Enumclaw High girls rout visiting K-M Royals

The Hornets won handily, 54-8.

Marissa Espinosa works under the basket during Enumclaw’s easy victory of Kent-Meridian. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Marissa Espinosa works under the basket during Enumclaw’s easy victory of Kent-Meridian. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Friday afternoon’s game might have started a bit slow – it was almost two minutes before points went on the scoreboard – but the Enumclaw girls then wasted little time burying the visiting Kent-Meridian Royals.

Taking the court at 2 p.m., coach Ted Carlson and his Hornet crew outplayed their guests in every facet of the game, rolling to a 54-8 nonleague victory.

The easy decision allowed the Hornets to improve to 3-7 on the season. The Enumclaw girls will be looking for victory No. 4 tonight (Wednesday) when they host Todd Beamer High in Chuck Smith Gym. Tipoff for the North Puget Sound League 4A contest is set for 7 p.m.

In routing the Royals (1-9 overall), the Hornets ran to a 10-0 start and held a 14-3 advantage after one quarter of play. If there was any doubt about the outcome it was eliminated with Enumclaw’s 23-point flurry in the second period. Kent-Meridian routinely wilted under Enumclaw’s defense and was held to just one hoop and a lone free throw during the second half.

Sawyer Anderson and Sydney Brazier scored 10 points each to lead EHS. Others in the scoring column were Ellie DeGroot with eight points; Ren Olson with seven; Saydee Anderson with six; Karsyn Kranc, five; Jesslyn Huizenga, four; and Marissa Espinosa and Rosie Penke, two each.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Sports

T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft

Dauner is a center from Fargo; Mackie is a defenseman from Anchorage

White River Hornets take talents to collegiate hoop programs

Here are where some Buckley athletes have taken their talents around Washington and California.

The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)
WIAA still hoping to hold state championships in May

But if the school shutdown extends past April 24, those championships could be in jeopardy.

Enumclaw High baseball, softball teams seeking diamond wins

The boys team is seeing many veterans return, while the girls lost some players to graduation.

Tough times for White River in the SunDome

Both the girls and boys team fell early in the state tournament.

White River teams in Yakima for state 2A hoop tourney

The boys team hasn’t gone to state since placing second in 2012.

Enumclaw swimmers, diver take part in state Class 4A competition

Ricky Bonthuis placed eighth in the diving competition.

Both White River teams headed to 2A state hoops

But the Enumclaw girl’s shot at state came up short.

White River girls claim state wrestling title, boys place third in 2A ranks

White River High wrestlers were the cream of the Mat Classic crop… Continue reading

Maple Valley co-ed softball seeking seniors

Practice will begin as soon as the rain stops.

Three local hoop teams stay alive in district tournaments

White River’s boys and girls team, plus EHS’ gils team, are still battling to get to state.

Area wrestlers advancing in postseason tournaments

Both Enumclaw and White River have more than a few top-performing athletes.