Boys basketball roundup: Hanford loses first game of season

December 8, 2012 

Lake City post Kyle Guice battled Hanford big man Joe Douglas inside, scoring 23 points to lead all scorers and lifting the Timberwolves to a 66-54 nonleague win over the Falcons in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

“We probably weren’t as fresh as we should have been,” said Falcons coach Paul Mayer, whose team arrived in Coeur d’Alene at 1:15 p.m. for a 6 p.m. game. “We gave up too many easy baskets to a good team.”

Jalen Watson led Hanford

(3-1) with 13 points, and Nick Dobken added 11 points. Douglas finished with nine.

HANFORD — Jalen Watson 13, Mickelson, K.Watson 3, Jones 4, Sutey 9, Heid, Devine 5, Douglas 9, Dobken 11.

LAKE CITY — Kyle Guice 23, Adams 6, Pratt 4, Redul, Murphy 4, hocking 11, Lans-McGee 2, Moreen 8, Dahl 2, Winger 5.

Hanford 11 17 8 18 — 54

Lake City 17 25 18 6 — 66

COEUR D’ALENE 84, KENNEWICK 60: John Woul had 15 points and Ben Rutledge added eight points and five rebounds, but Kennewick (0-3) lost the battle inside against the visiting Vikings.

“They did a nice job,” Lions coach Bradyn Leyde said of Coeur d’Alene. “They shot the ball well and hit the boards hard. Their size gave us some issues, but we have to push through it. In league we are going to be smaller than some people.”

Tony Nacarrato, the Vikings’ 6-foot-4 post, had 15 points.

COEUR D’ALENE — Paulsen 8, Waldo 9, Tripp 10, Daniels 7, Carpenter 2, Tony Nacarrato 15, Moore 9, Hancock 6, Klauss 9, Hunter 9. Totals 32-67 12-26 84.

KENNEWICK — John Wuol 15, Rutledge 8, Mueller 7, Fernandez, Westover 4, Bugal 6, Dewitt 2, Molnaa 3, Conde, Plew 3, Ramos 5, Y.Wuol 7. Totals 20-68 14-21 60.

Coeur d’Alene 17 19 25 23 — 84

Kennewick 16 11 17 16 — 60

Highlights — Ben Rutledge 5 rebs. Yiel Wuol 5 rebs.; Kennewick forced 23 turnovers; Devven Ramos 3 steals.

Post Falls 59, Chiawana 43: Wesley Henderson had 15 points and six rebounds for the Riverhawks, who struggled at the start and finish against the host Trojans. After an 12-2 first-quarter deficit, Chiawana came back to trail by three at halftime.

The Riverhawks were outscored 15-11 in the third quarter, but they eventually pulled within two, 42-40. That was as close as they got from there on out as Post Falls closed on a 17-3 run.

“We’re learning lessons every game,” Chiawana coach Chad Herron said. “It’s part of being young and inexperienced. I do think we’re getting better for it.”

Chiawana — Wesley Henderson 15, Harris 2, Cazier 3, Wren 5, Mendoza 3, Roueche 3, Briones 12, Koval, McBride. Totals 11-42 16-21 43.

Post Falls — Dalton Thompson 16, Hall 6, Jackson 2, Hillman 9, Mueller 11, Corr 9, Koski 6, Failor, Conger, Davenport, McKeown. Totals 19-37 17-29 59.

Chiawana 2 20 11 10 — 43

Post Falls 12 13 15 19 — 59

Highlights — Henderson 6 rebounds; Cazier 3 steals.

Naches Valley 54, Kiona-Benton 35: Cameron Walker scored 15 points to lead the Rangers to a nonleague win over the visiting Bears, who couldn’t find their shooting touch.

Cristian Aguilar led Ki-Be with 15 points.

KIONA-BENTON — A.Cortez 2, T.Cortez 3, Cisneros 3, Ramirez, Garcia, Cristian Aguilar 15, Solorzano 3, Jensen, Phelps 6, Christensen 2.

NACHES VALLEY — Upton 4, Swain 5, Vance, Martin 12, Cuillier 4, Johns, Cameron Walker 15, Callaghan 8, Curtis 8.

Kiona-Benton 11 7 8 9 — 35

Naches Valley 17 13 11 15 — 54

Columbia (Burbank) 43, Goldendale 22: Chris Ryckman had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Coyotes, who jumped out to a 17-3 first-quarter advantage and stayed ahead of the Timberwolves.

Goldendale — Josh Frost 6, Milliven 2, Gilk 2, Cameron 1, Lucas Denney 6, Messenger 5, Myra, Cochran, Miller.

Columbia (Burbank) — McBride 5, Wattenburger 3, Barajas 6, Miller 2, Romm 6, Chris Ryckman 21, Schrimsher, Bolds, Scott, Mejia, Koopman.

Goldendale 3 9 5 5 — 22

Columbia (Burbank) 17 18 6 2 — 43

Highlights — McBride 6 steals; Ryckman 9 rebounds.

LaCrosse Washtucna/Kahlotus 58, Liberty Christian 28: Darcy Stamper and Jed Zimmer scored 17 points apiece to lift the TigerCats to a nonleague win over the Patriots.

Liberty Christian, which recently won its first-ever state football title, was missing two starters, who were short on practices. The Pats ended up playing three freshmen.

Brandon Peterson and Jared Hoe scored nine points apiece.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Whitwer 2, M.Godwin 2, Brandon Peterson 9, Lindquist 2, Jared Hoe 9, Coughlin 2, Conaway 2, Lesser, C.Godwin.

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA/KAHLOTUS — Darcy Stamper 17, Stubbs, Bedell, Summers, Guske 8, Jed Zimmer 17, Fleming 2, Wargo 10, Stark 4.

Liberty Christian 3 9 4 12 — 28

LWK 19 6 20 13 — 58

Highlights — Conaway 9 rebs; Lindquist 9 rebs.

Pomeroy 45, Dayton 35: Senior guard Wyatt Frame had a game-high 17 points, but it wasn’t enough as Dayton fell to Pomeroy in a nonleague game at home.

The Bulldogs (1-4) fell behind 27-16 in the first half and couldn’t catch the Pirates in the second half.

Cody LaMunyan led Pomeroy with 14 points.

POMEROY — McGreevy 6, Bott 10, Cody LaMunyan 14, Feider 3, Snyder 6, Ruchert 3, Mayfield 3. Totals 18-44 5-14 45.

DAYTON — Hayes, Heinrich 3, Sanchez, Lambert 4, Wyatt Frame 17, Hays 2, Waggoner, Ramirez 9. Totals 15-40 2-8 35.

Pomeroy 14 13 14 4 — 45

Dayton 7 9 13 6 — 35

Lyle-Wishram 63, Bickleton 54: Mitchell Powers and Justin Roberts combined for 33 points, and Taylor Brown pulled down 16 rebounds for the Pirates in a loss at home.

LYLE-WISHRAM — Justin Mills 20, Mutch, Wolff 2, Armour 2, Luke 17, Stephens 4, VonAhn 2, Montaya 14, Carse 2.

BICKLETON — Mitchell Powers 17, N. Powers 5, Lowe 8, Clinton 4, Justin Roberts 16, Brown 4, Underwood, T. Roberts.

Lyle-Wishram 14 24 16 9 — 63

Bickleton 14 18 9 13 — 54

Highlights — Taylor Brown 16 rebounds.

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