Forward Aaron Knox gets inside for a score against Lakes.Sealth won the game played Nov. 27, 57-51. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE OR SEE THE GALLERY BELOW FOR MORE
SLIDESHOW: Sealth beats Lakes in inter-league action 57-51
Lakes high Lancers rolled into Chief Sealth High School Tuesday evening as a formidable opponent. Last year’s 4 A runner ups, the Lancers bring a good basketball team onto the court. As in any high school team seniors leave, but head coach Nick Jensen is a good teacher of the game. His Lancers are athletic and know how to pace a game, but the Sealth team that controlled Lynnwood only a few days ago showed up with a different twist.
The Seahawks were simply faster and more fluid. A few days ago the Lynnwood Royals couldn’t seal off the Seahawks inside attack. In this game Lakes couldn’t defend the perimeter game Sealth presented to them.
Sealth lead from the beginning, utilizing their speed for a quick layup off the opening tipoff and never looked back. It wasn’t until the second half when Lakes tied the score at 22 that the lancers posed a viable threat.
While the defense kept the lancers at bay, Sealth’s offensive patience ability was impressive. When a lane wasn’t available, the Seahawks relied an outside game that lakes was not prepared for. When the Lancers moved out to counter the long ball Sealth sliced inside for a short range jumper.
When asked about the effectiveness of the defense head coach Colin Slingsby replied “We didn’t let them (Lakes) get the ball inside which is good because their bigger than us. We put enough pressure on the ball. It makes it easier to keep those guys outside”- where Lakes shooting was less effective.
The Lancers are a good team and this victory should send a message to the Metro League that the Seahawks are a force to be reckoned with.
Chief Sealth’s next game will be here against Foster High school this Thursday at 6:15 pm.
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