by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
Spectrum High School celebrated Homecoming on Friday evening with two basketball games, introduction of royalty and a performance by the dance team.
The Sting hoops teams lost both games to North Metro Blazers, a Roseville-based team of home-schooled students.
The Sting girls (1-14) sank nine 3-point shots but lost to the Blazers 47-39 as their shooting was off the mark for the most part. Shelby Eden hit 16 points, Sydney Blake nine, and Diana Salisbury and Rebecca Schultz six each, for Spectrum.
The Sting boys (3-10) lost to the Blazers 67-50. Seth Moan tallied 25 points and Jordan Lendt 14 for North Metro. The Sting had Jaden Shockley with 14, Jacob Schockley with 11, Johnny Erickson with 11, and Steve Delain with 8.
The court introduced between games is headed by queen Jillian Dammeier and king Caleb Sepulveda. The princes and princesses are juniors Gabby Bardel-Palacio and Dylan Wicklund, sophomores Sadie Ehr and Sam Rogers, and freshmen Tessa Agillar and Braden Dykstra.
The dance team, a Spectrum-PACT co-op, did a high-kick routine.
Spectrum, which opened its new gymnasium in December, holds Homecoming in the winter because as yet it has no football, although that is due to change this fall when they’ll add football.
The Sting teams will be back in action Monday evening, the girls at Cambridge Christian and the boys at home against FAIR.