GIRLS BASKETBALL: Post play leads Kennewick to road win

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 7, 2013 

If you thought the Kennewick girls basketball team would fall flat after graduating all-Mid-Columbia Conference post Panisesi Taimani, think again.

Jalyn Brashear-Norwood scored a career-high 25 points, including 9-for-9 from the free throw line, and added 10 rebounds to lift the Lions to a 60-29 road win over Hazen.

“We’re doing a nice job finding (Jalyn) in the key. She did a nice job playing through contact,” Kennewick coach Oliver Browning said of his 5-foot-10 sophomore post.

Taylor Osmondson added 13 points for Kennewick, and Hannah Templeton chipped in six steals and six assists.

KENNEWICK — Osmondson 13, Fiander 3, Deng 2, A.Salguero, Templeton 3, Garcia 6, Kima 2, C.Silguero 4, Guiche 2, Jayln Brashear-Norwood 25.
HAZEN — Hairston 2, Goss 1, Stewart 4, Elacruz, Pickinson 2, Brower, Cook, Miliayanyo 3, Sherrod 8, Dunne 8.
Kennewick 6 17 17 17 — 60
Hazen 6 4 4 15 — 29

Highlights — Hannah Templeton 6 steals, 6 assists.

Kamiakin 65, Post Falls (Idaho) 43: Sira Toure scored 23 points with six steals, and Lindsey Schauble added 10 points and nine rebounds as the Braves improved to 2-0 to kick off the season with a road win at Post Falls.

Kamiakin forced 31 turnovers, which allowed the Braves to break open a tight game at halftime.

“It was 22-21 at the half but then we dialed things up a notch,” Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher said. “You could really see the other team wearing down a bit.”

Holly Ellison added 16 points for the Braves.

KAMIAKIN — Schauble 10, M.Wellsandt 5, Holly Ellison 16, Sira Toure 23, T.Wellsandt 5, Crandall 6, Hanson, Arnold. Totals 24-63 11-19 65.
POST FALLS — Allert, Ellison 4, Yarber 2, King 3, Smith 7, Badman 3, Runkle 14, Kyle 4, Reynolds 5, McDermott 2, Andersen.
10 12 25 18 — 65
Post Falls 13 9 18 4 — 43

Highlights — Schauble 9 rebs; Toure 6 steals; PF 31 turnovers.

Sandpoint 54, Pasco 45: Jay Martinez and Liddy Valley each scored 13 points, but the Bulldogs still suffered their second loss in as many days at the Pendleton tournament.

Valle had 13 points and 11 rebounds in Friday’s 59-50 loss to LaGrande. Sierra Perez topped Pasco with 22 points in that game.

SANDPOINT — Coven, Williams 10, Liband 4, Haley Owen 29, Chattburn, Delgato 7, Sundquist 1, Tokimori, Alanillo 3. Totals 16-42 18-24 54.
PASCO — Jay Martinez 13, Liddy Valley 13, Lopez, Gonzalez, S. Perez 7, A. Perez 2, J. Perez 3, Ayalla 7. Totals 16-64 6-9 45.
LaGrande 59, Pasco 50
LAGRANDE — names not available.
PASCO — Lopez 4, Gonzalez 2, Sierra Perez 22, A. Perez 5, Martinez, J. Perez 2, Ayalla 2, Valle 13.

SUNNYSIDE 58, EAST VALLEY 30: Jordan Rodriguez scored 13 points to lead the Sunnyside girls to a nonleague road victory Saturday at East Valley.

SUNNYSIDE — Alvarez 7, Hazzard 2, Bazan 10, Rubalcaba 7, Maldonado 4, Mendoza 9, Jordan Rodriguez 13, Perez 6. Totals 23-45 6-11 58.
EAST VALLEY — Sanchez 2, Yates 3, Anderson 6, Garcia-Stubbs 2, Robertson 2, Carpenter 6, Rojas 2, Manrique 4, Chavez 2, Ramynke 1.
Sunnyside 19 14 16 9 — 58
East Valley 2 10 1 17 — 30

Connell 53, Cle Elum 30: Shelby English, Sarah Kroontje and Brittany Vickerman combined for 21 points to lift the Eagles to the nonleague road win to improve to 2-0.

CONNELL — Hawkins 5, Booker 7, Brittany Vickerman 9, Sarah Kroontje 9, Zuniga 4, Shelby English 9, Wallin 7, M.Davidson 3, S.Davidson. Totals 17-60 16-21 53.
CLE ELUM — Winebrenner 6, Hyatt 2, Burchak 3, Hopkins 1, Sanders 3, Dearman 2, Sweigard 2, Sarah Ferguson 12.
Connell 15 11 15 12 — 53
Cle Elum 8 7 5 10 — 30

Highlights — Booker 10 rebs; Jessica Hawkins 8 rebs; Vickerman 5 assists; Zuniga 4 steals.

River View 42, Highland 29: Ainhoa Portos had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Katie Wilhelm added 12 points to lift the Panthers to a nonleague home win over the Scotties.

“Our defense is starting to come along,” said River View coach Matt Smith. “We kind of struggled with rebounding last year, but this year we’re starting to get it.”

HIGHLAND — Smith, Pimental 1, Preston 2, Quezada, Monson 4, Brianna Rice 9, Reed 2, Admeir 3, Packard 8.
RIVER VIEW — Katie Wilhelm 12, Vasquez 3, Munson, Sakota 1, Smith 4, Ainhoa Portos 15, Walker 2, Dickinson 2, Washington 1, Gallegos 2.
Highland 4 5 8 11 — 29
River View 13 12 8 9 — 42

Highlights — McKenzie Smith 8 rebs; Portos 8 rebs, Katlyn Washington 6 rebs.

Australia 53, Bickleton 30: Erin Watson scored 14 points to lead the Titans — an Australian traveling team — to a win over the host Pirates. Jayce Alexander led Bickleton with 12 points.

AUSTRALIA — Erin Watson 14, Megan Kenneth 11, Cody Manning 10, Fensom 8, Houlihan 7, Tiller 3, Short, Whiddison.
BICKLETON — Jayce Alexander 12, Cannon 8, Brown 5, Harvey 5, Lindsley, H.O’Banion, S.O’Banion, Hanson, Delbrook, Cardenas, Goodnight, Macias.
Australia 17 15 10 11 — 53
Bickleton 6 6 6 12 — 30

Highlights — Heather Goodnight 11 rebs.

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