Girls basketball roundup: Taimani's 22 points leads Kennewick to victory

December 11, 2012 

Panisesi Taimani scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Kennewick Lions to a 70-34 nonleague victory against visiting Eisenhower on Tuesday.

Taimani scored 15 points in the first quarter, as the Lions (2-2 overall) jumped out to a 27-11 lead.

“We found our posts open a lot, and she converted around the rim,” Kennewick coach Oliver Browning said. “Our defense was very good. We played with a lot of intensity and caused a lot of turnovers.”

Janey Valerio added six points and seven assists, while Taylor Osmundson finished with 13 points and five steals.

EISENHOWER — Truong, Sanford 5, Batten 7, Gutierrez, Burch 2, Terrazas, Vasquez 8, Whitefoot 6, Wammock 6.

KENNEWICK — Valerio 6, Mata, Hicks, Sanders 10, Kump 14, Lester 3, Nelson, Osmundson 13, Schmitz 2, Albertin, Panisesi Taimani 22.

Eisenhower 11 11 6 6 — 34

Kennewick 27 18 20 4 — 70

Highlights — Janey Valerio 7 assists, Taylor Osmundson 5 steals.

Post Falls 67, Hanford 36: Hallie Gennett scored a game-high 21 points to lift Post Falls to a nonleague win over Hanford in Richland.

The Falcons didn’t find many scoring opportunities in the face of a strong defensive performance by the Trojans.

“Their defense was quite good,” Hanford coach Evan Woodward said. “We struggled clearly to move the ball up the floor and take advantage of any mismatches.”

Colette Gall led the Falcons with 14 points.

Post Falls led 18-10 after one quarter, pushed the lead to 37-21 at the half and then held Hanford to just four points in the third quarter.

POST FALLS — Allert 4, Gonzalez 8, King 3, Meehan 1, Smith 3, Litolien 12, Runkle 1, Failor 7, Perrin 6, Hallie Gennett 21.

HANFORD — Stewart 5, Hall 4, Shintaffer 2, Steele 4, Rouche 3, Thompson, Foraker, Colette Gall 14, Winsor 4.

Post Falls 18 19 21 9 — 67

Hanford 10 11 4 11 — 36

Walla Walla 64, Pendleton 24: Madi Doepker scored 17 points and Torri Crawford added 16 points and two blocks to lead the Blue Devils to a nonleague home victory over the Buckaroos.

Crawford was 8-for-8 from the field, as Walla Walla shot 57 percent from the floor.

PENDLETON — McDonald 6, Lainey Corbett 12, Fowler, Spencer, Lindsey 3, Richards, Lehnert 3, Robinson. Totals 9-36 4-6 24.

WALLA WALLA — K. Ferenz 7, Madi Doepker 17, Sirmon 4, M. Ferenz 6, Molitar 3, Crawford 16, Greene 5, Hodenfield 6. Totals 26-54 7-9 64.

Pendleton 6 1 12 5 — 24

Walla Walla 15 20 15 14 — 64

Highlights — Crawford 2 blocks, 3 assists.

KAMIAKIN 75, LA GRANDE 44: Amanda Miller scored 16 points and Sira Toure added 14 as host Kamiakin (4-1) routed La Grande in a nonleague game. Courtney Nelson added 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Braves.

LA GRANDE — Comfort 3, Partney 13, Miller-Maylan 4, Page 4, Grigsby 3, Mins 16, McDaniel-Perrin 1, Albrecht. Totals 15-29 12-21 44.

KAMIAKIN — Nelson 10, Ellison 8, Sira Toure 14, Hanson 5, Arnold 5, Schauble 11, Crandall 6, Amanda Miller 16, Oord, Guice. Totals 27-50 17-24 75.

La Grande 6 13 11 14 — 44

Kamiakin 18 18 18 21 — 75

Highlights — Nelson 6 rebs, 7 assists; Miller 5 rebounds.

Sunnyside 62, East Valley 28: Monique Willingham’s 18 points and 12 rebounds led the Grizzlies to a nonleague rout of the visiting Red Devils.

Vanessa Alvarez added 11 points and four steals for Sunnyside.

EAST VALLEY — B. Sanchez, Rojas 1, Yates 2, Mykala Anderson 9, Garcia-Stubbs 7, Robertson 3, P. Sanchez 1, Sandoval, Chavis 5, Bloom 2, Tramynke.

SUNNYSIDE — Vargas 3, Vanessa Alvarez 11, Fernandez, Bazan 9, Rubalcava 10, Bermudez 1, Rodriguez 6, Perez 4, Monique Willingham 18.

East Valley 8 6 6 8 — 28

Sunnyside 17 16 15 14 — 62

Highlights — Willingham 12 rebounds, Alvarez 4 steals, Natalia Bazan 3 assists.

Wapato 67, Othello 21: Tristen Begay had seven points for the Huskies in a CWAC home loss to the Wolves.

Wapato — Gomez 8, Darian Gasseling 12, Justene Sosa 12, Cordova 11, Vera 4, Vela 1, Mason 6, Young 6, Contreras 2, Adams 5.

Othello — Tolley 6, Bullis 1, Anderson 1, Garza 1, Taylor 5, Tristen Begay 7, Fleshman, Dominguez, Rodriguez, Franco, Randolph.

Tri-Cities Prep 59, Wahluke 46: Corinne Barnett’s 12 points, six rebounds and five blocks helped lead the Jaguars to a nonleague home victory over the Warriors.

Maddie LeBrun added 19 points and eight rebounds for Tri-Cities Prep. Liliana Ramirez’s 19 points led Wahluke, while Marelyn Garcia added 12.

WAHLUKE — Olivanes 10, Liliana Ramirez 19, Martinez 2, Mendoza 2, Mendez 1, Garcia 12. Totals 19-47 8-15 46.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Laho 2, Whitsett 5, Ingraham 2, Thornhill 3, Mclane, Barnett 12, Vargas 4, Hirsch 12, Maddie LeBrun 19. Totals 25-50 9-16 59.

Wahluke 2 12 15 17 — 46

Tri-Cities Prep 19 10 18 12 — 59

Highlights — Tri-Cities Prep, LeBrun 8 rebounds, 3 steals; Barnett 6 rebounds, 5 blocks; Thornhill 4 rebounds.

Moses Lake Christian Academy 70, Soap Lake 31: Anna Yarbro recorded a monster double-double to lead MLCA to a road victory.

Yarbro scored 34 points and pulled down 26 rebounds.

MLCA — T. Yamane 4, Roemer 2, Toevs 3, Loudon 13, M. Yamane 8, Wakkuri, Sandberg 6, Anna Yarbro 34. Totals 24-63 20-28 70.

MLCA 18 20 18 14 — 70

Soap Lake 5 11 7 8 — 31

Highlights — Yarbro 26 rebounds, 4 steals; Sandberg 9 rebounds.

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