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Class 2A girls basketball primer: White River, W.F. West on collision course

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Dec. 12, 2012 at 10:19 am with No Comments »
December 12, 2012 10:19 am

GIRLS’ POWER FIVE

1, White River
Preseason No. 1 team in 2A has staying power.
2, W.F. West
Tall athletes, matchup zone make life tough.
3, Black Hills
Big frontcourt, but do Wolves have shooters?
4, River Ridge
Not a lot of depth, but boy can Hawks fly.
5, Aberdeen
Good starting five; might get worn down late.

SPSL 2A

* Crystal Ball
1, White River (27-3)
2, Sumner (14-12)
3, Franklin Pierce (4-17)
4, Washington (10-12)
5, Fife (14-13)
6, Clover Park (4-15)
7, Steilacoom (0-18)
8, Orting (0-18 in Nisqually 1A)

* Fab Five
Kennedy Hobert, White River, F, 5-10, Sr.
Reigning SPSL 3A MVP does it all – rebounds, hits shots and creates.

Amanda Lance, White River, G, 5-6, So.
Next great point-guard-in-making, her quick hands are lethal on defense.

Jamie Lange, Sumner, F, 6-0, So.
Active and mobile in post, just like she is in goal for 2A soccer champs.

Sutton Mills, White River, G, 5-6, Sr.
Co-captain is in mold of many White River guards – pesky and versatile.

Kristin Sturdivan, White River, F, 5-10, So.
Quick enough to get off her own outside shoot, and apt enough to make it.

* Circle the Calendar
Jan. 5, W.F. West at White River, 7 p.m.

EVERGREEN CONFERENCE

* Crystal Ball
1, W.F. West (22-5)
2, Black Hills (12-10)
3, River Ridge (17-8)
4, Aberdeen (6-14)
5, Centralia (1-19)
6, Capital (3-17 in Narrows 3A)
7, Tumwater (12-11)

* Fab Five
Jazzlynn Brewster, River Ridge, G, 5-6, Jr.
Bellarmine Prep transfer will have to carry most of ball-handling chores.

Mo Donovan, Aberdeen, F, 5-7, Sr.
If her guards can create chances, she is best perimeter shooter in EvCo.

Olivia Erskine, W.F. West, F, 5-11, Sr.
Known more for soccer, her hops and athleticism greatly aid frontcourt.

Hope Mortensen, Black Hills, F, 5-11, Sr.
Another great face-up frontcourt athlete whose best sport isn’t basketball.

Jamika Parker, W.F. West, C, 6-3, Sr.
Likely league player of year is the enforcer in back end of matchup zone.

* Circle the Calendar
Jan. 29, Black Hills at W.F. West, 7:30 p.m.

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