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Bruce Report, February 15, 2012

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Friday, Richland (12-10) home.
District play moves back to Wenatchee Friday where the Panthers take on Richland in a loser-out game. Wenatchee defeated the Bombers in both their league meetings this season, by four here and 12 there. The Panthers finished tied for second with a 9-3 record and the Bombers were 6-6 and fourth. The winner of this game plays again Saturday against the loser of the Chiawana/Walla Walla game for an opportunity to keep advancing toward state. WHS and RHS have played 11 times previously at the district level with the Bombers winning seven of them.

Kylie Buterbaugh tallied nine points Saturday and now has 204. That total makes her the 63rd Panther to score at least 200 points in one season. She is tied for 56th.

Cards and Letters. After last week’s breakdown for the boys regarding average points per game by decades, questions arose about the young ladies. As with the boys, the 1990s were also highest for the gals when they averaged 52.6 per game. The three years so far this decade are next at 51.8, followed by the 1970s at 50.2, the 2000s at 47.1 and the 1980s are the lowest at 45.9. The highest season was the 17-8 team from 1997-98 who averaged 64.5. In fact it’s way ahead of second place 1998-99 at 57.5. The lowest season was 1980-81 when the 5-15 team averaged 40.5.

The Panthers finished the season 9-12, their best record in the past the past three years (7-15 in ’10 and 7-14 in ’11.)

WHS record lists. (Records begin in 1940)
Some new entries were made for point production by sophomore Dillon Sugg.
12th in career average with 12.98 (currently 2 years). (minimum 3 years, 1st John Ross 16.18 in 1984-86)
27th in career points with 545. (1st Austin Bryan with 1,484 in 2006-09)
3rd in season average for sophomores with 15.71. (1st Carl Schreck 17.00 in 1992)
4th in points scored by sophomores with 330. (1st Austin Bryan 399 in 2007)
28th best season scoring average with 15.71. (1st John Ross 23.00 in 1986)
Tie for 28th best season point total with 330. (1st John Ross 506 in 1986)

Nathan Allison also got in the act. With 205 points, the 6-4 junior became the 143rd player to score at least 200 points in a season. His total is tied for 132nd.

And Brock Fuller completed his career as only the 53rd Panther to participate in at least 50 games. In four seasons the 6-0 guard played in 52 contests which ties him for 45th all-time. (1st John Cooprider and Austin Bryan with 94 each)

Home hot, road cold. The fellas were 7-2 in their own gym and 2-10 away, the most dramatic home/away difference since the 1981-82 outfit went 12-0 and 4-9.

Zero wins. Eisenhower completed league play 0-12. They are only the sixth team in league history to finish sans a victory. That is 46 years, but 52 “standings” because of two divisions the past six years.

Congratulations! Wenatchee players on CBBN All-Conference basketball teams.
Four Panthers have been honored and selected to the Columbia Basin Big Nine All-Conference teams for 2011-12. Michaela George made both the girl’s first team and the all-defensive team for the third straight year. And two players, Kylie Buterbaugh and Ali Sealby made the second team. Kara Rockstad is on the all-defensive team and was honorable mention for the all-conference team. For the boys, sophomore Dillon Sugg was selected to both the all-conference first team and the all-defensive team. Last season he was a second team all-conference pick.

Note. Between Player of the year and first and the second teams there are 11 boys, nine of them seniors. For the girls there are 12 players and two are seniors.

Co-Players of the Year: Miquiyah Zamora, Sr., Chiawana and David Trimble, Sr. Davis
Coach of the Year: Eli Juarez, Davis
Cooper Kupp, Sr., Davis
Adam Baker, Sr. Richland
Dillon Sugg, So, Wenatchee
Bryce Perez, Sr., Moses Lake
Jordan Downing, Sr., Chiawana
Tyrell, Turner, Sr. Richland
Devonte Luckett, Sr., Davis
Nathan Streufert, So., Richland
Raymond Navarro, Sr. Davis
Josh Eggers, Sr., Walla Walla
DEFENSIVE TEAM: Miquiyah Zamora, Sr., Chiawana (Player of the Year); Cooper Kupp, Sr. Davis; David Trimble, Sr. Davis; Tyrell Turner, Sr., Richland; Dillon Sugg, So, Wenatchee; Bryce Perez Sr., Moses Lake.

Play of the Year: Katy Sparks, Sr., Chiawana
Coach of the Year: Steve Davis, Chiawana
Michaela George, Sr., Wenatchee
Britney Pringle, Jr., Richland
Torri Crawford, Jr., Walla Walla
Delaney Hodgins, So., Chiawana
Alexis Perez, So., Davis
Mikayla Ferenz, Fr., Walla Walla
Danielle Loving, Jr., Chiawana
Kylie Buterbaugh, Jr., Wenatchee
Alexis Gratton, Fr., Davis
Ali Sealby, Fr., Wenatchee
Jennifer Gonzales, So, Chiawana
Kara Rockstad, Sr., Wenatchee
DEFENSIVE TEAM: Sadie Sparks Sr., Chiawana (Player of the Year); Kara Rockstad, Sr., Wenatchee; Britney Pringle Jr., Richland; Michaela George Sr., Wenatchee; Kiana Molitor, So, Walla Walla; Alexis Perez So., Davis.