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Mercer Island eighth grade ETL team wins championship
The Mercer Island eighth grade boys ETL basketball team won a tournament championship over President's Day weekend, playing in Stanwood. The team, coached by Patrick Frost, had five consecutive win during the three day event.
The eighth graders beat teams from Meadowdale and Lakewood in the first two game, before facing Kings in the quarterfinals. After winning that game, the team faced Stanwood, but the Islanders prevailed with a 50-42 score.
In the title game, against Ferndale, the Islanders played strong defense to out score the team from the north 43-37.
The Islanders seventh grade boys team, also went undefeated during Saturday and Sunday's games to make the title match, but lost to Ferndale for second place.
The eighth grade boys team includes: Michael Petrie, Sam Nordale, Matt Leprowse, Eric Kim, Emerson Schulz and Coach Patrick Frost; front row, Griffin Kane, Johnny van der Velden, David Postma and Josh Stenberg.