Family is at the core of Logger team, which reflects well on Knappa's familyIf there is any doubt that basketball in Knappa is more than just a game, listen to these quotes from freshman Nadra Evans about playing with her sister Rene'e.

"It sure was exciting to play in the state tournament for the first time and it was a great experience," she said after her Loggers won the fifth-place trophy in the OSAA State Basketball Tournament in Pendleton. "I feel very fortunate to be a member of a winning team and we had lots of fun.

"Rene'e always plays extremely well and she's helped me develop into a better player while teaching me so many things, so I'm sure going to miss her next season."

Coach Mike Jacobson's team showed class, regrouping after a loss, with junior forward Tracie Nygaard playing superbly and the Evans sisters continuing the remarkable family act they have performed all season.

Yes, Knappa will miss the high-flying senior Evans - who racked up 63 points, 34 rebounds, 20 assists and 17 steals in four games. She and other core members of the team, Molly Miller, Tonya Olds, Eliza Heavenrich, are to graduate in June. But you can be assured that the Loggers' basketball future is in good hands.


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