Boys basketball: Hermiston tops cold-shooting Kamiakin

December 13, 2013 

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Hermiston's Ramon Contreras slices past the Kamiakin defense for a reverse layup on Friday during Hermiston's 55-46 win over the Braves at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick.

KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

The Hermiston boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Kamiakin in a 55-46 nonleague victory Friday in Kennewick.

The Bulldogs led 40-39 after three quarters, but pulled away down the stretch to earn the victory.

“We were 2-of-14 in the fourth quarter from the field,” Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely said. “We hit a dry spell in the fourth. Competed hard, just kind of weren’t able to get baskets to fall in the fourth.”

Ramon Contreras had 20 points for the Bulldogs, while Jake Flyg added 13. Lucas Wyant finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Kylle Robertson had 14 for the Braves, who shot just 35 percent from the field for the game (18-of-51) and just 2-of-18 from behind the 3-point line.

Tre Joseph, Hayden Nelson and Jim Fowler all had seven points apiece in the loss.

HERMISTON — Flyg 13, Ramon Contreras 20, Crafton 2, Christiansen 4, Flores 6, Zimmerly, Drotzmann, Wyant 10, Phipps. Totals 18 15-25 55.

KAMIAKIN — Kylle Robertson 14, Wagar 3, Joseph 7, Nelson 7, Holle 2, Petsch 2, Bayles 4, Gurney, Fowler 7. Totals 18 8-16 46.

Hermiston 10 19 11 15 — 55

Kamiakin 15 5 19 7 — 46

Highlights — Hermiston: Flores 5 rebounds, 4 assists; Wyant 8 rebounds. Kamiakin: Petsch 7 rebounds; Wagar 4 rebounds, 4 assists.

Southridge 65, Hanford 54: Sophomore Gabe Vorheis scored 10 third-quarter points to help the host Suns pull away from the Falcons in both teams’ Mid-Columbia Conference opener.

Vorheis finished with 26 points, as Southridge opened up an 11-point lead after three quarters.

Daniel Getchell was four-of-four from the line in the fourth quarter to help Southridge hold on for the win.

Kendall Watson’s 24 points led Hanford.

HANFORD — Mickelson, Kendall Watson 24, Heiman, Seaman 3, Heid 5, Hanneau 6, Sivonen 10, Ke. Skinner 4, Sutie 2.

SOUTHRIDGE — Kelly 2, Nielsen, Howard 6, Getchell 12, Pitt 7, Molt 3, Gabe Vorheis 26, Crider 5, Macias, Schafer 4, Tutt.

Hanford 8 24 6 16 — 54

Southridge 21 10 19 16 — 65

Richland 83, Post Falls 57: Payton Radliff led all scorers with 28 points, and Jared DeVries added 20 as the Bombers shook off a slow third quarter in an otherwise easy road win in Idaho.

“We did a pretty good job on (post Corey) Koski and held their best shooter to 4-of-11 shooting,” Richland coach Earl Streufert said. “We’re sharing the ball so well and pushed the pace. Carson Miller came off the bench and played well for an extended period.”

Koski finished with 20 points to lead Post Falls, but the Bombers’ 51-28 halftime lead was enough of a cushion to weather a 7-point third quarter.

Nathan Streufert had a strong game with 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Steven Beo chipped in 12 points as Richland shot 54 percent (27-for-50) and 20-of-24 from the free throw line.

“That’s not a good day (from the free throw line),” Streufert said. “We wwere 21 of 22 the other day.”

RICHLAND — Beo 12, Streufert 14, DeVries 20, Radliff 28, McCullough 4, Torrez, Nelson 1, Leahy, C.Miller 4, Perry. Totals 27-50 20-24 83.

POST FALLS — Paul, McKeown, Davenport, Pfennigs 3, Hamlin 5, Gondo 2, Anderson 3, McCullough 10, Franklin 2, Thompson 10, Bowers 2, Koski 20. Totals 24-58 6-12 57.

Richland 22 29 7 25 — 83

Post Falls 16 12 19 10 — 57

Highlights — Streufert 13 rebounds, 4 assists; Richland 9 3-pointers (Radliff 3, DeVries 3); Koski 7 rebs.

Coeur d’Alene 64, Chiawana 49: Both teams put three players in double figures, but it was poor shooting by the Riverhawks that led to a nonleague road loss to the Vikings.

Aaric Wren scored 13 points, while Lance Harris and Victor Koval combined for 21 for Chiawana, which shot just 28 percent (15-for-54) and a disastrous 43 percent (15-for-35) from the free throw line.

“At least we had 25 turnovers. We had that going for us,” quipped Riverhawks coach Chad Herron. “We’ve got to get better in a hurry. We’ve got Davis on Tuesday and then Walla Walla coming to town.”

CHIAWANA — Mitchell, Lance Harris 11, Singleton 2, Dorton, Aaric Wren 13, Mendoza 1, Grandison 6, Victor Koval 10, Henderson 6. Totals 15-54 15-35 49.

COEUR D’ALENE — Paulsen 1, Tripp, Colby Daniels 11, Carpenter 9, Williams, Hicks 5, Ryan Walde 11, Sparks, Devin Kluss 16, Tony Naccarato 11. Totals 19-52 24-36 64.

Chiawana 6 10 20 13 — 49

Coeur d’Alene 14 12 19 19 — 64

Highlights — Mitchell 5 rebs, Singleton 5 rebs, Grandison 5 rebs, 5 assists.

Davis 72, Sunnyside 65: Max Jones led all scorers with 24 points, while Nick Navarro and Nikhil Lizhotte combined for 34 to lift the Pirates to a road win over the Grizzlies.

Joel Ortega led Sunnyside with 17 points.

DAVIS — Nick Navarro 17, Gasseling 3, Nikhil Lizhotte 17, Wheeler 2, Lopez 6, Max Jones 24, Nickens 4, Gordon, Imperial.

SUNNYSIDE — Fratello, Esteban Salmeron 12, Vorheis, Sanchez 2, Palacios, Cody Fernandez 17, Joel Ortega 19, Pike, En.Salmeron, Angel Garza 15, Romero.

Davis 10 25 23 14 — 72

Sunnyside 19 5 25 16 — 65

Highlights — Fernandez 5 assists; Sanchez 4 assists; Rebounds: D 42, S 26 (Garza 9 rebs).

Grandview 73, Ephrata 55: Isaiah Ruiz had 25 points and eight assists to lead the Greyhounds to a CWAC victory over the visiting Tigers in both teams’ league openers.

EPHRATA — Sevents 9, Ball, Blankenship 2, Johnson, Buchert, Burleson 2, Jacob Laird 19, DeHoog 12, Christiansen 2, Benson 9, Monson.

GRANDVIEW — Rodriguez 6, Saenz 3, Armenderros 7, Valvana 2, Schrenk 6, Gonzales 10, Carpenter 7, Isaiah Ruiz 25, Cornejo 7, Daley.

Ephrata 15 12 8 20 — 55

Grandview 23 14 18 18 — 73

Highlights—Ephrata: Jacob Laird 8 rebounds; Grandview: Isaiah Gonzales 6 rebounds, Joey Saenz 3 steals; Isaiah Ruiz 8 assists

La Salle 78, Wahluke 25: The Lightning took a 51-12 halftime lead and put four players in double figures in a nonleague road win over the Warriors.

Alan Caro led Wahluke with nine points, while Bret Oldham paced La Salle with 16.

“They started out 20-0, and I think they missed one shot in that stretch,” Warriors coach Jeff Ahmann said. “Every one of their kids can score from inside or outside.”

LA SALLE — Andringa 6, Garza 12, Morehouse 2, Gasseling 4, Snyder, Bonney 14, Gorrebeck 6, Perry 8, Ide 14, Lazier 2, Bret Oldham 16.

WAHLUKE — Chiprez, Ahmann 5, Ramos 2, Onofre 3, Squeochs 4, Abarca, Alan Caro 9, Espindola 2.

La Salle 28 23 11 16 — 78

Wahluke 4 8 13 0 — 25

River View 57, Mabton 38: Dakota Rogers had 15 points and Cody Hand added 14 and 12 rebounds as the Panthers remained unbeaten on the young season with a road victory.

RIVER VIEW — Simpson 2, Brown 1, Herrera 11, Hendrickson 1, Williamson 4, Servant, Hand 14, Dakota Rogers 15, Jaramillo 9.

MABTON — E. Diaz 1, Ruiz 2, I. Sanchez 7, Herrera 1, Roy Zavalla 15, Espinoza 2, Reyna 10, A. Diaz.

River View 15 14 13 15 — 57

Mabton 10 8 6 14 — 38

Highlights — Cody Hand 12 rebounds.

Zillah 80, Kiona-Benton 45: Juan Garcia scored 10 points and Darrel Wheeler had eight points and seven rebounds as the Bears dropped a nonleague road game.

KIONA-BENTON — Juan Garcia 10, Jensen, Devers 2, White 9, Torres 4, Manley 6, Ferguson 2, Neer 4, Wheeler 8.

ZILLAH — Brady Widner 20, Burge 10, Ellis 2, Cortez 13, Mencarelli 8, Wallace 1, Dunsmore 12, Hathaway 10, LaPierre, Watlanet 4.

Kiona-Benton 10 11 12 12 — 45

Zillah 16 24 17 23 — 80

Highlights — Darrel Wheeler 7 rebs.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 42, Columbia (Burbank) 35: Connor O’Neill had 18 points to lead the visiting Broncos to a nonleague win over the Coyotes.

Matt Boulds led Burbank with 10 points. The Coyotes scored 21 points in the third quarter, but just 14 the rest of the game.

LIND-RITZVILLE/SPRAGUE — Connor O’Neill 18, Suerte 5, Hartz 4, Smith 2, Ruzicka 8, Whitmore 3, Frederick 2.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride 2, Chism, Wattenberger 5, Blach 2, Mejia 2, Matt Boulds 10, Brown, Ellis 9, Sorbel, Ryckman 5.

LRS 12 8 10 12 — 42

Burbank 4 7 21 3 — 35

Connell 60, Goldendale 18: Brenden Holst and Shion Li each scored 17 points to lead the host Eagles to the easy nonleague victory over the Timberwolves.

GOLDENDALE — Kline 4, Golding, Milliren 5, Gilk, Cameron 2, Myra, Bischoff 5, Howtopat, Cochran 2.

CONNELL — Brenden Holst 17, Huber 3, Forsyth, Peterson 6, Shion Li 17, Mires 2, Taylor 6, Stephens 5, Merrill, Syrie 4, Hopkins 8.

Goldendale 0 5 4 9 — 18

Connell 14 12 14 20 — 60

Tri-Cities Prep 67, Echo 24: Brady Versteeg’s 14 points led the host Jaguars in a nonleague victory over the Cougars.

ECHO — Denning 2, Morsteeg 2, Sadler 4, Toppo 7, Barrera 4, Thompson, Moffit 2, Jensen 2, Doran, Chandler 1.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Perez 10, Guajardo 13, Nelson 2, Peterson 8, Montellongo 9, Gerardo, Holmes 2, Brady Versteeg 14, Westerfield 9.

Echo 7 8 4 5 — 24

Tri-Cities Prep 19 13 22 13 — 67

Highlights — Guajardo 7 steals.

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