Girls basketball roundup: Kennewick upsets Hanford

February 1, 2013 

Panisesi Taimani scored 25 points and Janey Valerio added 17 to lead visiting Kennewick to a 59-52 Mid-Columbia Conference girls basketball upset at Hanford on Friday night.

The Falcons were dealt a serious blow to their hopes of taking the No. 2 seed into the Class 3A District 5 tournament.

Hanford needs to beat Kamiakin on Tuesday and have Sunnyside lose its final two games to claim the second seed.

Colette Gall led Hanford with 15 points, and Ashley Stewart and Sydney Shintaffer combined for 23.

But Kennewick broke open a game that was tied heading into the fourth quarter.

“They had a big push in the fourth quarter from Janey and Princess (Taimani),” said Falcons coach Evan Woodward. “We just did not play the best team basketball tonight, on the defensive side particularly. We had no answer for the combinations with Janey and Taimani. Credit to them.”

KENNEWICK — Panisesi Taimani 25, Valerio 17, Anders 5, Kump 10, Osmundson 2, Templeton, Hicks, Brasher-Norwood.

HANFORD — Colette Gall 15, Stewart 12, Shintaffer 11, Steele 8, Roueche 2, Foraker 2, Winsor 2, Thopmson.

Kennewick 13 9 14 22 — 59

Hanford 10 12 14 16 — 52

Kamiakin 61, Richland 55: The Braves escaped Art Dawald Gymnasium with a Mid-Columbia Conference victory, forcing two late turnovers to help erase a two-point deficit with 50 seconds left.

Courtney Nelson scored 26 points to lead Kamiakin, which was 26-of-45 from the free-throw line. Richland was 5-for-8 from the line.

“We couldn’t quite finish it,” Richland coach Cindy McCoy said. “We were down by 10 a few times, so it was good to see the girls battle back.”

Britney Pringle’s 22 points led the Bombers.

KAMIAKIN — Nelson 26, Ellison 11, Oord 4, Toure 9, Hanson, Schauble 5, Crandall, Miller 6. Totals 17-44 26-45 61.

RICHLAND — McCormick 5, Catone 5, Hiller, Corrigan 10, Pringle 22, Parnell 3, Duckworth 4, Turner 6. Totals 21-51 5-8 55.

Kamiakin 12 18 13 18 — 61

Richland 9 12 18 16 — 55

Highlights — Turner 7 rebounds; Duckworth 6 rebounds; Pringle 5 assists; Catone 4 assists; Corrigan 4 assists and 3 steals.

Southridge 41, Pasco 31: Emma Sanders scored nine points to lead the Suns to a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory.

Melissa Rodriguez had a game-high 11 points in her final home game for Pasco.

The Bulldogs play at Richland at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a District 5 tournament elimination game.

SOUTHRIDGE — Haberling 4, Sullivan 5, Harris 5, Taylor 4, Emma Sanders 9, Krentz, Lyons 2, Edwards 5, Wormington 7.

PASCO — Lopez, Gonzalez 4, Garza, Martinez 8, Perez 5, Cruz 1, Melissa Rodriguez 11, Ayala 2, Sullivan, Swentik.

Southridge 15 12 9 5 — 41

Pasco 6 9 10 6 — 31

Sunnyside 64, Eisenhower 33: Selena Rubalcava and Jordan Rodriguez each scored 16 points to help the Grizzlies romp over the Cadets in CBBN 4A action.

EISENHOWER — Sanford 6, Tori Batten 10, Wingerter 2, Terrazas 2, Vasquez 5, Bell 6, Wammock 2, Burch, Pena. Totals 14-58 3-8 64.

SUNNYSIDE — Alvarez 11, Fernandez 1, Trevino 1, Hernandez 4, Selena Rubalcava 16, Jordan Rodriguez 16, Perez 6, Willingham 9, Lua, Hazzard. Totals 23-59 15-31 64.

Eisenhower 4 13 8 8 — 33

Sunnyside 24 17 13 10 — 64

Highlights — Willingham 8 rebounds; Alvarez 6 rebounds, 7 steals; Perez 6 rebounds, 5 steals.

Ellensburg 68, Othello 20: Stephanie Tolley scored 10 points for the host Huskies. But with leading scorer Kimberly Bullis out sick, Othello had a tough time in the CWAC contest.

ELLENSBURG — Orcutt 18, Russell, Malcolm 9, Gruber 4, Gibson 12, Mossat 4, Tucker 6, Lund 2, Bland 6, Cage 7.

OTHELLO — Stephanie Tolley 10, Valdez 2, Rodriguez 2, Taylor 5, Fleshman 1, Quigley, Alvarez, Anderson, Garza, Begay, Dominguez.

Ellensburg 14 24 16 14 — 68

Othello 5 5 8 2 — 20

Toppenish 72, Prosser 64 (OT): Sydney Mercer had a monster game for the Mustangs with 28 points and 18 rebounds, but the host Wildcats lit up the scoreboard in overtime (19 points) in the CWAC thriller.

Kassidy Durbin added eight points and 14 rebounds for Prosser.

PROSSER — Sydney Mercer 28, Price 2, Durbin 8, Carrillo 8, Adams 4, Meirndorf 3, Davis 11, Kilian, Roberts.

TOPPENISH — Terra Bremmer 29, Garcia 9, Lewis, Cruz, Godina 5, Vick 15, Greene 10, Lopez, Scaddyrode 4.

Prosser 5 10 16 22 11 — 64

Toppenish 7 11 19 16 19 — 72

Connell 47, River View 26: Michelle Schultz had 14 points, and MarciAnne Hawkins scored 13 to lead the first-place Eagles to a romp over the fourth-place Panthers in SCAC East action in Finley.

McKenzie Smith had 16 points for River View.

CONNELL — Vickerman 7, M. Hawkins 13, Easterday 4, Booker 2, Boyd 2, Riner 4, Michelle Schultz 14, Thompson 1, Spencer, English, Kroontje, J. Hawkins.

RIVER VIEW — Wilhelm 3, McKenzie Smith 16, Dickinson 3, Washington 2, Munson 2, Robertson, Williamson, Walker, Vasquez.

Connell 19 15 10 3 — 47

River View 6 9 8 3 — 26

Highlights — Williamson 9 rebounds.

Columbia (Burbank) 43, Kiona-Benton 39: Harley McBride had 10 points to lead the Coyotes to a tight SCAC East road victory over the Bears.

Bailey Schroeder had a game-high 12 points to go with 10 rebounds, and Kayzin Holt scored 11 for the Bears.

BURBANK — Martineau 6, Aguilar 4, Roberts 9, Cotsford 3, Idler 5, Harley McBride 10, Mosqueda 6, Magallon.

KIONA-BENTON — Holt 11, M. Calzadillas 4, Pendergast 9, Bailey Schroeder 12, Elliot 2, J. Calzadillas 1, Thornton, Acevedo.

Burbank 9 15 6 13 — 43

Kiona-Benton 5 14 9 11 — 39

Highlights — Schroeder 10 rebounds.

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