The Sideline

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Wilson blows past Bonney Lake

With memories of last Friday night’s debacle at Mount Tahoma fresh in their mind, the young and talented Wilson Rams put the pedal to the medal and blew out the outmanned Bonnie Lake Panthers 81-34 on Monday night at the Byrd Gym in a game they led from start to finish.

“We came out with energy and stuck to our defensive principles that we could not do last Friday night,” said fifth-year Wilson coach Dave Alwert, who will get his squad ready for Timberline and their talented all-league candidate Donovan Dorsey on Wednesday night.

Freshman David Jenkins led Wilson with 13 points, while Keun Thompson, Montre Brown and Alphonso Anderson had 11 points apiece. Ben Matz rounded out the five Rams in double figures with 10 points.

Talk about a role reversal, Wilson completely turned the tables. Falling behind Mount Tahoma 19-3 last Friday night after a quarter, the Rams bolted to a 21-2 first quarter lead against the Panters and never looked back with their suffocating man-to-man defense.

As Alwert searches for a rotation in the early going, his young and talented team continues to show flashes of brilliance that have Ram fans salivating about the possibilities.

“I was very happy with the way that we shared the ball tonight, and our communication on both ends of the floor was very good too,” said Alwert.

Looking forward to getting back to Narrows League play on Wednesday night, Alwert was happy with more that just the effort. “Our team played four great quarters of basketball tonight, and hopefully we can take his lesson with us the rest of the season.” And this talented young team will only get better.

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