BOYS BASKETBALL: Familiar name lifts Pasco to win at Sandpoint

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 7, 2013 

If the name Isaiah Groce sounds familiar to Pasco basketball fans, it might be because his cousin Kris led the Bulldogs to the Class 4A state basketball tournament in 2003 and 2004.

Isaiah, a freshman guard, may have some big plans of his own after scoring 31 points in his first two games for Pasco. He and Jose Correa each scored 18 points Saturday to lift Pasco to a 71-48 win over Sandpoint (Idaho) at the Pendleton Tournament.

“Today, we played so much more in control,” Bulldogs coach Charlie Villanueva said. “Every point was coming in the flow of the offense.”

Groce, one of two freshmen in the starting lineup along with 6-foot-6 center Jalen Daniels, also added four assists and two steals. Correa chipped in four rebounds and three steals.

Pasco outscored Sandpoint 20-9 in the second quarter to take a 30-19 halftime lead before pulling away for a 44-31 lead after three quarters.

SANDPOINT — Jurenka 7, Rodriguez 7, Spalding 2, Kuzmich 2, Schwartz 4, Edwards 6, Borgstahler 2, Breuner 2, Gughan 8, Collado 8. Totals 17-54 9-14 48.
PASCO — Jesus Razo 4, Isaiah Groce 18, Young 2, Robinson 8, Chavez 2, Jose Correa 18, Wallwork 4, Daniels 7, Gutierrez 6, Brown 2. Totals 23-45 15-17 71.
Sandpoint 10 9 12 17 — 48
Pasco 10 20 24 17 — 71

Highlights — Groce 4 assists, 2 steals; Correa 4 rebs, 3 steals; Young 4 rebs.

Richland 98, Shadle Park 87: Jacob de Vries poured in 31 points to lead the Richland Bombers to a win over visiting Shadle Park in a season-opening nonleague game at home.

Payton Radliff added 23 points and Nathan Streufert 19 for the Bombers, who hit 21 of 22 shots from the foul line to help overcome a 43-32 deficit on the boards.

“It was a very fast-paced game,” Richland coach Earl Streufert said. “There was some defense played, but even so it was a fast game.”

SHADLE PARK — Brown 16, Cooper 2, Nelson 14, Welch 16, Pilimai 21, Knutsen, Kelley 12, Stratton 2, Hagen 4. Totals 35-68 11-17 87.
RICHLAND — Jacob de Vries 31, Torres, Nelson, McCullough 9, Radliff 23, Streufert 19, Miller. Totals 32-71 21-22 98.
Shadle Park 26 21 17 23 — 87
Richland 29 20 18 31 — 98

Highlights — George Pilimai 10 rebounds; de Vries 7 rebounds, 3 assists; Radliff 7 rebounds.

Southridge 62, Eisenhower 42: Trailing 21-14 at the half, the Suns looked like they might be in for another disaster after taking a 19-point loss to Moses Lake on Friday.

But Southridge outscored Eisenhower 48-21 over the final 16 minutes to collect its first win of the year.

“We played better in the second half,” Suns coach D.J. Traver said. “We still only put together half a game, but it’s better to play half a game than no game.”

Daniel Getchell scored a game-high 22 points, and Cole Pitt chipped in 11 points to lead Southridge.

SOUTHRIDGE — Kelly 5, Nielsen, Howard 8, Getchell 22, Pitt 11, Molt 5, Vorheis 4, Crider 5, Schaefer, Tutt 2.
EISENHOWER — Adams 3, Harris 10, Moya 1, Davis 5, Hinman 6, Gomez 6, Olivera 3, Stebbins 4, Luke 2, Backes 2.
Southridge 5 9 19 29 — 62
Eisenhower 6 15 12 9 — 42

MOSES LAKE 54, WALLA WALLA 47: Gabe Porter scored a game-high 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as host Walla Walla fell to Moses Lake.

MOSES LAKE — Martinez 9, Cesar Sandoval 16, Sutherland 2, Thomas, Hohman 6, Gonzalez 14, Karstetter 7, Earl. Totals 18-47 14-21 54.
WALLA WALLA — Gogel, Steele 8, Klicker 7, Gabe Porter 20, Barker, Lake 2, Little, Harvey 4, Handcox 2, Giles 4. Totals 18-56 7-12 47.
Moses Lake 14 10 13 17 — 54
Walla Walla 15 18 7 7 — 47
Highlights — Tyson Karstetter 13 rebounds; Handcox 9 boards.

Post Falls 58, Kamiakin 49: Kylle Robertson scored a game-high 25 points and added eight rebounds for the Braves, but Post Falls got the home win thanks to a big night from post Corey Koski.

Koski finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and four assists as Post Falls led 9-7 after one quarter and built its lead from there.

“The kids played really hard tonight. We just weren't able to be efficient enough offensively,” wrote Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely in an email. “It’s disappointing to lose, but we also had some things we can build on going forward.”

KAMIAKIN — Kylle Robertson 25, Joseph 5, Petsch 10, Bayles 3, Fowler 1, Wagar, Nelson, Holle 3, Gurney 2. Totals 16-46 12-22 49.
POST FALLS — McKeown, Pfennigs 4, Max McCullough 18, Thompson 3, Corey Koski 22, Hillman, Gondo 2, Anderson 6, Franklin, Bowers. Totals 18-51 19-25 58.
Kamiakin 7 10 11 21 — 49
Post Falls 9 14 18 17 — 58

Highlights — 3-pointers: K 5-21 (Robertson 3), PF 3-20 (Anderson 2). Rebounds: K 35 (Robertson 8), PF 34 (Koski 13); Turnovers: K 17, PF 12; Koski 4 assists.

Grandview 64, Burlington-Edison 60: First-year Greyhounds coach Glenn Braman kicked off his newest gig with a gutsy win over the Tigers at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic tournament at the Sun Dome in Yakima.

Isaiah Ruiz led all scorers with 22 points, adding 10 assists and five steals, while Isaiah Gonzales chipped in 20 points for Grandview.

“We had to battle through a little adversity in the third quarter. We weren’t hitting our shots,” Braman said. “In the fourth quarter, we found ourselves down 3, but the guys got it done.”

BURLINGTON-EDISON — Dimock 4, Navarro, Mataya 9, Atkinson, Isaak Davies 14, Rawlings 12, Camps 6, Wesen, Metcalf 2, Laukenback 6, Hanson. Totals 22-39 12-22 60.
GRANDV IEW — Andy Rodriguez 3, Joey Saenz 4, Jay Armendariz 2, Schrank 5, Carpenter 6, Isaiah Gonzales 20, Isaiah Ruiz 22, Saldana, Medina, Delgadillo, Cornejo 3. Totals 26-59 10-15 64.
Burlington-Edison 17 18 10 11 — 60
Grandview 18 21 5 19 — 64

Highlights — Carpenter 7 rebs; Gonzales 8 rebs; Isaiah Ruiz 10 assists, 5 steals.

River View 53, Highland 41: Terran Brown led all scorers with 16 points and had eight assists as the Panthers improved to 2-0 with a nonleague home win over the Scotties.

“It’s better than being 0-2,” quipped River View coach Roger Sonderland. “We came out and had a good third quarter, outscoring them 22-7. We just came out with a little more intensity.”

Dakota Rogers scored seven of his 10 points in the third quarter for the Panthers.

HIGHLAND — Hakala, Wise 8, Stohr 6, Rasmussen 6, Lagma 5, Urriaustaza 12, Burns, Silva 2, Grant 2.
RIVER VIEW — Simpson 2, Terran Brown 16, Frampton 1, Hendrickson, Williamson 6, Serven, Hand 7, Rogers 10, Jaramillo 11.
Highland 9 10 7 15 — 41
River View 7 14 22 10 — 53

Highlights — Brown 8 assists; Williamson 4 steals; Hand 9 rebounds.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 76, ENTERPRISE 65 (2 OT): Isaiah Ojeda scored a game-high 38 points, as Liberty Christian beat Enterprise in double overtime at the Ione Tournament.

Ojeda scored 16 on Friday night in an 84-48 loss to host Ione.

ENTERPRISE — D.Ridich 3, J.Exon, C.White 2, D.Lewis 3, W.McCadden 2, Christopherson 5, Dawon Greenshields 32, Lathrop 18, Isley.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Isaiah Ojeda 38, Cameron Godwin 13, M.Godwin 1, Lesser 6, Sullivan 6, Mote 3, Heimann 5, Kelly 4.
Enterprise 16 10 12 18 6 3 — 65
Liberty Christian 19 6 18 13 6 14 — 76

Highlights — Ojeda 6 3-point fgs.
IONE 84, LC 48
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Ojeda 16, C.Godwin 10, M.Godwin 1, Lesser 5, Sullivan 2, Heimann 10, Mote, Kelly 4.
IONE — Jailin Conboy 18, Jobes 10, Haugewood 11, Stillman 2, King, Hughes 17, Patton 14, Juarez 2, Peterson 2, Neal 8.
Liberty Christian 11 15 12 10 — 48
Ione 22 25 17 20 — 84

TRI-CITIES PREP 71, LYLE-WISHRAM 47: Anthony Perez scored 16 points, and Brady Versteeg added 15 points and 10 rebounds, as host Tri-Cities Prep beat Lyle-Wishram in a nonleague game.

LYLE-WISHRAM — Sisson 6, Zegler, Armour 8, Montoya 7, Nelson, Stephens 4, Carpenter, Jonathan Von Ahn 21, Rowan, Carse 1, Jones.
TRI-CITIES PREP — Anthony Perez 16, Guajardo 12, Nelson 6, Peterson 3, Montelongo 13, Ghirardo 4, Holom 2, Versteeg 15.
Lyle-Wishram 14 15 5 13 — 47
Tri-Cities Prep 19 19 26 7 — 71
Highlights — Brady Versteeg 10 rebounds, Amon Montelongo 7 steals.

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