Boys basketball: Cardoza's 21 points leads streaking Pasco past Walla Walla

January 25, 2013 

The Pasco boys basketball team used a big second quarter to knock off host Chiawana 65-57 on Friday in a Mid-Columbia Conference showdown between the rivals.

The Bulldogs closed the first half on a 16-2 run to gain command of the game, and held off the Riverhawks from there.

Efrain Cardoza’s 21 points led Pasco, while Julian Figueroa added 12 points and six rebounds.

Wesley Henderson’s 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals led Chiawana.

The victory pulls Pasco to within a game of Walla Walla in the loss column for the No. 2 seed with two games to play.

PASCO — Brown 7, Arroyo 4, Figueroa 12, Ballardo 13, Miller 4, Torres, Cobain, Cruz 4, Efrain Cardoza 21. Totals 25-51 9-14 65.

CHIAWANA — Cazier 17, Avery, Aaric Wren 19, Mendoza, Rausch, Briones, Koval 8, Henderson 13. Totals 19-54 13-22 57.

Pasco 12 21 21 11 — 65

Chiawana 12 16 16 13 — 57

Highlights — Brown 6 rebounds, 4 assists, Figueroa 6 rebounds. Henderson 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Koval 6 rebounds, Wren 6 rebounds.

East Valley 57, Othello 44: Trevor Walker scored 10 points to lead the Huskies, but it wasn’t enough in a CWAC 2A home loss.

EAST VALLEY — Carnes 5, Janis 6, Rabb 3, Ackley 10, Gifford 9, Harris 8, Blake Ward 14, Juarez, Klein, Hoach-Sevigny.

OTHELLO — Cantu 3, Garza 3, Trevor Walker 10, Martinez 7, Rodriguez 9, Salisbury 4, Peterson 8, Lind, Hall, Weise, Gomez.

East Valley 13 16 18 10 — 57

Othello 12 11 8 13 — 44

Wapato 60, Prosser 55: Jeff Hamilton had 17 points and Danny Raap added 14, but it wasn’t enough as the host Mustangs dropped a CWAC 2A game to the Wolves.

WAPATO — Patterson 11, Shea 8, Strom 7, Abella 5, Payer 6, Shawn Craig 23.

PROSSER — Durbin 3, Danny Raap 14, Schutt 8, Kalin 13, Frank, Torres, Jeff Hamilton 17, Aaberg.

Wapato 25 15 8 12 — 60

Prosser 13 10 16 16 — 55

Columbia (Burbank) 55, Royal 47: Chris Ryckman scored a game-high 21 points as the Coyotes took a two-game lead over the Knights in the race for the SCAC tournament.

Columbia (Burbank) is now 5-4 in league, while Royal falls to 4-6. The top four teams from the SCAC East advance.

Kent Christensen’s 15 points led the Knights, who had three players in double figures.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride, Wattenberger, Koopman 8, Meija 2, Scott, Boulds 3, Barajas 5, Schrimsher, Miller 8, Romm 8, Ryckman 21.

ROYAL — Ch. Christensen, Rojas, Westcott, Dixon 10, Ri. Leffler 5, Re. Leffler 6, Ca. Christensen 11, Mead, Kent Christensen 15.

Columbia (Burbank) 9 16 11 19 — 55

Royal 11 10 10 16 — 47

Connell 47, Warden 37: Gage Taylor’s 12 points led the Eagles to an SCAC East road victory over the Cougars.

The win puts Connell into a tie for second place with River View with three games remaining for both teams. The No. 2 seed gets a home game in the first round of the SCAC district tournament.

Nate Cole’s 16 led Warden in the loss.

CONNELL — Holst 9, Davidson 2, Erickson 10, Borgann, Li 2, Carter Chase 10, Forsyth, Gage Taylor 12, Syrie, Hopkins 2.

WARDEN — L. Reyes 10, Agaton, Nate Cole 16, Jesus Ibarria 2, Alba, Shuler, Kifler 6, J. Reyes 3.

Connell 7 14 14 12 — 47

Warden 10 11 9 7 — 37

Kiona-Benton 64, Wahluke 36: Cristian Aguilar scored 17 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and dished out six assists as the host Bears rolled to an SCAC East victory.

It was a big bounceback win for Kiona-Benton, which dropped its first league game of the season to River View on Tuesday.

Nate Christensen added 13 points and six rebounds for the Bears, while Oscar Onofre’s 15 points led the Warriors.

WAHLUKE — Ahmann, Chiprez 5, Barajas 4, Yorgesen 2, Oscar Onofre 15, Squeochs 3, Caro 4, Espindola 2, Prudente 1.

KIONA-BENTON — Cortez 2, Cisneros 7, Garcia 8, Cristian Aguilar 17, Solorzano 2, Jensen 3, Phelps 12, Christensen 13.

Wahluke 9 5 6 16 — 36

Kiona-Benton 15 21 11 17 — 64

Highlights — Aguilar 14 rebounds, 6 assists; Nate Christensen 6 rebounds.

Liberty Christian 39, Pomeroy 34: Brandon Peterson scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter as the Patriots rallied past the host Pirates in a Southeast 1B game.

“We started moving the ball a little bit better,” Liberty Christian coach William Keck said of the fourth quarter. “Pomeroy’s defense was really good and stifled us most of the night. Luckily our defense kept up with them as well.”

Mike Olson added eight points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Liberty Christian.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Ojeda 5, Brandon Peterson 10, Olson 8, Morris 4, Hoey 8, Koglin 2, Steele 2.

POMEROY — Tanner Feider 10, McGreen 2, Bott 8, LaMunyan 8, Tyseder 2, Snyder 4, Ruchert, Mayfield.

Liberty Christian 7 10 5 17 — 39

Pomeroy 12 7 7 8 — 34

Highlights — Mike Olson 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, Peterson 3 assists.

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