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BOYS BASKETBALL (3-7, 6-12) Tuesday, Moses Lake (7-3, 12-6) home.* Did you know?  The first time these two met that the opponent was not called Moses Lake?  That would have been March 6, 1937 in the district tourney here in town and the team from Moses Lake was called Neppel.  The next year the community incorporated as Moses Lake with 302 citizens.  By the way, WHS won that game 33-11 for the district championship and went on to place sixth at state the next week. * The last century ended with Wenatchee High leading the series 65-37.  So far in the current century Moses Lake is up 23-19.  This leaves the local quintet on top 84-60.  On the Panther floor the home team is 51-21.

Friday, Eisenhower (5-5, 9-9) away.* 16…number of games in a row Wenatchee has defeated Eisenhower.  This is the longest win streak against any opponent.* The first time they met this season WHS squeezed out a 57-53 triumph at home.* The Cadets are having their best season in a while.  They have nine wins.  That’s as many as they had in the last four seasons combined.* Despite the current victory run by Wenatchee, EHS still holds a rather commanding lead in the series at 73-49 and is on top in their gym 44-16.

Rankings* WIAA RPI rankings: Wenatchee 51st (52nd last week), Moses Lake 24th, Eisenhower 47th.  Top 10: Davis 3rd * ScoreCzar computer rankings: Wenatchee 47th (49th last week), Moses Lake 23rd tie, Eisenhower 46th.  Top 10: Davis 8th* MaxPreps: Wenatchee 49th (51st last week), Moses Lake 23rd, Eisenhower 46th.  Top 10: Davis 6th * Seattle Times Top 10: Davis 6th * Tacoma News Tribune: Davis 5th * Vancouver Columbian: Davis 9th  Standings: Davis 9-1, Moses Lake 7-3, West Valley 6-5, Eisenhower 5-5, Wenatchee 3-7, Eastmont 3-7, Sunnyside 3-8,

GIRLS BASKETBALL (4-6, 11-7)Wednesday, Moses Lake, (8-2, 15-3) home.* The big, bad Chiefs invade Panther territory tonight.  Big and bad is what they have been to conference foes the past five seasons – 56 wins and 8 losses, plus four trips to state and three trophies.* Ouch!  The truth may hurt, but in those five seasons WHS has mustered buy a single win in 14 games and been outscored by an average of 17.4 ppg.* In the game the 13th of last month at ML the home outfit thumped the Panthers 60-32.* But, the good news.  For a more positive spin let’s look at the whole series.  Since 1974-75 the Purple and Gold leads 49-39 overall, 45-35 league and 29-14 at home.

Friday, Eisenhower (0-10, 1-17) away.* 22…number of games in a row Wenatchee has defeated Eisenhower.  Hey, this sounds a lot like the boys above, and like their male counterparts, it is the longest win streak by far over an opponent.  The next longest is 12 several years ago against Eastmont.* During the streak: average winning margin 26.2, largest margin 50, smallest 4.* The Cadets lone win this season was over Ellensburg.  They average 27.6 ppg and have had four contests with total points of 10, 11, 11 and 16.* When they played here last month the Panthers won 54-32.* WHS leads the series 54-31 overall, 49-29 league and 22-18 in Yakima.

Stuff* The 140 points combined (Sunnyside 77, Wenatchee 63) Saturday ties for the 11th highest total in WHS history.* Alli Hallberg went off for 30 points against Sunnyside.  This is the 14th time a Panther as tallied 30 or more in a game.  The last time it happened was in 2008 when Alli’s sister, Dani got 30.* The Panthers next league win will be their 300th.  The program started in 1974 and their record is 299-339.

Rankings* WIAA RPI rankings: Wenatchee 36th (37th last week), Moses Lake 3rd. Eisenhower 63rd.   Another Top 10: Sunnyside 2nd * ScoreCzar computer rankings: Wenatchee 29th (29th last week), Moses Lake 7th, Eisenhower 62nd.  Another Top 11: Sunnyside 11th * MaxPreps: Wenatchee 28th, (28th last week), Moses Lake 8th, Eisenhower 61st.  Another Top 10: Sunnyside 5th * Seattle Times Top 10: Sunnyside 4th, Moses Lake 5th* Tacoma News Tribune: Sunnyside 2nd, Moses Lake 5th * Vancouver Columbian: Moses Lake 4th, Sunnyside 5th

Standings: Sunnyside 10-1, Moses Lake 8-2, West Valley 6-5, Davis 5-5, Wenatchee 4-6, Eastmont 3-7, Eisenhower 0-10

WRESTLINGSaturday, Regional Tournament at University Place* Something new.  Instead of an all Eastern Washington regional this season, the Big Nine schools are combining with the South Puget Sound League and will be competing at Curtis High School Saturday.* Four Panthers qualified for the next level based on their performances at the district tournament here Friday and Saturday.  Representing Wenatchee at Curtis are Ian Tamngin, 1st district, 160 pounds; Dillon Bair, 2nd district, 182 pounds; Carl Brandt, 3rd district, 160 pounds and Andrew Fritz, 3rd district, 113 pounds.  Kian Davis will go as an alternate at 152 pounds.

BOWLINGJessica Holbrook, a Wenatchee sophomore, finished sixth in the individual competition among field of 72 at the state bowling championship tournament Friday at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

Eastmont won the team title making two straight years the trophy as resided in the Wenatchee Valley.  Wenatchee captured the championship last February.

BOYS SWIMMING The Panthers repeated as district champs by winning the district meet Saturday at Moses Lake.  Those competitors that qualified will move on to the state meet at Federal Way the 17th and 18th. 

Gavin Long Major Player for Seattle PacificA 2016 Wenatchee grad is making quite a name for himself for the Seattle Pacific University basketball team.  Gavin Long, a 6-5, 200 freshman for the Falcons, is seeing some decent playing time and making the most of it.  Averaging 26.3 minutes per game (fifth on the team), Long is fourth in scoring at 9.2 ppg, first in field goal percentage, first in 3-point field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds.

The number two all-time scorer for WHS had his best game Saturday at Western Oregon when he tallied 25 points.