Regional tests too tough for Enumclaw boys, girls | PREP BASKETBALL

The Enumclaw High girls ended a successful basketball season with a Friday loss in the state regionals to Glacier Peak High.

The Enumclaw High girls ended a successful basketball season with a Friday loss in the state regionals to Glacier Peak High.

The Hornets traveled to Glacier Peak in Snohomish for a 6 p.m. game and lost a hard fought contest 47-40.

Coach Beth Madill, who was named South Puget Sound League coach of  the year, said by email following the game, “I am so proud to coach such incredible young women. They truly represented Enumclaw well on and off the court. To finish in the top 16 is an incredible accomplishment.”

Leading the scoring for Enumclaw was Julia Myers, who hit for 13 in the first half and 19 for the game. Katie Holland scored eight.

The Hornets made several runs at the Grizzlies in the fourth, but Glacier Peak was able to hold on after Fausey made a couple of layups to keep the scales tipped away from Enumclaw.

Madill directed her team to SPSL 3A title, a third-place finish in districts and a game in the state regional playoffs.

“The journey over the past five months has been one marked with many memories that I know these girls will cherish for a lifetime,” Madill said.

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The Enumclaw High boys basketball team planned at the beginning of the season to challenge for the top spot in the South Puget Sound League 3A standings.

The team did much more than that.

The Hornets not only tied for the best record in the SPSL at 7-3, it took a No. 6 seed in the district tournament and made it to the state regionals, losing on the road to University High in Spokane. The team finished 16-10 overall.

Coach Kellen Hall said by email, “I couldn’t be prouder of our boys. They overcame extensive adversity this year, and always continued to battle.”

Enumclaw stayed even with University at 13 apiece during  in the state regional game. The second quarter saw University outscore the Hornets 18-10.

Enumclaw tipped the scoring in its favor 15-13 during the third period but University took the game by outscoring Hornets 21-19 over the course of the final eight minutes.

Perry Rockwood led EHS with 20 points, followed by Drake Rademacher with 13 and Bryce Petersen at 12.

Jr Condon added seven and Tony Chynoweth five.

Hall said of the team, “It’s never easy to see it come to an end, but this team has an enormous amount to be proud of. This senior class has been a true joy and will be missed. They played a huge role in setting the foundation for Enumclaw basketball in the future.”

 

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