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Boys, big game Saturday with Davis

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Friday, Eisenhower (0-13, 0-18) away.
Wenatchee has defeated Eisenhower six consecutive times, their longest win streak in the 56 seasons since the two started playing in 1957-58. The old record of five straight was from 1974 to ’76. When they played in December in Yakima the Panthers won 50-34 and when they played here in January WHS won 72-32. The Cadets have really been challenged this season, losing all 18 games and are last of the 67 4A teams in the Score Czar ranking. The have lost 15 of their games by double digits. Until the last three years Wenatchee has had a rough time with EHS, but if the Panthers can win the next 34 to extend the winning streak to 40 they will pull even with Eisenhower at 73 apiece. Wenatchee is a 3-game win streak in the Cadet gym, but trails overall 44-12.

Saturday, Davis (10-3, 11-7) home.
Who gets home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs may ride on this one. The Panthers and Pirates split their first two games, each winning on their home court, Wenatchee 53-44 and Davis 73-64. The Pirates are the hottest team in the league with eight consecutive wins. They are also the highest scoring team averaging 65.9 ppg. Overall DHS leads the series 86-47 and the two teams are tied in Wenatchee at 32 apiece.

Team scoring averages in league games: Davis 65.9, Eastmont 60.5, Wenatchee 54.6, Moses Lake 52.0, Sunnyside 50.4, Eisenhower 41.2.

Standings: Eastmont 12-2, Davis 10-3, Wenatchee 9-4, Sunnyside 5-9, Moses Lake 4-9, Eisenhower 0-13.

Score Czar ranking with last week’s in parenthesis: 4A – Eastmont 6 (4), Wenatchee 18 (19), Davis 29 (28), Moses Lake 47 (47), Eisenhower 67 (67)…3A – Sunnyside 34 (37).

Friday, Eisenhower (0-13, 0-18) away.
The Purple and Gold have topped Eisenhower 13 times in row to move a 32-31 series lead to 45-31. They have won six straight in the Palm Springs of Washington to even the series there at 18-18. Both the Panther league wins this year were at the expense of EHS, 51-47 in mid-December in Yakima and 57-20 in the local gym last month.

Saturday, Davis (9-4, 10-7) home.
The final home game for the young ladies is Saturday afternoon at 3:15 against Davis. The Pirates have won four of their last five. After defeating DHS seven straight times, Wenatchee has lost the last two, 66-58 here January 4 and 64-51 there the 19th. This the 75th game since the two schools first played in 1976-77, and the Panthers lead in wins 49-25, and are 28-8 at home.

Team scoring averages in league games: Moses Lake 60.1, Sunnyside 59.6, Davis 55.6, Eastmont 53.1, Wenatchee 48.8, Eisenhower 37.8.

Standings: Moses Lake 12-1, Davis 9-4, Sunnyside 9-5, Eastmont 8-6, Wenatchee 2-11, Eisenhower 0-13.

Score Czar ranking with last week’s in parenthesis: 4A – Moses Lake 14 (16), Eastmont 33 (33), Davis 38 (39), Wenatchee 42 (42), Eisenhower 61 (61)…3A – Sunnyside 17 (21).

Special Saturday
Senior Night, Hall of Fame Night and a big birthday all rolled into one. Well, its Senior Night for the boys, the girls have nary a 12th grader for the first time in 40 years of basketball. On the other hand, the young men have nine – Nathan Allison, Austin Chandler, Kyle Blankenship, Kevin Clive, Conner Faulkner, Julian Garcia, Carson Grater, Alex Hopkins and Brock Kuntz.

The WHS Hall of Fame will gain four members during halftime of the boys game. Ron Duncan from the Class of 1945, Andrew Gohl Class of 2003, Katie Tribley Class of 2007 and Kristen Ballinger Class of 2007 will be inducted.

Happy Birthday
Maybe hats and horns, cake and ice cream…a party? The WHS gymnasium is 40! The initial game of basketball was played 40 years ago Saturday. On February 9, 1973 the Panthers hosted Moses Lake and tipped off their new facility with a 56-41 victory.

40 Years of Home Hoops
Games – 420
Wins/Losses– 225 to 195 (53.6%)
Longest win streak – 18 1981-82/1982-83
Longest losing streak – 13 in 1998-99/1999-00
Most points scored – 87 vs. Kamiakin 1/18/83, Moses Lake 2/7/86, Davis 2/26/94
Largest winning margin – 40 vs. Kennewick 12/8/07 (77-37), Eisenhower 1/18/13 (72-32)
Points scored – 25,266 (60.16 per game)
Players – 304
Coaches – 7

Games – 410
Wins/Losses – 229 to 181 (55.9%)
Longest win streak – 11 in 1990-91/1991-92
Longest losing streak – 9 in 2011-12/2012-13
Most points scored – 88 vs. Southridge 12/19/97
Largest winning margin – 63 vs. Davis 1/10/92 (81-18)
Points scored – 20,681 (50.44 per game) Players – 254
Coaches – 10

District Basketball Tournaments
Remember, Sunnyside is a 3A school and does not participate with the 4A schools after the conclusion of league play.
First round, number one vs. number four at number one, and number two vs. number three at number two.
First round games for the girls are Thursday the 14th and for the boys Friday the 15th.
Second round, the two first round winners play at the higher seeded school. The winner advances to the regional.
Second round games for both girls and boys is Saturday the 16th.

Girls Moses Lake is league champion and will face number four seed Wenatchee at Moses Lake.
If Davis wins one of their final two (Eastmont and Wenatchee) they are number two and Eastmont is three and the same pair will play at Davis.
If Davis loses both of those games, Eastmont and Davis will tie with 9-6 records and Eastmont will get the number two seed and the home game because they will have taken two of three from Davis.

Eastmont (12-2) has clinched a tie for first.
Davis (9-3) has games at Eastmont and Wenatchee. If Davis wins both they tie for first and would get the number one seed because they will have taken two of three from Eastmont.
Wenatchee (8-4) has games with Eisenhower and Davis. If Wenatchee wins both they either finish second or tied for second with Davis. In either case they would be the number two seed, because of taking two of three from Davis, and would host the Pirates.
Moses Lake is the fourth seed and will travel to whoever is number one.