Chiawana boys basketball gets a lesson from Central Valley

Jack Millikin, Herald staff writerDecember 2, 2012 

Chiawana boys basketball coach Chad Herron was very interested to see how his team would fare Saturday afternoon against Central Valley, which lost to Davis in the 4A championship game last season.

A loss in a preseason game wouldn’t mean too much. More important was seeing what kind of intestinal fortitude his young, untested Riverhawks’ squad would bring.

“We scheduled them to see what we need to improve on,” Herron said. “And we did.”

Central Valley trailed twice early in the game, but ran away with a 65-41 nonleague victory after Austin Rehkow drilled five 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 18 points.

Herron found some bright spots, and he did learn quite a bit about his team, which has five new starters, including a freshman point guard.

“We learned we must play at game speed with communication, and we must compete on every single possession,” Herron said. “I thought Rehkow was the difference. It was close until we let him get loose.

“If you were going to teach a jump shot, his is textbook.”

Dalton Rausch hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to give the Riverhawks an 8-6 lead with 3 minutes left in the first quarter before Rehkow, a senior forward, hit his first trey of the night to give the Bears the lead.

Christian Penny drilled a pair of free throws to put Chiawana back up 10-9 with 1:26 left. But Rehkow answered again, hitting another 3-pointer to give CV the lead for good.

“I expect we’ll learn to locate shooters better,” Herron said.

The Bears hit three 3-pointers to end the first quarter, then hit three more in the second quarter to open up a 31-18 lead with 3:09 left in the half.

We Henderson led the Riverhawks with 10 points and five rebounds, scoring five points in the fourth quarter. Chiawana outscored Central Valley 12-10 in the final 8 minutes.

“We’re a new team with a lot of new players,” Henderson said. “We want to come out and compete. We learned in practice that we haven’t been as intense as (other teams) we’ve seen.”

Jesse Briones added nine points for the Riverhawks, including a three-point play with 1:46 left in the game.

“I’m happy with the overall effort over 32 minutes,” Herron said. “I don’t think they ever gave up.”

CENTRAL VALLEY — Chamberlain 8, Knudsen 6, Austin Rehkow 18, Deckard 2, Byus 11, Carolan, Stansberry 2, Daines 10, Fayant 6, Tucker 4. Totals 23-46 12-19 65. CHIAWANA — Cazier 4, Wren 4, Mendoza 5, Briones 9, Wesley Henderson 10, Penny 2, Avery, Rausch 3, Koval 4. Totals 14-38 10-17 41. Central Valley 15 21 19 10 — 65 Chiawana 12 11 6 12 — 41 Highlights — 3-pointers: CV 7-15 (Rehkow 5, Fayant 2), C 3-8 (Cazier, Mendoza, Rausch); Rebounds: CV 35 (Byus 8), C 20 (Henderson 5); Turnovers: CV 14, C 15.
Richland 67, Davis 52: Jacob DeVries went 4-for-4 from the 3-point line and finished with a game-high 18 points to lead the Bombers to a nonleague win over the defending 4A state champion Pirates, who suffered their second loss in as many nights. DeVries also led the team with 10 rebounds. The Bombers shot 47 percent (25-for-53) from the field after a slow start. “We didn’t shoot very well in the first half. We got zoned and then found our range in the second half,” Richland coach Earl Streufert said. Mason Hilty went scoreless from the field but he drew four charges to boost the Bombers’ defense. “He was the heavy bag tonight,” Streufert said. “He played really good again. He got eight rebounds.” Nathan Streufert added 15 points. RICHLAND — Jacob DeVries 18, Crandall, Baird 2, McCullough 2, Beo 9, Radliff 13, Broeske 4, Streufert 15, Wheeler 2, Miller 2. Totals 25-53 12-19 67. DAVIS — Johns 15, Gasseling 6, Gil 2, Luckett, Navarro 7, Ramos 6, Vijarro 8, Moctezuma 2, Hernandez-Brisco 6. Totals 21-62 8-11 52. Richland 14 9 19 25 — 67 Davis 6 15 13 18 — 52 Highlights — DeVries 10 rebs; Radliff 4 steals; Mason Hilty took 4 charges.
KAMIAKIN 43, POST FALLS (IDAHO) 36: Cooper Clyde, the only senior on the court for Kamiakin, had 20 points, and Kyle Robertson had 13 points and six rebounds to lead the Braves to a home win over the Trojans. “It was nice to start the season off with a victory,” Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely said. “We’ll learn from it and keep going.” POST FALLS — Nick Hall 11, Jackson 6, Hillman 5, Conger 3, Thompson 1, Koski 10, Corr, Blakney, Failor, Mueller, Davenport, McKeown. Totals 10-47 11-18 36. KAMIAKIN — Robertson 13, Cooper Clyde 20, Petsch 4, Bayles 3, Fowler 1, Gurney 2, Chestnut, Holle. Totals 14-40 12-18 43. Post Falls 8 6 11 11 — 36 Kamiakin 5 11 11 16 — 43 Highlights — Kyle Robertson and Shae Gurney 6 rebounds.
Southridge 64, Ike 51: Nick Haberling hit four 3-pointers in the first half as the Suns opened up a 34-30 halftime lead en route to a nonleague home win over the Cadets. David Mazzei and Austin Molt each hit a pair of 3-pointers for Southridge during a 24-8 third-quarter spurt, opening up a 58-38 Suns’ lead. “We’ve got some shooters,” first-year Southridge coach D.J. Traver said. “We got up early and kept a 6- to 7-point lead the whole game. In the third quarter we opened it up and coasted from there.” Andy Soto led three players in double figures for Ike. EISENHOWER — Adams 6, Tafoya, Cooper, Harmon 13, Hinman 6, Gomez 12, Harris, Stebbins, Andy Soto 14. SOUTHRIDGE — Austin Molt 16, Mazzei 6, Mandell, Voorheis 10, Farrell, Getchell 2, Trott, Lopia 4, Nick Haberling 24, Cross, Schafer 2. Eisenhower 13 17 8 13 — 51 Southridge 20 14 24 6 — 64
KENNEWICK JV 62, DAYTON 43: Dary Young had 16 points, and Dylan Tennancour grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Lions junior varsity past the Bulldogs on the road. Wyatt Frame had 11 points for Dayton. KENNEWICK JV — Fernandez 13, Molnaa 8, Cavazos 9, Bolt 3, Altahir 2, Tennancour 6, Dary Young 16, Kutzke 5. DAYTON — Heinrich 5, Sanchez, Hayes 4, Lambert 10, Wyatt Frame 11, Hays 4, Ramirez 7, Smay 2. Kennewick JV 18 16 16 12 — 62 Dayton 6 14 7 16 — 43 Highlights — Dylan Tennancour 8 rebounds; Alexis Fernandez 5 assists.
WALLA WALLA 73, MOSES LAKE 36: Eric Klicker had 21 points to lead the Blue Devils past the Chiefs in nonleague action in Moses Lake. After leading by five at halftime, Walla Walla broke open the game with a 48-point second half. WALLA WALLA — Toon 2, Eric Klicker 21, Porter 12, Locati 1, Thonney 5, Eggart 2, Hogan 3, Knillmann 2, Arias 9, Cranor 10, Warinner 6, Gilmore, Atkinson. Totals 28-48 9-18 73. MOSES LAKE — Rubio 2, Sutherland 3, Hirz 9, Easton Baker 10, Ulyanchuk 9, Huffman 3, Sielaff, Earl, Chavez, Martinez, Ballard. Totals 12-46 8-14 36. Walla Walla 14 11 21 27 — 73 Moses Lake 8 12 7 9 — 36 Highlights — Sam Arias 5 rebounds; Denis Ulyanchuk 10 rebounds.
Connell 48, Cle Elum 41: Gage Taylor scored 16 points, Carter Chase chipped in 10 and the Eagles notched a nonleague road win. CLE ELUM — Tanner Sogleburg 11, Wiegert 6, Allen 10, Wiediger 1, Alexander 7, Hansen 6, Wallace, Peters, Hogkiss. CONNELL — Gage Taylor 16, Holst 5, Davidson 7, Li 3, Chase 10, Hopkins 7, Lyle, Vorgens, Forsyth, Syrie. Cle Elum 13 7 7 14 — 41 Connell 12 14 14 8 — 48
Wahluke 53, Goldendale 49: Oscar Onofre had 16 points and six assists to lift the Warriors to a nonleague home win over the Timberwolves. Wahluke erased a 13-8 first-quarter deficit to tie the score at halftime. GOLDENDALE — Milliren 18, Cameron 2, Myroe 6, Messenger 6, Denny 7, Cochran 10, Gilk, Frost. WAHLUKE — Ahmann 6, Chiprez 2, Barajas 9, Ramos 2, Onofre 16, Squeochs 6, Caro 5, Prudente 7, Espindola, Abarca. Goldendale 13 9 15 12 — 49 Wahluke 8 14 15 16 — 53 Highlights — Oscar Onofre 6 assists.
Wahluke 71, Kittitas 48 (late Friday): Oscar Onofre led all scorers with 21 points and added eight assists to lead the Warriors to a nonleague win over Kittitas and 2-0 start. Wahluke took a 16-14 first-quarter lead before pulling away with a 21-10 second-quarter run. KITTITAS — Lea 9, McDaniel 5, Santier 4, Foreman 18, McErvin 4, Walling 2, Poole 6, Oursma, Land, Pruitt. WAHLUKE — Ahmann 5, Barajas 8, Ramos 9, Onofre 21, Squeochs, Caro 16, Prudente 4, Espindola 2, Abarca 6, Chiprez, Maldonado. Kittitas 14 10 14 10 — 48 Wahluke 16 21 13 21 — 71 Highlights — Oscar Onofre 8 assists.
LACROSSE/WASHTUCNA 52, TRI-CITIES PREP 45: Evan Whitsett and Bailey Rivas each scored 12 points, but the Jaguars fell short at home in a nonleague matchup against the Tigercats. L/W — Stamper 6, Summers 3, Guske 7, Jed Zimmer 15, Fleming 9, Wargo 10, Harden 2, Bedell, Stubs. Totals 19 FGs 9-17 52. TCP — Perez 5, Evan Whitsett 12, Guajardo 6, Bailey Rivas 12, Versteeg 4, Ledesma 2, Westerfield 4, Loftus, Larson, Hinkson. Totals 19 FGs 4-12 45. LaCrosse/Washtucna 15 11 12 14 — 52 Tri-Cities Prep 14 11 16 4 — 45 Highlights — Anthony Perez 4 steals, 4 assists; Brady Versteeg 5 steals.

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