Hawks dominate boards, game | Boys basketball

Undefeated and 10th-ranked Mountlake Terrace controlled the boards and the game in a 74-43 win over the visiting Oak Harbor boys basketball team Thursday, Dec. 22.

The Hawks own a front line of 6-7, 6-7, 6-5, and the Wildcats, with no player taller than 6-3, couldn't protect the glass.

Mountlake Terrace's dominance on the offensive boards allowed it to fire up 20 more shots than Oak Harbor and control the game from the outset.

The Hawks (7-0, 8-0) led 19-9, 39-20 and 58-28 at the quarter breaks.

In a phone interview after the game, coach Mike Washington Sr. said he didn't know how many offensive rebounds his club surrendered, but it was "too many."

He said, "Our flaw was rebounding; we need to do a much better job on the boards. They beat us by 30, but they are not 30 points better than us."

Mike Washington Jr. tallied 18 points for the Wildcats. Matt Burgoyne had nine, Jamacio Webster eight, Drew Washington six and Cameron Faulkner two.

Oak Harbor (3-3, 3-4) travels to the Bellevue Holiday Tournament Dec. 28 to 30.

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