Shockers travel to Tonasket

McKenna Gurnard (22) comes down with the rebound during the varsity girls game with Tonasket. (Provided photo)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Ben Hanson (20), Jack Katovich (11 and Yovanni Baltazar (10) in boys junior varsity action against Tonasket. (Provided photo)

Waterville-Mansfield faced the Tonasket Tigers in an away game on Jan. 25.

The boys?junior varsity and varsity teams, and the girls junior varsity lost to the Tigers but the girls varsity added another win to their CW2B conference record.

The junior varsity?boys had a?difficult night, succumbing to Tonasket?25-62.

Scoring highlights were Ben Hanson, 11 points; Yovanni Baltazar, 6 points; Travis Prey, 4 points, Payton Mulanax, 2 points; and Braydon Murison, 2 points.

Angel Lucero (35) scores as Evan Simmons (23) and Kayden Browning (31) watch during the boys varsity game against Tonasket on Jan. 25. (Provided photo)

The varsity boys had problems with ball handling and passing, and the quickness of the Tigers took advantage of that. The Shockers came up short, 38-56.?Waterville-Mansfield made two 3-point shots and just?4 of?11 free throw attempts.

Scoring highlights were Kayden Browning, 12 points; Angel Lucero, 9 points; Tristen Marden, 7 points; Evan Simmons, 6 points; and Anthony Ochoa, 4 points. High scorers for the Hornets?were?Ryker?Ayers, 18 points; and?Ethan Smith, 15 points.

The Shocker?junior varsity girls lost their game, 25-36.?No further information was available.

The varsity girls team, showing improvement every week, dominated their game.?Their final score more than doubled that of the Tigers, 63-30. The Tigers committed numerous fouls of which?Waterville/Mansfield made 18 points off of the 28 free throw attempts, making 64?percent of their free throws. The Shocker girls also made seven 3-point shots.

Scoring statistics were Sarah Mullen, 18 points; Elizabeth Katovich, 17 points; Codee Reid, 9 points; Ella Osborne, 7 points; McKenna Gurnard, 7 points; and Meredith Mittelstaedt, 5 points.


Waterville-Mansfield cheerleaders are, from left, Cithlali Chavez, Jordan Adams, Eliana Silva and Grace Shriner. (Provided photo)