Boys basketball roundup: Prep tops LC

December 10, 2013 

Using a strong full-court press, the Tri-Cities Prep boys blitzed Liberty Christian in a 61-35 nonleague victory in Pasco.

The Jaguars led 25-6 after the first quarter, forcing multiple turnovers by the Patriots.

“We were running a full-court press — it’s coming around,” Tri-Cities Prep coach Joe Perez said. “We’ve been practicing it and trying out to see how it works. We’ve been fortunate how it has been working for us the last two games.”

Anthony Perez led all scorers with 21 points.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Ojeda 7, C. Goodwin 6, M. Goodwin 7, Lesser 3, Sullivan 2, Mote, Heiman 10, Kelly, Chambers.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Anthony Perez 21, Guajardo 7, Nelson 3, Peterson 6, Montellongo 8, Gharardo 4, Pullman 3, Versteeg 9.

Liberty Christian 6 11 8 10 — 35

Tri-Cities Prep 25 16 8 12 — 61

Highlights — TC Prep: Brady Versteeg 14 rebounds, Guajardo 6 steals.

Hermiston 76, Hanford 52: Lucas Wyant had a career night with 26 points, and C.J. Flores chipped in 18 points to lift the Bulldogs over the host Falcons.

Hermiston led 13-12 after one quarter, but broke the game open with a 28-point second quarter to lead 41-26 at the half.

“Hermiston really played well and shot the ball well. Wyant and Flores were great, and our shooting was definitely off,” Hanford coach Paul Mayer said of his team’s 35 percent shooting (17-of-49). “Hermiston is a very good team (that) outaggressed us tonight. We will learn from it.”

Jacob Sivonen led the Falcons with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

HERMISTON — Lucas Wyant 26, Contreras 9, Crafton, Christiansen 2, C.J. Flores 18, Zimmerly 5, Calderon, Phipps 2, Knutz, Drotzmann, Gammell 2, Jake Flyg 12. Totals 28-62 8-17 76.

HANFORD — Jacob Sivonen 16, Watson 6, Heiman 2, Ben Seaman 12, Heid 2, Hannu 5, Ken.Skinner 3, Sutey, Kev.Skinner, Mickelson 6. Totals 17-49 15-25 52.

Hermiston 13 28 21 14 — 76

Hanford 12 14 12 14 — 52

Highlights — Sivonen 10 rebs.

Kennewick 76, Post Falls 71: Alex Garcia and John Wuol scored 17 points apiece to lift the Lions to a win in their home opener against the Trojans.

Kennewick fell behind early, trailing 41-35 at halftime, before outscoring Post Falls 41-30 in the second half.

“We kept fighting. We didn’t take our lead until late in the game. We kept battling and were able to convert shots down the stretch,” Lions coach Bradyn Leyde said. “John did a really nice job getting into the lane and drawing fouls, and Alex played extremely well.”

POST FALLS — McKeown 1, Pfennigs 10, Hillman 2, Anderson 11, McCullough 5, Franklin, Dalton Thompson 19, Bowers, Corey Koski 23. Totals 23-56 14-28 71.

KENNEWICK — Alex Garcia 17, John Wuol 17, Mueller 4, Fernandez 3, Young, Kutzke 3, DeWitt 2, Molnaa, B.Plew 8, Tennancour 8, C.Plew 5, Vargas 3, Y.Wuol 6. Totals 27-57 14-23 76.

Post Falls 23 18 11 19 — 71

Kennewick 14 21 13 28 — 76

Highlights — Garcia 6 steals; Mueller 5 assists; Yeil Wuol 8 rebs.

Davis 50, Kamiakin 42: John Petsch scored 12 points and Jim Fowler added six points and 11 rebounds as the Braves dropped a nonleague game on the road.

KAMIAKIN — John Petsch 12, Robertson 8, Wager 4, Joseph 4, Nelson 2, Holle, Bayles 4, Gurney 2, Fowler 6. Totals 14-41 11-19 42.

DAVIS — Nikhil Lizotte 13, Novarro 7, Gasseling 3, Wheeler 9, Lopez 2, Moctezuma, Nickens 4, Gordon 2. Totals 22-59 3-7 50.

Kamiakin 9 15 9 9 — 42

Davis 8 6 14 22 — 50

Highlights — Jim Fowler 11 rebounds.

Walla Walla 64, Pendleton 54: Ross Lake had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead four Wa-Hi players in double-figure scorign as the Blue Devils won a nonleague game at home.

Gabe Porter and Eric Klicker each added 11 points, and Dylan Steele scored 10 as Wa-Hi improved to 3-1.

“We played well in the first half, and in the third quarter stretched the lead,” Walla Walla coach John Golden said. “We were up by 20 at one point, then they came back. It was a good game for us. We shot well and executed.”

PENDLETON — Joel Boozer 16, Polhamus, Quinn, Robinson 13, Persinger, Anderson 3, Smith 14, Bradt 8. Totals 23-47 6-11 54.

WALLA WALLA — Ross Lake 13, Gogl 6, Steele 10, Klicker 11, Porter 11, Harvey 2, Handcox 5, Sumerlin 4, Giles 2. Totals 24-47 10-15 64.

Pendleton 9 15 12 18 — 54

Walla Walla 16 20 16 12 — 63

Highlights — Caden Smith 3 assts; James Bradt 6 rebs; Lake 9 rebs; Gabe Porter 5 asts;

Grandview 82, Sunnyside 66: Isaiah Ruiz had 25 points and nine assists as the host Greyhounds picked up a nonleague victory.

Angel Garza was one of three Grizzlies in double digits with 14 points.

SUNNYSIDE — Sortello 3, Salmeron 4, Vorhees, Sanchez 6, Allofies 4, Hernandez 18, Ortega 15, Rivera, Romero, Hike, En. Salmeron 2, Angel Garza 14.

GRANDVIEW — Rodriguez 13, Vines 5, Armendariz 6, Frank 3, Carpenter 5, Gonzales 15, Isaiah Ruiz 25, Valvana 3, Cornejo 5, Daley 1.

Sunnyside 9 23 19 15 — 66

Grandview 18 30 18 16 — 82

Highlights — Ruiz 9 assists; Isaiah Gonzales 11 rebounds; Rodriguez 3 3-pointers.

Othello 53, Wapato 51: Connor Weise had a monster game with 18 points and 17 rebounds, lifting the Huskies to a huge home win over the Wolves.

Josiah Peterson added 17 points and nine rebounds for Othello, which trailed 15-12 after one quarter but picked up the slack over the final three quarters despite committing 29 turnovers.

WAPATO — Christian Vila 15, Jordan Blodgett 9, Adam Vila 13, Chip Strom 4, Peterson 2, Alvarado 2, Gonzalez 2, Gravera 4, Jacob, Carmona. Totals 19-68 8-14 51.

OTHELLO — A.J. Garza 4, Gomez 1, Adrian Garza 11, Josiah Peterson 17, Huerta 2, Connor Weise 18, Martinez, Hall, Wagner. Totals 21-48 9-25 53.

Wapato 15 11 13 12 — 51

Othello 12 13 15 12 — 53

Highlights — Weise 17 rebounds; A.J. Garza 11 rebs; Peterson 9 rebs; Adrian Garza 6 assists; Turnovers: W 11, O 29.

Quincy 56, Wahluke 55 (OT): The Warriors let a win slip away, missing a potential game-winning shot in regulation and then watching the Jackrabbits score six unanswered points in overtime to win on the road.

Wahluke put three players in double figures but missed 26 of 39 free throws.

“We never should have got into overtime,” Warriors coach Jeff Ahmann said.

QUINCY — Camacho, Zogaib 4, Petersen 7, Flores 5, Connor Trevino 25, Tobin 11, Farias, Diaz 2, Garcia, Martinez 2, Horning 2.

WAHLUKE — Ahmann 8, Rajas 4, Ramos, Onofre 11, Squeochs 10, Abarca, Caro 9, Jose Espindola 13.

Quincy 10 13 17 10 6 — 56

Wahluke 11 17 12 10 5 — 55

Kiona-Benton 64, Mabton 54: Juan Garcia scored 23 points and Darrel Wheeler added 12 points and eight rebounds as the Bears won a nonleague game at home.

Roy Zapala scored 24 points for Mabton.

MABTON — Roy Zapala 24, Diaz 1, Ruiz 9, Sanchez, Espinoza 6, Galarva 11, Sanchez, Reyna 3.

KIONA-BENTON — Juan Garcia 23, Jensen 8, Williams 1, Devers, Ramirez 7, Torres 6, Manley 7, Ferguson, Neer, Wheeler 12.

Mabton 9 12 13 20 — 54

Kiona-Benton 15 20 14 15 — 64

Highlights — Darrel Wheeler 8 rebs; Alex Ramirez 3 stls.

Zillah C 60, Bickleton 45: Nathan Powers scored 23 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Pirates lost at home.

ZILLAH C — Widner 13, Spencer Van Antwerip 22, Slack 7, Tilley 5, Sandium 2, Kehoe 2, Burge 5, Ponce 4.

BICKLETON — Cardenas 2, Nathan Powers 23, Roberts 3, Strader 10, Cummings 1, K. Underwood 4, M. Underwood 2.

Zillah C 20 13 17 10 — 60

Bickleton 19 6 14 6 — 45

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