Boys basketball: Brown's 17 points leads Pasco in upset of Hanford

January 15, 2013 

Marqualle Brown finished with 17 points, and Julian Figueroa added 13 as Pasco earned a 62-54 Mid-Columbia Conference victory over Hanford in Richland.

Joe Douglas and Jalen DeVine each had 15 points for Hanford, which led 18-13 after one quarter. Pasco responded with 36 points over the second and third quarters to put the game away.

PASCO — Marqualle Brown 17, Arroyo 6, Figueroa 13, Cardoza 8, Ballardo 3, Miller 9, Torres 4, Cobain 2, Cruz, Young, Murillo.

HANFORD — Joe Douglas 15, Jalen DeVine 15, Sutey 6, Heid 6, J. Watson 9, Dobken 3, Hannu, Jones, K. Watson.

Pasco 13 18 18 13 — 62

Hanford 18 11 11 14 — 54

Walla Walla 57, Southridge 42: Tanner Cranor scored 17 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Blue Devils to a home win over the Suns. Cranor took advantage of Southridge post Brent Schafer fouling out. Cranor also grabbed nine rebounds.

Austin Molt led the Suns with nine points.

SOUTHRIDGE — Austin Molt 9, Mazzei 7, Mandell 3, Vorheis, Farrell 3, Getchell 2, Trott, Lopia 2, Haberling 7, Hunt, Cross 2, Schafer 7. Totals 13-46 12-17 42.

WALLA WALLA — Toon 6, Atkinson, Klicker 2, Porter 12, Thonney 4, Eggart, Arias, Gilmore 1, Tanner Cranor 32, Warriner. Totals 21-55 15-25 57.

Southridge 5 10 15 12 — 42

Walla Walla 12 13 9 23 — 57

Highlights — Cranor 9 rebs; Schafer 7 rebs; Toon 5 assists .

Royal 71, Othello 51: Kent Christensen scored 26 points to lead the visiting Knights to a nonleague win over the Huskies.

Ryan Rodriguez’s 13 points led Othello, while Trevor Walker added 12.

ROYAL — C. Christensen 5, Wescott 4, Dixon 7, Re. Leffler 14, Ri. Leffler 6, Christensen 9, Kent Christensen 26.

OTHELLO — Gomez 3, Cantu 2, Walker 12, Hall 3, Martinez 5, Rodriguez 13, Weis 7, Salisbury 2, Peterson 4.

Royal 21 18 22 10 — 71

Othello 12 12 14 13 — 51

River View 61, Umatilla 32: Josh Marshall scored 17 points, and Cody Hand had 12 to lead the Panthers to a home victory over the Vikings.

UMATILLA — Snyder 2, Jaime 4, Augla 8, Rodriguez 3, Contreras 1, Bernal 4, Aaron Simmons 10, Garcia, Silverio, Kennedy, Rubio.

RIVER VIEW — Brown 7, Bartlett 1, Moore 7, Williamson 3, Josh Marshall 17, Hand 12, Cooper 2, Rogers 6, Anderson 1, Weatherby 5.

Umatilla 10 8 6 8 — 32

River View 12 15 15 19 — 61

Kennewick JV 73, Kiona-Benton 69: Alex Garcia scored a game-high 23 points as the Lions’ JV picked up a road victory over the Bears.

Ki-Be had needed another opponent after Liberty Christian’s football season extended into the Class 1B state title game and forced the Patriots to rearrange their basketball schedule. The Lions stepped up to fill the spot.

“They’re a much better shooting team than we were,” Ki-Be coach Jack Rose said. “They had a lot of steals. We had 19 turnovers.”

Nate Christensen finished with 19 points to lead four Bears in double figures. Cristian Aguilar had 15 points to go with 10 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough against the Lions.

KENNEWICK — Fernandez 8, Alex Garcia 23, Molnaa 2, Cavaros 4, Bolt 2, Altahir 9, Tennancour 10, Young 2, Kutzke 4, Plew 9.

KIONA-BENTON — Cisneros 3, Ramirez 2, Garcia 13, Aguilar 15, Phelps 17, Nate Christensen 19, Solorzano, Jensen, Cortez.

Kennewick 19 15 21 18 — 73

Kiona-Benton 22 11 21 15 — 69

Highlights — Phelps 9 rebounds; Aguilar 10 rebounds.

Granger JV 55, Bickleton 54: Down by six entering the fourth quarter, the Pirates roared back with 24 points in the final period, but the Spartans hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds left to prevail on the road.

Nathan Powers led Bickleton with 15 points.

GRANGER JV — Reis Klarich 16, Irving 5, Garza 4, Casillas 10, Ramirez 9, Martinez 2, Palomares 9.

BICKLETON — Nathan Powers 15, Lowe 7, T. Roberts 2, Clinton 8, J. Roberts 5, M. Powers 7, Brown 10.

Granger JV 10 14 12 19 — 55

Bickleton 8 12 10 24 — 54

Highlights — Brown 9 rebounds; Clinton 4 assists.

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