Boys basketball roundup: Southridge rallies past Hermiston in fourth

December 11, 2012 

Southridge rallied past Hermiston on Tuesday, picking up a 46-40 nonleague road victory.

The Suns trailed 29-25 after three quarters, but outscored the Bulldogs 21-11 in the final quarter to pull out the win.

“We couldn’t get past the wall, but they turned it over a couple of times and that turned into a couple of easy baskets,” Southridge coach D.J. Traver said. “We really had to work. Luckily got some breaks at the end, and made some free throws and clutch shots in the fourth.”

Austin Molt’s 17 points led Southridge.

SOUTHRIDGE — Austin Molt 17, Mazzei 12, Mandell, Vorheis, Farrell, Trott 1, Lopia 5, Haberling 2, Cross, Schafer. Totals 14-36 18-28 46.

HERMISTON — Zimmerly 6, Contreras 2, Sotelo, Calderon 5, C.J. Flores 8, Burns, Espain 3, Craston 2, Grits 2, Phipps 5, Alexander 7. Totals 14-41 8-11 40.

Southridge 7 9 9 21 — 46

Hermiston 7 8 14 11 — 40

Walla Walla 57, Pendleton 51: Tanner Cranor poured in 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Blue Devils rallied for a nonleague road victory.

Walla Walla trailed 23-22 at halftime, but managed to creep past the Buckaroos after the break.

WALLA WALLA — Toon, Klicker 6, Porter 4, Locati 6, Thonney 3, Eggart, Hogan, Arias 8, Gilmore, Tanner Cranor 29, Warinner 2.

PENDLETON — Robinson 11, George 6, Logan Anderson 17, Boozer 10, Schnetzky 4, Lane 4, Lemmon.

Walla Walla 10 12 14 21 — 57

Pendleton 14 9 11 17 — 51

Highlights — Walla Walla, Cranor 12 rebounds; Pendleton, Boozer 5 rebounds.

Kennewick 67, Eisenhower 37: Mitchel Mueller’s 15 points led the Lions, who used a big second-half to cruise past the visiting Cadets in a nonleague game to earn their first victory of the season.

Kennewick outscored Eisenhower 45-17 after halftime.

“We played really well in the second half,” Kennewick coach Bradyn Leyde said. “We got them to turn it over a little bit and converted.”

Larry DeWitt added three points, six rebounds and three assists for the Lions.

EISENHOWER — Adams 3, Tafoya, Cooper 1, Harmon 9, Henman 6, Gomez 5, Stevens 4, Arias 2, Soto 7.

KENNEWICK — J. Wuol 9, Rutledge 2, Mitchel Mueller 15, Fernandez 3, Westover 3, Bugal 7, DeWitt 3, Molnaa, Conde 3, Plew 7, Ramos 10, Y. Wuol 5.

Eisenhower 9 11 6 11 — 37

Kennewick 15 7 21 24 — 67

Highlights — Kennewick, DeWitt 6 rebounds, 3 assists; Ramos 5 rebounds, 3 assists; Mueller 5 rebounds, 3 assists.

Hanford 70, Post Falls 64: Joe Douglas scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Falcons defeat the Trojans at home.

“It was his best game of the season so far,” Hanford coach Paul Mayer said.

After Hanford outscored Post Falls 19-13 in the first quarter, the teams matched each other in points in each of the next three quarters.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Mayer said. “They hit a lot of 3s. At one point, they were 10-of-12 from the 3-point line. We were able to do enough to keep our poise and do enough to get it done.”

Post Falls — Corey Koski 12, Hall 11, McKeown 2, Davenport 3, Jackson 3, Hillman 11, Mueller 6, Thompson 5, Corr 11, Conger.

Hanford — Joe Douglas 27, Dobken 6, J. Watson 18, DeVine 14, Heid 3, K. Watson 2, Mickelson, Jones, Sutey.

Post Falls 13 20 19 12 — 64

Hanford 19 20 19 12 — 70

Highlights — Douglas 11 rebounds.

Wapato 80, Othello 54: Trevor Walker scored 16 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies dropped a CWAC home game to the visiting Wolves.

WAPATO — Gibby Patterson 16, Villa 14, Strong 9, Valdez 4, A. Villa 14, A. Hernandez 2, Craig 13, unknown 8.

OTHELLO — Ryan Rodriguez 8, Cantu 5, C. Garza 1, Trevor Walker 16, Hall 9, J. Martinez 2, Weiss 4, Salisbury 9.

Wapato 21 17 25 17 — 80

Othello 7 18 14 15 — 54

DeSales 60, McLoughlin 48: Matthew Moore scored 22 points, and Luke Fazzari and Cameron Richman each had 10 to lead the Irish to a road victory Monday.

DeSales — Roach 8, Haen 8, Fazzari 10, Richman 10, Matthew Moore 22, LeConte 2, Pena, Cortez, Eskil, Galloway, Richard, Miedema. Totals 23-56 12-17 60.

McLoughlin — Ortiz 6, Jose 2, Shuler 7, Ley 5, McElrath 1, Angel 22, Richwine 5, Williams, Perez, Saldana.

DeSales 10 22 20 8 — 60

McLoughlin 16 11 11 10 — 48

Tri-Cities Prep 51, Wahluke 43: Brady VerSteeg had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Josh Guajardo also scored 12 points to lead the Jaguars past the Warriors at home.

After trailing by six in the first quarter, Tri-Cities Prep had a 20-point second quarter and entered halftime leading 28-21.

Alan Caro scored nine points for Wahluke.

Wahluke — Ahmann 2, Barajas 4, Ramos 7, Onofre 6, Squeochs 7, Abarca 2, Alan Caro 9, Prudente 6, Espindola, Chiprez.

Tri-Cities Prep — Perez 3, Larson 4, Loftus 3, Montelongo 2, Josh Guajardo 12, Rivas 7, Brady VerSteeg 12, Westerfield 8, Hinkson.

Wahluke 14 7 11 11 — 43

Tri-Cities Prep 8 20 7 16 — 51

Highlights — VerSteeg 11 rebounds; Rivas 11 rebounds.

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