GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kamiakin runs past Southridge

December 22, 2012 

The Kamiakin girls basketball team ended the 2012 portion of its season on a winning note.

Sira Toure scored 20 points, and Courtney Nelson had 13 as the Braves earned a 59-46 Mid-Columbia Conference victory over the Southridge Suns on Saturday night.

“They’re a team that just keeps scrapping away at us, but we made some points in transition. That was the difference,” said Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher, whose team next plays Jan. 4 against Pasco. “We were able to get some steals and layins at the other end of the court.”

Southridge coach Scott Stiles said his team was focused on stopping Nelson, but that her teammates also came ready to play.

“We just tried to slow them down a few times,” Stiles said. “We just didn’t get back on defense, and they outran us.”

Southridge was outscored 25-13 in the first quarter, but the Suns in that period matched their scoring output for the entirety of Friday’s game against Walla Walla.

“We came in this morning, and we talked a little about the things we could have done better last night and how we would try to defend Kamiakin,” Stiles said. “Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn’t. They have such great athletes over there, but they (the Suns) had the courage to come back and play.”

Emma Sanders scored 14 points for Southridge, while Mercedes Haberling had seven of her 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Their effort helped make up for the loss of leading scorer Shyler Sullivan, who has missed two games since injuring her ankle in Wednesday’s practice.

Stiles said he expects Sullivan to be back next weekend against Eisenhower.

Kamiakin — Nelson 13, Ellison 5, Sira Toure 20, Schauble 9, Crandall 2, Miller 10, Guice, Arnold, Hanson, Oord. Totals 22-53 13-22 59.

Southridge — Haberling 10, Harris 2, Taylor 3, Emma Sanders 14, Lyons 7, Edwards 4, Wormington 6. Totals 18-47 7-10 46.

Kamiakin 25 12 20 2 — 59

Southridge 13 9 7 17 — 46

Highlights — Nelson 6 rebounds, 6 assists; Schauble 8 rebounds, 6 assists; Miller 9 rebounds; Edwards 7 rebounds.

Hanford 49, Richland 37: Colette Gall scored 21 points to go with eight rebounds as the host Falcons defeated the Bombers.

Hanford held Richland to 14-of-49 shooting from the field.

“The girls did a great job defensively as a unit,” Falcons coach Evan Woodward said.

Kennedy Corrigan led Richland with 14 points, and Britney Pringle had 12.

Richland — Kennedy Corrigan 14, Pringle 12, Parnell 4, Catone 3, Duckworth 2, McCormick 2, Turner, Taylor, Hiller, Malone, Perry. Totals 14-49 4-10 37.

Hanford — Colette Gall 21, Stewart 12, Steele 11, Hall 3, Foraker 2, Shintaffer, Thompson, Roueche, Winsor. Totals 17-46 12-18 49.

Richland 13 10 8 6 — 37

Hanford 17 10 11 11 — 49

Highlights — Gall 8 rebounds; Steele 7 rebounds.

Chiawana 65, Kennewick 42: Chiawana’s Delaney Hodgins scored 28 points Friday night against Richland. The next night against Kennewick, she did the same.

“She knows how to get open,” Kennewick coach Oliver Browning said. “She has a quick release. You can’t really leave her.”

Hodgins hit eight 3-pointers for the visiting Riverhawks, who made 17 shots from behind the arc.

“We don’t really have an answer,” Browning said. “We zoned them, they made jumpers. We manned them, they made jumpers.”

Ashley Kump led the Lions with 12 points.

“I’m really happy that she’s starting to score some points,” Browning said of the senior. “She worked really hard in the spring and the summer.”

Janey Valerio scored 11 points for Kennewick, while Panisesi Taimani, who got into foul trouble in the first half, had eight points and 15 rebounds.

Chiawana — Delaney Hodgins 28, Alferness 7, B. Gonzales 6, Roach 3, Sullivan 4, J. Gonzales 8, Cartwright 9, Pink, B. Hodgins.

Kennewick — Valerio 11, Ashley Kump 12, Lester 6, Osmundson 5, Taimani 8, Albertin, Schmidt, Brasher, Ines, Sanders, Hicks.

Chiawana 11 19 19 16 — 65

Kennewick 4 10 12 16 — 42

Highlights — Chiawana 17 3s; Taimani 15 rebounds.

Columbia (Burbank) 67, Royal 23: Harley McBride had nine steals and four blocks to go with her 21 points, leading the Coyotes to an SCAC East home victory over the Knights.

Everyone who played for Columbia (Burbank) had at least one point.

Royal — Araujo 8, Harris 10, Lee 2, Smith 3, Larson, Hebdon, Floren. Totals 7-13 7-10 23.

Columbia (Burbank) — Martineau 2, Aguilar 4, Lott 4, Roberts 11, Cotsford 4, Magallon 5, Idler 3, Harley McBride 21, Mosqueda 10, Holst 2, Dorsey 1. Totals 28-63 8-19 67.

Royal 3 11 5 4 — 23

Columbia (Burbank) 20 18 19 10 — 67

Highlights — McBride 9 steals, 4 blocks; Idler 6 rebounds; Roberts 5 steals, 5 rebounds.

Liberty Christian 55, Pomeroy 41: Amanda Schmitt had 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals to lead the Patriots to a home victory over the Pirates.

Sarah Croskrey finished with 16 points and 10 steals for Liberty Christian.

Pomeroy — Torrie Koller 20, Mayfield 3, Ruark 7, Monahan 11, Jentz, Wolf. Totals 14-51 7-13 41.

Liberty Christian — Croskrey 16, Loera 2, Higgins 2, Amanda Schmitt 23, Amb. Schmitt 7, Monteith 5. Totals 18-63 11-18 55.

Score by quarter not available

Highlights — Croskrey 10 steals; Ama. Schmitt 11 rebounds, 7 steals; Loera 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Higgins 4 assists.

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