EHS boys win Friday on game’s final shot

The annual Hornet-Hornet hoop battle brought a convincing win for the highly-regarded White River girls and a dramatic, final-shot victory for the Enumclaw boys.

The annual Hornet-Hornet hoop battle brought a convincing win for the highly-regarded White River girls and a dramatic, final-shot victory for the Enumclaw boys.

The two programs squared off Friday night in the White River gymnasium.

In the opening contest, the White River girls bolted to an early lead and never looked back. Jumping out to a 15-3 lead after one quarter, the Buckley squad pushed its advantage to 33-3 by halftime.

Eight White River girls entered the scoring column, headed by Georgia Lavinder’s 13 points and 10 by Kendall Bird.

Friday’s game marked the season opener for White River.

For Enumclaw, which dropped to 0-3 overall, Madison Bosik was the top scorer with seven points.

The lack of drama in the opening game was in stark contrast to a hard-fought, tightly-contested boys game.

Griffin Webb’s shot from the corner with two seconds left on the game clock allowed Enumclaw to escape with a 54-53, nonleague victory.

EHS managed a slim lead throughout the night, going up 11-10 after one quarter of play and entering the locker room with a 25-21 halftime advantage. The margin stayed the same after each club scored 14 in the third period.

White River finally grabbed a 53-52 lead and looked to pad its advantage with a dozen ticks remaining on the clock. A missed shot, however, allowed Enumclaw a final opportunity.

Webb hauled down the rebound, dribble the length of the court and – with a pair of White River defenders in his face – launched a shot that dropped cleanly through the net.

Webb’s heroics capped a 13-point night and he joined a pair of teammates in double figures. Peter Erickson finished with 15 and Kaden Anderson added 14.

For Enumclaw, the win was the first in three contests; for White River, it was the season opener.

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