Shorewood girls, boys both open Archbishop Murphy Christmas Basketball Tournament with Thursday victories

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Updated 12-28-2012 10:51pm

The Shorewood girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both opened the three-day Archbishop Murphy Christmas Tournament in Mill Creek with victories Thursday.

The Thunderbird girls opened the tournament with a 68-40 victory over Anacortes Thursday.

The Shorewood boys opened tournament play with a 61-55 victory over Mountain View of Vancouver.

The T-bird girls take a 7-2 record (3-1 Western Conference 3A) into a game against Post Falls, Idaho, Friday at 5:45 p.m. in the second round of the Archbishop Murphy tournament.

The Shorewood boys take a 6-3 record (3-1 Wesco 3A) into a 4 p.m. Friday tournament game against an Australian traveling team.

In the girls’ victory over Anacortes, the Thunderbirds led 18-8 after the first quarter, 43-16 at halftime and 54-25 after three quarters before coasting through the final period. Masha Shtikel scored 17 points to lead Shorewood. Teammate Angel Tulee added 13.

In the boys’ 61-55 victory over Mountain View, the Thunderbirds came back from a big halftime deficit. Taylor Freeman scored 24 points, and Josh Hawkinson scored 18.

Shorewood 68, Anacortes 40
At Archbishop Murphy High School, Mill Creek, Thursday, Dec. 27

Shorewood - 18 25 11 14 -- 68
Anacortes ---- 8   8   9 15 -- 40

Shorewood Scoring -- Masha Shtikel 17, Trisha Fernandez 2, Lauren Thompson 4, Kayla Bradley 8, Gabby Hager 6, Salyna McDonald 2, Lily Gustafson 2, Abby Gustafson 6, Karrin Leazer 6, Kassie Rasmussen 2, Angel Tulee 13.


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