Mercer Island boys earn international win | Prep basketball results

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Mercer Island's Justen Altaras (3) runs around a Mornington Breaker player as Espen Platou (23) creates a screen. The Islanders beat the team from Australia on Thursday, Dec. 29.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

Their opponents had traveled a long way for the game held last Thursday night at Mercer Island, but that wasn't reason enough for the Islanders to give up a win. Mercer Island hosted the Mornington Breakers, a team based in Mornington, Australia. The Islanders won 78-32.

Mornington, located outside Melbourne on the southern end of the country, traveled to the U.S., playing Mercer Island during the visit.

The Islanders controlled the game throughout with a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, followed by another 19 points in the second. Mercer Island defense held Mornington to just five points in the third quarter, while scoring 26 points.

Joe Rasmussen had 18 points during the win and Brian Miller added 13 points of his own. Karsten Sherman had nine points, Sean Hughes and Espen Platou each had eight points and Sam Cohn had seven. Jack Shaddle had six during the game while Justen Altaras had five and Kyle Huber had four.

The Islanders return to league action on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with an away game against Interlake beginning at 7:30 p.m., followed by a game on Friday at Juanita beginning at 8 p.m.

The next Mercer Island home game will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10 against Lake Washington with tip off at 7:30 p.m.


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