High School Sports

Boys Class 2A Evergreen Conference

CRYSTAL BALL

2009-10 records

1. River Ridge (19-6)

2. Tumwater (12-12)

3. Black Hills (7-13)

4. North Thurston (6-14)

5. Chehalis (13-10)

6. Centralia (3-17)

7. Aberdeen (9-12)

STARTING FIVE

G Landon Rushton, jr., North Thurston

First-team all-EvCo player and a steady scorer who can lead the team.

F Brock Wade, so., Chehalis

Averaged 12.6 points and four rebounds, was first-team all-league.

G Brad Wallace, so., River Ridge

Impact player last year as a freshman, earning second-team honors

F Anye Turner, sr., Black Hills

At 6-foot-5, will have an impact in the middle on offense and defense

F Kyle Warner, sr., Tumwater

Switches from football to basketball after leading T-Birds to 2A state title

Fastbreaks

River Ridge lost league MVP Joel King to graduation, but the Hawks have lots of experienced talent returning. River Ridge will be led by Brad Wallace, who averaged 12.5 points last year as a freshman. North Thurston returns Landon Rushton, Matt Reid and Ben Broeker, who started last year as sophomores. Rushton scored 27 in a season-opening win over Fife, making four 3s. Eric Wilson, a senior forward and a double-digit scorer, gives the Rams scoring punch inside. Chehalis returns instant offense in forwards Mitch Gueller and Brock Wade, who averaged 12 points each as the Bears’ top two scorers last season. Wade was first-team all-league last year as a sophomore. Black Hills’ Anye Turner is a shooter-rebounder-defender who can change the outcome of a game. Forward Kyle Warner and guard Daniel Hinkle are trouble for Tumwater opponents. Centralia coach Ron Brown will be counting on the scoring of Tyler Green. River Ridge will be counting on Charlie Conner, Nile Norwood and Issac Lucas. The Hawks got some backcourt help when Rahmel Moton transferred from North Thurston.

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