Boys basketball roundup: Friday, Nov. 30

TRI-CITY HERALDDecember 1, 2012 

Shadle Park 72, Kennewick 62: Mitchell Mueller scored 16 points, but the green Lions ran into some serious foul trouble on the road in their season opener Friday.

Colton Plew added 14 points and Devven Ramos 10 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Lions, who were at a 4-to-1 free-throw disadvantage (Shadle shot 40).

Considering the Lions return just two players from last year's squad, opened on the road and were at a severe disadvantage at the foul line, coach Bradyn Leyde said it was not a bad start.

"There's a silver lining in there somewhere," he said, noting that his club charged hard after falling behind by as much as 18 points.

"We were able to hit some shots, got some runs to get back into it. They battled really hard."

KENNEWICK -- Mitchell Mueller 16, J. Wuol 5, Rutledge 2, Fernandez 5, Westover 2, DeWitz 3, Molnaa 3, Conde, Plew 14, Ramos 10, Y. Wuol 2. Totals 23-62 8-10 62.

SHADLE PARK -- George Pilimai 26, Niemeyer 3, Barnes 6, Welch 9, Rypien 5, Kelley 10, Orcutt 1, Straton, Cooper, Hagan 12. Totals 23-64 24-40 72.

Kennewick 9 14 12 27 -- 62

Shadle Park 19 16 16 21 -- 72

Highlights -- Devven Ramos 5 rebounds, 4 assists; Mueller 4 rebounds.

Hanford 79, Connell 48: Jalen Watson had 22 points and eight assists, and Brennan Sutey added 18 points as the Falcons cruised in their opener over the visiting 1A Eagles.

"I think it was a good effort in our opening game," said Hanford coach Paul Mayer. "We played well. I'm pleased to get off to a good start."

Carter Chase led Connell with 16 points.

CONNELL -- Carter Chase 16, Lyle, Holst 6, Davidson 8, Bargeas, Li, Forsythe, Taylor 12, Syrie 4, Hopkins 2.

HANFORD -- Jalen Watson 22, Mickelson 3, K. Watson 2, Jones 1, Brennan Sutey 18, Heid 8, DeVine 8, Douglas 12, Dobken 5.

Connell 13 15 6 14 -- 48

Hanford 14 29 16 20 -- 79

Highlights -- Nick Dobken 10 rebs; Watson 8 asts.

Southridge 70, Moses Lake 57: Brent Schafer scored 18 points to lead the Suns to a home victory over the Chiefs in DJ Traver's first game as Southridge coach.

"We were down 10 early, and we had to play back," Traver said. "It was nice to play back and get the first win."

After the teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 46, Southridge broke away with 24 points in the final period.

"Brent Schafer played big in the post. He had eight points in the fourth quarter," Traver said. "Nick Haberling had seven in the fourth, and David Mazzei had seven as well. They were our big guns tonight."

MOSES LAKE -- Ballard 4, Rubio 2, Sutherland 11, Hirz 12, Baker 3, Chavez 7, Denis Ulyanchuk 13, Hohman 5, Earl.

SOUTHRIDGE -- Molt 5, Mazzei 15, Vorheis 3, Getchell 8, Lopia 2, Haberling 17, Cross 2, Brent Schafer 18, Trott, Farrell, Mandell.

Moses Lake 16 23 7 11 -- 57

Southridge 14 18 14 24 -- 70

Ferris 66, Chiawana 41: Freshman point guard Cayden Cazier opened his varsity career with 11 points, but the Riverhawks lost on the road to the Saxons.

Jesse Briones finished with five rebounds for Chiawana, which fell behind 20-7 after one quarter.

Chiawana -- Cayden Cazier 11, Penny 7, Harris 3, Wren 1, Mendoza 5, Briones 5, Koval 4, Henderson 5, McBride, Rausch, Avery. Totals 13-40 10-16 41.

FERRIS -- Jensen Rye 15, Lockmer 7, Monasmith 9, Christy 2, Arguinchona 4, Benzel 12, Hahn 11, Karstetter 6, Linnell, Belles. Totals 26-50 10-15 66.

Chiawana 7 15 5 14 -- 41

Ferris 20 18 10 18 -- 66

Highlights -- Jesse Briones 5 rebounds; Victor Koval 3 assists, 2 blocks.

Eastmont 62, Pasco 55: Julian Figueroa scored 15 points, DeDrain Miller 13 and Miguel Torres 11 as the Bulldogs opened with a nonleague road loss.

PASCO -- Brown 4, Arroyo 2, Julian Figueroa 15, Cardoza 4, DeDrain Miller 13, Miguel Torres 11, Young 4, Sprinkle 2, Cobain 0, Murillo 0.

EASTMONT -- Trea Thomas 26, J.J. Jahr 10, McDonnell 8, Adams 4, Spencer 4, McGinnis 4, Erho 0, Trevino 6, Schall 0, Wirth 0.

Pasco 15 17 6 17 -- 55

Eastmont 16 21 10 15 -- 62

Rebounds -- Pasco 41, Eastmont 38 (Thomas 9, Jahr 7).

Walla Walla 61, Davis 55: Eric Klicker scored 19 points and Tanner Cranor added 13 as the Blue Devils opened in fine fashion with a win at the defending 4A state champions.

"Anytime you can win at Davis is a good win," Wa-Hi coach John Golden said.

WALLA WALLA -- Eric Klicker 19, Toon, Porter 6, Locati 7, Thonney 6, Eggart, Hogan 4, Arias 4, Gilmore, Cranor 13, Warinner 2.

DAVIS -- Carlos Vijarro 15, Jones 12, Gasseling 6, Gil 2, Navarro 9, Ramos, Moctezuma 6, Hernandez 4.

Walla Walla 11 15 19 16 -- 61

Davis 19 7 15 14 -- 55

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