Shockers play final home game

Jacob Stibal (21), Johnny Mullen (15), Jordan Davis (13) and Angel Lucero (35) in varsity action against against Bridgeport on Jan. 23. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Brooke Willms shoots as Alyssa Hansen (30) and Lexi Deishl (22) watch during girls varsity play. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

WATERVILLE — Waterville/Mansfield played its final home game of the 2017-18 season on Jan. 23 against Bridgeport.

The Shocker junior varsity girls team took the win over the Fillies, 45-30. Scoring for Waterville/Mansfield were Ella Osborne (10 points), Mckenna Gurnard (9 points), Emily Thomsen (8 points), Presley Avenell (7 points), Meredith Mittelstaedt (4 points), Joslyn Lucero (4 points), Haley Vargas (2 points) and Bailey Viebrock (1 point).

The Shocker junior varsity boys had a close game going in the first quarter, ending it with the score 11-11. In the second quarter, the Mustangs pulled into the lead with a halftime score of 30-18. Both teams played well in the third and fourth quarters but the Mustangs maintained the lead to the end and captured the win 49-38.

Evan Simmons gets ready to shoot in the Shocker junior varsity boys game. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Scoring for the Shockers were Kody Angus (14 points), TJ Moser (8 points), Evan Simmons (7 points), Kyler Borden (5 points), Travis Prey (2 points) and Dallas Lowman (2 points).

Waterville/Mansfield’s varsity girls team, which has shown constant improvement during the season, had a great game with a season high final score as they defeated the Fillies, 68-36. The game was a fairly even match until the fourth quarter when the Shocker girls defense dominated the game. The Shockers did have problems making shots from close-in and under the basket. They also made only 9 of 23 free throws.

Scoring for Waterville/Mansfield were Elizabeth Katovich (15 points), Brooke Willms (13 points), Justine Clements (12 points), Codee Fry (8 points), Lexi Deishl (6 points), Alyssa Hansen (5 points), Meredith Mittelstaedt (5 points) and Sarah Mullen (4 points). Willms made two 3-point shots and Mittelstaedt made one 3-point shot.

Shocker junior varsity players Emily Thomsen, Haley Vargas and Meredith Mittelstaedt. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Shocker varsity boys played well against the Mustangs in spite of having too many turnovers from poor passing. The Shockers had a 1-point lead over the Mustangs at the end of the first quarter with a score of 18-17. The Shockers held the lead throughout the game but the Mustangs rallied a few times making several 3-point shots. Waterville/Mansfield came out on top, 70-59. It was also a season high score for the Shocker boys.

Scoring for Waterville/Mansfield were Johnny Mullen (21 points), Jacob Stibal (12 points), Devyn Klinginsmith (12 points), Jordan Davis (10 points), Angel Lucero (7 points), Cole Koenig (5 points) and Will Osborne (3 points). The Shockers had five 3-point shots — with Davis making two, and Mullen, Lucero and Osborne each with one.

During halftime of the game, senior players and cheerleaders and their families were introduced.

As of this game, the conference standings for the Shockers girls varsity team is 9 wins and 4 losses. Conference leaders are Brewster with 12 wins and 1 loss; and Tonasket with 10 wins and 3 losses. The conference standings for the Shockers boys varsity team is 7 wins and 6 losses. They are behind Brewster with 13 wins and no losses, Oroville with 9 wins and 4 losses, Tonasket with 8 wins and 5 losses, and Lake Roosevelt with 7 wins and 5 losses.


The national anthem is performed before the Bridgeport game by the flute trio of Emily Thomsen, Suzanne Robinson and Heidi Tonseth. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)