Submitted by the Orcas Christian School.
Both of the Saints teams are proving that hard work pays off. Both teams are among the youngest in the league, often playing freshman and eighth graders against senior-heavy teams.
The NW1B league this year is up this year and as a whole more competitive than in years past.
“I love seeing our young kids getting to play at the varsity level,” Coach Ryan Davis said. “We have seen this benefit our players in the long run, they get exposure at a higher level and rise to the challenge.”
The Lady Saints are ending December with 1-4 stats. The ladies have already played three games against the top two teams in the league. The ladies are led by Senior captain Alaena Comrie, who proved to be a top player in the league by averaging 19.6 points per game. The Saints beat Cedar Park, 42-26. Comrie led all scorers with 30 points.
The boys team is 1-5 after playing five games against the top teams in the league. They are among the youngest team in the league. Most of the teams are senior-heavy, experienced teams. The Saints have be consistently starting games with two sophomores and three freshmen. They are led by Lucien Anderson (9.8 points per game), David Klein (18.75 points per game) and Corey Aragon (26 points per game).
“We are very young, I love seeing the development of the younger players. They are working hard and getting better each and every game,” Davis said. “This is a team that will be a force in the next couple years as these guys gain more and more experience.”
The Saints will host Shoreline Christian on Jan. 2 and Grace Academy on Jan. 4.