Davis' Eli Juarez secured his 500th victory as head coach, becoming the 24th Washington high school boys basketball coach to achieve this feat. Juarez, known for his humility, emphasized that team accomplishments outweigh individual accolades, attributing the milestone to the collective effort of his teams and family. The second-ranked Pirates' impressive performance led to a 72-50 win over West Valley, concluding an undefeated run through the 4A Columbia Basin Big Nine.

By the Numbers
  • Davis Pirates' overall record: 20-1
  • Junior Cesar Hernandez's game-high points: 27
  • Senior Finnegan Anderson's points in the first half: 16
State of Play
  • Junior Cesar Hernandez scored 27 points for the Pirates
  • Senior Finnegan Anderson added 21 points
  • Sophomore post Parker Mills scored 28 points for West Valley
  • West Valley's overall record: 13-6
Bottom Line

Eli Juarez's 500th victory demonstrates the collective effort of his teams, reinforcing his emphasis on team accomplishments over individual accolades.