Girls basketball: Kamiakin can't quite rally against Walla Walla

January 26, 2013 

A slow start put Kamiakin in a hole that proved just too big to climb out of in a 62-55 Mid-Columbia Conference road loss to Walla Walla on Saturday.

Courtney Nelson scored 21 points and dished out seven assists for the Braves, who trailed by 15 at the half before erasing all of that with a big third quarter.

“We came out real sluggish, letting them do whatever they wanted to do, and we struggled on the offensive end too,” said Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher. “At halftime, we came out with the goal to cut the game to six points by the end of the third quarter ... We tied it up going into the fourth, then ran out of gas.”

Torri Crawford led the Blue Devils with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Mikayla Ferenz added 14 points. Amanda Miller had 11 points and seven boards for Kamiakin.

The Blue Devils face Chiawana on Friday with the No. 1 seed to the District 5 tournament on the line.

KAMIAKIN — Courtney Nelson 21, Ellison 6, Oord 2, Toure 10, Hanson 3, Shauble 2, Miller 11. Totals 19-45 15-22 55.

WALLA WALLA — Torri Crawford 17, Hodnefield 10, M. Ferenz 14, Sirmon 9, Doepker 9, K. Ferenz 3, Greene, McDaniels. Totals 22-37 14-24 62.

Kamiakin 7 11 24 13 — 55

Walla Walla 17 16 9 20 — 62

Highlights — Nelson 7 assists; Amanda Miller 7 rebounds; Crawford 7 rebounds.

Kennewick 54, Pasco 38: Taylor Osmundson’s 12 points led the Lions, as they pulled away late for a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory.

Kennewick led by three with 5 minutes to go, but blew it open as Pasco was forced to foul late.

Leslie Ayala, a 5-foot-8 post for Pasco, played big minutes, holding Kennewick’s Panisesi Taimani — who is 6-2 — to just three field goals.

KENNEWICK — Valerio 10, Templeton 2, Hicks 3, Sanders 2, Brashear 3, Kump 10, Taylor Osmunsdon 12, Taimani 10.

PASCO — Lopez, Gonzalez 2, Garza, Jay Martinez 13, Perez 6, Cruz, Rodriguez 12, Ayala 5.

Kennewick 12 7 14 21 — 54

Pasco 6 4 18 10 — 38

Richland 49, Southridge 31: Britney Pringle scored 14 points, and Kennedy Corrigan and Hailey Turner combined for 20 as the Bombers picked up a MCC road win.

Neither team was having much success on offense until Richland found its long-range touch in the third quarter.

“It was maybe a five-, six-point lead, back and forth,” said Southridge coach Scott Stiles. “We were hanging in there. Then they hit four 3s in a row — we’re down by five, (then) we’re down by 17. The game was over.”

The Suns got a big game from freshman guard Shyler Sullivan with 20 points and eight rebounds, but didn’t get much scoring from the rest of the lineup.

RICHLAND — Britney Pringle 14, McCormick 5, Catone 7, Malone, Hiller, Corrigan 11, Parnell, Duckworth 2, Turner 10. Totals 17-43 9-12 49.

SOUTHRIDGE — Shyler Sullivan 20, Haberling, Harris, Taylor, Sanders, Lyons 2, Edwards 3, Wormington 6. Totals 13-53 3-4 31.

Richland 13 7 20 9 — 49

Southridge 5 9 13 4 — 31

Highlights — Sullivan 8 rebounds.

Sunnyside 56, Wenatchee 34: Jordan Rodriguez scored 19 points, and the Grizzlies picked up a CBBN road win after jumping out to a 17-0 lead after one quarter.

The victory keeps Sunnyside in a hunt for the No. 2 seed for the district tournament. The Grizzlies are tied with Hanford for that spot with two games left to play.

SUNNYSIDE — Jordan Rodriguez 19, Alvarez 13, Hazzard, Fernandez 2, Trevino 2, Hernandez 6, Lua, Rubalcava 10, Perez 2, Willingham 2.

WENATCHEE — Megan Kansky 8, Doerr 2, Jones, Halberg 5, Waterman 4, Brown 2, Chandler 6, Sealby 3, Jellison 4.

Sunnyside 17 14 10 15 — 56

Wenatchee 0 9 10 15 — 34

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