YAKIMA, Wash. — A year ago, when they were state MVPs for their respective classes as juniors, Elijah Pepper and Brock Ravet were unbeatable teammates in the SWX All-Star Classic.
Now they’re teaming up again as seniors.
Ravet and Pepper headline the Valley’s 15-player boys team in Sunday’s All-Star doubleheader at Yakima Valley College. The girls game tips off at 4 p.m. followed by the boys at 6.
Pepper, who missed most of the regular season with an injury before leading Selah to the 2A state championship game, scored 25 points and was the MVP of last year’s Classic played in the Tri-Cities.
Ravet, the state’s top all-time leading scorer who helped Kittitas win its third straight 2B state title, pitched in 21 points. Pepper and Ravet combined for nine of Yakima’s 22 3-pointers in last year’s 131-106 win, which saw the local crew finish on a 35-6 run.
Zillah’s Antonio Salinas and La Salle’s Kieran Kershaw are also back for Yakima, which leads the series 21-6.
Last year’s girls MVP is also back in Talia von Oelhoffen of Tri-Cities Prep. As a freshman, she scored 19 points to pace the Tri-Cities in a 91-84 victory.
Sunnyside’s Ashlee Maldonado and Wapato’s Janealle Sutterlict both scored 11 points in that game and will return along with former All-Star teammates Callie Delp of Zillah, Marissa Cortes of Prosser and Kylie Wilkey of Selah.
The Tri-Cities leads the girls series 19-8.
Yakima’s coaches for the two games will be YVC’s Adam Strom and London Wilson.
Tickets for Sunday’s doubleheader at Sherar Gym will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, seniors and military.
Yakima — Brinley Hagemeier, Ellensburg, jr.; Janealle Sutterlict, Wapato, sr.; Natalie Andreas, East Valley, sr.; Callie Delp, Zillah, sr.; Ariel Winslow, West Valley, jr.; Tatiana White, La Salle, sr.; Ashlee Maldonado, Sunnyside, sr.; Mia Rodriguez, Eisenhower, fr.; Marissa Cortes, Prosser, sr.; Trista Hull, La Salle, so.; Kameran Rodriguez, Sunnyside, jr.; Michelle Ruiz, Grandview, sr.; Allison Uecker, Naches Valley, so.; Kylie Wilkey, Selah, sr.; Lochlyn Hoberg, Davis, jr.
Tri-Cities — Macey Morales, Chiawana, sr.; Alyssa Agundis, Chiawana, jr.; Symone Brown, Kamiakin, sr.; A’niyah Heavens, Pasco, fr.; Maddie Godwin, Liberty Christian, sr.; Madison Smith, Connell, so.; Aislin Fiander, Kennewick, jr.; Mya Groce, Pasco, fr.; Nicole Gall, Richland, sr.; Clare Eubanks, Chiawana, sr.; MeiLani McBee, Kennewick, jr.; Jordan Thomas, Hermiston, sr.; Jadyn Johnson, Burbank, jr.; Madeline Gebers, Kennewick, so.; Talia von Oelhoffen, Tri-Cities Prep, so.
Yakima — Earl Lee III, Davis, jr.; Jose Reyes, Davis, so.; Calvin Herting, Selah, sr.; Kieran Kershaw, La Salle, jr.; Cesar Diaz, Zillah, sr.; Malachy Caffrey, West Valley, jr.; Antonio Salinas, Zillah, sr.; Haden Hicks, Prosser, so.; Bryan Strom, Yakama Tribal, jr.; Noah Pepper, Selah, so.; Steele Venters, Ellensburg, sr.; Lucas Dykstra, Sunnyside Christian, sr.; Manuel Delgadillo, Wapato, sr.; Brock Ravet, Kittitas, sr.; Elijah Pepper, Selah, sr.
Tri-Cities — Ayoni Benavidez, Kennewick, jr.; Ryne Andreason, Hermiston, sr.; Dhaunye Guice, Richland, sr.; Kobe Young, Chiawana, so.; Diego Gutierrez, Pasco, sr.; Max Nelson, Tri-Cities Prep, sr.; Tristan Smith, Southridge, jr.; Garrett Streufert, Richland, sr.; Connor Woodward, Hanford, sr.; Owen Ellis, Royal, sr.; Matthew Kroner, Chiawana, sr.; Cole Northrop, Richland, sr.; Cesar Ortiz, Hermiston, sr.; Kyson Rose, Kamiakin, jr.; Silas Chase, Connell, sr.