Boys basketball: Walla Walla falls in Avista Holiday Tournament final

December 29, 2012 

Colfax’s Brandon Gfeller, bound for the University of Montana on a basketball scholarship, scored 28 points as the Bulldogs defeated Walla Walla 42-36 on Saturday in the championship of the Avista Holiday Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College.

Eric Klicker and Sam Arias each scored 11 points for the Blue Devils, who lost their first game of the season and are now 9-1.

COLFAX — Brandon Gfeller 28, Ellis 6, Kremlich, K.Gfeller, Johnson 2, Baker, Meller, Simonson 6. Totals 8-33 19-26 42.

WALLA WALLA — Eric Klicker 11, Porter 8, Thonney, Eggart, Hogan, Sam Arias 11, Gilmore 2, Cranor 4, Warner. Totals 14-52 4-7 36.

Colfax 13 8 4 17 — 42

Walla Walla 7 5 11 13 — 36

Highlights — Tanner Cranor 10.

Hanford 52, Sunnyside 48: Jalen DeVine had 18 points and Joe Douglas added 16 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Falcons held off Sunnyside in Richland.

“It was a hard-fought win for us,” Hanford coach Paul Mayer said. “We feel good about getting it.”

Trey Serl led the Grizzlies with 14 points.

Hanford returns to Mid-Cilumbia Conference action Friday at Walla Walla.

SUNNYSIDE — Eduardo Salmeron 8, Trey Serl 14, Estevan Salmeron, Daley, Sanchez, Fernandez 8, Amaro 11, Spini 7, Lugo.

HANFORD — Jalen DeVine 18, K.Watson 3, Jones 4, Sutey 3, Heid 3, Hannu, J.Watson 5, Joe Douglas 16, Dobken.

Sunnyside 13 7 15 13 — 48

Hanford 14 12 14 12 — 52

Highlights — Douglas 12 rebs., 6 blocks.

CENTRAL VALLEY 68, RICHLAND 44: Central Valley took advantage of 18 turnovers and got a game-high 22 points from Austin Rehkow to hand Richland a nonleague loss in Spokane.

“We had 18 turnovers and most of them led to baskets for them,” Richland coach Earl Streufert said. “They are a good team. They are undefeated and the best team on this side of the state. We just missed our opportunities in the first half. They made a good run in the second, we got it down to 10 in the fourth but couldn’t get any closer.”

Jacob DeVries led the Bombers (6-3) with 13 points, while Nathan Streufert and Payton Radliff each had 12 points and five rebounds. Radliff also had five steals.

On Friday night, Richland lost a 54-43 game on the road to Eastmont.

RICHLAND — Jacob DeVries 13, Baird, McCullough, Beo 2, Payton Radliff 12, Broeske 1, Hilty 4, Nathan Streufert 12, Wheeler. Totals 17-42 7-12 44.

CENTRAL VALLEY — Carolan, Chamberlain 20, Knudsen 6, Austin Rehkow 22, Deckard 2, Byus 13, Fayant 5. Totals 26-57 10-10 66.

Richland 15 8 14 7 — 44

Central Valley 19 19 14 16 — 68

Highlights — Rehkow 10 reb.; Streufert 5 rebs.; Radliff 5 rebs., 5 steals.

CAPITAL 38, KAMIAKIN 36: Kamiakin shot 13-for-40 from the floor en route to losing a nonleaguer to Capital of Olympic in the SunDome Shootout in Yakima. Javan Williams had four points and 12 rebounds for the Braves, who are 8-2 now.

KAMIAKIN — Roberson 8, Clyde 9, Holle 3, Petsch 7, Bayles, Williams 4, Fowler 4, Gurney 1. Totals 13-40 5-7 36.

CAPITAL — Murphy, Williams 8, Truong 6, Pratt 4, Yount, Eidenmuller 8, Nibbler, Rudd 10, Cox 2. Totals 14-52 5-7 38.

Kamiakin 9 16 4 7 — 36

Capital 11 10 4 13 — 38

Highlights — Williams 12 rebounds, Clyde 4 assists.

Redmond 67, Kennewick 52: Larry DeWitt and Devven Ramos scored nine points apiece, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions lost at the SunDome Shootout in Yakima.

Redmond outscored Kennewick 21-15 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

REDMOND — Thomson, Croshaw 13, Markling 5, Brady 4, Sharington 11, Yen 9, Kyle Sawtell 19, Swanson 6.

KENNEWICK — J. Wuol 2, Rutledge 8, Mueller 8, Westover 7,Bugal 2, Larry DeWitt 9, Ponde, Plew 3, Garcia 2, Devven Ramos 9, Y. Wuol 2.

Redmond 17 13 21 16 — 67

Kennewick 14 9 15 14 — 52

Highlights — Ugal 6 rebounds, J. Wuol 4 assists.

Kennewick 55, Sammamish 51 (FRIDAY): Mitchel Mueller had 23 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead the Lions to a win at the SunDome Shootout. Ben Rutledge and Devven Ramos each scored eight points for Kennewick.

KENNEWICK — Mitchel Mueller 23, J. Wuol 5, Rutledge 8, Westover, Bugal 4, DeWitt 2, Conde 1, Plew, Garcia, Ramos 8, Y. Wuol 4.

SAMMAMISH — Dakota Olsen 22, Yadevich, Horton, McCarsey 1, Tracy 2, Ambartsumyam 12, Pratt 6, Shinaul, Honn 5, Robertson, McClinton 3.

Kennewick 10 16 7 22 — 55

Sammamish 4 16 13 18 — 51

Highlights — Mueller 7 rebounds, 4 steals; Rutledge 6 rebounds.

KIONA-BENTON 62, LIFE CHRISTIAN 50: Cristian Aguilar poured in 24 points and added nine rebounds and three steals to lead Kiona-Benton past Life Christian in the third-place game of the Chelan Christmas Tournament.

Nate Christian added 15 points for the Bears (6-4), who led 36-21 at the half.

LIFE CHRISTIAN — Zueldoroff 2, Dunlap 2, Bowles 12, Anderson 2, Breen 8, Bogue 7, Comfort 14, Roeloff 3.

KIONA-BENTON — Cortez 7, Cisneros 2, Ramirez, Garcia 8, Cristian Aguilar 24, Solorzano 6, Torres, Nate Christensen 15.

Life Christian 12 9 14 15 — 50

Kiona-Benton 19 17 11 15 — 62

Highlights — Aguilar 9 rebs, 3 steals.

Columbia (Burbank) 49, White Swan 32: Chris Ryckman scored 12 points and Jose Barajas had 10 as the Coyotes won in a nonleague road game.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride 2, Koopman 3, Meija 6, Stotts, Boulds 6, P. Romm, Jose Barajas 10, Schrimsher 2, Miller, J. Romm 8, Chris Ryckman 12. WHITE SWAN — Spencer, Wyena, Kobie Lewis 12, J. Aleck 11, A. Lewis 3, D. Aleck 2, Wheeler, Andy 4.

Columbia (Burbank) 11 10 18 10 — 49

White Swan 10 7 8 7 — 32

Tri-Cities Prep 58, River View 55: Brady Versteeg scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to anchor the Jaguars’ nonleague win over the visiting Panthers.

Versteeg also added three blocked shots for Tri-Cities Prep, which outscored River View 20-10 in the final quarter in the comeback win.

Mike Anderson led the Panthers with 14 points.

RIVER VIEW — Terran Brown 13, Bartlett 6, Moore 5, Wilson 1, Marshall 5, Hand, Cooper 4, Rogers 4, Mike Anderson 14, Wes Haley 3.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Anthony Perez 14, Hinkson, Larson, Loftus, Guajardo 8, Rivas 10, Brady Versteeg 16, Peterson, Westerfield 10.

River View 19 15 11 10 — 55

Tri-Cities Prep 18 10 10 20 — 58

Highlights — Versteeg 12 rebs, 3 blocks. Warden 50, Tri-Cities Prep 46 (OT) (Friday): Nate Cole scored a game-high 25 points, leading the Cougars over the Jaguars. Josh Guajardo led Prep with 15 points.

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