The Sideline

Saturday, August 27, 2016 This Week's Paper
Minus Trent, Foss battles but can’t overcome Mountlake Terrace

With Narrows 3A MVP Dezmyn Trent sidelined with a knee injury, Foss’ supporting cast didn’t quite have enough to top Mountlake Terrace, falling 63-53 to the Hawks tonight at Glacier Peak High School.

Trent – who was injured in practice yesterday – tried to give it a go, but had to come out just over a minute into the game. A trio of Falcons stepped up to shoulder the load in his absence, with Tamariye Nelson leading the way with 18 points.

The Falcons shot out to a 10-2 lead on Olashawan Miller’s three-point play midway through the first quarter, and led 10-7 heading into the second. But the Hawks hit five three-pointers in the second quarter – three by Jesse Zerom – to go up 25-18. Zerom scored 14 of his 15 points in the period, as Mountlake Terrace led 33-24 at the break.

Greg Bowman led the charge for the Hawks in the third quarter, scoring 10 points and giving Mountlake Terrace its largest lead at 44-32 with a put-back with 2:18 left in the third quarter. But Jerricho Ballard – who tallied 16 points for Foss – hit two late three-pointers in the third, cutting the deficit to 47-40 heading into the fourth.

The Falcons continued to claw back in the final period, as Nelson hit a three-pointer with 2:49 left and Ballard followed with two free throws to cut it to 56-52. But Marquis Armstead – who led Mountlake Terrace with 18 points – answered with two inside jumpers to help the Hawks salt the game away.

Miller finished with 12 points for Foss, while Chris Reynolds had four points and a team-high eight rebounds. Bowman tallied 15 points for Mountlake Terrace, while Blake Fernandez added 11 points.

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