Boys basketball: Miller leads Pasco past Walla Walla

January 18, 2013 

With Julian Figueroa and Efrain Cardoza struggling, Pasco coach Charlie Villanueva put in Alex Ballardo and Alfonso Cobain sparking a big rally and an eventual 46-42 victory Friday over visiting Walla Walla in Mid-Columbia Conference action.

Ballardo finished with six points and Cobain two, but it was their defense that keyed the charge. Walla Walla led 30-19 midway through the third when they came on the floor.

“We went to a man-to-man and we really shut them down,” Villanueva said. “It was a good team win. Everybody came to play.”

DeDrain Miller’s 16 points led Pasco, which also got 11 points from Miguel Torres.

Eric Klicker’s 12 points led the Blue Devils.

WALLA WALLA — Toon 3, Atkinson, Eric Klicker 12, Porter 10, Thonney 2, Eggart 5, Arias 3, Cranor 6.

PASCO — Brown 6, Arroyo 2, Figueroa, Cardoza, Ballardo 6, DeDrain Miller 16, Torres 11, Murillo, Cobain 2, Young, Cruz, Sprinkle.

Walla Walla 13 9 11 10 — 43

Pasco 3 14 17 12 — 46

Chiawana 70, Kennewick 63: Wesley Henderson scored 27 points and had seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Riverhawks to a home victory over the Lions.

Chiawana outscored Kennewick 26-18 in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.

“It was the best fourth quarter that Chiawana has played all year,” Riverhawks coach Chad Herron said. “They executed well and got layups versus Kennewick’s pressure defense.”

Mitchel Mueller finished with 17 points for the Lions, who went 21-for-27 from the free-throw line. Chiawana finished 23-for-29.

“It was a foul-fest,” Herron said.

KENNEWICK — Mitchel Mueller 17, J. Wuol 9, Fernandez 5, Westover 4, Bugal 6, DeWitt 3, Ramos 13, Y. Wuol, Plew, Conde, Rutledge. Totals 18-55 21-27 63.

CHIAWANA — Wesley Henderson 27, Cazier 4, Avery 6, Wren 5, Rausch 2, Briones 12, Koval 14. Totals 22-45 23-29 70.

Kennewick 15 12 18 18 — 63

Chiawana 18 13 13 26 — 70

Highlights — Ramos 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals; Koval 8 rebounds, 3 blocks; Henderson 7 rebounds, 6 assists; Wren 3 blocks.

Kamiakin 52, Southridge 43: The Braves put together a big second half to rally past the visiting Suns in a Mid-Columbia Conference game.

Kamiakin shot 18-of-20 from the free-throw line for the game, as Cooper Clyde was 11-for-11 at the stripe. He finished with a game-high 28 points and added six rebounds.

Austin Molt’s 13 points led Southridge.

SOUTHRIDGE — Austin Molt 13, Mazzei 10, Mandell, Vorheis 6, Farrell, Goetchal 2, Tratt, Lapia, Haberling 10, Shafer 2.

KAMIAKIN — Robertson 10, Cooper Clyde 28, Holle, Petsch 11, Bayless, Williams, Fowler, Gurney 3.

Southridge 14 14 8 7 — 43

Kamiakin 8 16 13 15 — 52

Highlights — Robertson 6 assists, Clyde 6 rebounds, John Petsch 6 rebounds.

Kiona-Benton 86, Warden 34: Cristian Aguilar stands alone as the leading scorer in Kiona-Benton boys basketball history.

With his first basket — a 3-pointer — in Friday night’s home game against Warden, Aguilar broke Kirk Westerfield’s record of 1,134 points.

He finished with a career-high 33 points to lead the Bears to an 86-34 SCAC East victory over the Cougars.

“He’s been on varsity and starting for four years,” Ki-Be coach Jack Rose said of the 6-foot-1 guard. “It’s just kind of a culmination of all he’s done for this program and how hard he’s worked.”

Aguilar was tied for fifth on the school’s all-time single-game scoring list with 32 points against Sunnyside Christian last month. He moved up the list Friday night.

“He’s the hardest worker we have,” Rose said. “He’s first in every set of lines we do. He’s a great leader to have.”

Aguilar wasn’t the only Ki-Be player to enjoy a career night. Juan Garcia scored a career-high 16 points for the Bears.

Tony Cortez and Mick Phelps each had 10 points for Ki-Be, which outscored Warden 46-12 in the second half.

Warden’s Nate Cole and Garritt Marks finished with eight points apiece.

WARDEN — L. Reyes 7, Agaton 2, Nate Cole 8, Morales 5, Garritt Marks 8, J. Reyes 4, Kisler, Shuler. Totals 13-28 6-15 34.

KIONA-BENTON — Cortez 10, Garcia 16, Cristian Aguilar 33, Solorzano 8, Phelps 10, Christensen 9, Ramirez, Cisneros. Totals 31-48 18-24 86.

Warden 12 10 6 6 — 34

Kiona-Benton 21 19 24 22 — 86

Columbia (Burbank) 49, Wahluke 32: Chris Ryckman’s 18 points led the Coyotes to a SCAC East road victory in Mattawa.

Dario Prudente’s nine points led Wahluke.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride 4, Wattenberger 2, Koopman 2, Scott 4, Boulds 5, P.Romm, Barajas 2, Scrimsher, Miller 4, J.Romm 8, Chris Ryckman 18, Mejia.

WAHLUKE — Barajas 2, Jorgesen, Lanos, Onofre 8, Squeochs 2, Abarca 2, Caro 5, Espindola 4, Dario Prudente 9.

Columbia (Burbank) 10 18 10 11 — 49

Wahluke 6 13 5 8 — 32

Royal 45, River View 43 (OT): Kent Christensen scored 22 points to lead the Knights to an overtime victory in SCAC East play in Finley.

Terran Brown scored 18 points for River View, which was 5-for-18 from the line in the loss.

ROYAL — Ch. Christensen, Westcott, Dixon 2, Re. Leffler 9, Ri. Leffler 6, Ca. Christensen 6, Kent Christensen 22.

RIVER VIEW — Brown 18, Bartlett 9, Rogers 7, Anderson 4, Hand 2, Moore 2, Williamson, Marshall, Weatherby.

Royal 7 15 12 5 6 — 45

River View 6 6 19 8 4 — 43

Toppenish 63, Othello 58: The Wildcats made 21 free throws in the second half to rally past the host Huskies in a CWAC 2A contest.

Trevor Walker’s 17 points led Othello in the loss.

TOPPENISH — Isador 3, Huyler 9, Adrian Pettico 16, Gray 2, Reynolds 4, Lopez 2, Stevfter 14, Lopez 13.

OTHELLO — Cantu 8, Lind 8, Trevor Walker 17, Martinez 8, Rodriguez 6, Weis 7, Salisbury 4.

Toppenish 18 10 15 20 — 63

Othello 14 19 8 17 — 58

West Valley 70, Prosser 67: The Mustangs let an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter get away, as the visiting Rams remained undefeated in CWAC 2A league play.

Mason Schutte’s 24 points led Prosser.

WEST VALLEY — Chase Vanderbreak 20, Peak 18, Kluff 7, Peters 12, Strock 9, Landis, Therlby 2, Juarez 2.

PROSSER — Durbin, Raap 5, Mason Schutte 24, Kilian 11, Frank 2, Flores 3, Hamilton 14, Blair, Aaberg 2.

West Valley 17 16 19 18 — 70

Prosser 17 14 26 10 — 67

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 49, ST. JOHN-ENDICOTT 41: Jared Hoey had 12 points and seven rebounds, and teammate Brandon Peterson added 12 more points as host Liberty Christian rallied in the fourth quarter to win a Southeast 1B game over St. John-Endicott.

ST. JOHN-ENDICOTT — Kaleb Simon 11, Batiera, Mills 1, Sam Raynor 11, Staples 7, Quinton, Hollingsworth 11.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Ojeda 6, Brandon Peterson 12, Olson 7, Lindquist 2, Jared Hoey 12, Koglin 6, Steele 4.

St. John-Endicott 16 9 8 8 — 41

Liberty Christian 8 12 12 17 — 49

Highlights — Hoey 7 rebounds, Olson 4 assists.

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