Shockers teams split games with Brewster

 

Ben Garnica prepares to shoot during varsity action against Brewster. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Justine Clements (30) shoots with Sarah Mullen (13) looking on during varsity play at Waterville. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers had some ups and down on the basketball court Dec. 2 against the Brewster Bears in Central Washington 2B League play.

The boys C-squad won their game 39-26. Top scorers were Eli Van Lith (8 points), Kody Angus (8 points), Evan Simmons (6 points), Dallas Lowman (6 points), Anthony Ochoa (6 points), Mauricio Negrete (4 points), Adolfo Vela (4 points) and Daniel Youngblood (3 points). Top scorer for the Bears was Jose Luis Carrillo (16 points).

The junior varsity girls won their contest against the Bears 60-44. Scoring for the Shockers was led by eight-grader Ella Osborne (brought up due to a shortage of players) with 17 points. Others scoring were Emily Thomsen (11 points), Codee Fry (11 points), Presley Avenell (8 points), Meredith Mittelstaedt (6 points), Haley Vargas (5 points) and Joslyn Lucero (2 points).

Waterville/Mansfield’s junior varsity boys on the court include Travis Prey, Jaylen Hope and Evan Simmons. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The varsity girls had a cold start and didn’t score until the second quarter. The Bears — always one the best teams in the league — are fast, strong, very good shooters and quick to steal the ball during a pass or when the opponent is dribbling the ball. The Shockers lost to the Bears 16-42. While play execution was good, ball handing and poor passing contributed too many turnovers.

The Shockers junior varsity boys lost to the Bears 30-53. Again the Bears played hard, fast, shot well and were great at stealing the ball.

The varsity boys also had a hard time getting going. Brewster won the game 72-39. The Bears’ varsity team was like the junior varsity team in that they played hard, fast, shot well and were great at stealing the ball.

Shocker junior varsity players in action are Codee Fry, Emily Thomsen and Haley Vargas. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Scoring for the Shockers were Johnny Mullen (10 points), Devyn Klinginsmith (10 points), Cole Koenig (4 points), Jordan Davis (4 points), Ethan Petersen (3 points), Ben Garnica (3 points), Kyler Borden (3 points) and Will Osborne (2 points).

Each home game this year will have theme.

The home opener was Alumni Night with about 100 alumni attending. Alumni of the Year announced were Robert Parcells and Lou Ann Bromiley.

The Shockers hit the road for their next game with Liberty Bell on Dec. 5 and then return home to face Soap Lake on Dec. 7.

 

 

 

Shocker C-squad players are Adolfo Vela, Eli Van Lith and David MacDonald. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Waterville alumni are honored during the Shockers game on Dec. 2. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)