Panthers beat Mark Morris for the first time in 41 tries
Washougal boys believe
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Thirteen Panthers signed on the dotted line for Washougal Thursday night.
They knew their school had never beaten Mark Morris before in boys basketball. Head coach Malcolm Estes didn't have to say anything.
"Before the game I wrote 'Do you believe?' on the board and walked out," he said. "They all signed their names."
The Panthers then entered the jungle and defeated the Monarchs 66-58. Senior guard Michael McElroy led the charge by scoring 10 of his team-leading 15 points in the second half. He glided to the basket several times and put the ball off the glass for points. He drew a foul shot on one of those occasions and converted it for a 3-point play to give Washougal the edge leading into the last three minutes of the game.