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Lady Eagles searching for league win
The Lady Eagles basketball team is still after their elusive first Wesco North victory of the 2006-07 after losses to Lake Stevens and Monroe.
AHS ended January by losing at home to the Lady Vikings 52-36 and 72 hours later were doubled up by Monroe 60-30 on the road.
At Monroe H.S.
Arlington 4 9 14 3 30
Monroe 15 17 15 13 60
Arlington K. Prause 1, Kesselring 10, S. Prause 6, Welk 3, Scheppele 4, Tanguay 2, Jensen 2, Cornist 2. Monroe Thomas 5, Battle 7, Morton 8, C. Drivustuen 15, E. Drivustuen 7, Matkins 2, Wangner 14, Ma. Drawsky 2. 3-point goals Thomas, Battle, C. Drivustuen 2, E. Drivustuen 1. Records Arlington 0-14 in league play and 1-17 overall. Monroe 13-1, 14-4.
When you are mired in a winless Wesco North season you tend to take good news where you can find it.
In the case of the Arlington High School girls basketball team they picked up a moral victory Wednesday, Jan. 31 despite their 52-36 league loss to Lake Stevens.
Yeah, the defeat dropped them to 0-13 in league play and 1-16 overall, but it was a sizable improvement from the Jan. 3, 83-32 defeat on the road.
The Vikings improved to 9-4, 11-6 behind the strength of seven three-pointers.
Last time at their place we lost by 50 points, but I think we did a good job tonight and I am proud of us, sophomore guard Kyra Prause said.
In the third quarter we didnt come out ready to play and werent focused out of the locker room. I think in the fourth quarter we got back on defense and didnt allow transition layups.
Senior guard Jessica Welk got the Eagles on the scoreboard after a Viking three-pointer for a 3-2 ballgame, but Arlington was unable to get any closer than the three-point deficit.
Freshman Quinn Kesselring and sisters Kyra (sophomore) and Shayna (senior) Prause combined to score the remainder of the teams 10 first quarter points.
Kyra Prause drained a three-pointer to end a 6-0 Viking run with 3:40 remaining before halftime to make it a 23-13 ballgame.
Lake Stevens drained five of their seven three-pointers in the first half, accounting for exactly half of their first half total.
Coach Randy Edens said his squad is definitely capable of hitting the bottom of the net from behind the arc, as was emphasized earlier in the season when they made a school record against M-PHS.
Senior post player Alyssa Marsh converted 2-of-2 from the free-throw line to pull within 11 points at 26-15.
Shayna Prause just beat the buzzer with a hoop, and the Eagles headed into the locker room trailing 30-17.
The Eagles struggled mightily in the third quarter as Lake Stevens took advantage of a handful of Arlington turnovers en route to a 11-0 run.
Lake Stevens outscored AHS 13-2 in the third as Shayna Prause tallied the lone basket for the hosts.
Arlington finished the game on a high note by outscoring Lake Stevens 17-9 in the final quarter.
The Eagles began the quarter on a 10-0 run behind the seven points of Kesselring.
Junior post player Kayla Cornist and senior guard Lindsey Sandberg combined to score the teams final seven points of the ballgame.
Arlington first-year coach Nathan Davis said his squad did a good job of controlling the tempo of the game as was evident by the nearly 30 point offensive decrease from Lake.
I thought we did a great job of controlling the ball. We only had 15 turnovers, which was the lowest all season. I thought Quinn did a good job tonight. She is still learning a lot, and there is a big learning curve between eight-grade basketball and the varsity level in this league.
At Arlington H.S.
Lake Stevens 17 13 13 9 52
Arlington 10 7 2 17 36
Lake Stevens Ochiltree 22, K. Tri 11, Housden 2, Bostwick 2, B. Tri 11. Arlington K. Prause 5, Sandberg 2, Kesselring 10, S. Prause 5, Welk 4, Marsh 2, Jensen 3, Cornist 5. 3-point goals Ochiltree 4, K. Tri 3, K. Prause 1. Records Lake Stevens 9-4 in league play and 11-6 overall. Arlington 0-13, 1-16.