Girls basketball: Columbia (Burbank) opens playoffs with win over Granger

February 5, 2013 

The Columbia (Burbank) girls basketball team was able to overcome one frustrating period Tuesday night.

After trailing by a point entering the fourth quarter of their District 5 Tournament opener against Granger, the Coyotes tightened up their defense and made their free throws down the stretch to defeat the Spartans 51-42.

Harley McBride went 8-for-10 from the foul line in the final period and finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Columbia, the No. 2 seed in the SCAC East.

The Coyotes opened up a 10-point lead by halftime, but the momentum swung the other way in the third quarter, when the Spartans went 9-for-14 from the field and scored 21 points to pull ahead 34-33.

Coyotes coach John Muchlinski said his team was outplayed in the third.

“I was real pleased with how they responded,” Muchlinski said. “I always ask, ‘How are you gonna respond?’ I thought they responded well.”

Julie Mosqueda finished with 12 points, and Tasha Idler had 10 points, six rebounds and five blocks for Columbia-Burbank, which will play again Saturday against La Salle.

GRANGER — Heitzman 3, Angelica Oliveros 16, John 5, Oswalt 14, Carpenter 4, Vasquez. Totals 15-48 9-12 42.

BURBANK — Martineau 4, Lott 2, Roberts 6, Idler 10, Harley McBride 17, Mosqueda 12, Magallon, Cotsford, Aguilar. Totals 17-43 13-24 51.

Granger 8 5 21 8 — 42

Columbia (Burbank) 10 13 10 18 — 51

Highlights — Idler 6 rebounds, 5 blocks; McBride 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals.

Connell 56, Mabton 54: A poor shooting night nearly cost the Eagles in the first round of the District 5 Tournament, but they held on in the end against the visiting Vikings.

Kody Easterday and MarciAnne Hawkins made some key free throws down the stretch, though Mabton’s Soila Zaragoza still had a 3-point attempt at the buzzer rim off that would have won the game.

“It was close,” Connell coach Kameron Jenks said. “We just couldn’t make a layup tonight. We got a ton of rebounds and couldn’t capitalize on the putbacks. They are a way better team than a four seed.”

Michelle Schultz’s 16 points and 17 rebounds led Connell, while Ashley Thompson added seven points and 12 rebounds.

Connell will now play Zillah in a semifinal with the winner locking up a berth to the state regionals. They will play Saturday at a time and site to be determined. Mabton will face Kiona-Benton in an elimination game.

MABTON — Espinoza, Pineda 2, Martinez, Macallam 6, Nash 7, Vasquez 2, Leon, Soila Zaragoza 20, Herrera 3, Guerrero 14.

CONNELL — Vickerman 4, M. Hawkins 10, Easterday 9, Booker, Boyd, Riner 4, Kroontje, English 6, Michelle Schultz 16, Thompson 7.

Mabton 17 11 10 16 — 54

Connell 11 17 7 21 — 56

Highlights — Schultz 17 rebounds, Ashley Thompson 12 rebounds, Kody Easterday 5 assists, MarciAnne Hawkins 4 assists, 6 steals.

La Salle 53, River View 19: Katie Wilhelm scored six points, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost their District 5 Tournament opener against the top-seeded Lightning.

River View will face Granger at a time and place to be determined in an elimination game Saturday.

RIVER VIEW — Katie Wilhelm 6, Vasquez, Smith, Munson 2, Walker, Dickinson 3, Williamson 2, Washington 1, Robertson 5.

LA SALLE — Sutton 6, E. Avalos 2, Martin 6, K. McGree 11, Garcia 2, Karly Sattler 17, C. McGree 5, Miller, Zeutenhorst 4, Desmarais, Brown.

River View 4 3 7 5 — 19

La Salle 16 14 11 12 — 53

Zillah 52, Kiona-Benton 42: Bailey Schroeder scored 21 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears dropped their opener in the District 5 Tournament at Zillah.

Kiona-Benton will face Mabton in an elimination game at a time and place to be determined Saturday.

KIONA-BENTON — Holt 4, M. Calzadillas 10, Acevado 1, Pendergaft 3, Thornton, Bailey Schroeder 21, Whitmore 2, Todd, Lewis, Elliott, J. Calzadillas.

ZILLAH — York, Winters 3, Alexcis Higginbotham 14, Patterson 1, Villanueva, Stump 7, Villegas 13, Purdy 11, Myers, Ruggles 3.

Kiona-Benton 8 11 11 12 — 42

Zillah 15 13 16 8 — 52

Richland 68, Pasco 39: The Bombers led 42-16 at halftime and rolled past the Bulldogs in the first round of districts at Richland.

Kennedy Corrigan had 23 points for the Bombers, who will visit Walla Walla on Friday.

Richland has lost twice to the Blue Devils this season, and Bombers coach Cindy McCoy says aggressiveness on both sides of the ball will be key to getting a win on Wa-Hi’s home court.

The Bombers dominated the boards against Pasco, with Sarah McCormick, Abby Duckworth and Hailey Turner each grabbing six rebounds.

Melissa Rodriguez led Pasco in scoring with 21 points, but no one else was in double figures for the Bulldogs.

PASCO — Gonzalez 3, Martinez 4, Perez 3, Cruz 4, Melissa Rodriguez 21, Ayala 4, Sullivan, Swentik, Garza, Lopez. Totals 10-43 15-19 39.

RICHLAND — McCormick 6, Catone 11, Malone 2, Hiller 5, Kennedy Corrigan 23, Pringle 6, Parnell 5, Duckworth 7, Turner 3, Harris, Taylor, Bower. Totals 27-64 11-21 68.

Pasco 4 12 11 12 — 39

Richland 14 28 9 17 — 68

Highlights — McCormick 6 rebounds, 3 steals; Duckworth 6 rebounds; Turner 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Corrigan 5 assists.

Hanford 61, Kamiakin 59: Colette Gall scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Falcons wrapped up the regular season on a high note.

Hanford jumped out to a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter and then held off a furious rally by host Kamiakin. The victory gives the Falcons a season-sweep of the Braves.

“They give us problems,” Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher said. “They have good size down low and handle our pressure well. It’s definitely a team that knows how to exploit our weaknesses.”

Lindsey Schauble’s 20 points and five rebounds led Kamiakin, which had Courtney Nelson foul out with six minutes left.

Despite the loss, Kamiakin is still the Mid-Columbia Conference’s No. 1 seed to the District 5/8 Tournament. Hanford is the No. 3 seed.

“It is really concerning going into a do or die situation next Tuesday,” Schumacher said. “You like to be coming off a high note, but I guess that is the situation we are in. We have to turn it around and try to play a little better basketball.

“You just can’t dig yourselves a hole that far and expect to come back.”

HANFORD — Stewart 13, Shintaffer 12, Steele 1, Roueche 4, Thompson 3, Gall 18, Winsor 10. Totals 23 10-15 61.

KAMIAKIN — Nelson 16, Ellison 10, Toure 7, Schauble 20, Miller 6. Totals 25 8-15 59.

Hanford 10 19 21 11 — 61

Kamiakin 16 11 10 22 — 59

Highlights — Gall 9 rebounds, Shintaffer 6 rebounds. Nelson 6 assists, Schauble 5 rebounds.

Kennewick 47, Southridge 33: Panisesi Taimani had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Lions defeat the Suns at home in the regular-season finale for both teams.

McKayla Sanders hit three 3-pointers and had 11 points for Kennewick, which will host Southridge on Friday in a District 5/8 Tournament elimination game.

Emma Sanders led the Suns with 10 points, while Shyler Sullivan and Kaitlyn Wormington each had eight.

SOUTHRIDGE — Sullivan 8, Harris 6, Taylor 1, Emma Sanders 10, Wormington 8, Edwards, Lyons, Haberling.

KENNEWICK — Valerio 3, Templeton 4, Sanders 11, Osmundson 9, Panisesi Taimani 20, Albertin, Schmitz, Nelson, Kump, Brasher, Ines, Hicks.

Southridge 5 7 9 12 — 33

Kennewick 5 14 11 17 — 47

Highlights — Taimani 11 rebounds.

Grandview 61, Prosser 39: Payton Parrish scored 27 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists as the Greyhounds earned a CWAC 2A home victory.

Marissa Caballero added 19 points and four rebounds, while Breanna Lopez had 11 points.

Sydney Mercer’s 19 points led the Mustangs.

PROSSER — Price, Durbin 2, Carrillo 3, Adams 4, Meirndorf 4, Sydney Mercer 19, Davis 5, Killian, Roberts 2.

GRANDVIEW — Lopez 11, Shafer 2, Payton Parrish 27, Grove, Caballero 19, Trinidad, Pond, Hall 2.

Prosser 12 6 14 7 — 39

Grandview 15 17 15 14 — 61

Highlights — Parrish 9 rebounds, 3 assists; Lopez 4 rebounds, 3 assists, Trinidad 3 steals.

Selah 66, Othello 28: Stephanie Tolley had 10 points for the Huskies in a CWAC road loss to the Vikings.

Othello closes the season Friday with a home game against West Valley.

OTHELLO — Alvarez 3, Quigley 2, Valdez 2, Rodriguez 2, Stephanie Tolley 10, Bullis 7, Begay 2.

SELAH — Wood 27, O’Malley 4, Davis 7, Kuhlmann 2, Wilkey 9, Bersing 9, Rath 8.

Othello 5 3 10 10 — 28

Selah 20 20 12 14 — 66

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