The crowd's objective was to rattle David Schillinger after the West Valley guard tossed up a pair of air balls - one from the free-throw line.
The strains of: "Air ball! Air ball!" fell on deaf ears, however, as Schillinger continued to launch away.
As Henry Peterson attempts to become the most successful wrestler in Riverside High School history, first-year Rams coach Randy Miller has been besieged with questions as to how storied that history is.
Turns out that Miller can't say for sure. But he has figured out that Riverside's Northeast A title this season was the school's first in at least 20 years.
The Class B girls basketball ranks lost another undefeated team Saturday, and Jennifer Stinson didn't need any deep thinking to figure out why.
"It was the running game that got them," Stinson said after scoring 30 points to lead fourthranked Davenport (9-0, 15-1) to a 61-41 Bi-County League win over third-ranked Wilbur-Creston (9-1, 15-1).
Mark Rinde is paying for his shift to 148 pounds, but not until his matches are over.
Wiped out after his gyrating, no-backing-down win over Central Valley's Shane Yackel on Thursday, Rinde collapsed on his back for several minutes.
After he'd had extra time to compose himself, Rinde summed up his crucial match during Rogers' 32-26 Greater Spokane League wrestling win over the previously unbeaten Bears (2-1).
Whitman County basketball teams have a 1-in-6 chance of winning the league title.
But, oh, how those other five teams can scare a Whitman coach.
"Nobody, I think, can go undefeated in league this year," said coach Lorin Carlon of defending girls league champion St. John-Endicott.