Enumclaw High, White River players land on all-league teams

Enumclaw’s Drake Rademacher goes up for a shot against Peninsula Jan. 31. - Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald
Enumclaw’s Drake Rademacher goes up for a shot against Peninsula Jan. 31.
— image credit: Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald

Plateau players dotted the rosters when South Puget Sound League 2A and 3A basketball coaches determined their first-team, second-team and honorable mention selections.

White River girls

Junior sharpshooter Amanda Lance was tabbed as the league’s most valuable player, sharing the honor with Sumner’s Jamie Lange. Lance averaged 14 points per game, along with three assists and four rebounds.

Named to the all-league first team were junior Kristin Sturdivan (10 points per game) and freshman Kendall Bird (11.5 points, seven rebounds per game); sophomore Darian Gore (seven points, six rebounds) was a second-team pick.

Lance and Sturdivan are repeat selections, having been named to the first team a season ago.

This marks back-to-back MVP honors for the Hornet girls program, as Kennedy Hobert was MVP a season ago. She now plays for George Fox University.

Bird accomplished something that hasn’t been done at White River for many years. The last Hornet freshman to land on the first team was Trisha Hermanson, honored following the campaign of 1997-98.

White River boys

For the White River boys, seniors Brandon Dove and Spencer Swigart were first-team selections. Dove closed out his Hornet career as a four-year starter and two-time selection to the all-league first team. This season he averaged 11 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2 steals per game.

Swigart was the team’s top scorer this season, averaging 13 points per outing. He also contributed five rebounds and two assists.

Senior Brandon Garvin (10 points, five rebounds, two assists) and junior Dustin France (12 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists) received honorable mention.

A year ago, France was a second-team pick and Swigart earned honorable mention.

Enumclaw boys

Drake Rademacher posted big numbers and, accordingly, walked away with SPSL 3A most valuable player honors. The 6-8 senior averaged 18.4 points, 11 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He ended his EHS career with a monster game, scoring 27 points and pulling down 24 rebounds against Kennedy Catholic.

Rademacher also was a first-team pick after his junior season.

Senior Bryce Peterson and junior Zac Webb made the SPSL 3A first team. Peterson shot nearly 60 percent from the field while averaging 15.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2.1 steals per contest. He was the third-leading scorer in SPSL 3A games. Webb connected on a whopping 63 percent of his 3-point attempts, contributing to his 11.5 season scoring average; he also averaged 6.6 rebounds.

Sophomore Josh Erickson was an honorable mention pick following a season in which he averaged 7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

Enumclaw girls

One the girls side of things, senior Kimmy Aubert was a first-team pick, sophomore Sam Engebretsen was named to the second team and sophomore Kylie Rademacher received honorable mention.

Aubert averaged 9.9 points per game and was in the top five in the SPSL 3A in several categories: scoring, free throw percentage (78 percent), assists (3.1) and steals (3.4).

Engebretsen averaged 7 points per contest, led the league in assists with 4.3 per league game and was in the top five with steals (2.5). Rademacher was in the league’s Top 10 in both scoring (8.1) and rebounding (4.2).

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