Bonney Lake basketball previews | Winter Sports

The Bonney Lake basketball team is gearing up for another season - check out who graduated, who stayed and who to look our for this season.

Bonney Lake girls

Dan Lisk returns for his second season coaching the Panthers girls basketball team.

Last year, the Bonney Lake finished the season in the middle of the pack at No. 5 in the South Puget Sound League 3A.

Overall, Bonney Lake’s record was 10-14 and 5-9 in league play.

Lisk said returning players for the Panthers are junior Payton Mitchell along with seniors Brooklyn Gratzer, Samantha Boudreau, Danielle Lisk, Emily Stonerock and Emily White.

Mitchell, Gratzer and Boudreau are returning starters from 2014.

Newcomers to the team, he said are sophomores Olivia Grob and Raelyn Kimmel with juniors Shaya McQueen, Taryn Shelin, Julia Stephenson and Amanda Hone.

“The Lady Panthers look to improve on last season’s playoff qualifying fifth place SPSL 3A finish,” Lisk said.

Bonney Lake’s season started with a nonleague matchup against the Ballard Beavers Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Next up for the Panthers is a home game against Fife with tip off set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

“Bonney Lake is counting on a tough nonleague schedule (Ballard, Rogers, Tahoma and Glacier Peak) to get them ready to battle in the very competitive 3A SPSL,” Lisk said.

Bonney Lake boys

The Panthers finished the 2014 with an overall record of 2-18 and a 1-8 league record.

Bonney Lake’s sole league win came mid January against Lakes.

The Panthers beat the Lancers 57-46.

The boys start the new season with a 7 p.m. home game today, Dec. 2, against Fife.

After tournament play Friday, the Panthers will be home Tuesday to take on the Peninsula Seahawks. Tip-off is 7 p.m.


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