BOYS BASKETBALL (8-4, 11-6)
Friday, Eastmont (8-4, 13-4) home.
The Panthers and Wildcats are each 8-4 and tied for second. The first game this season went to WHS by nine, the second game to EHS by nine. The last half-dozen meetings between the two have all been decided by single digits. This will be the 110th game between the local schools with Wenatchee holding a 63-46 lead in overall wins, 15-5 in league and 33-18 at home.
Four teams, each with three games left and two games separating first from fourth. Quite the race for district seedings. Davis, Wenatchee, Eastmont and Moses Lake all advance to district. But in what order? This week fourth-place Moses Lake hosts first-place Davis, and as mentioned, the local pair tied for second play at WHS. If the Chiefs top the Pirates, which they have done twice already, there will be a mere one game between the four teams with two games to go. Yikes!
Panther Point Milestone
There was something totally unique about the first point Wenatchee scored after coming out of the locker room to begin the third quarter Saturday at Sunnyside. Something occurred that had never happened before in the 104-year history of the peach basket sport a WHS. Many fans probably didn’t realize, but that initial third-period point was the 100,000th for the boys program at Wenatchee High. The mark was achieved in 2,056 games. Fascinating stuff.
Sugg Ties Record
The oldest scoring record I keep track of has been tied by Dillon Sugg…and it will remain a tie. The Panther senior scored in double figures in 22 consecutive games, and the streak ended when he got nine points Friday against Moses Lake. The record was originally set in 1952-53 by Gil Evett who scored five points in the first game of his senior year and then had 10 or more in the final 22. The mark was tied in 1985-86 by John Ross, in his senior season, who played in 22 of the team’s 25 games and was in double figures every time.
Consecutive scoring streaks of 10 or more points have occurred 39 times for the Panthers. Sugg as three of them…the 22, plus 10 in 2011-12 and 11 in 2011-12/2012-13. Thirty-one players have done it, six of them twice and Sugg three times. The first to do it was Bob Conklin in 1943-44 with 10 games.
Sophomore Gavin Long has 236 points. This is the 147th time a Panther has reached 200 points in a season.
Standings: Davis 9-3, Wenatchee 8-4, Eastmont 8-4, Moses Lake 7-5, Sunnyside 3-9, Eisenhower 1-11
Wenatchee remains 37th this week in the ScoreCzar computer rankings.
GIRLS BASKETBALL (6-6, 8-9)
Friday, Eastmont (0-12, 0-17) home.
Just one game this week, and that at home against the folks from across the river. The Panthers will be seeking a sweep of the season series. They won by 14 on a neutral site at the Town Toyota Center in December and by 36 last month at Eastmont. Overall WHS leads the series 47-28, 9-4 in league and 20-14 at home.
With everyone in the league having three games remaining, the four teams that play at district are determined…it’s just the final pecking order to be decided. Moses Lake, Davis, Wenatchee and Eisenhower are in (remember Sunnyside is 3A). The top seed will be either Moses Lake or Davis, second will be Moses Lake, Davis or Wenatchee, third will be Davis or Wenatchee and Eisenhower is locked in at fourth.
Junior Almira Chandler has 201 points. This is the 65th time a Panther has reached 200 points in a season.
Standings: Moses Lake 10 -2, Sunnyside 9-3, Davis 8-4, Wenatchee 6-6, Eisenhower 3-9, Eastmont 0-12
Wenatchee is tied for 37th this week in the ScoreCzar computer rankings. They were 35th last week.
BOWLING (8-0, 11-0)
Friday & Saturday, State Tournament, University Place.
For the sixth time in 11 seasons Wenatchee will participate in the state tournament. Again this year the tourney is at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place (suburb of Tacoma). In their first trip to state in 2004 the Panthers took the state championship. In 2005 they were fourth, in ’06 fourth, in ’11 sixth and in ’12 fourth.
The other seven teams in the championship tournament are Battle Ground, Cascade (Everett), Curtis (University Place), Heritage (Vancouver), Puyallup, Richland and South Kitsap (Port Orchard). This is the 13th state tourney and only three schools have made more appearances than Wenatchee…Cascade (Everett), Central Kitsap (Silverdale) and Wilson (Tacoma) each with seven.
BOYS SWIMMING (8-2, 9-5)
Friday & Saturday, District Meet at Central Washington University.
All five 4A CBBN teams will compete this weekend in the District 6 meet at CWU in Ellensburg. Competitors will be vying for berths at the state meet in two weeks at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
The Panthers finished their league events last week with three wins and finished 8-2 and in second place, the same as they did a year ago.
Final Standings: Moses Lake 10-0, Wenatchee 8-2, Eastmont 6-4, Davis 4-6, Eisenhower 2-8, Sunnyside 0-10
WRESTLING (2-3, 7-10)
Saturday, District Tournament at Eisenhower.
The Panthers meet up with league foes Davis Eastmont, Eisenhower and Moses Lake Saturday for the District 6 meet and to qualify wrestlers for regional competition next weekend at Pasco.
This past week ended league play and Wenatchee finished in a three-way tie for third with Eisenhower and Eastmont, all with 2-3 records. Moses Lake (surprise, surprise) took the title.
Final Standings: Moses Lake 5-0, Sunnyside 4-1, Wenatchee 2-3, Eisenhower 2-3, Eastmont 2-3, Davis 0-5
Hoops Arrangements 90 Years Ago
From the January 20, 1914 Wenatchee World. Spelling exactly as it was then.
ARRANGE BASKET BALL SPECIAL
Leave Here at 7 p. m. for Cashmere Returning at 12.
Yesterday a delegation of high school students completed arrangements with Agent Piper for running a special train to Cashmere next Friday night. The occasion is the second game between Wenatchee and Cashmere to determine the basket ball championship. Cashmere having won the first of the three games to be played. In order to secure the special it is necessary to obtain a crowd of a least one hundred. From the degree of interest being manifested at present a great many more than the number required will go. In less than an hour after the special was announced, over 75 students signed their intention of going. In order to accommodate the towns-people who work until six, the train will not leave until 7 p. m., returning at 12. The round trip fare will be sixty cents. As it is necessary to secure a hundred names before the train can be assured, all those desiring to go will please call up J. C. Nelson, phone 955.
By the way, Cashmere won 33-21.
About that game you watched Sunday
From the opening kickoff until the final zero on the clock, three hours and twenty-three minutes went by for a “60 minute” game. And the actual playing time (from snap to end of play) you witnessed was 11 minutes and 51 seconds.