Girls basketball: Hanford defense smothers Sunnyside

December 29, 2012 

The Hanford girls basketball team used some smothering defense to slow down the high-flying Sunnyside Grizzlies.

The Falcons held the Grizzlies to just four points in the third quarter en route to a 58-42 nonconference victory Saturday in Richland.

“The third quarter our girls came out and played really great defense,” Hanford coach Evan Woodward said. “We held them to one field goal. Just did a solid job as a team.”

Sunnyside came into the game averaging 65.1 points per game this season, so holding the Grizzlies to 42 was a real accomplishment for the Falcons.

“Anytime we can just defend as a group we are going to do well,” Woodward said. “I like how the team is coming together defensively and making improvements as we start the second half of the season.”

Colette Gall’s 22 points led the Falcons on offense, while Ashley Stewart added 14 points.

Jordan Rodriguez’s 24 points, four steals and two blocks led Sunnyside.

SUNNYSIDE — Vargas, Alvarez 8, Fernandez, Trevino, Hernandez 4, Lua, Rubalcava 2, Bermudez, Jordan Rodriguez 24, Perez 4.

HANFORD — Ashley Stewart 16, Hall 1, Shintaffer, Steele 5, Roueche 2, Thompson 3, Foraker 5, Colette Gall 20, Winsor 6.

Sunnyside 9 10 4 19 — 42

Hanford 9 16 17 15 — 58

Highlights — Sunnyside: Tianna Perez 8 rebounds, Jordan Rodriguez 4 steals, 2 blocks.

Bellevue 55, Kennewick 44: A big fourth quarter helped the visiting Wolverines knock off the Lions in a nonconference game.

Bellevue outscored Kennewick 19-6 in the fourth to pick up the victory. Mandy Seward scored 30 points to lead the visitors.

Ashley Kump’s 14 points led Kennewick, while Janey Valerio added nine points.

BELLEVUE — McGowan 10, Park, Streun 4, Rogers 1, Keeter 2, Sublett, Holmes, Mandy Seward 30, Cansler 8.

KENNEWICK — Valerio 9, Templeton, Hicks, Sanders 5, Brasher 5, Ashley Kump 14, Osmundson 4, Albertin, Taimani 7.

Bellevue 16 4 16 19 — 55

Kennewick 12 15 13 6 — 44

Central Valley 42, Richland 28: The Bombers’ offensive woes continued in a nonleague loss in Spokane.

Britney Pringle’s nine points led Richland, which was outscored by 10 points at the free throw line.

RICHLAND — McCormick 2, Catone 1, Malone 1, Hiller, Corrigan 2, Britney Pringle 9, Parnell 3, Duckworth 4, Turner 6, Taylor. Totals 9 8-14 28.

CENTRAL VALLEY — Simpson, Dimmler 3, Barnhart 9, Cunningham 10, M. Hovren 14, A. Hovren, Everhart 6, Hawkins. Totals 11 18-32 42.

Richland 6 9 4 9 — 28

Central Valley 10 15 8 9 — 42

SOUTHRIDGE 60, EISENHOWER 38: Shyler Sullivan and Emma Sanders had 15 points each to lead the Suns to a nonleague win over the Cadets in Yakima. Nicole Edwards added eight points and eight rebounds for the Suns (4-4), while Kaitlyn Wormington hauled down nine rebounds.

Southrigde — Haberling 5, Shyler Sullivan 15, Harris 9, Taylor 2, Emma Sanders 15, Lyons 2, Edwards 8, Wormington 4. Totals 23-49 10-22 60.

Eisenhowser — Truong, Sanford 5, Pena 3, Balten 4, Burch 4, Winterger 7, Terrazas 7, Vasguez 4, Whitefoot 4. Totals 13-61 10-23 38.

Southridge 18 13 15 14 — 60

Eisenhower 6 15 9 8 — 38

Highlights — Nicole Edwards 8 rebs.; Kaitlyn Wormington 9 rebs.

Granger 43, Connell 40: Michelle Schultz scored nine points and pulled down seven rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles dropped a nonleague road game.

Shelby English added four points and five steals for Connell.

CONNELL — Vickerman 8, M. Hawkins 5, Easterday 3, Booker 4, Schultz 9, Riner 3, Thompson 4, English 4, Kroontje.

GRANGER — Heitzman 5, Villa, Oliveros 9, John 6, Lindsey Oswalt 21, Carpenter 2, Blodgett, Vasquez.

Connell 10 11 11 8 — 40

Granger 15 9 11 8 — 43

Highlights — Shelby English 5 steals, Michelle Schultz 7 rebounds, Kylie Booker 5 blocks, Kody Easterday 5 steals, Marcianne Hawkins 5 steals.

KIONA-BENTON 40, LIFE CHRISTIAN 34: The Bears held off a second-half rally by Life Christian (Tacoma) to finish third at the Chelan Christmas Tournament. Bailey Schroeder led the Bears (7-3) with 18 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, while Kayzin Holt added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

LIFE CHRISTIAN — Long 4, Bogue 1, Hood, Recker 3, Taylor Boles 13, Moore 8, Youngblood, Anderson 1.

KIONA-BENTON — Kayzin Holt 10, M.Calzadillas 2, Acevedo 2, Pendergast 3, Thornton 3, Bailey Schroeder 18, Elliott, Phalen, J.Calzadillas 2.

Life Christian 5 6 10 13 — 34

Kiona-Benton 10 13 6 11 — 40

Highlights — Schoeder 13 rebs, 5 assists; Holt 13 rebs.

Columbia (Burbank) 51, White Swan 46 (OT): Harley McBride stole a pass at midcourt and made a layup to send the game to overtime, where the visiting Coyotes dominated to pick up a nonleague road win.

McBride had a monster game to lead Columbia, scoring 16 points, pulling down 17 rebounds and blocking five shots.

Julie Mosqueda scored a game-high 17 points and Rachel Roberts added 11 points and eight rebounds.

The victory came on the heels of a win over Granger on Friday, as Columbia picked up two victories over traditionally strong teams.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Martineau 5, Aguilar 2, Lott, Roberts 11, Cotsford, Magallon, McBride 16, Mosqueda 17.

WHITE SWAN — Whitesell 4, Abrams, Swann 8, Scabbyrobo 2, Spencer, Ryan, Bill, Ramsey 3, Jones 15, Botkin 14.

Columbia (Burbank) 14 14 6 11 6 — 51

White Swan 10 15 15 5 1 — 46

Highlights — Harley McBride 17 rebounds, 5 blocks; Rachel Roberts 8 rebounds

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