JV Eagles weather tough season
April 14, 2009 · 2:59 PM
This winter saw a tough, winless season, but the boys of the Snoqualmie Middle School junior varsity basketball teams didn't give up.
Instead, coaches said the teams kept working hard, maintained a good attitude and made progress.
The seventh grade team was a scrappy bunch led by their guard play. Eli Clure was their top offensive weapon, with strong contributions from Jacob Flower and Trevor Clifton. The defense was led by Riley Dirks, with Spencer Ricks and Henry Dunn cleaning up.
The eighth grade team was short on eighth graders. Three players started the season and only two, Andy Hall and Connor Sparks, finished it. Several seventh graders had to fill out the roster and play against older boys with more experience.
The eighth grade team’s top defender was Omar Aiad, who also gave a solid offensive performance. Two seventh grade players, Zach Kirk and Jason Brown, led the offensive attack for the Eagles and Zach Gappa and Sam Rockow provided solid post and wing play.
With so many young players gaining basketball experience this season, the future looks bright. Coaches hope these boys continue to persevere and maintain their coachable attitudes.