Hanford girls basketball beats Kennewick

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 14, 2012 

Colette Gall scored 16 points to lift Hanford to a 56-47 Mid-Columbia Conference win over Kennewick on Friday at the Lions Den. Panisesi had a strong game with 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lions, but she didn’t get much scoring help. The two teams were tied 7-7 after one quarter, but the Falcons outscored the Lions 14-5 in the second quarter to take a 21-12 halftime lead. “They shot really well from the free-throw line (16-for-22),” Kennewick coach Oliver Browning said. “We missed a lot of shots close to the basket in the second quarter, and they didn’t. We just couldn’t get the ball in the basket in the first half.” HANFORD — Stewart 6, Hall 7, Shintaffer 9, Steele 10, Rouche, Thompson, Foraker 2, Colette Gall 16, Winsor 6. Totals 17-54 16-23 56
KENNEWICK — Valerio 4, Brasher 2, Hicks, Sanders, Kump 9, Nelson, Osmundsen 12, Panisesi Taimani 20. Totals 15-48 15-18 47.
Hanford 7 14 20 15 — 47
Kennewick 7 5 18 17 — 56
Highlights — Taimani 13 rebs; Gall 10 rebs.
Chiawana 42, Walla Walla 39: Bailey Cartwright went 6-for-6 from the foul line with under a minute to go, and the Riverhawks picked up a road victory over the Blue Devils.
“They had to foul us, and she just happened to have the ball, and she made them,” Chiawana coach Steve Davis said. “It was huge.”
Just as big was the fact that the Riverhawks held Wa-Hi scoreless in the third quarter to erase their eight-point halftime deficit.
“We only played five kids in the second half,” said Davis, who added that conditioning played a big role in their success.
Delaney Hodgins led the Riverhawks with 12 points, while Wa-Hi got 18 from Madi Doepker.
CHIAWANA — Delaney Hodgins 12, Alferness 2, B. Gonzales 5, J. Gonzales 10, Cartwright 11, Roach 2, Perez. Totals 17-58 12-17 42.
WALLA WALLA — Hodnefield 2, Crawford 7, Molitor 2, M. Ferenz 10, Madi Doepker 18, Greene, K. Ferenz. Totals 14-58 12-18 39.
Chiawana 7 7 11 17 — 42
Walla Walla 10 12 0 17 — 39
Southridge 67, Pasco 41: Freshmen Shyler Sullivan and Jaid Harris combined for 31 points, and Emma Sanders scored 16 to lead the Suns to a home victory over the Bulldogs.
With the win, Southridge rebounded from last week’s Mid-Columbia Conference opener, when it lost to Hanford 62-40.
“We played a lot better tonight defensively, and we were more aggressive,” Southridge coach Scott Stiles said. “That helps our offense. A lot of our points were on fast breaks, off turnovers.”
PASCO — Lopez 1, Martinez 6, Perez 4, Melissa Rodriguez 17, Ayala 13, Sullivan, Garza, Gonzalez. Totals 13-48 11-17 41.
SOUTHRIDGE — Haberling 2, Shyler Sullivan 17, Harris 14, Taylor 2, Sanders 16, McNeill 4, Lyons 2, Edwards 2, Wormington 8, Kreutz. Totals 26-63 13-21 67.
Pasco 8 12 5 16 — 41
Southridge 20 11 16 20 — 67
Highlights — Sanders 9 rebounds; Sullivan 8 rebounds; Wormington 8 rebounds.
Sunnyside 65, Eisenhower 20: Monique Willingham and Jordan Rodriguez combined for 33 points, and the Grizzlies used an 11-0 first-quarter run to stomp the visiting Cadets.
Sunnyside took a 36-7 halftime lead, as Willingham had her way inside, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
EISENHOWER — Truong, Sanford, Pena, Batten, Gutierrez, Burch 1, Brandie Terrazas 7, Vazquez 3, Whitefoot, Klaster, Sidney Wammock 9.
SUNNYSIDE — Vargas 2, Alvarez 7, Fernandez, Bazan 4, Rubalcava 9, Bermudez 4, Jordan Rodriguez 15, Perez 6, Monique Willingham 18.
Eisenhower 0 7 4 9 — 20
Sunnyside 11 25 18 11 — 65
Highlights — Willingham 9 rebs, 5 blocks.

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