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Bruce Report, February 28, 2012

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Final scoring averages for 2011 - Michaela George 14.72, Lexxi Hallberg 9.43, Kylie Buterbaugh 9.12, Ali Sealby 4.95, Emilee Holzerland 3.23, Katie Kansky 2.92, Kara Rockstad 2.65, Blake Parker 2.56, Olivia Schroeder 1.83, Caitlyn Miller 1.45, Amira Chandler 1.00, Cici Stone .45 and Robin Weigel .00.

New individual marks in the record book.
Michaela George
5th in career scoring average with 13.30. (1st Dani Hallberg, 16.17 in 2007-10).
2nd in career points scored with 1,197. (1st Dani Hallberg, 1,517 in 2007-10).
6th in career games with 90. (1st Jennifer Schooler, 99 in 1995-98).
11th in single season scoring average with 14.72. Her 14.71 last season is 12th, her sophomore average of 12.79 is 23rdand her freshman average of 10.65 is 47th. (1st BJ Kuntz, 22.75 in 1987).
6th in single season points scored with 368. Her 309 last year is 17th and her 307 as a sophomore is 18th. (1st BJKuntz, 455 in 1987).
6th in scoring average by seniors with 14.72. (1st BJ Kuntz, 22.75 in 1987).
4th in points scored by seniors with 368. (1st BJ Kuntz, 455 in 1987.)

Kylie Buterbaugh
23rd in career scoring average with 8.07.
39th in career points scored with 363.
62nd in single season average with 9.12. Tied for 45th in single season points scored with 228.
15th in points scored by juniors with 228 (1st Cathy Kuntz, 418 in 1983).

Ali Sealby
6th in scoring average by freshmen with 4.95 (1st Dani Hallberg, 14.42 in 2007).
6th in points scored by freshmen with 94 (1st Dani Hallberg, 375 in 2007).

Kara Rockstad
Tied for 15th in career games with 68.

Cici Stone
Tied for 56th in career games played with 51.

Emilee Holzerland
Tied for 58th in career games played with 50.

The Panthers completed their season with a 10-3 record in their own gym, and were 6-6 in nine other facilities.

Chiawana, the lone CBBN team to reach the regional in Spokane, was defeated by Central Valley and the league has no representatives at the state tournament in Tacoma this week. The Riverhawks finished number 10 in the final AP poll.

Ouch. The girls ended the season with a 57-21 thumping by Central Valley in a regional play-in game. The 21 ties for the fewest points scored in the 845 games in Panther history. In 1989-90 Pasco won 45-21 in a district game. The Bears finished the season ranked number one in the state.

Final scoring averages for 2011-12 – Dillon Sugg 15.71, Nathan Allison 9.76, Brock Fuller 6.57, Peter Siderius 4.48, Austin Chandler 3.72, Killion McGinnis 2.77, Dustin Driver 2.76, Isaiah Brandt-Sims 2.56, Brock Kuntz 1.52, Conner Faulkner 1.29, Alex Hopkins .80, Carson Grater 75 and Chris DeLarosa .67.

Two CBBN teams qualified for regional play last weekend. Richland was eliminated by Central Valley, but Davis clubbed Evergreen (Vancouver) and opens quarter-final play Friday against Bothell. And the Pirates already have one state title this season. They finished ranked at the top of the AP poll.

Time for a commercial.
A huge portion of my time (researching, taking photos and proofing) the past year has been devoted to helping a man produce a book on the history of the Class B/2B basketball tournaments. The gentleman is Jim Stinson of Spokane. Jim has more way more B hoops knowledge, memorabilia, photos, stories, etc. than any person in the history of the state. He has put together a humdinger of book covering the boy’s tournaments from the initial Class B event in 1931 through 2010, and the girls from their beginning in 1978 and also through 2010. The ending year is also the ending of the 16-team state tourney format that fans throughout the state knew and loved. The book is titled Remembering the B…remembering it the way it was for all those great years.

This thing is a hardcover publication with 464 pages, 475 pictures and weighs in at 4.6 pounds. There is a story on every championship game (68 boys and 33 girls) including the boys from Chelan 1951, Brewster 1975 ’76, ’77, ’84, ’85, Pateros 1996 and Waterville 1999.

There are 70 feature stories on players, coaches, teams and administrators, including one on the Brewster Bears off-the-chart years from 1974-77 by our own Nick Babcock, retired sports editor of the World. Even one I wrote for the Friday Harbor Journal in 1979 about the 1932 Friday Harbor team making it to state at Hec Ed survived the cut.

Then there is an unbelievable 129-page appendix which lists all state champs and runners-up, scoring records, all-tournament teams and a whole page listing individuals who played in the “B” and later returned to the event as coaches. The logo or mascot of every school that made it to this small town extravaganza is there. But the most outstanding part of the appendix is the compilation of names and scoring totals of all 12,986 boys and girls that have participated in the 101 tournaments.

If you consider yourself a “B” fan this is a treasure. Remember the B sells for $39.95 and can be purchased locally. In fact if you stop by a particular store you might find yourself in quite a chat about prep sports with the proprietor of the establishment. Jim Haglund, of local trophy shop fame, has them at Haglund’s Trophies. And Jim is in the book. As a senior for the Sprague Vikings in 1968 his team earned their way to the championship game…see pages 116 and 372.

The book is brand spanking new…it was delivered to Spokane just 14 days ago. I took 30 of them to Eastmont for part of the final two days of the 2B district tournament and sold out. Could have sold more.