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High school boys basketball – Archbishop Murphy 60, Washington 54

The Archbishop Murphy High School boys basketball team beat Washington High School 60-54 at a 3A Archbishop Murphy Christmas Tournament game at Archbishop Murphy High School on Friday, December 28, 2012.

“Archbishop Murphy started slowly, missing its first six shots from the field and spotting the Patriots to an early 6-0 lead. But the Wildcats finally got untracked and pushed out to a 27-17 lead early in the second quarter,” reports Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald.

“Facing a 10-point deficit, Washington ran off five straight points before Archbishop Murphy broke the string with a free throw. The Patriots then scored another 10 unanswered points for a 32-28 lead.”

“The Wildcats, who trailed 32-31 at halftime, finally went in front to stay early in the third period. The lead reached a high of 11 points, 55-44, on a 3-point shot by Brantle Harris with just over five minutes left in the game, though Washington managed to whittle the margin down to six points at the final horn.”

“Archbishop Murphy -- Zander Clouse 4, Phil Hoban 10, Connor Sand 0, Brantle Harris 22, Sajan Saini 2, Chase White 3, Conner Longoria 5, Josh Parafina 10, Adam Rasmussen 2, Bryant Sutton 2. Washington -- Jaomani Scott 1, Maurice Hunter 12, Elijah Fuller 10, Deontre McGowen 0, Andre Dixon 12, Marshaun Williams 7, Thomas Cusic 12. 3-point goals -- Parafina 2, White 1, Hoban 1, Harris 4, Hunter 2, Fuller 2, Dixon 2.”

The full Everett Herald Article can be found here:

Archbishop Murphy claws its way back

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