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Pullman High School cruises to victory against Enumclaw 

Powaukee and Kwon combined for 35 points; Pullman will play Prosser at the Yakima Valley SunDome Wednesday  
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BRANDON WILLMAN
Champ Powaukee goes up-and-under and around defenders for an acrobatic finish at the rim, Jan. 25, in Pullman, Wash.

The ninth-seeded Pullman High School boys basketball Greyhounds won, 61-44, in front of an unruly Enumclaw crowd, at Cheney High School.

The game started off slow, with both teams missing shots. Senior Champ Powaukee missed five 3-pointers in the first quarter. Pullman was up, 10-6, after one.

To start the second quarter, both teams traded threes, which led to Pullman’s 11-3 run before Enumclaw’s head coach Terry Johnson called a timeout. Senior Alex Bicklehaupt scored 6 of his 8 points off the bench in the second quarter.

Enumclaw senior Liam Leonard made a few 3-pointers to keep Enumclaw in reach before Johnson benched him. With Leonard on the bench, Enumclaw struggled to create offense.

Pullman was up 33-20 at halftime.

Pullman started the second half on an 11-1 run and held Enumclaw to five points in the third quarter. Pullman finished the third quarter up, 46-25.

Leonard and junior Austin Pierce started connecting from three in the fourth quarter and cut the deficit in half.

Coming out of a Pullman timeout, junior Daniel Kwon made an incredible assist from the left wing that split two Hornet defenders down to the right low post to senior Austin Hunt.

Pullman did not look back after that.

Pullman’s leading scorers were Powaukee with 19 and Kwon with 16.

Throughout the game, Pullman dominated on the offensive boards, giving their offense second-chance opportunities. Hunt was a big part of that. Enumclaw fans were not happy with the officiating down low.

Or at all.

Enumclaw fans were berating the official to the point of using language not suitable for a family environment.

Pullman is headed to the SunDome in Yakima, Washington, for State.

The Greyhounds will take on the Prosser Mustangs at 9 p.m. Wednesday. This is Pullman’s 29th state appearance in program history.

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Jett is a sophomore broadcast news major from Prosser, Washington. He has worked as a sportswriter at the Daily Evergreen since spring 2024.
BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor
Brandon Willman is a junior multimedia journalism student from Vancouver, Washington. He started working as a sportswriter for the Daily Evergreen in Fall 2022 and worked as copy editor in spring 2023. Brandon was elected to be the Editor-in-chief starting in summer 2023 and served in the position from May 2023 to February 2024 before transitioning to the role of multimedia editor. He enjoys watching sports, backpacking, and watching horror movies.