WR BOYS BASKETBALL: Pair of wins push WRHS to 5-1

En route to building an impressive 5-1 mark, the White River Hornets went on a fruitful road trip beating both winless league foe Washington 72-46 on Dec. 13 and 3A Bonney Lake Dec. 14 at the Panther Den, 60-50 in overtime.

White River endeavored to keep its road streak alive Friday night at Eatonville; results arrived too late to report here.

Against the hapless Washington Patriots, the host Hornets, sprinted to a 30-17 halftime advantage and were never tested, as sharpshooting guard Billy Kiel scored 26 points and Alex Sayler and Brandon Dove combined to log 25 points.

Twenty-four hours later at Bonney Lake’s gym, White River featured four different players gleaning double figures as Kiel was the game’s high scorer with 18 points. Sayler chipped in with 17 and fellow guard Jason Tyler teamed up with Lyle McCarragher to score a combined total of 21.

White River pulled away from Bonney Lake in the overtime period, outscoring the Panthers 13-3 to crystalize the final tally at 60-50.

White River will match jump shots with Tahoma at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kent’s ShoWare Center. Additionally, the team will travel to Yakima’s SunDome Dec. 29 and 30 to lock horns with Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) and Zillah High, respectively. The tip-off time for both is 6 p.m.

The Hornet cagers will resume league play when they host Franklin Pierce at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 3.


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