Boys basketball: Walla Walla ends Chiawana's season

February 5, 2013 

Tanner Cranor scored 21 points and Gabe Porter added 19 as Walla Walla ended visiting Chiawana’s season with a 58-51 victory Tuesday.

The Blue Devils used big second and fourth quarters to rally past the Riverhawks in the first round of the Class 4A District 5 Tournament.

“In the second and fourth, we really struggled to score the ball,” Chiawana coach Chad Herron said. “Some of the things we struggled with all year bore their ugly heads.”

With the win, Walla Walla will play at Pasco at 7 p.m. Friday in another elimination game. The winner of that game will play Richland for the district title, and earn a berth to the District 5/8 Tournament against the Spokane schools.

“I think we got some defensive stops in the fourth quarter and were able to stretch the lead a little bit,” Walla Walla coach John Golden said.

Wesley Henderson’s 19 points led Chiawana, while Cayden Cazier added nine. Aaric Wren finished with seven points and Victor Koval had four points and six rebounds.

CHIAWANA — Wesley Henderson 19, Cazier 9, Avery 6, Wren 7, Mendoza 3, Briones 3, Koval 4.

WALLA WALLA — Tanner Cranor 21, Porter 19, Toon, Klicker 7, Thonney 1, Eggards, Hogan, Arias, Gilmore 8, Wariner 2.

Chiawana 16 9 17 9 — 51

Walla Walla 12 17 15 14 — 58

Highlights — Victor Koval 6 rebounds. Cranor 9 rebounds, Klicker 4 assists, Thonney 3 steals.

Southridge 74, Kennewick 69: Austin Molt scored 21 points and Nick Haberling added 20 as the Suns ended the regular season with a road victory.

The win locks up the No. 4 seed for Southridge, meaning it will host Kennewick in a rematch at 7 p.m. Saturday.

That game will be an elimination game with the winner playing at the Greater Spokane League champion next Tuesday.

Spencer Vorheis added seven points and nine rebounds for the Suns.

“Southridge did a nice job to pull it out,” Kennewick coach Bradyn Leyde said. “They knocked down a ton of free throws at the end of the game.”

Mitchel Mueller’s 14 points led Kennewick, while Alexis Fernandez added 11.

SOUTHRIDGE — Austin Molt 21, Mandel, Vorheis 7, Farrell 3, Getchell 3, Trott, Lopia 13, Haberling 20, Cross 4, Schafer 3.

KENNEWICK — J. Wuol 4, Rutledge, Mitchel Mueller 14, Fernandez 11, Westover 7, Bugal 2, DeWitt 8, Molnaa 3, Conde, Tennacour 2, Plew 2, Ramos 12, Y. Wuol 4.

Southridge 14 22 14 24 — 74

Kennewick 22 14 13 20 — 69

Highlights — Vorheis 9 rebounds. J. Wuol 4 assists, Mueller 4 assists, Ramos 6 rebounds.

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