Arlington Boys’ Unable to Defeat Stanwood, Fall to 7-11 on the Season

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Hannah Chung

Tylor Morton (’16) drives around a Stanwood defender in Tuesday night’s loss to the Spartans.

The Arlington boys’ basketball team was unable to defeat Stanwood Tuesday night in Arlington, falling to the Spartans by a final score of 75-64.

Prior to the game, assistant coach Nathan Davis said that the game plan was to make Stanwood “shoot some outside shots” and “transition against them and press the ball up the floor and get some easy buckets.”

The Eagles started out the game following the game plan that Davis had laid out, scoring four quick points against a tough Stanwood defense. At the end of the first quarter, the Eagles led the Spartans by one point, 16-15. They managed to stretch their lead to eight points at one point in the second quarter, but the Spartans rallied back to take the lead at the half, 31-27.

Junior Sam Tregoning warms up prior to a game against Stanwood on Tuesday night.
Hannah Chung
Junior Sam Tregoning warms up prior to a game against Stanwood on Tuesday night.

During the second half of the game, Stanwood dominated on both sides of the ball. Defensively, the Spartans were able to effectively use the double-team to trip the Eagles up, resulting in several errant passes that sailed out of bounds or directly to Stanwood players. Fouls were also another weak spot for the Eagles, who sent Stanwood to the line over ten times in the second half alone.

Even with the double-teaming and backcourt pressure that Stanwood put together in the second half, Arlington was still able to put up sixty-four points. Senior Donavan Sellgren had an impressive sixteen points on the night, with senior Brennan Wiersma putting up fifteen and junior Drew Bryson amassing twelve. Junior Sam Tregoning also had a good night, which included two three’s and a total of seven of points.

Things did get a bit chippy in the late stages of the game as players on both sides found themselves sprawled out on the floor. In addition, a technical foul was called on Stanwood’s AJ Martinka (’17) after it was deemed by the referees that he had hung onto the rim too long after a dunk. And after a foul was called on him, Tylor Morton (’16) tried to get Arlington back in the game by putting up seven points in rapid succession. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough, and the Eagles fell to the Spartans by twelve points.

With the loss, the Eagles fall to 7-11 on the season, and 3-5 against divisional opponents. The Eagles hope to put together a win in their next game, Senior Night, which will be played Friday night at home.

Tregoning–7. Sellgren–16. Carlson–3. Reece–0. Bryson–12. Profit–2. Wiersma–15. Gardoski–0. Morton–9.