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Without Hobert, White River girls a different team . . . in a different place

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm with No Comments »
February 18, 2013 12:22 pm

No doubt about it, White River High’s Kennedy Hobert is one tough girl.

Nobody is certain what is going on right now with her right wrist. After an emergency visit with a local orthopedic surgeon Sunday, Hobert’s injury presently is being labeled a sprain, said Hornets coach Chris Gibson.

X-rays with that same doctor in Bonney Lake are slated for Tuesday. Then, the Hornets should be able to not only pinpoint the severity of Hobert’s injury, they will also know how to move forward into the regional tournament – with or without her.

The 5-foot-9 senior, who is the SPSL 2A’s player of the year, played nearly 19 minutes in the district title game against Sumner at the ShoWare Center in Kent – a game won by the Spartans, 57-43.

Hobert missed all 11 of her field-goal attempts, and was eventually replaced by Gibson midway through the third quarter.

“We just weren’t ready to play without our kids (Hobert and Sutton Mills, also injured),” Gibson said.

If Hobert cannot play the remainder of the postseason, or is limited in any capacity, Gibson knows others have to shoulder more responsibility.

“You try and build confidence with your kids,” Gibson said. “The kid who averages four points a game has to score seven, and the kid who averages 10 points has to score 12.”

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