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Men’s Basketball Shines On Offense in Win Against Edmonds

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The men’s basketball team put on a show against Edmonds on Saturday, Jan. 20, with their highest scoring game of the season so far. The 117-100 victory gave Everett first place in the NWAC North Conference standings.

A minute into the first half, the Trojans scored the first points of the game and their offense began to warm up. The Trojans quick style of play was hard for Edmonds to keep up with as Everett was able to put up 64 points in the first half to Edmonds’ 60.

Passing, layups and working as a team helped with Everett’s win against Edmonds, “We played as a team the whole way,” said Gio Jackson, Everett’s sophomore point guard. Jackson was Everett’s stand out, leading the team with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists.

In the second half, Everett’s defense sharpened up, allowing just 40 more points out of Edmonds. Their offense was just as excellent as the first half, as they put up another 53 points.

“Offensively, we were getting to the rim,” said Everett head coach Mike Trautman. “If we can get to the rim we’re really good.”

Everett stuck with small ball for the entirety of the game and it worked. Beating Edmonds, the number two team in the NWAC North standings, by a hefty 17 points when the game clock struck 00:00.

The boys are now 3-1 in NWAC North, and head to Olympic Community college to take on the Rangers at 7:00pm this Wednesday Jan. 24.

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Men’s Basketball Shines On Offense in Win Against Edmonds