BI select basketball teams place 3rd, 4th in state

Every year over 600 teams qualify and compete at the largest state run basketball tournament in Spokane, the Washington Middle School Basketball Championship.

This year, five teams from the Bainbridge Island Roots program played. The eighth-grade boys team went 3-1 and placed third in state, while the seventh-grade boys placed fourth. The select feeder club is for boys and girls from fourth- through eighth-grades. They travel to tournaments and prepare players for high school and beyond.

8th grade boys: Coaches Ben Kirsch and Davey Rohrbacher. Players: AJ Dawson, Charles Cox, Dominic D’Amico, Heath Voegtlin, Henry Leigh, Jacob Kushner, Joe Colagrossi, Lane McFadden, Leo Koch, Ryan Rohrbacher, Samuel Hodus, Tom McFadden

8th grade girls: Coached by Craig Waibel and Craig Knapp. Players: Avery MacGregor, Josie Knapp, Julie Hart, Katie Graebner, Kekeya Maher-Sherman, Lily Mcilwain, Mae Weller, Norah Heimes, Saylor Thielman, Jocelyn Waibel

7th grade boys: Coached by Ben Kirsch. Players: Angus Brown, Asher Butler, Baylor Childers, Charlie Wood, Garza Wooton, Jaxon McKelvie, Micah Gordon, Miles Butler, Owen Ausmeier, Sam Penn and Ted Hennessey

6th grade boys: Coached by Jason Mann and Steve Haizlip. Players: Brody Mann, Noah Dawson, Alex Marinoni, Owen Haizlip, Bennett Fiorito, Hayden Deits, Chase Knapp, Keller Vo, Liam Stoknes, Noah Bounketh

6th grade girls: Coached by Holly Rohrbacher and Molly Linhardt. Players: Camille Schnee, Ellie Rohrbacher, Izzy Rufo-Hill, Landyn Bratonia, Macy Hardy, Naomi Hodus, Olivia Stoknes, Penelope Hunt, Sasha Barron