WRHS BOYS BASKETBALL: White River drops a pair of close South Puget Sound League 3A hoop contests

After falling 64-60 Jan. 5 at Timberline and losing 58-56 at Bonney Lake Friday, the White River boys basketball squad slipped to 2-8 overall and 2-4 in South Puget Sound League 3A play.

In its league nail-biter at the Panther den, the Hornets had a 34-30 advantage at intermission, but a resilient Bonney Lake team bounced back in the fourth quarter to outscore the Hornets 18-13 and emerge victorious.

While White River sophomore guard Billy Kiel, the seventh leading scorer in the SPSL 3A, popped in 15 points against BLHS, while teammates Jason Tyler and Blake Halverson added 14 and 10, respectively.

White River played a young but skilled Sumner High group Tuesday night, with results coming too late to report here; results will be posted at www.courierherald.com. White River crosses the county line at 5:15 p.m. Friday to confront Enumclaw, the first half of a boys-girls doubleheader.