Enumclaw Hornets boys basketball team title clinching game | Slideshow

The Enumclaw High boys basketball team clinched the South Puget Sound League 3A title and the No. 1 seed into the subdistrict tournament by beating Peninsula 68-59 Friday.

The Enumclaw High boys basketball team clinched the South Puget Sound League 3A title and the No. 1 seed into the subdistrict tournament by beating Peninsula 68-59 Jan. 31.

The game was played on the Hornets’ home court.

The Hornets are undefeated in league play and 15-3 overall.

The Hornets played a stingy defense and executed a smart offensive sets to beat the second-place Seahawks. Enumclaw did a good job of taking advantage of Peninsula’s mismatches.

The duo of Bryce Peterson and Zac Webb torched Peninsula with a combined 45 points and neutralizing the Seahawks’ star guard, JaQuori McLaughlin.

Peterson dropped in 24 points and four steals. Webb scored 21 and grabbed 12 rebounds.

“We always try to find the best matchup for us to attack,” coach Kellen Hall said. “They didn’t have the size to stop everyone, and based on the matchup, we went to Zac (Webb). That was both by design and opportunity.”

Enumclaw’s Drake Rademacher played a dominating game in the post with 15 points. 10 rebounds and five assists.

“Drake’s game has advanced so much this year,” Hall said. “He’s learned to use his size inside, as well as use his abilities on the perimeter. He’s such a tough matchup for teams because of how well he can play both inside and out.”

In the fourth quarter Webb helped the Hornets move ahead of a tenacious Peninsula assault.

“Zac was a monster for us,” Hall said. “He’s been a glue guy for us all season and has been a huge part of our success. He’s found his role and how to play to his strengths.”

The Hornets end the regular season at Saturday at Bonney Lake and the subdistrict tournament begins Feb. 12.

“The season as a whole has been very successful,” Hall said. “We have really come together as a unit. I’m beyond happy that these boys got to experience what it’s like to climb that ladder and cut down the net.”

 

 

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