Girls basketball: Saturday, Dec. 8

TRI-CITY HERALDDecember 9, 2012 

The Kamiakin Braves learned a couple valuable lessons in their 51-44 win over visiting University on Saturday.

First, if you are not ready to go from opening tip, things can get out of hand in a hurry, evidenced by the Titans' 29-11 edge at the half.

Second, when defense is a team's forte, rarely is it out of a game, even trailing by 18 to one of the traditional powers from Spokane.

"It was bizarre," said Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher. "We were down 29-11 at the half, we shot a couple 3-point air balls, we were turning it over. Then all of a sudden they took the lid of the basket in the second half and played a little defense.

"Talk about a tale of two halves."

Courtney Nelson, in foul trouble in the first half, finished with 24 points to lead the Braves. Sira Toure added 17, and Amanda Miller chipped in three points and eight boards.

"We were in trouble," Schumacher said. "But then we turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, started getting some steals, some easy baskets again. It opened up the offense and made a huge, huge difference."

UNIVERSITY -- Kayleigh Valley 12, Woods 2, Kennedy 2, Tannwell 8, Shilliam 9, Hawley 4, Baley 3, Peterson 4.

KAMIAKIN -- Courtney Nelson 24, Ellison 5, Toure 17, Schauble 2, Miller 3, Oord, Hanson.

University 11 18 8 7 -- 44

Kamiakin 4 7 17 23 -- 51

Highlights -- Amanda Miller 8 rebs.

Lake City 39, Hanford 37: Colette Gall scored 23 points, but the Falcons couldn't must much more offense in their nonleague road loss in Coeur d'Alene.

Hanford led most of the game but couldn't shake the Timberwolves.

HANFORD -- Colette Gall 23, Stewart 4, Hall 3, Shintaffer 3, Steele, Roueche, Thompson, Foraker 4, Winsor.

LAKE CITY -- Madi Farrell 13, Jackson 9, Wilson, Gewecke, Horton, Wheelock 12, Torress, Hawkes 5.

Hanford 10 15 5 7 -- 37

Lake City 10 6 8 15 -- 39

Post Falls 56, Chiawana 43: Delaney Hodgins scored 12 points, and Sierra Perez and Cierah Alferness each added nine points for the Riverhawks in a nonleague home loss to the Trojans.

POST FALLS -- Allert 5, Gonzales 2, King 2, Meehan 2, Smith 5, Litalien 13, Gennett 14, Runkle 2, Failor 11.

CHIAWANA -- B. Hodgins 0, Perez 9, Delaney Hodgins 12, Alferness 9, Gonzales 5, Sullivan 3, Cartwright 5.

Post Falls 6 17 18 15 -- 56

Chiawana 10 8 8 17 -- 43

Sunnyside 73, Wenatchee 65 (OT): Selena Rubalcava scored 17 points, and Natalia Bazan and Jordan Rodriguez each added 15 as the Grizzlies won a CBBN road game in overtime.

SUNNYSIDE -- Selena Rubalcava 17, Vargas 1, Alvarez 6, Fernandez 2, Natalia Bazan 15, Bermudez 2, Jordan Rodriguez 15, Perez 3, Willingham 11.

WENATCHEE -- Ali Sealby 17, Kansky 6, Doerr 9, Jones, Hallberg 4, Schroeder 10, Waterman 2, Brown 6, Chandler 7, Jellison 4.

Sunnyside 19 14 16 14 10 -- 73

Wenatchee 15 14 23 11 2 -- 65

Sunnyside 1-1 CBBN, 2-2 overall

Ellensburg 72, Grandview 65: Payton Parrish had 30 points and eight rebounds, and Marissa Caballero added 17 points for the Greyhounds in a CWAC loss at home.

ELLENSBURG -- Bussel, Malcolm 14, Gruber 12, Gibson 2, Moffat 10, Tucker 18, Bland 5, Oratt 7, Page 4.

GRANDVIEW -- Lopez 8, Shafer 4, Payton Parrish 30, Grove, Caballero 17, Verduzco, Pond, Hall 4, Trinidad 2.

Ellensburg 18 25 10 19 -- 72

Grandview 9 20 18 18 -- 65

Highlights -- Trinidad 8 assists; Parrish 8 rebounds.

Columbia (Burbank) 51, Goldendale 33: Julie Mosqueda scored all of her 15 points from behind the arc, going 5-for-7 to lead the Coyotes past the visiting Timberwolves.

Goldendale -- Holbrook 6, Lewis 14, C. Smith 2, H. Smith 4, Graff 2, Ludiges 2, Twony 3, Isadore, Counts, Bischoff. Totals 10-43 13-21 33.

Columbia (Burbank) -- Martineau 3, Aguilar 4, Lott 3, Roberts 3, Cotsford 3, Idler 8, McBride 10, Julie Mosqueda 15, Holst 2, Dorsey, Magallon. Totals 20-59 3-6 51.

Goldendale 8 6 9 10 -- 33

Columbia (Burbank) 15 7 12 17 -- 51

Highlights -- Mosqueda 5-7 3-pointers.

La Salle 38, Connell 37: The Lightning tipped away a pass to deny Michelle Schultz a chance for the potential game-winning basket, giving La Salle a nonleague road win over the Eagles.

Schultz had 17 points to lead both sides and added 10 rebounds. Ashley Thompson chipped in 15 rebounds for Connell.

LA SALLE -- Sutton 2, E.Avalos, Martin 3, Kate McGree 10, Garcia, Sattler 3, Miller 2, Deanna Avalos 10, Zeutenhorst 2, Kaschmitter 6.

CONNELL -- Vickerman, Marci Hawkins 12, J.Hawkins, Easterday 4, Booker, Riner 2, Kroontje, English, Michelle Schultz 17, Thompson 2.

La Salle 6 9 13 10 -- 38

Connell 9 10 5 13 -- 37

Highlights -- Thompson 15 rebounds, 2 blocks; Schultz 10 rebs; Easterday 4 assists.

Liberty Christian 49, LaCrosse-Washtucna 21: Sarah Croskrey had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven steals, and Amber Smith also scored 17 points to lead the Patriots past the host Tigercats.

Raylene Monteith grabbed 15 rebounds for Liberty Christian.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN -- Sarah Croskrey 17, Higgins 6, Ama. Smith 7, Amber Smith 17, Monteith 2, Loera, Kelly, Friker, Horne. Totals 22-67 2-11 49.

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA -- Miller 2, Ashlyn Aune 9, Cuske 4, Hosteller 6, Wolfe, Whinery, Gordon. Totals 8-58 2-4 21.

Liberty Christian 14 10 7 18 -- 49

LaCrosse-Washtucna 3 5 9 4 -- 21

Highlights -- Monteith 15 rebounds; Croskrey 8 rebounds, 7 steals.

Lyle 37, Bickleton 36: Jamie Venema led both sides with 17 points and 15 rebounds in a losing cause, as the Pirates couldn't overcome a strong second half in a nonleague loss to Lyle.

Lindsey Brown added eight points and 15 rebounds for Bickleton.

LYLE -- Susan McConnville13, LaCock 2, Carse 11, Casey, Luke 5, Childers 2, Solomon 4, Diendorfe, Smith.

BICKLETON -- Jamie Venema 17, Brown 8, Cannon, Ha.Goodnight 8, Spalding, He.Goodnight 2, McBride 1.

Lyle 11 6 13 7 -- 37

Bickleton 9 15 9 3 -- 36

Highlights -- Venema 15 rebounds; Lindsey Brown 15 rebounds.

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