Season Starts with Thankgiving Weekend Jamboree

Nov 28, 2010
by Glenna Mileson
Wegner scores 2 of his 10 points for a 21-17 Victory over Sammamish
The Vashon High School boys’ basketball team took to the floor of the Chief Sealth High School gym on Saturday, November 27th for a jamboree to start their 2010/2011 season.

Senior Captain Alex Wegner returns for his fourth year as a Varsity Letterman, one of eight seniors on the roster.

“I’m really excited about what I see in this team,” he said.

Seniors Tyler Stoffer and Hamzah Griffin are back for their second year as Varsity players, along with Kyle Bakker who played on the Varsity squad in the 2008/2009 season. Stoffer is also a team captain.

Seniors playing their first season in a Varsity jersey are Jeff Rauma, Matthew Dick, Nick Fox-Edele, and Adrian Arceo.

Returning Juniors are Dan Lofland and Jesse Hazzard. Junior Dylan Barsuto and Sophomore Ben Whitaker complete the 12-man roster.

The Pirates took on Lake Washington in the first 10-minute game of the Jamboree and came away with a 13-15 loss after leading most of the game. Lake Washington boasts a 6’10”, 230-pound Junior, Darian Nelson-Henry, a dominating inside presence. But Vashon held their ground, keeping him to 2 points. Scoring for the Pirates: 8- Wegner, 3 –Rauma, 2 –Bakker.

Victory came to the Pirates in the second game against Sammamish when the Pirate defense forced a shot clock violation just before the Sammamish shooter put up a 3-pointer that would have tied the game. Lofland was fouled on the next possession and sunk the first of a one-on-one to clinch a game victory. Final score was 21-17. Scoring for the Pirates: 10 – Wegner, 4- Griffin, 4- Whitaker, 2- Bakker, 1- Lofland.

“We got a little bit from a lot of places,” said Coach Andy Sears, “and that’s what it’s going to take this year.”

Team news, photos, and game schedules will be posted on the team website throughout the season at . Schedules are also posted on the School District website.

The Pirates host Port Townsend on Saturday, December 4th at 7:00 for their first home game of the season.