This page is to commemorate what the project researchers and former MHS Head Coaches believe to be the greatest games in Meadowdale Basketball History. If you feel there is a game not mentioned below that should be honored, please contact us. The following games are not ranked but rather in chronological order.
December 22, 1967 - Meadowdale 69, Everett 68 (2 OT)
The Chiefs got their first ever win against perennial powerhouse (at the time) Everett in 2OT. This win propelled the Chiefs to 3-1 in league. MHS qualified for the district tournament for the first time this season.
February 15, 1974 - Meadowdale 71, Everett 61
The Chiefs knocked off the 16-0 Seagulls in front of a capcity crowd at MHS. Led by 28 points from Jim Carrithers, Meadowdale ensured a spot in the AAA District 1 Tournament.
March 10, 1978 - Meadowdale 55, Kent-Meridian 53 (2 OT)
The Chiefs earned the first State Tournament win in school history after two overtime periods against the Royals of Kent-Meridian at Mercer Arena in Seattle. Led by 20 points of Ron Von Pressentin and clutch plays from Jon Sullivan and Greg Hoisington, Meadowdale's win earned them a ticket to play powerhouse Sammamish the next night.
December 14, 1982 - Meadowdale 42, Woodway 41 (4 OT)
Meadowdale triumphed in the 4th overtime period against intra-district rival Woodway HS. Scott Fincher, who led the Chiefs with 19 points, sank the winning bucket with 58 seconds left. NEITHER TEAM SCORED ANY POINTS IN THE FIRST THREE OT PERIODS.
January 14, 1983 - Meadowdale 83, Oak Harbor 80 (5 OT)
The Chiefs improved to 11-0 on the season, the best start in MHS history, after winning a 5-overtime thriller at home vs Oak Harbor. Kevin Mason, a senior transfer from Las Vegas, and Scott Fincher combined for 57 points to lead the Chiefs.
February 13, 1987 - Meadowdale 56, Lynnwood 55
The Chiefs clinched their first Wesco title since 1978 in a one point victory over Lynnwood HS. Kevin Kelly and Jon Huber led the 7th ranked Chiefs with 20 and 18 points, respectively.
February 16, 1990 - Meadowdale 48, Edmonds 47
In the last game ever against Edmonds HS before its merger with Woodway, the Chiefs ended this rivalry on the highest of notes. Trailing 47-41 with 2 minutes left in a winner-to-districts, loser-out game, Meadowdale scored 7 unanswered points to steal the win away from the Tigers. Jeff Crosby led MHS with 18 points in the "play-in" game at Edmonds HS.
December 10, 1993 - Meadowdale 73, Bainbridge 70 (2 OT)
Led by 17 points and clutch free throw shooting from Matt Wieber, the Chiefs earned a rare victory over Bainbridge in 2OT. This win was the first of the Greg Wirtz era, and turned the season around for MHS, who went on to qualify for districts for the first time in 4 years.
February 19, 1998 - Meadowdale 77, Jackson 74 (2 OT)
Two of Brian "Yogi" Dennis' 29 points came from a tip-in at the 4th quarter buzzer to tie the game, send it into overtime, and preserve the Chiefs season. Clutch free throws from James Christiansen sealed it in the 2nd overtime period, and MHS won the season rubber match against JHS.
February 2, 2002 - Meadowdale 62, Lynnwood 61
Trailing by 3, Aaron Smith drove the lane and found sharpshooter Taylor Marsh for a game-tying 3-pointer with 2 seconds left. Lynnwood then called a timeout (that they did not have) and Marsh sank a game winning technical foul shot to avenge a loss to LHS earlier that season.
February 26, 2003 - Meadowdale 62, Bellingham 61
Bellingham nailed a 3-pointer to take a 61-60 lead with 29 seconds left in the 3A District 1 Championship Game at Lynden HS. After a timeout, the Mavs ran their bread n butter "Husky" set, Jake Linton found Tyler Milam on the cut, and Milam put in the game winning bucket with 5 seconds left. Bellingham's final shot was no good, and Meadowdale punched their ticket to the State Tournament for the first time since 1978 in Coach McGuire's first season at the helm.
March 6, 2003 - Meadowdale 66, Renton 64
Taylor Marsh hit a game-winning mid-range jumper with four seconds left to send the Mavs to the State Semifinals for the first time ever. Meadowdale was led by four scorers in double figures (Marsh 15, Milam 14, Linton 12, Lover 11) as they earned a date with nationally ranked Rainier Beach, and ensured they'd be leaving Tacoma with some hardware.
February 25, 2006 - Meadowdale 45, Stanwood 42
Senior Point Guard Robel Kidanu sank a 30-foot runner at the buzzer to extend the Mavericks season as they knocked off Stanwood in a loser-out district tournament game. Meadowdale, who had to win its last 6 regular season games to qualify for districts, went on to beat Edmonds-Woodway in another loser-out game before finally being ousted by a ranked Jackson team.
March 1, 2008 - Meadowdale 74, Mount Vernon 70 (3 OT)
Trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter (in the no shot clock era) of this winner-to-state, loser-out game, Meadowdale turned to its 1-3-1 halfcourt trap to get back in the ballgame vs MVHS, who had beaten the Mavs a week earlier. Led by a combined 52 points from seniors Evan Matteson, Paul Werner, and Matt Gorman, Meadowdale punched their ticket to the State Tournament after seeing the three previous seasons end in the same winner-to-state, loser-out game.
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February 11, 2009 - Meadowdale 50, Mountlake Terrace 47
On senior night in The Stable with share of the 3A/4A Wesco South title on the line, the Mavs and Hawks squared off in front of a near-capacity crowd. After getting in a big hole early, Meadowdale battled back to win the game by 3, clinch share of league title for first time since 2004, and avenge a loss to MTHS earlier in the season.
January 8, 2010 - Meadowdale 77, Jackson 61
Meadowdale overcame a nine point halftime deficit to force an overtime period against the undefeated Timberwolves of Jackson HS. In overtime, the Mavericks imposed their will over the visiting T'Wolves, outscoring them 18-2 in the period. Jackson, who would go on to take 2nd place in the 4A State Tournament, surrendered 30 points and 12 rebounds to Meadowdale's future Herald Player of the Year Connor Hamlett.