Girls basketball: Valerio leads Kennewick to first MCC victory

January 5, 2013 

Janey Valerio’s 15 points led three Kennewick players in double figures as the Lions picked up their first Mid-Columbia Conference victory of the season, beating Southridge 53-48 on the road Saturday.

“They had a two-point lead with about 30 seconds left in the game, and they went down and made their free throws when they had them,” Southridge coach Scott Stiles said. “We couldn’t convert on our end.”

Kennewick finished 11-of-24 from the line, while Southridge was 5-of-12.

The Suns trailed 34-20 at halftime, but Southridge’s Shyler Sullivan scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the second half.

“She was hitting shots, and that got us back in it,” Stiles said. “It was a hard-fought game right to the end.”

Taylor Osmundson and Panisesi Taimani each scored 10 points for the Lions.

KENNEWICK — Osmundson 10, Janey Valerio 15, Templeton 5, Sanders 2, Kump 4, Nelson 3, Brasher 4, Taimani 10, Hicks. Totals 18-43 11-24 53.

SOUTHRIDGE — Haberling 6, Shyler Sullivan 23, Harris 7, Taylor 2, Lyons 4, Edwards 6, Wormington, Sanders. Totals 18-59 5-12 48.

Kennewick 15 19 5 14 — 53

Southridge 7 13 12 16 — 48

Highlights — Sullivan 5 3-pointers.

CHIAWANA 55, PASCO 15: Delaney Hodgins had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Chiawana to a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory over Pasco.

“They did a great job and are well-coach,” Pasco coach Aaron Barcot said of the Riverhawks. “We have three freshmen — two who start — and a lot of other girls making their varsity debuts. It’s back to the drawing board and we’ll see what we can do against Kennewick next week.”

The Riverhawks also made nine 3-pointers and outrebounded the Bulldogs 44-37.

Melissa Rodriguez led Pasco with 10 points, six rebounds and four steals.

CHIAWANA — B.Hodgins, Burton, Perez 6, Delaney Hodgins 20, Pink 6, Alferness 3, B.Gonzales 13, J.Gonzales 3, Cartwright 4, Sullivan, Roach, Logozzo. Totals 17-50 12-22 55.

PASCO — Lopez 4, Garza, Martinez, Perez, Cruz, Melissa Rodriguez 10, Ayala 1, Sullivan, Gonzalez, Asiedu. Totals 5-45 5-7 15.

Chiawana 22 13 8 12 — 55

Pasco 5 4 4 2 — 15

Highlights — D.Hodgins (C) 12 rebs; Alicia Lopez (P) 7 rebs, Rodriguez (P) 6 rebs, 4 steals.

Sunnyside 62, Davis 37: Jordan Rodriguez scored 22 points, and Monique Willingham had 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies to a CBBN home victory over the Pirates.

The result was a big turnaround from their league opener last month, when Davis beat Sunnyside 78-67.

Sunnyside assistant Sean Sleater said Saturday’s game was the Grizzlies’ best defensive effort of the season. The Pirates shot 12-of-59 from the field.

“We didn’t give them any easy shots,” Sleater said. “They were having to work. We were cleaning the boards. Limiting them to one shot was the key.”

DAVIS — Juarez 6, Martinez 5, Gratton 2, Perez 5, Alvarado 3, Billups 1, Katie Fowler 8, Morales 7, Paris, Salazar. Totals 12-59 11-20 37.

SUNNYSIDE — Vargas 2, Alvarez 6, Trevino 3, Hernandez 2, Rubalcava 10, Bermudez 2, Jordan Rodriguez 22, Perez 2, Willingham 13, Lua. Totals 24-52 9-20 62.

Davis 15 12 7 3 — 37

Sunnyside 11 20 13 18 — 62

Highlights — Willingham 15 rebounds; Rubalcava 4 assists, 7 rebounds; Rodriguez 8 rebounds.

Grandview 62, Prosser 53: Payton Parrish had 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven steals to lead the Greyhounds to a road CWAC victory against the rival Mustangs.

Sydney Mercer’s 30 points and nine rebounds led Prosser in the loss.

GRANDVIEW — Lopez 5, Shafer, Payton Parrish 27, Grove 2, Caballero 19, Trinidad 3, Verduzco, Pond 5, Hall 1. Totals 16-62 26-37 62.

PROSSER — Price 2, Durbin 4, Carrillo 2, Adams 4, Meirndorf 4, Sydney Mercer 30, Kilian, Roberts 7, Lemos. Totals 20-53 10-15 53.

Grandview 14 21 17 10 — 62

Prosser 14 16 11 12 — 53

Highlights — Parrish 13 rebounds, 7 steals; Taylor Hall 7 rebounds. Mercer 9 rebounds, 3 blocks; Sierra Roberts 10 rebounds.

Selah 69, Othello 21: Sydney Taylor scored six points in the Huskies’ CWAC home loss to the Vikings, who led 36-7 at halftime.

SELAH — Wood 18, Adkison 4, O’Malley 1, Davis 17, A. Wilkey 5, B. Wilkey 8, Bersing 10, Jewett 2, Hartman 4, Rath.

OTHELLO — Valdez 2, Tolley 2, Sydney Taylor 6, Begay 4, Fleshman 5, Dominguez 2, Randolph, Rodriguez, Bullis, Anderson, Garza.

Selah 13 23 14 19 — 69

Othello 5 2 10 4 — 21

Connell 61, Warden 33: Michelle Schultz had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Kody Easterday also scored 15 points as the Eagles rolled past the Cougars at home in SCAC East action.

Ashley Thompson led Connell in rebounds with 11.

Shania Kisler (14 points) was Warden’s only scorer in double figures.

WARDEN — Haley 4, Rodriguez 9, Gonzalez 2, Bry. Whitney 3, Bre. Whitney 1, Shania Kisler 14, Guerra.

CONNELL — M. Hawkins 5, Vickerman 4, Kody Easterday 15, Booker 2, Boyd 2, Riner 2, English 8, Michelle Schultz 15, Thompson 8, Spencer, Kroontje, J. Hawkins. Totals 26-62 6-11 61.

Warden 10 10 2 11 — 33

Connell 16 14 17 14 — 61

Highlights — Thompson 11 rebounds; Schultz 10 rebounds; Easterday 4 assists.

Columbia (Burbank) 48, Mabton 47: Julie Mosqueda went 5-for-8 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points as the Coyotes edged the Vikings in an SCAC East contest in Mabton.

Columbia (Burbank) trailed 28-21 at halftime before battling back.

Alyssa Nash led Mabton in points (20) and rebounds (seven).

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Julie Mosqueda 20, McBride 12, Idler 9, Roberts 7, Martineau, Aguilar, Lott, Cotsford, Magallon. Totals 14-35 15-18 48.

MABTON — McCallum 6, Alyssa Nash 20, Vazquez 2, Zaragoza 6, Herrera 2, Guerrero 11, Leon, Espinoza, Pineda, Martinez. Totals 17-60 11-25 47.

Columbia (Burbank) 12 9 18 9 — 48

Mabton 18 10 12 7 — 47

Highlights — McBride 5 rebounds; Mosqueda 5 3-pointers; Nash 7 rebounds; Zaragoza 5 steals.

Dayton 40, River View 38: Lexie Ramirez scored 13 points to lead the Bulldogs to the nonleague road win. Josie Robertson’s 10 points topped the Panthers. DAYTON — Lexie Ramirez 13, Tate, Andrews 2, Bickellhaf 12, Phillip 4, Carding 2, Frame 3, Ward 4.

RIVER VIEW — Josie Robertson 10, Wilhelm 3, E. Vasquez, S. Vasquez 4, Salter 2, Smith 7, Munson 3, Walker, Dickinson 7, Washington 2.

Dayton 9 11 11 9 — 40

River View 4 15 7 12 — 38

Kiona-Benton 56, Pateros 53 (OT): Bailey Schroeder scored all but three of the Bears’ 16 points over the fourth quarter and overtime to lead them to a home victory over the Nannies.

Pateros tried to adjust defensively to Schroeder late in the game.

“They extended a 1-3-1 and shifted it to her side a little bit,” Ki-Be coach Joe Wirtzberger said.

But the Bears were successful at getting Schroeder the ball, and she finished with 29 points to go with 14 rebounds and five steals.

PATEROS — Figueroa 8, Easter 7, Dowers 2, Wilson 8, Vasquez 9, Ledoux 14, Steggall 3, White 2.

KIONA-BENTON — Holt 4, M. Calzadillas 3, Acevedo 2, Pendergast 8, Bailey Schroeder 29, J. Calzadillas 8, Elliot 2, Smith, Phalen, Thornton.

Pateros 11 11 9 17 5 — 53

Kiona-Benton 8 20 12 8 8 — 56

Highlights — Schroeder 14 rebounds, 5 steals; Acevedo 8 rebounds.

Tri-Cities Prep 42, Liberty Christian 34: Devin Hirsch had nine points, and Maddie LeBrun finished with seven points and six rebounds to lead the host Jaguars past the Patriots.

Sarah Croskrey scored a game-high 10 points for Liberty Christian.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Sarah Croskrey 10, Higgins 6, Amb. Schmitt 4, Monteith 5, Loera 2, Ama. Schmitt 7, Kelly, Horne. Totals 13-44 5-15 34.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Barnett 6, Ingraham 8, Devin Hirsch 9, LeBrun 7, Ortiz 2, Vargas 6, Whitsett 4, Thornhill, McLane, Lahoz. Totals 9-33 6-10 42.

Score by quarter not available

Highlights — Ama. Schmitt 5 rebounds; Monteith 5 rebounds; LeBrun 6 rebounds; Vargas 5 rebounds; Ingraham 4 steals.

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