Winner to quarterfinals, loser to first round
No. 8 Enumclaw 54, No. 9 Skyview 44: The Hornets didn’t need to change a whole lot of what they do defensively to take down the Storm.
Peter Erickson and Kaden Anderson were the two leading scorers for the Hornets, scoring 16 and 13 points respectively.
“They are big and athletic. They are as physical as a team as we faced all year, we responded pretty well,” said Enumclaw coach Terry Anderson. “Skyview made a clear effort to keep Kaden down, so it took us a little while to settle in.”
The Storm owned the first half as they led 24-20 at the half. But signs of their offense slowing down was evident as they followed a 19-point first quarter with a five-point second quarter.
“We did a lot of what we were doing all year, trying to keep them out of the lane and contesting the shooters,” Johnson said. “We defended with better purpose and rebounded a lot better.”
In fact, the Hornet defense only allowed four Storm players to score, and leading the charge was Sammad Hector with 17 points. However, he was limited to just two 3’s in the second half.
With the win, the Hornets earn a first round bye in the state tournament and will face the winner of the Lewis and Clark-Sunnyside game at 9 p.m., Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.
ENUMCLAW 51, SKYVIEW 44
SKYVIEW—Alex Schumacher 14, Cole Grossman 5, Jovon Sewell 6, Samaad Hector 17, Squeeky Johnson 0, Lowell Dunmire 0, Kyle Gruhler 0. 15 (4) 10-14 44.
ENUMCLAW—Kaden Anderson 13, Griffin Webb 3, Kale Engebretsen 0, Bryson Engebretsen 10, Kellen Kranc 0, Peter Erickson 16, Easton Tandecki 7, Josh Brown 2, Keegan Ulrich 0. 19 (6) 7-9 51.
Skyview 12 12 7 13— 44
Enumclaw 6 14 13 18—51