The subregional experience was a positive one indeed for Plateau basketball teams, which combined to win six of eight postseason battles.
The Enumclaw and White River girls topped the charts, winning two games each, while their male counterparts split their games. All the tussles were for seeding purposes only, and all will be playing this week in West Central District matchups – Enumclaw in the Class 3A ranks and White River at the 2A level.
With a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, the EHS girls will not play until 8 p.m. Friday at Clover Park High School in Lakewood. They will take on the winner of a tilt between Kennedy Catholic and Mount Tahoma; those two played Tuesday night.
If the EHS girls win Friday, they will play again at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Pierce High School, taking on either one of three possible opponents (Prairie, Timberline or Bonney Lake). If the Hornet girls lose Friday, they will play at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Clover Park High, taking on one of those same three opponents.
The Enumclaw girls advanced to districts as the No. 1 seed thanks to subdistrict victories over Auburn Mountainview and Lakes. In the Feb. 6 win over the Lions, Julia Myers and Calli Remitz led the way offensively, scoring 15 and 12 points, respectively. Friday, against Lakes, Danielle Saltarelli led the way with 15 points while Myers pitched in with 13 and Katie Holland had 11.
White River girls
One of four teams with a first-round bye, the White River girls open district play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tacoma’s Foss High School. The Hornets will face either Lindbergh or Bremerton; they played a loser-out contest Tuesday night.
If the White River girls win Thursday, they will play again at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, again at Foss High. They will take on either Port Angeles, Kingston or Renton. If White River loses Thursday, the Hornets move to the loser’s bracket with a game at 4:15 Saturday afternoon at Stadium High in Tacoma.
White River’s girls advanced to West Central District play with subdistrict victories Thursday over Lindbergh High and Saturday over the Washington Patriots. Kennedy Hobert exploded for 28 points in the victory over the Eagles while Amanda Lance had 12 and Kristin Sturdivan added 10. Against Washington, Lance posted 21 points.
The Enumclaw High boys enter play tonight, Wednesday, in a large District 3/4 tourney that includes teams from the South Puget Sound League, along with the Seamount, Narrows and Greater St. Helens leagues.
EHS begins play at 7:45 at Clover Park High, taking on Fort Vancouver from the southwest corner of the state in a loser-out contest. If the Hornets prevail, they will next play at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Franklin Pierce High, paired against the No. 2 seed Lincoln Abes.
The EHS boys entered district play following a brief subdistrict tourney in which Enumclaw dropped its Friday contest against Lakes but bounced back with a Saturday trouncing of Auburn Mountainview. Bryce Peterson scored 11 points to lead the Hornet offense during the loss.
White River boys
The White River boys begin their district hoop campaign at 7:45 tonight, Wednesday, in dramatic fashion. The Hornets square off against North Kitsap in a loser-out tilt at Foss High School in Tacoma.
If the White River boys win, they advance to play at 7:45 p.m. Friday against the No. 2 squad from Olympic High.
White River enters district play after splitting two subdistrict games. The Hornets opened with an 11-point victory over Steilacoom on Feb. 6 but were defeated Saturday evening by a formidable Renton squad. During the victory, Spencer Swigart posted 13 points and Alex Sayler added 12. In the loss to Renton, Brandon Dove led the way with 15 points and Swigart chipped in with 11.