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Islander boys win second in two nights | Prep boys basketball

The Mercer Island boys basketball team won its second game in two nights, beating the Sammamish Totems 55-42 Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Sammamish High School. It was Mercer Island's second win against Sammamish this season and improved the team's KingCo record to 6-2 and its overall record to 10-4.

The Islanders got off to another strong start, leading 18-6 after the first quarter and 35-18 at the half. Sammamish made a run in the second half, cutting the deficit to six in a 16-7 third quarter, but Mercer Island held the Totems to single digits in the fourth quarter to hold on for the victory. Kaleb Warner led the Islanders in scoring with 21 points and senior captain Jake Stenberg had 11. Andrew Pickles contributed 8 points, and David Emanuels, Daniel Sims and Nick Taylor each pitched in 5.

The Islanders will take on Juanita at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Mercer Island High School.

 

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