SCAC District Tournament: Kiona-Benton girls knock off Zillah; Connell beats Goldendale

TRI-CITY HERALD February 11, 2012 

BENTON CITY -- The Kiona-Benton girls basketball team got revenge for a season-opening loss and made their No. 1 seed hold up, knocking off visiting Zillah 58-53 on Friday in the first round of the Class 1A District 5 Tournament in Benton City.

Bailey Schroeder scored 19 points to lead Kiona-Benton (17-4), which will face Granger (18-3) at 6 p.m. today in a semifinal contest at Wapato.

Cierra Torp and Kendall Watts added 10 points each for Kiona-Benton, which lost 48-46 to Zillah in the season opener for both teams.

The Bears were playing their first postseason game as a No. 1 seed after winning the regular season SCAC East title, the first league title in girls program history.

ZILLAH -- Nelson 3, Winters 8, Patterson, Higgenbotham 4, Strump, Salcedo 7, Villegas 21, Purdy 7, Ruggles 3.

KIONA-BENTON -- Henrich 3, Morgan, Torres 8, Vickerman 2, Torp 10, Bailey Schroeder 19, Brown 6, Watts 10, Houghton, Schuster.

Zillah 18 8 12 15 -- 53

Kiona-Benton 10 11 17 20 -- 58

Highlights -- Taylor Brown 9 rbs; Bailey Schroeder 6 rbs, 6 assts; Yesenia Torres 6 stls.

Connell 59, Goldendale 37: Three players scored in double figures to help the Eagles roll past the Timberwolves in the first round of the Class 1A District 5 tournament in Connell.

Marci Hawkins, Shelby English and Michelle Schultz all scored 10 points for Connell.

GOLDENDALE -- Cameron 14, Counts, Keffeler 5, Lewis 4, Hoffman 2, Kartes 2, Graff 8, Montgomery 2, Ladiges, Swift.

CONNELL -- Thompson 3, Kroontje, Hawkins 10, Easterday 8, K. Booker 2, M. Booker 7, Boyd 1, Riner, Whitby, Pierson 8, English 10, Schultz 10.

Goldendale 7 11 7 12 -- 37

Connell 18 11 9 21 -- 59

Highlights -- Kody Easterday 10 rbs, 4 assts; Marci Hawkins 4 rbs, 7 assts; Michelle Schultz 9 rbs.

LA SALLE 49, MABTON 30: Dani Kaschmitter had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Lightning past the Vikings at West Valley High in the first round of the Class 1A District 5 tournament.

Alyssa Nash scored 11 points and Jazzee Sustaita added 10 for Mabton (8-13).

MABTON -- Rojas, Cerrillo 2, McCallum 2, Alyssa Nash 11, Sustaita 10, Barajas 3, Zaragoza, Rodriguez, Villalobos 2.

LA SALLE -- E. Avalos 2, Martin, K. McGree 5, Andringa 4, Sattler 7, C. McGree 4, Boutillier, Deanna Avalos 14, Zeutenhorst 2, Standley, Miller, Kaschmitter 11.

Mabton 7 9 6 8 -- 30

La Salle 12 13 11 13 -- 49

GRANGER 59, RIVER VIEW 36: McKenzie Smith and Sam Burnett had nine points apiece for River View in a loss to host Granger in a first round Class 1A District 5 tournament matchup.

RIVER VIEW -- Sallee, Wilhelm 3, Gier 5, Paul, McKenzie Smith 9, Hess 8, Dickerson 2, Williamson, Sam Burnett 9, Robertson.

GRANGER -- Rodarte, Strom, Olivares 8, Villa 8, John 4, Lyndsay Oswalt 17, Parrish 2, Blodgett 7, Cardenas, Reyes 13.

River View 13 8 8 7 -- 36

Granger 10 20 6 23 -- 59

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