Friday night basketball, report #2: Senior Night @ Seattle Lutheran

January 30, 2010 at 8:30 am | In West Seattle schools, West Seattle video, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

An emotional Friday night at the Seattle Lutheran High School gym, for several reasons. This ceremony was one of them: A new board was dedicated to honor the school’s track-record holders, and it’s named after the man who holds four long-distance records for SLHS: Eric Engelstone, a 1983 SLHS alum who died in 2004. The ceremony was held last night while Bear Creek was visiting – and that’s who Engelstone’s daughter Kendall plays for:

With her – sister Christine, mom Shelley, and the man who coached Eric Engelstone in his recordsetting days, Bob Matthews. The rest of the night was one for the Kleenex, too, since it was Senior Night – photos and game highlights ahead:

A close one for the girls’ varsity team – Bear Creek 41, SLHS 38:

Led by senior Sarah Crunican, the Lady Saints played their most physical game of the year, but still came up short. The tight, spirited game saw both sides routinely strip the ball and go on very short scoring runs, which forced multiple timeouts on both sides. The Lady Saints fought back from a six-point deficit in the third quarter to tie the game up by the start of the fourth, but uneven shooting and foul trouble by SLHS finally put the game in Bear Creek’s hands with less than a minute to go. High scorers for the girls were Crunican with 17 and Beret Dunn with 12 points. (Game stats here.) And of course it was photo night, too:

For the boys – seven graduating seniors:

They got a special message from coach Jack Menashe before the game:

As for the game itself: While playing a very physical and intense game the boys’ varsity had trouble shooting the ball all night, which led to Bear Creek cruising to a 60-32 victory. Early on Bear Creek forced the Saints into taking perimeter shots. While Conner Mullen, Thomas Overshine, and Drew Burza all sank three-point shots, it wasn’t enough to counter Bear Creek’s steady and more conventional game, which saw
the Grizzlies controlling rebounds and missed passes. (Here are the stats.)

At the SLHS gym tonight – a big dinner/dance/fundraiser for partner Hope Lutheran School: Hope School Rocks starts at 6 pm – full details here.

1 Comment

  1. Patrick,

    Thank you for the pictures and comments about the track record board dedication at Seattle Lutheran High School. It was a special evening and fun to capture it on your blog.

    Comment by Shelley Engelstone — 8:52 pm February 6, 2010 #

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