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Prep Friday: Brewster girls basketball team pulls away, advances to 2B league finals

BREWSTER — The Brewster Bears girls basketball team used a 20-point fourth quarter to break free in what had been a tight contest against visiting Liberty Bell on Friday night, securing a 58-44 victory and a spot in the Central Washington 2B League championship game Saturday against Tonasket at Bridgeport High School.

Strong second period pushes Wild past Vipers

VERNON, British Columbia — After a slow start Friday night, the Wenatchee Wild came alive in the second period, scoring three goals in the frame to down the host Vernon Vipers 3-1 at Kal Tire Place. It was the Wild’s fourth consecutive win and their third of the season against the Vipers as Wenatchee swept the season series between the teams.

Prep Tuesday: Wenatchee boys basketball team storms back to beat Moses Lake

WENATCHEE — Facing a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the second-place team in the Columbia Basin Big Nine standings, the outlook for the Wenatchee boys basketball team didn’t look good Tuesday night. But an alteration defensively set the stage for a stirring Panthers comeback as Wenatchee’s Senior Night ended with a bang.

Burston, Vanderbeck tally hat tricks as Wild dismantle Eagles

WENATCHEE — For the second night in a row, the Wenatchee Wild put together a convincing display against Surrey at the Town Toyota Center, demolishing the visiting Eagles by a 9-1 margin Saturday. Colin Burston scored four goals and AJ Vanderbeck had three as the Wild outshot the Eagles 62-11.

WVC men’s basketball team snaps skid

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men’s basketball team ended its four-game losing streak Saturday with an 85-70 win over the Columbia Basin Hawks at Wenatchee Valley College. 

Prep Saturday: Panthers, ‘Cats send nine to 4A wrestling regional

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Panthers had their best performance of the season as hosts of the 4A District 6 Tournament at Wenatchee High School on Saturday, advancing four wrestlers on to regionals. Senior captain Ian Tamngin defeated Sunnyside senior J.J. Rodriguez 3-1 to earn the district championship at 160 pounds, while fellow senior Dillon Bair took second at 182 pounds. 

Eastmont bowling team secures first ever 4A state title

UNIVERSITY PLACE — Last winter, after the Eastmont bowling team fell just short of a trip to the 4A state tournament, Wildcats coach Jeremy Anders was approached by three of his bowlers. They told Anders that although the season ended in disappointment, Eastmont wouldn’t have the same problem the next season. The trio told their coach that they’d be lifting the trophy come the end of the 2016-17 season.

WVC emerge victorious over Big Bend in OT

MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee Valley College women’s basketball team squeaked out a 62-55 win over the Big Bend Lady Vikings in overtime on Wednesday at Big Bend Community College. 

Prep focus: Johnson’s late putback keeps Cashmere girls basketball team unbeaten

CASHMERE — In the final home game of her outstanding Cashmere High School career, Abbie Johnson went out with a bang. With her team’s perfect season on the line, the senior forward — already one of the winningest players in program history — stepped up for one last bow on her home floor Tuesday night.

Prep Saturday: Cashmere girls basketball team pulls away from Zillah late

CASHMERE — For the first time since its meeting January 13 with Okanogan, the Cashmere girls basketball team found itself in a highly competitive game. Despite an off night shooting from the floor, the Bulldogs outrebounded Zillah 22-6 on the offensive glass and held the Leopards without a second-chance point to earn a 55-45 victory in a nonleague showdown Saturday at Cashmere High School.

WVC men’s basketball team stumbles late against Spokane

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College men's basketball team let its game against the Spokane Sasquatch slip through its fingers in the final minutes on Saturday, losing 90-85 at Wenatchee Valley College.

Wild cruise by Capitals, get back on track

DUNCAN, British Columbia — A big night from Dakota Raabe helped the Wenatchee Wild get back on track away from home Saturday night. Following consecutive road defeats, the Wild buckled down defensively in the first two periods before exploding offensively in the third. Anthony Yamnitsky shined in goal while Raabe scored twice and added two assists to lift the Wild to a 5-0 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Island Savings Centre.

Prep focus: Wenatchee’s comeback bid falls just short

WENATCHEE — A game that each team led by double digits came down to the last shot Friday night at Wenatchee High School. After watching its 11-point first-half advantage evaporate in a hurry in the third quarter, the Wenatchee girls basketball team staged a furious comeback effort in the final frame and found itself in position to shoot for the win against visiting Davis.