Wildcats boys basketball squad doesn’t let up against strong Mercer Island offense
December 5, 2011
It has been a tough start to the 2011-2012 season for the Mount Si boys basketball team. The Wildcats’ first two games have both ended in big losses.
The team lost to Mercer Island 65-43 at Mount Si High School on Dec. 2. But the Wildcats showed tenacity, refusing to give up.
Mount Si couldn’t find its rhythm early on in the game, struggling to get open shots and committing several fouls in the first half.
Utilizing their significant height advantage, the Islanders led 18-3 at the end of the first quarter.
At halftime, Mercer Island led 35-13.
But Mount Si kept even with the Islanders in the second half, with both teams scoring 30 points.
Jason Smith, a 6-foot, 1-inch junior, led the Wildcats eight points.
Levi Botten, a 5-foot, 9-inch junior, and Anthony McLaughlin, a 6-foot, 6-inch senior, both had seven points.
Mount Si lost its season opener 76-36 to Issaquah.