Shockers travel to Manson, Pateros

Ella Osborne (32) and Sarah Mullen (13) trap Manson player Evelyn De Jesus (21) while Alex Poppie (14) and Codee Reid (52) look on. (Provided photo)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Shockers vs. Trojans

From left, Tristen Marden, Anthony Ochoa, Kyler Borden, Mauricio Negrete and Angel Lucero with coaches Heath Jordan and Derek Browning during the boys varsity game against Manson. (Provided photo)

Waterville-Mansfield’s?junior varsity boys had a cold night for scoring against Manson.?They lost 17-52.

Scoring for the Shockers were Ben Hanson, 8 points; Payton Mulanax, 3 points; Travis Prey, 2 points; Yovanni Baltazar, 2 points; and Kaneem Island, 2 points.

The Shocker varsity boys team, with just two conference?wins this season, lost to Manson, 28-52. Manson has?a record of 6-6 for the season?as of Jan. 24.?The Shockers made 6 of 13 free throw attempts.

Waterville-Mansfield scoring highlights were Angel Lucero, 6 points; Kayden Browning, 6 points; Mauricio Negrete, 5 points; Tristen Marden, 4 points; Evan Simmons, 4 points; Anthony Ochoa, 2 points; and Kyler Borden, 1 point.?Top scorers for the Trojans were Avery Thomson, 19 points; and Nick Strecker, 11 points.

The girls junior varsity did not play.

Waterville-Mansfield’s?varsity girls team continues to improve and is doing well. The Shockers defeated Manson, 62-32.?Waterville/Mansfield made 2 of 4 free throws and made 6 three-point shots.

Scoring highlights were Sarah Mullen, 18 points; Ella Osborne, 17 points; Elizabeth Katovich, 12 points; Codee Reid, 9 points; Mckenna Gurnard, 4 points; and Meredith Mittelstaedt, 2 points.

Shockers vs. Billygoats/Nannies

Sarah Mullen (13) with the rebound as Elizabeth Katovich (10), Ella Osborne (32) and Meredith Mittelstaedt (5) look on in girls varsity play against Pateros. (Provided photo)

The Waterville/Mansfield junior varsity?team?led most of the game but in the final seconds?lost to Pateros, 35-39.

Shocker junior varsity highlights were?Yovanni Baltazar, 8 points; Ben Hanson, 7 points; Mateus Mullen, 6 points; Eli Van Lith, 5 points; Gavin Haight, 3 points; Braydon Murison, 2 points; Jack Katovich, 2 points; and Payton Mulanax, 2 points.

Waterville-Mansfield’s?varsity?boys had a better night on offense but not enough to?push ahead of the Billygoats. The?Shockers?lost, 43-58.

Angel Lucero (42) goes for the shot in boys varsity action against Pateros. (Provided photo)

Waterville-Mansfield statistics included Angel Lucero, 11 points; Thomas Moser, 10 points; Kody Angus, 7 points; Kyler Borden, 4 points; Mauricio Negrete, 3 points; Tristen Marden, 3 points; Evan Simmons, 2 points; Payton Mulanax, 2 points; and Kayden Browning, 1 point.

The girls junior varsity did not play.

Once again, the strong?Waterville/Mansfield varsity girls team won?? this time against the Pateros Nannies. The score was 51-17. The Shockers are in CW2B while the Nannies are in CW1B. As of?Jan. 24, the Nannies?were 6-2 in the standings. The Shockers?were 9-3 in conference play.?The CW2B conference has four strongly competitive girls basketball teams. As of Jan. 24, the?top four teams?were Brewster, Liberty Bell, Lake Roosevelt?and Waterville-Mansfield.

Scoring highlights for Waterville-Mansfield?were Ella Osborne, 12 points; Elizabeth Katovich, 11 points; Sarah Mullen, 7 points; Meredith Mittelstaedt, 6 points; Mckenna Gurnard, 5 points; Codee Reid, 4 points; Alex Poppie, 4 points; and Bailey Viebrock, 2 points.

The Shockers played at Tonasket on Jan. 25 and and faced Oroville at Mansfield on Jan. 26. Details of those games will be in next week’s Empire Press.