Shorewood girls fall out of division basketball lead with third straight loss to Glacier Peak

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Shorewood’s Masha Shtikel drives the lane as the defense reacts
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The Shorewood girls' basketball team, fell out of a tie for the Wesco 3A South lead with a home loss to Glacier Peak Monday.

Thunderbird Gabby Hager puts up a shot from under the basket
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Glacier Peak's 48-42 victory gave the Grizzles sole possession of first place with a 9-3 Wesco 3A record (14-5 overall). Shorewood's loss dropped the Thunderbirds into a second-place tie with Meadowdale at 8-4 in Wesco 3A play, with 13-6 overall records.

Shorewood finishes its regular season Wednesday with a game at Wesco 3A North leader Stanwood (12-0 Wesco 3A, 17-2) before starting Northwest District 3A tournament play next week.

Shorewood’s Kassie Rasmussen grabs an offensive rebound.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

In Shorewood's 48-42 loss to Glacier Peak, the T-birds took an 18-17 halftime lead, but fell behind, 32-26, after three quarters and couldn't close the gap in the final period.

Lily Gustafson led Shorewood with 11 points; teammate Masha Shtikel added 10; and Agel Tulee scored 9.

Shorewood’s Lauren Thompson, #10, and Lily Gustafson, #30,
play defense against Glacier Peak’s 6 ft. 4 in. forward Nicole Fausey
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Going into the District tournament, Shorewood holds the No. 4 seeding behind Wesco division leaders Stanwood and Glacier Peak and behind Ferndale (10-0 Northwest 3A/2A/1A Conference, 16-1), but the Thunderbirds could fall to No. 5 with a loss at Stanwood coupled with a Meadowdale victory at Shorecrest Wednesday. The top four teams play first-round tournament games on their home course.



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