Panther basketball is rising.
If Washougal can knock Hockinson or Mark Morris off its pedestal this week, it would be a dream come true for the 12 boys in the orange and black.
“We beat Woodland and we beat R.A. Long, but we have to find a way to beat Hockinson and Mark Morris,” said head coach Malcolm Estes. “I think we can do it. The boys are starting to believe in themselves. They are all doing a terrific job out there, and together they are finding ways to win. This is turning out to be a really fun year.”
Estes and the Panthers celebrated a satisfying 67-39 victory over Woodland Thursday, in Washougal. Aaron Diester delivered 19 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
“Aaron did a great job for us on the boards tonight,” Estes said. “It seemed like he was getting every rebound.”
T.C. White racked up 15 points on three 3-pointers. Isaac Bischoff added eight points. Kevin Monsrud scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds. Michael McElory delivered six steals and six assists. Kyle Anderson collected five rebounds, two steals and two assists.