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Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Swimming season ending stuff

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BOYS BASKETBALL
The Panthers were 8-4 at home and 6-4 away. This was their first winning season in four years. They averaged 55.14 points per game, also the highest in four years. Only one time in the last 30 years as a WHS team lost less than eight games (2008 was 18-7). Counting this season four times they have kept their losses to eight.

Stingy. Wenatchee opponents averaged 48.82 points per game. This is the fewest by WHS foes in half a century. Fifty-one years ago Max Taylor’s outfit surrendered 47.96.

Final scoring averages for 2012-13: Dillon Sugg 17.18, Nathan Allison 9.18, Austin Chandler 8.82, Brock Kuntz 5.23, Alex Hopkins 4.00, Conner Faulkner 3.41, Kyle Blankenship 2.77, Kevin Cline 1.95, Julian Garcia 1.48, Carson Grater 1.00, Chase Resch 0.88 and Ben Nees 0.31.

New individual marks in the record book.
Nathan Allison
Tied for 20th in career games played with 64 (1st Josh Cooprider in 1995-98 and Austin Bryan in 2006-09).
32nd in career scoring average among 3-year players with 8.11 (1st John Ross, 16.18 in 1984-86).
21st in career points scored among 3-year players with 519 (1st Larry Richardson, 1,072 in 1949-51).

Dillon Sugg
Tied for 20th in career games played with 64 (1st Josh Cooprider in 1995-98 and Austin Bryan in 2006-09).
5th in career scoring average among 3-year players (1st John Ross, 16.18 in 1984-86).
5th in career points scored among 3-year players with 923 (1st Larry Richardson, 1,072 in 1949-51).
3rd in scoring average by juniors with 17.18 (1st Ken Int-Hout 18.38, in 1975).
5th in points scored by juniors with 378 (1st Cass Gebbers, 420 in 1982).
7th in career scoring average overall with 17.18. (1st Mac Gebbers, 21.39 in 1976-77).
8th in career points scored overall with 923 (1st Austin Bryan, 1,484 in 2006-09).
I make a distinction in career scoring stats regarding how many years a person has played. Nothing is perfect, but it’s a much more fair way to compare performances. For instance, Mac Gebbers plays at WHS his junior and senior years and averages 21.39 ppg. This is far different than someone who plays three and four years…no way their average will ever be that high. Same with points scored…comparison of averages is definitely more fair than gross points. Naturally the more games played the potential for more points

Score Czar ranking with last week’s in parenthesis: 4A – Eastmont 4 (4), Wenatchee 16 (14), Davis 33 (33), Moses Lake 49 (48), Eisenhower 67 (67)…3A – Sunnyside 36 (33).

GIRLS BASKETBALL
This is Cool!. Congratulations! For the second straight year the Panthers are the 4A academic basketball champions of the state. The young ladies had a cumulative grade point average of 3.84

Final scoring averages for 2012-13: Almira Chandler 10.45, Allie Sealby 6.79, Katie Kansky 6.71, Maddi Hallberg 6.10, Olivia Doerr 5.95, Olivia Schroeder 5.00, Gabby Waterhouse 4.57, Riley Brown 2.71, Amber Jellison 2.19 and Gabe Jones 0.67.

New Individual marks in the record book.
Katie Kansky
Tied for 23rd in career games played with 66.

Almira Chandler
8th in scoring by a sophomore with 10.45 (1st Dani Hallberg, 16.48 in 2008).
11th in points scored by a sophomore with 209 (1st Dani Hallberg, 346 in 2009).

Maddi Hallberg
4th in scoring average by a freshmen with 6.10 (1st Dani Hallberg, 14.42 in 2007).
3rd in points scored by a freshmen with 128 (1st Dani Hallberg, 375 in 2007).

Ouch! The Panthers were 1-10 at home and 3-7 away. The 0.09 winning percentage at home is the school’s lowest. Previous low was 12.5 percent (1-7) in 1979-80. The 4-17 season record was the lowest since the 1999-2000 squad was 3-17.

Score Czar ranking with last week’s in parenthesis: 4A – Moses Lake 14 (14), Eastmont 34 (33), Davis 37 (39), Wenatchee 43 (42), Eisenhower 61 (61)…3A – Sunnyside 18 (18).

4A Regionals Right Here
Local b-ball fans can continue to see prep action at Wenatchee Hi this weekend…Friday is a 4A girls regional and Saturday a 4A boys regional. The state playoffs are down to 16 teams and the regional winners advance to state tournament next week at the Tacoma Dome.

Friday at 6 o’clock Puyallup faces Mead and at 8 Lake Stevens takes on Davis, the winner of the local district tourney last Saturday. Puyallup (20-5) finished second in the South Puget Sound League South Division, while Mead (21-1) is champion of the Greater Spokane League. Lake Stevens (18-7) placed second in the WesCo North Division and Davis (13-8) was second in our own Columbia Basin Big Nine Conference. Davis makes their third appearance at WHS, as the Pirates had games here with the Panthers in January and February.

Saturday at 4 o’clock Stadium plays Richland and at 6 Newport of Bellevue tangles with Eastmont. Stadium (16-8) was second in the Narrows League, and Richland (17-4) won the Mid-Columbia league. Newport (17-8) placed fourth in the KingCo Conference Crown Division, and of course Eastmont (19-3) is the champion of the local circuit. This will be Newport’s second trip to the local gym this season. December 1 the Knights were here and defeated the Panthers.

WRESTLING
Panther wrestlers finished in a tie for 19th at Mat Classic Friday and Saturday in the Tacoma Dome. Kyle Lesmeister, a senior, placed second in the 220-pound class. A year ago he was fourth in the same weight class. Alberto Montes, also a senior, placed seventh at 126 pounds. Three additional wrestlers competed at state: Kris Garrett at 138 pounds and both Ignicao Molinero and Ryan Osterlund at 285 pounds. As a team they finished with 29 points.

The first time WHS earned points at a state meet was 1958. In the 56 years from that initial appearance, Wenatchee has earned points 42 times, and 20 times in the past 22 years. Five times they have placed in the top five – 2nd in 1999, 4th in 1991 and 5th in 1962, 1993 and 1994.

BOYS SWIMMING
Four members of the Panther swim team scored points in three events for a total of 13 as Wenatchee finished 28th in the state championship meet Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Jared Vargas, a freshman, placed 11th in the 500 freestyle and 12th in the 100 breaststroke. Vargas joined teammates Alex Baker, Tommy Higley and Garrett Christensen and earned a 16th place in the 200 medley relay.

In the past 25 years this is the 22nd time Wenatchee has earned points at the state meet. In fact they have scored in 14 consecutive years. The Panthers highest place was a 10th in 2008.

Class B Basketball…the Ultimate Book
Next week its state basketball tournament time and fans from large schools to small get all pumped up. This blurb is about the small ones. Remembering the B, the 464-page coffee-table book on the history of the boys and girls B/2B tourneys is available right here in town at Haglund’s Trophies. This book has the names of all 12,986 players that have been at the small school events from 1931 to 2010 for the boys and 1978 to 2010 for the girls. There are features, 458 pictures, stories on every championship game, rule changes, all-tournament teams, a story on the Brewster boys by Nick Babcock, and on and on. A must have for any small school hoop fan. You won’t believe it until you see it.

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