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Mercer Island boys split two in Georgia | Prep basketball results
Traveling to the warmer climates of Suwanne, Ga. for the Jared Cook Holiday Classic, the Mercer Island boys basketball team has split their first games with one more to play.
In their first game on Tuesday, Dec. 20 the team lost to Chapel Hill, a team out of Douglasville, Ga. 61-59.
The Islanders had a 17-14 advantage during the first quarter, followed by holding the lead at the end of hte half 33-28.
The second half swung toward the team from Georgia, as Chapel Hill scored 18 points in the third quarter, outscoring the Islanders by two, followed by a 15-10 fourth quarter to give them the win.
Joe Rasmussen had the team high with 20 points during the loss, while Brian Miller had 10 points. Sean Hughes had eight points, while Nick Nordale and Kaleb Warner had six points. Karsten Sherman had four points, Justen Altaras added three and Sam Cohn had two.
The next day the team beat Providence Christian 60-44.
Again the Islanders had a solid lead at the end of the first, up 21-13. It was extended in the second as Mercer Island scored 18 to Providence’s 11 for a 39-24 halftime score.
After the break the team didn’t slow down, earning another 21 points in the final two quarters, while holding Providence to 20.
Rasmussen had the team’s high once again, with 14 points, while Miller added 13. Altaras and Warner posted 10 each for the team, while Kyle Huber, Espen Platou had four and Sean Hughes had three. Karsten Sherman has two points.
The team plays the final game of the Classic on Thursday at 10:45 a.m. PST against Thomson.
To listen to the game on the radio visit HotJamz.org.