Kamiakin boys basketball slides past Richland

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 14, 2012 

The Kamiakin Braves did just enough from the free-throw line Friday night to hold off the Richland Bombers.

After taking the lead on a free throw with 40 seconds left, the Braves went 2-for-4 from the line down the stretch to beat their Mid-Columbia Conference rivals 52-49 at home.

“We made the front end of both 1-and-1s,” Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely said. “We made the important ones.”

The Braves finished 6-for-12 from the line and 21-for-49 from the field. Kylle Robertson and Cooper Clyde hit some important baskets for the Braves, finishing with 15 points each, while Jim Fowler scored 11.

“Jim Fowler did a nice job for us,” Meneely said. “It was his first double-digit game. He was able to defend some guys and be an inside presence.”

Richland — DeVries 9, Payton Radliff 12, Broeske 4, Streufert 6, Spencer Wheeler 12, Beo 6, Hilty, McCullough, Baird. Totals 18-45 8-14 49.
Kamiakin — Kylle Robertson 15, Cooper Clyde 15, Holle 1, Petsch 2, Williams 8, Fowler 11, Gurney, Bayles. Totals 21-49 6-12 52.
Richland 16 12 7 14 — 49
Kamiakin 12 15 9 16 — 52
Highlights — Williams 9 rebounds; Streufert 9 rebounds.
Hanford 72, Kennewick 47: Joe Douglas scored 15 points in the Falcons’ road victory over the Lions. Jalen Watson finished with 14 points for Hanford, while Brennan Sutey had 13 points and six assists. Kennewick got 12 points and seven rebounds from Mitchel Mueller, but he was the only Lion in double figures. HANFORD — Mickelson 3, K. Watson 4, Jones 5, Brennan Sutey 13, Heid 4, DeVine 9, J. Watson 14, Joe Douglas 15, Dobken 5. Totals 26-64 12-21 72.
KENNEWICK — J. Wuol 4, Rutledge 6, Mitchel Mueller 12, Westover 6, Bugal 2, DeWitt 6, Conde 5, Ramos 4, Y. Wuol 2, Plew, Molnaa, Fernandez. Totals 17-55 9-15 47.
Hanford 23 14 16 19 — 72
Kennewick 15 15 7 10 — 47
Highlights — Dobken 9 rebounds; Sutey 6 assists; Mueller 7 rebounds; Ramos 7 rebounds, 4 assists.
WALLA WALLA 52, CHIAWANA 49: Gabe Porter hit a three-pointer from deep in the corner as he was falling out of bounds to lead Walla Walla over Chiawana in the Mid-Columbia Conference opener for both teams. “It was a heck of a shot,” Riverhawks coach Chad Herron said. “He had defenders draped all over him. The ball climbed out, hung on the rim for a while, and when the buzzer went off it fell in.” CHIAWANA — Aaric Wren 13, Harris 8, Cazier 5, Avery 5, Rausch 2, Briones 8, Koval 4, Henderson 4. Totals 19-45 7-14 49.
WALLA WALLA — Eric Klicker 15, Gabe Porter 15, Toon, Locati 5, Thonney, Eggart, Arias, Gilmore, Cranor 10, Warinner 7. Totals 20-43 1-10 52.
Chiawana 16 8 9 16 — 49
Walla Walla 11 19 3 19 — 52
Highlights — Wren (C) 6 reb; Dalton Rausch (C) 3 steals; Tanner Cranor (WW) 7 rebs.
Pasco 71, Southridge 66: DeDrain Miller scored 23 points and Efrain Cardoza added 20 as the Bulldogs took a big lead through three quarters, and then held off a Suns rally in the fourth for a MCC victory. Miller scored 18 of his points in the second and third quarters, while Cardoza was also hot in the third. Pasco outscored Southridge 24-14 in that period.
PASCO — Brown 2, Arroyo 2, Figueroa 8, Efrain Cardoza 20, Ballardo 5, DeDrain Miller 23, Murrillo, Cobain, Young 4, Cruz 7, Sprinkle. Totals 26-49 13-26 71.
SOUTHRIDGE — Molt 27, Mazzei 20, Mandell, Vorheis 10, Farrell, Lopia, Haberling 2, Cross 2, Schafer 5. Totals 25-50 12-16 66.
Pasco 12 20 24 15 — 71
Southridge 14 13 14 25 — 66
Highlights — Vorheis 14 rebounds.

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