Boys basketball: Tuesday, Dec. 18

TRI-CITY HERALDDecember 19, 2012 

After a few years of losing by single digits to the Kamiakin boys basketball team, Sunnyside finally vanquished the perennial state powerhouse.

The Grizzlies rolled to a 60-44 nonleague home victory over the Braves, outscoring them 31-16 in the second half.

"We've had a lot of close ballgames with them," Sunnyside coach Ron Rowe said. "This is a big win for us. To beat the No. 3 team in the state, and play a real solid ballgame while doing it.

"We executed very well on offense and defense."

Greg Spini scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, while Cody Fernandez added 14 points overall. Eduardo Salmeron had 11 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Javan Williams' eight points and 19 rebounds led the Braves.

KAMIAKIN -- Kylle Robertson 14, Clyde 10, Holle, Petsch 4, Bayles 5, Williams 8, Fowler 3, Gurney.

SUNNYSIDE -- Salmeron 11, Daley 9, Sanchez, Cody Fernandez 14, Trey Serl 12, Amaro, Ortega, Spini 14, Lugo.

Kamiakin 14 14 5 11 -- 44

Sunnyside 9 20 8 23 -- 60

Highlights -- Kamiakin, Javan Williams 19 rebounds, Fowler 6 rebounds; Sunnyside, Brandon Daley 5 rebounds, Eduardo Salmeron 5 rebounds, 3 steals.

Davis 81, Pasco 62: DeDrain Miller scored 23 points, but the Bulldogs fell on the road to the defending Class 4A state champion Pirates.

Max Jones finished with 32 points for Davis, and Carlos Vijarro had 18 points and 20 rebounds.

Pasco -- Brown 4, Arroyo 7, Figueroa 13, Cardoza 20, DeDrain Miller 23, Cruz 2, Sprinkle, Young, Cobian, Murillo, Ballardo. Totals 23-51 12-17 62.

Davis -- Lizotte 10, Max Jones 32, Gasseling 7, Gil 2, Navarro 5, Ramos 2, Carlos Vijarro 18, Moctezuma 2, Briscoe 3. Totals 37-80 4-6 81.

Pasco 11 20 12 19 -- 62

Davis 26 9 24 22 -- 81

Highlights -- Jones 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals; Vijarro 20 rebounds; Lizotte 6 assists.

Pendleton 84, Southridge 80 (OT): Nick Mandell's 3-pointer at the end of regulation sent the game to overtime, but the Suns couldn't hold off the host Buckaroos in the extra session.

Nick Haberling's 26 points led all scorers, while David Mazzei added 19 for Southridge.

SOUTHRIDGE -- Molt 17, Mazzei 19, Mandell 6, Vorheis 7, Farrell 2, Trott, Lapia, Nick Haberling 26, Cross 1, Schafer 2.

PENDLETON -- Green, Pol, Robinson 13, George 23, Anderson 13, Boozer 15, Schurtz 8, Lane 8.

Southridge 13 12 18 27 10 -- 84

Pendleton 23 11 18 18 14 -- 80

Ephrata 68, Othello 52: Trevor Walker scored 13 points for the Huskies in their CWAC home loss to the Tigers.

Ephrata -- Pheasant 12, Sears 4, Clark 7, Johnson 1, Louitt 4, Laird 4, Ball 3, Tumbull 2, Bo Nielson 21, Benthen 10, Lang, Monson.

Othello -- Gomez 2, Cantu 2, Trevor Walker 13, Hall 4, Martinez 6, Rodriguez 11, Weise 9, Salisbury 5.

Ephrata 17 19 24 8 -- 68

Othello 10 7 16 19 -- 52

River View 67, White Swan 21: Josh Marshall hit five 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the host Panthers past the Cougars.

River View, which shot 1-for-26 from the 3-point line Saturday against Warden, had a much better outing against White Swan, going 10-for-20 from long range.

White Swan -- Spencer 2, Kobie Lewis 10, Wheeler, Hull 2, D. Aleck 2, Andy 5, A. Lewis, J. Aleck. Totals 8-10 FTs.

River View -- Brown 4, Bartlett 9, Moore 8, Williamson 3, Josh Marshall 15, Hand 6, Cooper 9, Rogers 4, Anderson 9. Totals 9-11 FTs.

White Swan 6 6 1 8 -- 21

River View 14 21 16 16 -- 67

Highlights -- RV 10-20 3s; Marshall 5 3s; Anderson 11 rebounds; Bartlett 6 steals.

Kiona-Benton 63, Wahluke 54: Cristian Aguilar finished hit the 1,000-point career mark and finished with 24 points to lead the Bears to a road victory over the Warriors.

"The coach called a timeout and did a celebration for him," Wahluke coach Cody Marlow said. "It was pretty cool."

Oscar Onofre finished with 16 points for Wahluke.

Kiona-Benton -- Cortez 5, Ramirez 5, Garcia 12, Cristian Aguilar 24, Solorzano 3, Jensen 2, Phelps 7, Christenson 5.

Wahluke -- Ahmann 2, Barajas 7, Ramos 2, Oscar Onofre 16, Squeochs 5, Caro 14, Espindola 4, Prudente 4.

Kiona-Benton 13 16 22 12 -- 63

Wahluke 12 18 14 10 -- 54

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