Henne, Webb Playing in IBL for Bellingham Slam

Lukas Henne and Derrick Webb are both playing for the Bellingham Slam of the International Basketball League. Henne’s a 6-foot-7 forward and graduate of Central Kitsap and Western Washington. Webb, a South Kitsap grad, is a rookie guard who just finished his senior season at Western.
The Slam are 1-1 with a home game Friday against the Vancouver Volcanoes.
This is Henne’s third year with the Slam. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds a year ago, and made the all-IBL all-star team as a rookie in 2008. He’s starting and Webb is coming off the bench.
The IBL is a sixth-year league that features two rules that speeds up play: only one timeout per quarter and an immediate inbound. The result is a high-scoring, athletic game. The league averaged 126 points per team in its first three seasons.
The league’s divided into two divisions. The Continental freatures the following franchies: Albanay Legends, Holland Blast, Kankakee Solidiers, Battle Creek Knights, USA All-Stars, Los Angeles Lightning, Tacoma TIde and Edmonton Energey.
The Slam plays in the International Division with the following clubs: Olympia Reign, China Shanxi Zhongyu, Yamhill Highlfyers, Vancouver Valcanoes, Oregon Waves, B.C. Titans and Central Oregon Hotshots.
The IBL considered bringing a team to Kitsap County. The Kitsap Sun Pavilion was considered as a possible site, but no local ownerships groups stepped forward at the time.

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