BOYS BASKETBALL (5-3, 8-5)
Friday, Eisenhower (1-7, 1-11) away.
Wenatchee’s longest win streak in the series with Eisenhower is the one currently in play – eight (old mark five from 1974-76). They played once so far this season and the Panthers won 56-50 at home in December. The Cadets only victory is over Sunnyside and EHS begins the week on a seven-game losing streak. Overall the Yakima squad leads the series 73 to 41.
Saturday, Davis (5-3, 9-4) home.
Quite the league race…with eight games down and seven to go only one game separates the top four teams. Eastmont is on top at 6-2 while Wenatchee and Davis, along with Moses Lake, all begin the week with 5-3 records and tied for second. In the Panthers first meeting with Davis, the Pirates eked out a 72-69 win a week and a half ago in Yakima. Over the years DHS has been a tough opponent as they upended the local five 87 times while WHS has won 49.
Dillon Sugg, a Wenatchee senior, tallied 31 points against Sunnyside Friday. He is the 22nd Panther to score 30 or more in a game, and it is the 36th time it has happened. John Ross has the most, doing it five times in 1986. Sugg’s 44 points Friday and Saturday give him 236 for the season, and he becomes the only Panther score at least 200 in each of his four years.
In addition to Sugg’s 31, sophomore Gavin Long had 21 Friday. This is the first time two Panthers have topped 20 in the same game since January 20, 2009, against Sunnyside (Austin Bryan 21, Connor Smith 20)…110 games in between. And, the last time one player surpassed 30 and another 20 was December 18, 1989 against Eastmont (Jim Simmons 30, Shaun Stegeman 25)…539 games in between.
The final of that Sunnyside game was 81-42. The 81 is the most Wenatchee has scored since December 4, 2007 when they defeated Hanford 83-67…145 games in between.
Standings: Eastmont 6-2, Wenatchee 5-3, Davis 5-3, Moses Lake 5-3, Sunnyside 2-6, Eisenhower 1-7
Wenatchee is 40th this week in the ScoreCzar computer rankings. They were 47th the last two weeks.
GIRLS BASKETBALL (4-4, 6-7)
Friday, Eisenhower (2-6, 2-10) away.
The Panther/Cadet series is in its third phase. Through the first 14 years, beginning in 1975-76, Wenatchee built up a 20 to 7 lead in wins. Things flipped in 1989-90 and for 17 seasons Eisenhower dominated 24 to 12. WHS put a stop to that in 2006-07, and in a big way, taking the last 15 in a row (and by an average winning margin of 23.6 ppg). Overall the Panthers lead 47 to 31. In their first game this season Wenatchee won 59-33.
Saturday, Davis (6-2, 7-6) home.
The week begins with half the teams in the conference tied for first…and Saturday’s foe is one of them. Davis, Moses Lake and Sunnyside are all 6-2. Of the Pirates two defeats, one was administered by Wenatchee when they won 59-54 in Yakima on the 10th. Since the beginning of play between the two schools in 1976-77 the Panthers have won 50 games to the Pirates 26, and in their own gym lead 28-9.
Wenatchee beat Eastmont 63-27 Saturday. The 39 point margin is the third largest for the Panthers in the series, and the most since a 42-point win in 1990-91.
With 17 points last week Ali Sealby now has 306 points in her career. The junior is the 52nd Panther to reach 300 and the third this season, along with Katie Kansky and Amira Chandler.
Standings: Davis 6-2, Sunnyside 6-2, Moses Lake 6-2, Wenatchee 4-4, Eisenhower 2-6, Eastmont 0-8
Wenatchee moved up to 39th this week in the ScoreCzar computer rankings. They were 40th last week.
BOYS SWIMMING (4-2, 5-5)
Thursday, Eastmont (6-2, ?-?) home.
With a win this week over the outfit across the river, the Panthers would switch places with Eastmont and climb into second place in the CBBN standings. When the two teams faced each other a month ago in the Eastmont pool WHS won 106 to 80. Saturday Wenatchee had two close non-league home meets, defeating Kentwood 90-85 and losing to Walla Walla 89-81.
Standings: Moses Lake 6-0, Eastmont 6-2, Wenatchee 4-2, Davis 2-5, Eisenhower 1-5, Sunnyside 0-6
WRESTLING (1-2, 6-9)
Thursday, Eisenhower (2-1, ?-?) away.
Just two dual meets remain and this week the Panthers travel to Yakima to take on Eisenhower. Wenatchee has defeated the Cadets the last seven times they’ve met and nine of the last 10.
Standings: Moses Lake 3-0, Sunnyside 2-1, Eisenhower 2-1, Wenatchee 1-2, Eastmont 1-2, Davis 0-3
BOWLING (8-0, 11-0)
With the trouncing of Eisenhower last week Wenatchee finished 11-0 for the first undefeated season in the history of the program. They are 8-0 in the league and the champions for the fourth consecutive season. As title holders they get to host the district tournament the 28th.
The Purple and Gold bowlers posted five of the six best scores in the league this season, with a high of 2,190 in the first match with Eastmont.
Final Standings: Wenatchee 8-0, Moses Lake 6-2, Eastmont 3-5, Eisenhower 3-5, Davis 0-8
Viking Hoops Legend Helps Boys Team
Last week Mike Franza stepped in and is handling the boys’ basketball program on an interim basis. The man does have tad bit of experience as a basketball player. After graduating from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose he came north to Bellingham for a college education, and when there starred for the Viking basketball team at Western Washington College (as it was known then).
At one time he held 15 school records, and after 40 years still owns eight.
Most points for a season 640, 1972-73
Best point average for a season 25.6, 1972-73
Most field goals made for a season 264, 1972-73
Most field goals attempted for a season 554, 1972-73
Most steals for a season 99, 1972-73
Best steal average for a season 4.0, 1972-73 (also 7th with 2.8 in 1970-71, tied himself for 7th with 2.8 in 1971-72)
Most field goals in a game, 17 vs. Victoria, B.C., 12/17/72.
Most 30-point plus games in a career 9,.1970-73
NAIA All-American second team 1973
Associated Press Little All-America honorable mention 1973
Basketball Weekly Small College All-America, second team 1973
United Press International All-Coast honorable mention 1973
Little All-Northwest first team 1973
All-NAIA District 1 1972 and 1973
All-Evergreen Conference 1972 and 1973
Starter on 1971-72 team that finished 26-4 and reached the quarterfinals at the national NAIA tournament.
Selected to the WWU all-century basketball team for 20th century
Member of the WWU athletic Hall of Fame
WWU Athlete of the Year, 1973