WRHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Hornets stuck in three-way tie

The White River High boys find themselves in a three-way tie for second place in the South Puget Sound League 2A, sharing a 4-2 mark with Franklin Pierce and Eatonville.

The deadlock came courtesy of Eatonville, which pulled off an upset over Franklin Pierce Friday night.

After experiencing a cold shooting night against Franklin Pierce Jan. 11 and consequently dropping a 54-48 contest, the Hornets rose to the occasion at home Friday, rallying to defeat Fife 56-55.

“We lead for most of the game and then sort of held them at bay in the closing minutes, as they had trouble getting the ball to go down in the late going,” White River coach Rick Tripp said.

Tripp was delighted to see senior post Nicco Wolfskill coming on strong.

“Wolfskill is really stepping up his game a notch this season,” Tripp said. “We had kind of a poor scoring night against FP, but at least Nicco managed to pop in 17 points.”

Hornet guard Billy Kiel scored 13 points against the Cardinals and was WRHS’s leading scorer against Fife with 19 points. In that victory over the Trojans, Jason Tyler and Alex Sayler scored 14 and 12, respectively.