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4th Grade Gold Team Page 2010-11

Team News:

The 4th Grade Team celebrating as Auburn League Champs! Go Viks!

Current news: The 4th grade Viks wrapped up their season this past weekend in Moses Lake. They finished with 2 wins and 2 losses.

In game #1 they took on a talented Moses Lake Fire team. The Viks started out slow falling behind early. However, behind the aggressive play and sharp shooting of Anthony Gebauer (pictured on left)they took over the lead in the 2nd Qtr and never looked back. Anthony had his best offensive output of the year scoring a career high 10 points. Dylan Rhoades also put in a strong performance offensively scoring 6 points and playing outstanding defense.

In game #2 against Wenatchee. The viks started out the game where they finished the first. Playing great defense and running the offense effectively. Brayden Molmen led the way with 9 points. Brayden did a great job of distributing the ball as well as taking the ball to the rack.  Aidan Fernando also played a great game. Aidan controlled the boards on both ends of the floor. The Viks had trouble adapting in the 2nd half to Wenatchee’s multiple screen offensive  and would up losing the game by 6 ponts.

In game #3 the Viks Tipped off against a tough team from Hermiston Oregon. After falling behind early the Viks continued to play hard and grind their way back into the game. Ethan Steward created several opportunities with his aggressive play on defense. Connor Stanley did a great job on defense and rebounding. Eli Sevener logged in some quality minutes running the point and playing a wing. Eli, did a great job of distributing the ball and also ht a few big shots down the stretch. In the end the Viks comeback attempt fell short.

In the final game, the Viks faced off against the Moses Lake Falcons. The Viks came out firing on all cylinders and played that way for the entire game.Winning in convincing fashion  Carter Pierce  led all scorers with 13 points. Carter also played great in the defense in the press as he helped the Viks create several turn over’s in the first quarter. Brayden  Molmen and Ethan Steward also played tremendous pressure defense. With their ball pressure the Viks were able to jump to a early as they forced several turn over’s. Aidan Fernando and Dylan Rhoades continued their consistent rebounding  play from the weekend. Aidan, also hit several outside jumpers.

Record: 25-12 (10-0 Auburn League (Champions), 5-5 SPYA 5-6th League)

Last: Went 2-2 in Moses Lake AAU Tournament

Next: Practice and Game Calendar


2nd Place 11/18 Hawks of Tomorrow Tournament

2nd Place 12/11-12   Hawks of Tomorrow Tournament

Went 2-2 in 2/13 4th-5th President's Day UP Tournament

3rd Place (2-2)
in 3/13 Moses Lake AAU Tournament

See Previous Summaries Below...

Team Roster

Practice and Game Calendar

Auburn League Game Schedule revised 11/26

SPYA Schedule (5-6th League)

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2010-2011 Viking Elite 4th Grade Gold Team

Previous Summaries...

Great job this weekend and season Viks. Remember it is all about attitude and effort.
The 4th grade Viks wrapped up the Auburn league play this past weekend with 2 great wins on their way to winning the league championship . By having the best season record, they earned a first round tournament bye.  In the semi-final game they tipped off against Auburn Basketball Academy. The Viks came out firing on all cylinders jumping to an early lead  and never looked back the rest of the game. They back court tandem of Eli Sevener and Warren Breithaupt (on left) were able to create several early turn-over’s with their press and relentless defense.

Warren was also able to convert on two 3 point field goals. Kyle Hefty and Aidan Fernando led a balanced rebounding effort. Both Aidan and Kyle did a tremendous job of finding a guy and blocking out. Anthony Gebauer played his best offensive game of the year. Anthony hit several key shots from the perimeter and enjoyed great success taking the ball to the rack. Connor Stanley continued his great play from the previous week not only offensively but played great defense.

In the championship game the Puyallup Viking tipped off against the University Place (Curtis) Vikings. The Puyallup Viks came out with the same defensive intensity as the first game creating several turnovers with intense defensive pressure from Brayden Molmen , Ethan Steward and Carter Pierce. Brayden was able to have a Viking career high in points as he scored 23 points. Ethan had several assists that were created by playing great pressure defense. Dylan Rhoades led the team in rebounding while playing great help defense. Much like Anthony Gebauer in the first game Jake Peterson had great success taking the ball to the rack. Jake also hit several free throws in the game.

The Viks will have a few weeks off from games until they hit the court in Moses Lake the weekend of March 11-13

2/13/11 The Viking 4th grade team wrapped up the SPYA 5th/6th league with a solid team win and performance vs. the 5th grade Force team. The Viks finished 500 in the league with 5 wins and 5 loses. This was a great accomplished for these 4th grade kids playing up against 5th and 6th graders. Nice Job Viks. Kyle Hefty (on left) led the team in rebounding and also worked hard on getting up and down the court. Jake Peterson turned in his best offensive performance of the year and Brayden Molmen led the team in scoring. On Saturday morning the short handed Viks played their final league game of the Auburn Select league and won in convincing fashion over a much improved Auburn Riverside team. Anthony Gebauer had an outstanding game offensively and Eli Severner filled in at the point guard and did a nice job of controlling the offense. 

Saturday afternoon the Viks played the first of 4 games in the George and Abe Tournament at Impact sports in University Place. In game #1, the short handed Viks tipped off against a talented Harbor Hoops team. The Viks fell behind early and played great defense to fight their way back into the game. With 8 seconds left in regulation Ethan Steward hit a game tying 3 to send the game into Overtime. In the extra period Carter Pierce hit the game winning basket to give the Viks a 2 point victory.  

In game #2 the Viks played the University Place Elite 5th grade team. The Viks started out hot as Ethan Steward Hit 2 quick 3 pointers as well as 2 quick lay ins. However, in the end the UP Elite team was just too much for the Vikings as they ran out of gas at the end.   In game #3 the Viks played a tough All Stars team from North Tacoma. This time the Viks fell behind early as they could not get any shots to fall but played great team basketball to regain the lead. The 4th quarter turned into a heavy weight fight as there were several lead changes. In the end the Viks ended up losing by 3. Ethan Steward’s game tying 3 at the buzzer rattled in and out. Dylan Rhoades played a great game as he led the team in rebounds. Aiden Fernando played a solid game offensively.  

In game #4 the Viks tipped off against the UP Elite 4th grade team. The game was back and forth the whole way. When the final horn went off the Puyallup Viks had a 1 point victory. Connor Stanley turned in his best performance of the year as he was the team’s second leading scorer in the game. Connor played the game under control hitting more than 1 game tying basket and grabbed a few key rebounds during the course of the game. Warren Breithaupt also played his best game of the weekend. Warren had some key defensive stops and did a great job jump stopping on the offensive side of the ball.   Overall the Viks had a great weekend. They finished with a 3 win and 2 loss record. In the process they learned to believe in themselves and how to stay calm in close games. Great job Boys. Ethan Steward had a career weekend hitting several 3 point shots. Not only did Ethan lead the team in scoring he did a great job of being the team leader on and off the court. 

2/11 The 4th Grade Vikings took on league rival University place in a battle for first place in Auburn League play. Puyallup jumped out early, with constant pressure from the Vik's press, Puyallup managed a 15 point lead in the 2nd quarter which they held all the way till the end. Puyallup had a balanced attack from the team, with every player making solid contributions on both ends of the floor. Eli Sevener was fantastic at point guard setting up teammates with constant backdoor opportunities. Puyallup now holds a two game lead for first place in the Auburn league.

2/4The 4th grade Gold Viks continued play last night in the 5th/6th grade SPYA league. The Viks came out firing on all cylinders and won in convincing fashion. They were led in scoring by Ethan Steward (pictured on left) and Aiden Fernando. Ethan Scored 12 points and hit two 3 pointers. Aiden had a season high 8 points scoring all of them with outside jumpers. The Viks hard work this week in practice paid off. They hope to continue their winning ways this weekend in the Auburn league.

1/13 The 4th grade Gold team played a talented Black out team in their last SPYA 5/6 league game. Overall the 4th graders did a good job as they experienced many firsts in their young career; A full court press from an experienced team as well as an aggressive trapping defensive team. Brayden Molmen (on leftt) and Ethan Stewart did a great job of getting the ball up court. Brayden also led the team in Scoring. Dylan Rhoades put out great effort on the offensive and defensive rebounds..Net game is Saturday against Auburn Riverside.

The 4th Grade Gold Vik's returned to action in the 5/6th grade SPYA league playing host to a strong team From Eatonville. They Viks played with much more confidence and demonstrated that with their intensity on the offensive and defensive boards. Brayden Molmen led the way in scoring and Warren Breithaupt Played with great energy and enthusiasm, his defensive presence wreaked havoc on the court. He also hit a couple of key baskets down the stretch. In the end, the Viks came on short on the score board, but their confidence in playing against the older kids soared. Keep up the great work

1/8 the 4th grade team played a much improved ABA team. The Viks started the game out slow. Once they woke up they played a very spirited second half and cruised to an easy victory. They continued to work hard on rebounding and defense. Jake Peterson did a great job of the offensive side of the ball. He played with great confidence and did a great job of taking the ball to the rack. Kyle Hefty played with great energy and enthusiasm on defense.

1/5 The 4th grade Gold Viking Elite team kicked off their SPYA 5/6th grade league schedule last night at the Keithley gymnasium. They tipped off against a talented Alexander’s team from Parkland. The Vikings started out slow as they were feeling a tad intimidated playing against an older team. They were also facing a zone defense and full court press for the first time in their young careers. Once they settled down, the team rallied, breaking the press and running the zone offense with much more poise. Dylan Rhoades did a great job on defense and led the team in rebounding. Warren Breithaup came off the bench and helped energize the Viks with his aggressive play. The Viks ended up on the wrong end of the score board in this game, losing a close one by 8 points. However, the players gained some great experience and will continue to work hard and get better.

12/18 The 4th grade Gold team continued Auburn league play this weekend. In game # 1 they played a great game against a feisty Auburn Riverside team. The Viks were challenged by their coaches to work hard on transition defense. They took the challenge head on and played great defense. The Viks won in convincing fashion 34 to 16. Carter Pierce (on left) led the way on the offensive side of the ball scoring a team high 14 points.

In the second game of the day they played a tough UP Viking Elite team. The Puyallup Viks came out on top 29 to 23. The coaches challenged the boys in this game to work hard on rebounding.  Aiden Fernando took the challenge to heart and led the team in rebounds. He came up with a couple of big rebounds to close out the game. Carter Pierce, continued to have the hot hand in this game as he and Brayden Molmen each had a team high 8 Points . Great job Viks

12/11-12 The 4th grade Gold team opened their Auburn league season this weekend with a great team performance and victory over the Auburn Basketball Academy. The Viks were led in scoring by Ethan Steward (on left) with 10 points. Ethan did a great job defending his man and taking the ball to the rack on the offensive end of the floor. Connor Stanley also chipped in with 6 points and did a great job on the boards. He was the leading rebounder for the game.  The Vik's then traveled to Lacy for the the Hawks of Tomorrow Tournament. The Vik's went 2-1 in the tournament, loosing a tough one in the championship game against the Owls. The Vik's went 3-1 over the weekend, nice job 4th grade Gold Vikings!

11/18 The 4th grade Gold team participated in the Hawks of tomorrow tournament in Lacey this past weekend. The Vik's finished up a great weekend of basketball with a 3 and 1 record, finishing 2nd in the tournament. With only a few practices under the team's belt, this was an outstanding showing for Puyallup! These games will work as a great stepping stone for the coaches and players as they know have a great idea of what they need to do in order to continue to improve their game. A number of Vikings put forth great efforts over the weekend, Kyle Hefty, one of the Viking posts, really stood out, leading the way in the rebounding department on Sunday helping catapult the Vik's into the championship game. Great job Viks.