Mercer Island opened a 44-9 halftime lead against Interlake with a balanced attack, taking advantage of their significant size advantage. The Saints made a run at the Islanders in the second half, but it was too large a mountain to climb. The entire MI lineup played and contributed. The Captains led the Islanders in scoring, with Nick Nordale ending with 19 and Joe Rasmussen finishing with 15.
"We were able to force a lot of turnovers with our defense tonight," commented Coach Cree. "We also got some nice contributions off the bench from our reserve players. I think we are starting to develop some good depth on this team. Max Tilden is a difference maker. He is active defensively, rebounds hard and makes solid plays on the offensive end."
The Islanders jump on a plane Christmas evening and fly to Phoenix to play in the Visit Mesa Basketball Challenge. The Islanders look to keep their undefeated season going against some very stiff competition. In pool play the Islanders play host Mesa Mountain View, St. Johns Jesuit of Toledo, Ohio, and Gilbert Arizona. MI returns home and resumes conference play Friday, January 4th, taking on Bellevue at home.
--Information from Daniel Nordale.