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Does the season continue? Depends on games tonight

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HOOPSThe following applies for both boys and girls.  When the league season concluded Friday the first and second-place teams earned berths in the 4-team district tournament.  To find the other two teams there are “play-in” games tonight.  The third seed vs. sixth and fourth vs. fifth.  The winners move on to district.  The girls district tourney is Thursday and Saturday and the boys Friday and Saturday.   In boys action tonight number three-Moses Lake hosts number-six Sunnyside, while number-four Wenatchee hosts number-five Eisenhower.  For the girls third-seed West Valley hosts sixth-seed Eastmont and fifth-seed Wenatchee travels to fourth-seed Davis.

GIRLS BASKETBALL (5-7, 12-8)Tuesday, Davis, (5-7, 7-13) away.* The Panthers and Pirates ended the season tied in fourth place, each with five wins and seven losses.  Based on the league tie-breaking format, Davis got the four seed and gets to host the game.* A year ago the same two met in the same four vs. five game.  In that case the Panthers were the four seed and the Pirates five.  The game was in the Apple Capital and the home team won 53-37.* Wenatchee High has a 3-game win streak Davis and all together is 25-19.

New Single Game Record* A 40-year-old school record was broken Friday then Alli Hallberg went off for 36 points in the win over Eisenhower.  The old mark was 34 points first set by Donna Regan in 1977, and then matched twice by B.J. Kuntz in 1986.  Hallberg, a 6-0 junior, went 14 of 20 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Rankings* WIAA RPI rankings: Wenatchee 37th (36th last week), Davis 32nd.  Top 10: Moses Lake 3rd, Sunnyside 5th * ScoreCzar computer rankings: Wenatchee 28th (29th last week), Davis tie 36th.  Top 11: Moses Lake 7th, Sunnyside 10th * MaxPreps: Wenatchee 30th, (28th last week), Davis 38th.  Top 10: Sunnyside 5th, Moses Lake 7th

Final Standings: Sunnyside 11-1, Moses Lake 10-2, West Valley 7-5, Wenatchee 5-7, Davis 5-7, Eastmont 4-8, Eisenhower 0-12

BOYS BASKETBALL (5-7, 8-12) Tuesday, Eisenhower (5-7, 9-11) home.* It’s Wenatchee and Eisenhower again, the second time in five days.  Both squads finished with 5-7 marks and tied for fourth, but the Panthers got the higher seed as they defeated the Cadets in both their league games.* Speaking of those two games.  The first was here in town and WHS won 57-53.  The second was Friday in Yakima and the Panthers won 60-57.* Once before Wenatchee was involved in a play-in contest.  It was two years ago and who did they face – Eisenhower.  The Purple and Gold won 70-54 in the local gymnasium.* Wenatchee and Eisenhower have met 17 times over the past eight seasons and everyone has been a victory for WHS.  The last Cadet win was in 2010.* On their own floor WHS is 33-24 vs. EHS and has won nine straight.

Rankings* WIAA RPI rankings: Wenatchee 44th (51st last week), Eisenhower 52nd.  Top 10: Davis 3rd * ScoreCzar computer rankings: Wenatchee 43rd (47th last week), Eisenhower tie 46th.  Top 10: Davis tie 10th * MaxPreps: Wenatchee 44th (49th last week), Eisenhower 48th.  Top 10: Davis 6th

Final Standings: Davis 11-1, Moses Lake 7-5, West Valley 7-5, Wenatchee 5-7, Eisenhower 5-7, Sunnyside 4-8, Eastmont 3-9

Valentine’s DayOf course the main thing WHS fans at both gyms will be wondering about is how their favorite team does on this special day.  History definitely favors the young men.  Beginning 100 years ago in 1917 the fellas have won 15 of 25 on cupid day, and have a 2-game win streak…but, they trail the Cadets 2-1.  Things have not been so sweet for the fairer sex.  In a dozen Valentine’s games they have won but four, and have a 4-game losing streak.  They are even with Davis at 1-1.

BOYS SWIMMING A large contingent of 13 swimmers and divers will compete in 12 events Friday and Saturday at the state championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. 

Representing Wenatchee are: Braden Dilly 100 & 200 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley RelayConnor Hasse 500 FreeChristian Cutter 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free RelayCharlie Cutter 100 & 200 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free RelayConnor Elwyn 100 Back & 100 Fly. 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free RelayTage Madson 200 IMKaleb Pringle 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free RelayCameron Wheeler - 500 Free, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free RelayEathyn Geren - DivingTristyn Geren - DivingMax Hunter - Adaptive 50 Free and 50 BackEythen Wood - Alternate Ian Walsh - Alternate

* Wenatchee has had participants place and earn points in 28 of 31 state meets, including the last 17 straight.  Last year’s seventh place finish was their highest ever.

 

Moses Lake Winter All-Sports Leader…AgainMoses Lake has won the CBBN winter all-sports title for the fifth straight year.  And for the fifth year in a row Wenatchee is second.  The Chiefs accumulated 26.5 points and the Panthers had 21.0, just a half point ahead of West Valley at 20.5.

In an unusual situation, Moses took the top spot without winning a championship.  But they did real well as runners-up, placing second in wrestling, boys swimming, girls basketball and tying for second in boys basketball.  Sunnyside win girls basketball and wrestling, Wenatchee was tops in boys swimming, Eastmont in bowling and Davis in boys basketball.

After two seasons WHS is third in the all-sports standings.  Some high finishes are going to be necessary in the spring to add to their string of four consecutive titles.

Points are awarded as follows: 7 for first place, 6 for second, 5 for third, etc.