Girls basketball roundup: Friday, Feb. 8

TRI-CITY HERALDFebruary 9, 2013 

Madi Doepker had 13 points, nine rebounds and three steals, and Mikayla Ferenz and Torri Crawford each scored 12 points to lead Walla Walla to a 52-45 win over visiting Richland on Friday, ending the Bombers' season one game into the Class 4A District 5 tournament.

Britney Pringle had 13 points and four assists for the Bombers (9-13), who mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter to make a game of it.

"We were down by 16 or 17 at one point, and then we made a good push back," Richland coach Cindy McCoy said. "But the third quarter didn't go so well for us. The second and third quarters (outscored 27-19), we had some times where we had some good looks, but we didn't get 'em in."

Richland shot 14-for-49 (29 percent) from the field, compared to an even-money 19-for-38 for Wa-Hi (19-3).

Hailey Turner added 11 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Bombers.

The Blue Devils advance to today's district championship game at Chiawana, with both teams already guaranteed a spot in the District 5/8 tournament next week.

RICHLAND -- McCormick 3, Catone 3, Malone, Corrigan 8, Britney Pringle 13, Parnell 7, Duckworth, Turner 11, Taylor. Totals 14-49 12-16 45.

WALLA WALLA -- Hodnefield, Greene 2, Crawford 12, Molitor 2, M. Ferenz 12, Sirmon 6, Madi Doepker 13, K. Ferenz 4. Totals 19-38 13-19 52.

Richland 9 10 9 17 -- 45

Walla Walla 12 15 14 8 -- 52

Highlights -- Turner 6 rebounds, 4 steals; Pringle 4 assists; Doepker 9 rebounds, 3 steals; Mikayla Ferenz 7 assists.

Kennewick 38, Southridge 25: Three days after playing a meaningless Mid-Columbia Conference finale against each other, the Lions and Suns played for their seasons, with host Kennewick coming alive in the second half in the Class 3A District 5/8 elimination game.

Panisesi Taimani scored nine points and Janey Valerio eight for Kennewick, which trailed 4-3 after one quarter and 17-11 at the half.

"I was really proud of our defensive effort, but offensively we continue to make the same mistakes," Lions coach Oliver Browning said. "We lose a lot of points around the rim, miss a lot of shots around the basket. But in the second half, we shot a lot better, executed a lot better."

A 16-2 run over the third period put Kennewick in front to stay. The Lions (8-12) travel to Mt. Spokane (12-8) for another elimination game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Freshman Shyler Sullivan scored 12 points for Southridge (6-15), but no other Suns player managed more than four.

SOUTHRIDGE -- Shyler Sullivan 12, Haberling 2, Harris 3, Taylor, Sanders, Lyons, Edwards 4, Wormington 4.

KENNEWICK -- Panisesi Taimani 9, Valerio 8, Templeton 2, Hicks, Sanders 5, Brasher-Norwood 7, Kump 4, Osmundson 3.

Southridge 3 14 2 6 -- 25

Kennewick 4 7 16 11 -- 38

Highlights -- Panisesi 12 rebounds.

Moses Lake 63, Sunnyside 52: Jordan Rodriguez canned five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, and Vanessa Alvarez added 16 points, but it wasn't enough to keep the Suns from dropping their CBBN finale on the road.

Sunnyside will carry the No. 2 seed into the Class 3A District 5 playoffs and host Shadle Park on Tuesday.

McKenna Walker scored 22 points for the Chiefs.

SUNNYSIDE -- Jordan Rodriguez 21, Vanessa Alvarez 16, Hazzard, Fernandez, Trevino, Hernandez 3, Lua, Rubalcava 8, Bermudez, Perez, Willingham 4.

MOSES LAKE -- McKenna Walker 22, Overland 1, Kunjara 6, Bishop 4, Loera 7, Koon 2, Olson 2, Clark 3, Lefave, Stevens 7, Nielsen 9.

Sunnyside 8 17 9 18 -- 52

Moses Lake 17 14 11 21 -- 63

Highlights -- Monique Willingham 6 rebounds; Rodriguez 5 3s.

Selah 60, Prosser 44: Sydney Mercer had 22 points and 11 rebounds, but the host Mustangs dropped their season finale against the Vikings.

Mercer, a senior, topped 1,000 points for her career and finishes with 1,011, eighth all time for the Prosser.

SELAH -- Kailee Wood 25, C. Davis 15, Kuhlmann 5, Bersing 11, Rath 4, Hartman, Jewett, Wilkey, O'Malley. Totals 21-59 13-22 60.

PROSSER -- Durbin 8, Adams 2, Meirndorf 3, Sydney Mercer 22, M. Davis 5, Kilian 2, Roberts 2, Price, Carrillo, Haringa, Yetter, Lemos. Totals 17-54 5-13 44.

Selah 20 11 19 10 -- 60

Prosser 15 8 12 9 -- 44

Highlights -- Bersing 11 rebounds, 5 assists; Kuhlmann 7 rebounds; Mercer 11 rebounds; M. Davis 8 rebounds.

West Valley 58, Othello 24: Holly Fleshman scored nine points for the host Huskies in their CWAC and season finale.

WEST VALLEY -- Ashley Gray 24, Weber 2, Reyes 2, Wickenhagen 2, Gibson 6, Fowbion 1, Webb 2, Atkinson 2, Samer 9, Kinlock 2.

OTHELLO -- Holly Fleshman 9, Quigley 2, Rodriguez 2, Tolley 4, Bullis 2, Taylor 5, Garza, Alvarez, Valdez, Anderson, Dominguez.

West Valley 8 23 12 15 -- 58

Othello 10 2 8 4 -- 24

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