Girls basketball roundup: Gall helps Hanford overpower Southridge

December 7, 2012 

Coco Gall is a mortal lock to lead the Hanford girls basketball in scoring this year, but she might be the first one to tell you it’s not about her when it comes to the Falcons’ offensive chances.

The 5-foot-11 junior scored a game-high 19 points, most of them off turnovers and transition opportunities, in Hanford’s 62-40 win over Southridge on Friday in the Mid-Columbia Conference opener for both teams in Richland.

“I liked our energy on defense. It helps give the team confidence on the offensive end,” said Falcons coach Evan Woodward. “I didn’t see one kid really outshine anybody else today.”

Ashley Stewart and Sydney Shintaffer each scored 14 points for Hanford, which took a 16-8 lead after one quarter and built that lead to 32-17 at the half.

“I think they did a good job finishing all their shots, and they scored on a lot of second chances,” said Southridge coach Scott Stiles, who continues to be encouraged by the play of his young starting lineup, which includes two freshmen and two sophomores.

“I thought we played pretty well in the press,” Stiles said. “It was just making that little mistake.”

Suns’ sophomore post Nicole Edwards led her team with nine points, and senior Emma Sanders added eight points.

Southridge made a strong run at the end of the game, outscoring Hanford 14-10 in the fourth quarter to cut the final margin.

SOUTHRIDGE — Haberling 2, Sullivan 6, Harris 4, Taylor 2, Emma Sanders 8, Kreutz, McNeill 2, Lyons 2, Nicole Edwards 9, Wormington 5.

HANFORD — Ashley Stewart 14, Hall 6, Sydney Shintaffer 14, Steele 7, Roueche, Thompson 4, Foraker, Coco Gall 19, Winsor 4.

Southridge 8 9 9 14 — 40

Hanford 16 16 20 10 — 62

Clarkston 69, Pasco 46: The Bulldogs got 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists from Melissa Rodriguez, but they weren’t able to come back from a 17-2 first-quarter deficit against the Bantams at the Pendleton Red Lion Tournament at Pendleton High School.

“We’re trying to learn defense on the fly as a young squad,” Pasco coach Aaron Barcot said. “We’re definitely starting to turn some corners.”

Freshmen Alicia Lopez and Jay Martinez combined for 14 points and 16 rebounds for Pasco, which will play at 11:15 a.m. today against the loser of the Sandpoint-Pendleton game.

Clarkston — Sly 7, Morrow 9, Reeves 11, Beuke 4, Swan 14, Carey 4, Meyers 20, Dimke, Arnone, Folsom. Totals 26-63 14-17 69.

Pasco — Lopez 9, Martinez 5, Perez 2, Melissa Rodriguez 22, Ayala 2, Sullivan 6, Cruz, Garza. Totals 16-67 10-20 46.

Clarkston 17 13 13 26 — 69

Pasco 2 13 11 20 — 46

Highlights — Morrow 10 rebounds; Lopez 9 rebounds; Martinez 7 rebounds; Rodriguez 8 rebounds, 5 assists.

Davis 78, Sunnyside 67: Jordan Rodriguez scored 18 points, but the Grizzlies fell on the road against the Pirates.

Trailing 38-37 at halftime, Davis came out and broke open the game with a 22-point third quarter.

Alexis Perez finished with a game-high 29 points for the Pirates.

Sunnyside — Vargas 6, Alvarez 10, Bazan 12, Rubalcava 10, Bermudez 2, Jordan Rodriguez 18, Perez 9, Fernandez.

Davis — Juarez 4, Martinez 5, Gratton 8, Alexis Perez 29, Salazar 3, Billups 8, Fowler 12, Morales 9, Alvarado.

Sunnyside 21 17 11 18 — 67

Davis 14 23 22 19 — 78

Highlights — Sunnyside 13-20 FTs; Davis 25-37 FTs.

Post Falls (Idaho) 60, Richland 42: Britney Pringle had 16 points and six steals, but the Bombers lost on the road to a team that has two more Tri-City schools on its schedule.

Post Falls will host Chiawana today before visiting Hanford on Tuesday night.

After trailing by seven at halftime, the Bombers fell behind 46-33 after three quarters.

“They’re a strong team,” Richland coach Cindy McCoy said of Post Falls. “They’re deep, and they have experienced players. Their main ones are seniors, and we’re pretty young that way.”

Richland — Catone 3, Hiller 2, Corrigan 8, Britney Pringle 16, Parnell 3, Duckworth 2, Turner 8, Malone, McCormick. Totals 15-44 8-13 42.

Post Falls — Allert 5, Gonzales 3, King 3, Smith 18, Litalien 4, Gennett 19, Fallor 6, Perrin 2, Runkle, Meehan. Totals 22-53 7-14 60.

Richland 5 18 10 9 — 42

Post Falls 15 15 16 14 — 60

Highlights — Pringle 6 steals; Parnell 9 rebounds; Turner 9 rebounds.

Kennewick 46, Lake City (IDAHO) 39: The Lions made four 3-pointers in a decisive second quarter and held off visiting Lake City to earn their first victory of the season.

Kennewick outscored the Idaho school 22-10 in the second quarter.

Ashley Kump’s 13 points and four steals led the Lions.

LAKE CITY — Hailey Jackson 11, Wilson, Gewecke 5, Portin, Willock 6, Farrell 12, Torress, Hawkes 5, Smith.

KENNEWICK — Valerio 4, Hicks 4, Sanders 4, Ashley Kump 13, Lester 2, Nelson 2, Osmundson 7, Taimani 10.

Lake City 10 10 9 10 — 39

Kennewick 6 22 8 10 — 46

Highlights — Kennewick, Taimani 6 rebounds, Kump 4 steals, Lester 5 rebounds.

Kamiakin 59, Hermiston 43: Sira Toure scored 19 points and Courtney Nelson had 18, and the Braves’ pressure defense paid off with a second-quarter run in the nonleague home win.

“We really buckled down on the defensive end, and our press really caused some turnovers and got some easy baskets in transition in the second quarter,” Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher said.

HERMISTON — Walchli 10, Heehn 9, Byrd 2, Enders 3, Edmiston 3, Heddings 2, Valle 7, Sanders 4, Ramirez 3.

KAMIAKIN — Sira Toure 19, Courtney Nelson 18, Ellison 7, Oord 4, Hanson 2, Schauble 6, Crandall 1, Miller 2.

Hermiston 15 5 9 14 — 43

Kamiakin 12 21 16 10 — 59

Prosser 52, East Valley 31: Sydney Mercer scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Mustangs to a home victory in both teams’ CWAC openers. Kassidy Durbin added seven points and seven rebounds, while Toni Adams had eight points, four assists and four steals for Prosser.

EAST VALLEY — B. Sanchez 5, Rojas 1, Yates 2, Anderson 6, Garcia-Stubbs 2, Robertson, P. Sanchez, Sandoval 4, Alexis Chavis 7, Bloom, Ramynke 4. Totals 13-60 3-11 31.

PROSSER — Price 2, Durbin 7, Carrillo 2, Adams 8, Meirndorf 2, Sydney Mercer 17, Davis 7, Kilian 3, Roberts 4. Totals 21-49 5-18 52.

East Valley 6 4 13 8 — 31

Prosser 16 6 11 19 — 52

Highlights — Prosser, Mercer 10 rebounds, 2 steals; Durbin 7 rebounds; Roberts 6 rebounds, Adams 4 assists, 4 steals.

Grandview 80, Ephrata 58: Payton Parrish continued her torrid start to the young season, pouring in 31 points as the host Greyhounds rolled in their CWAC 2A opener.

Parrish also pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out two assists in the victory. Marissa Caballero added 19 points and five assists for Grandview.

EPHRATA — Sage 25, Woods 13.

GRANDVIEW — Payton Parrish 31, Caballero 19, Lopez 14, Hall 7.

Ephrata 6 15 18 19 — 58

Grandview 19 14 21 24 — 80

Highlights — Grandview, Parrish 10 rebounds, 2 assists; Caballero 5 assists; Lopez 2 assists; Hall 2 rebounds.

Connell 45, Goldendale 34: Ashley Thompson’s six points, 14 rebounds and four blocks led the Eagles to a nonleague road victory against the Timberwolves.

Michelle Schultz added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Connell, which led 12-2 after the first quarter.

CONNELL — J. Hawkins, M. Hawkins 2, Vickerman 10, Booker 6, Riner 1, English 9, Michelle Schultz 11, Thompson 6, Hopkins, Spencer, Kroontje.

GOLDENDALE — Bischoff, Counts 9, Holbrook, Lewis 4, Smith 2, Graff 5, Isadore 3, Ladiges 6, Twohy 5.

Connell 12 7 16 10 — 45

Goldendale 2 12 8 12 — 34

Highlights — Connell, Ashley Thompson 14 rebounds, 4 blocks; Kylie Booker 4 blocks; Schultz 11 rebounds.

Zillah 54, Kiona-Benton 46: Bailey Schroeder had 21 points and 12 rebounds, but the Bears couldn’t overtake the Leopards at home.

Both teams started slowly, with Zillah ahead 9-5 after one quarter. But by the end of the first half, both teams had found some offense as the Leopards took a 27-17 lead.

Kiona-Benton outscored Zillah 29-27 in the second half.

Zillah — York 4, Winters 3, Patterson 2, Higginbotham 19, Stump 2, Bunger 2, Villegas 12, Purdy 4, Myers 2, Ruggles 4.

Kiona-Benton — Holt 8, M. Calzadillas 6, Acevedo 3, Bailey Schroeder 21, J. Calzadillas 8, Mudd, Elliot, Phalen, Thornton, Pendergast.

Zillah 9 18 8 19 — 54

Kiona-Benton 5 12 14 15 — 46

Highlights — Schroeder 12 rebounds.

Mabton 51, River View 34: McKenzie Smith made four 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers dropped a nonleague home game.

Josie Robertson added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for River View.

MABTON — Espinosa, Pineda 11, Martinez 2, McCallen 3, Nash 9, Vasquez 10, Guerrero 8, Herrera 8.

RIVER VIEW — Wilhelm 6, Vasquez, Salter, McKenzie Smith 12, Munson, Walker, Dickinson, Williamson 2, Washington 2, Josie Robertson 12.

Mabton 17 10 11 13 — 51

River View 11 10 7 6 — 34

Highlights — McKenzie Smith 4-6 3-pointers, Josie Robertson 10 rebounds.

Columbia (Burbank) 55, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 46: Freshman Tasha Idler scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Coyotes past the Broncos in Ritzville.

Rachel Roberts added 13 points, and Julie Mosqueda had 10 points and five rebounds.

Jenna Bennett’s 13 points led LRS.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Martineau, Aguilar 8, Rachel Roberts 13, Cotsford 4, Magallon 4, Idler 10, McBride 6, Mosqueda 10.

LIND-RITZVILLE/SPRAGUE — Lamping, York 3, Jenna Bennett 13, Killian 1, Pichetc 11, Kessler 4, Wahl 9, Nelson 5, Oescerich.

Columbia (Burbank) 14 13 12 16 — 55

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 10 12 10 14 — 46

Highlights — Columbia, Tasha Idler 8 rebounds, Julie Mosqueda 5 rebounds.

Moses Lake Christian Academy 52, Kittitas 24: Anna Yarbro’s 19 points and 21 rebounds led MLCA in a nonleague road victory.

MLCA — T. Yamane, Hunt 2, Toevs 5, Loudon 4, M. Yamane 15, Sandberg 7, Anna Yarbro 19. Totals 21-49 9-18 52.

Moses Lake Christian Academy 24 0 16 12 — 52

Kittitas 6 0 12 6 — 24

Highlights — Yarbro 21 rebounds, Sandberg 7 rebounds, M. Yamane 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 7 assists.

Bickleton 64, Helix 11: Jamie Venema had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Lindsay Brown finished with 16 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Pirates to a home win over the Grizzlies.

Helix — Mackenzie Mize 4, Jones 2, Jackson 1, Paden Flerchinger 4, Lytle, Gabriel, Burgess, Craig, Goodwin.

Bickleton — Jamie Venema 23, Brown 16, Cannon 6, Ha. Goodnight 9, He. Goodnight 6, McBride 4, Spalding.

Helix 4 2 3 2 — 11

Bickleton 17 22 15 10 — 64

Highlights — Brown 23 rebounds; Venema 15 rebounds.

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