Girls basketball: Nelson's 25 points leads Kamiakin past Kennewick

January 22, 2013 

Courtney Nelson scored 17 of her game-high 25 points in the second quarter Tuesday as Kamiakin cruised past rival Kennewick 62-44 in a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory.

The Braves outscored the Lions 27-12 in the decisive second quarter.

Janey Valerio’s 14 points led the Lions, while Panisesi Taimani added 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Lindsey Schauble chipped in with 16 points for Kamiakin, while Sira Toure returned after missing two games and finished with nine points.

Toure missed two games over the weekend for Kamiakin after hurting her knee. Holly Ellison also returned for the Braves, after missing the second half of Saturday’s game with a bruise.

KAMIAKIN — Courtney Nelson 25, Ellison 5, Oord, Toure 9, Hanson 3, Arnold 2, Schauble 16, Crandall, Miller 2, Guice.

KENNEWICK — Valerio 14, Templeton 2, Hicks 2, Sanders, Brashear 7, Kump 7, Nelson, Osmundson, Schmitz, Albertin, Taimani 12.

Kamiakin 12 27 14 18 — 62

Kennewick 8 12 13 9 — 44

Highlights — Taimani 15 rebounds.

Kiona-Benton 62, River View 39: Bailey Schroeder led the way with 22 points as the Bears pulled into a tie for second place in the SCAC East with their road victory over the Panthers.

Kiona-Benton had a 20-6 advantage after the first quarter and led 33-18 at halftime.

Katie Wilhelm, Ashley Dickinson and Katlyn Washington each had nine points for River View. Washington also grabbed nine rebounds.

KIONA-BENTON — Holt 4, M. Calzadillas 12, Acevedo 7, Thornton 6, Pendergast 2, Bailey Schroeder 22, Elliot 4, J. Calzadillas 5.

RIVER VIEW — Katie Wilhelm 9, Vasquez 2, Smith 5, Munson 2, Walker 3, Ashley Dickinson 9, Katlyn Washington 9, Robertson, Williamson.

Kiona-Benton 20 13 14 15 — 62

River View 6 12 13 8 — 39

Highlights — Washington 9 rebounds.

Warden 52, Wahluke 50: Marleny Garcia scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds, but the Warriors’ furious rally fell short in an SCAC East home game.

Warden led by 20 with 31⁄2 minutes left in the game. Lily Ramirez added 15 points for Wahluke, which lost to Warden 60-28 earlier this season.

Iris Rodriguez’s 21 points led the Cougars.

WARDEN — Yamane 3, Rodriguez 21, Whitney 10, Guerra 2, B. Whitney 6, Kissler 10.

WAHLUKE — Olivares 6, Mendez 4, Garcia 19, L. Ramirez 15, Diaz 6, Torres, R. Ramirez.

Warden 16 16 13 7 — 52

Wahluke 8 9 9 24 — 50

Highlights— Olivares 5 steals, Mendez 8 rebounds, Garcia 7 rebounds

Connell 68, Royal 21: MarciAnne Hawkins (14 points) led four Eagles in double figures as Connell rolled at home against SCAC East rival Royal.

Kody Easterday had 13 points for the Eagles, while Ashley Thompson and Michelle Schultz each had 10. Thompson also had nine rebounds, while Schultz grabbed seven.

Flor Araujo was the Knights’ top scorer with eight points.

ROYAL — Floren 6, Flor Araujo 8, Guadarrama 6, Hebdon 1, Lee, Smith, Larson, Harris.

CONNELL — J. Hawkins 2, Vickerman 2, MarciAnne Hawkins 14, Easterday 13, Booker 6, Boyd 2, Riner 5, English 4, Schultz 10, Thompson 10, Spencer, Kroontje.

Royal 9 5 5 2 — 21

Connell 17 17 14 20 — 68

Highlights — Thompson 9 rebounds; Schultz 7 rebounds; M. Hawkins 4 assists, 4 steals; Easterday 3 assists, 3 steals.

Sunnyside Christian 56, Columbia (Burbank) 21: Kara Den Hoed scored 23 points, and Stormee Van Belle had 11 rebounds and eight assists as the Knights romped over the Coyotes on the road.

Rachel Roberts finished with seven points for Columbia (Burbank), which trailed 25-3 after the first quarter and scored just nine points in the second half.

The Coyotes went 7-for-47 (15 percent) from the field.

“It wasn’t an effort issue,” Coyotes coach John Muchlinski said. “We didn’t shoot real well and had some defensive breakdowns.”

SUNNYSIDE CHRISTIAN — Williams 2, Brouwer 4, Kara Den Hoed 23, Banks 6, Broersma 6, Van Belle 4, R. Dalrymple 11, M. Dalrymple. Totals 23-57 6-9 56.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Martineau 1, Rachel Roberts 7, Idler 1, McBride 4, Mosqueda 3, Dorsey 5, Holst, Magallon, Cotsford, Lott, Aguilar. Totals 7-47 6-11 21.

Sunnyside Christian 25 12 13 6 — 56

Columbia (Burbank) 3 9 4 5 — 21

Highlights — Van Belle 11 rebounds, 8 assists; Idler 7 rebounds; McBride 7 rebounds, 3 blocks.

Tri-Cities Prep 42, Liberty Christian 40: Corrine Barnett scored 14 points to lead the Jaguars to a nonleague win over the Patriots.

Sydney Higgins finished with 17 points for Liberty Christian, but a knee injury briefly took her out of the game in the fourth quarter. Patriots coach Steve Dunham said Higgins should be fine for their next game.

TRI-CITIES PREP — LeBrun 5, Vargas 5, Thornhill 2, Ingram 10, Corrine Barnett 14, LaHoz 6, McLane. Totals 18-53 3-9 42.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Croskrey 6, Loera 6, Ama. Schmitt 4, Amb. Schmitt 7, Sydney Higgins 17, Monteith. Totals 13-60 14-18 40.

Tri-Cities Prep 6 15 13 8 — 42

Liberty Christian 6 16 10 8 — 40

Highlights — Ama. Schmitt 9 rebounds, 3 steals.

Yakama Tribal at Bickleton, ppd.: The Columbia Gorge league game was postponed because the Pirates couldn’t suit enough players because of sickness. No makeup date has been announced.

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