The Washougal boys basketball team might be younger, but that doesn’t mean these Panthers aren’t dreaming about making it to the state tournament.
Washougal finished in fourth place at the district tournament during the past two winters, but that’s one victory shy of state. Returning varsity players Austin Tran, Patrick Jones and Yorro Bah are determined to make that dream a reality.
“Our goal is to silence the doubters and make it further than we have the past two years,” Bah said.
“It’s going to take hard work in practice and playing with your heart on the court,” Tran said. “Just giving everything you got in the game or in practice.”
The Panthers like the look and feel of their new floor inside the Joe Brown Gymnasium. Washougal will play Evergreen in their first home game on Friday, Dec. 13.