BL boys, girls, show signs of moving up in standings

The Panther boys are already on the prowl, looking to improve upon a break-even performance a season ago.

Bonney Lake played one game against White River last year, coming away with a 58-49 loss. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Bonney Lake played one game against White River last year, coming away with a 58-49 loss. Photo by Kevin Hanson

BONNEY LAKE BOYS

The Panther boys are already on the prowl, looking to improve upon a break-even performance a season ago.

This year’s squad is heavy on experience, dominated by seniors and juniors.

The most noticeable Panther is junior Zane Foster; now listed at 6 feet, 11 inches, he was a second team, all-Pierce County League selection following last season.

Seniors on the early-season varsity roster include Alex Stevenson, Kaiden Hammond, Gavyn Tinsley, Ryan Arpin, Daniel Shocks, Logan Howard and Gabe Stump. Joining Foster in the junior ranks are Tyson Lawes and Elijah Brown. Rounding out the roster are sophomore Jordan Arpin and freshman Champ Spencer.

The Panthers will look to put more wins in the record book this time around. Last year’s squad finished 7-7 in PCL play and went 10-12 overall. The Panthers advanced to the district tournament but were ousted after losing their first two tourney games.

The Panthers picked up their first victory of the season on opening night, traveling to nearby Buckley to slip past the Hornets 62-58.

BONNEY LAKE GIRLS

The Bonney Lake girls basketball team was hit hard by graduation, but plenty of hoop experience remains on the roster.

A squad consisting primarily of juniors and seniors will look to earn a postseason appearance – just as last year’s team did – but make a deeper run.

This year’s Panther team consists of seniors Raelyn Kimmel, Malea Loukides, Monae Lee and Olivia Grob; juniors include Abby Frame, Jessica Day, Payton Schelin, Jordann Hofstrand and Maisyn Jensen; and sophomores Alexis Brooks and Madison Kinney round out the squad.

The Pierce County League season got underway Wednesday with a trip to Tacoma to face Stadium High and continues Friday with a home game against Wilson. Saturday, the Panther girls will host district rival Sumner High.

The team is coming off a 2016-17 season that finished with an overall record of 9-14, which included a 6-8 mark and fifth-place finish in the Pierce County League 3A. That was followed by one win and two losses in the district tournament, which brought the season to a close.

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