomore Cole Carpenter hit the bottom of the net twice after a Viking score for a 41-38 deficit and the Eagles were fired up by chants of Eagle power from the marching band.
Once again, the two teams battled back and forth down the stretch and Arlington appeared to have their second league win within reach at 48-45 with 10 ticks of the clock remaining.
Caperpenter was fouled on a three-point attempt and sank two of the three free throw attempts, but the Eagles were forced to foul and Lake Stevens iced the win.
Game-high scorer Disotell was mildly optimistic after the tough defeat.
I thought we played together as a team more, he said. We played for each other and very unselfish. If we make the shots in the end its a different result.
First-year coach Nick Brown said despite the tough loss he would never question the heart on his team.
Were young and I am proud of all of our boys, he said afterward. These guys play with a lot of heart and they play for each other.
At Arlington H.S.
Lake Stevens 9 18 10 13 50
Arlington 15 9 8 15 47
Lake Stevens Aker 15, Dvorak 3, Carter 8, Legg 2, Steinruck 13, Pearson 6, Stickney 3. Arlington Hawkins 5, Bourasaw 7, Martin 5, Disotell 16, Larson 5, Carpenter 7, McPherson 2. 3-point goals Aker 1, Larson 1.
Records Lake Stevens 2-2 in league play and 4-4 overall. Arlington 1-4, 1-8.