Boys basketball: Kamiakin too much for Sunnyside

December 17, 2013 

It brings a smile to Brian Meneely’s heart to watch his team play unselfishly.

So the Kamiakin boys basketball coach should be in good health as long as the Braves three-guard rotation of Tre Joseph, Kylle Robertson and Blake Wagar keep playing the way they did during a 66-30 win over Sunnyside on Tuesday in Kennewick.

The trio combined for 45 points on 17-of-27 shooting as Kamiakin beat the Grizzlies at both ends of the floor, also outrebounding them 41-26.

Robertson led all scorers with 17 points, hitting 6-of-10 shots from the floor. Joseph was 6-for-9 and Wagar finished 5-of-8, including all four attempts from the 3-point line.

The Braves took a 16-8 lead after one quarter and extended it to 53-18 by the fourth quarter, holding Sunnyside to just 10 points between the second and third quarters.

Leo Palacios led the Grizzlies with 10 points.

SUNNYSIDE — Est.Salmeron 8, Sanchez 4, Fernandez 4, Ortega 3, Garza 1, Sotelo, Voorhies, Leo Palacios 10, Romero, Pike, En.Salmeron. Totals 12-51 3-10 30.

KAMIAKIN — Kylle Robertson 17, Blake Wagar 14, Tre Joseph 14, Petsch 4, Fowler 4, Nelson 3, Holle 3, Bayles 3, Gurney 4. Totals 23-45 10-11 66.

Sunnyside 8 5 5 12 — 30

Kamiakin 16 20 17 13 — 66

Highlights — 3-pointers: S 3-19 (Palacios 2), K 10-18 (Wagar 4); Rebounds: S 26 (Est.Salmeron 5), K 41 (Joseph 6); Turnovers: S 8, K 12. Wagar 3 assists; Joseph 2 steals.

Kennewick 55, Eisenhower 37: The Lions shot out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead and held Ike to just two second quarter points en route to a decisive nonleauge road win.

Mitchel Mueller led Kennewick with 11 points, while brothers John Wuol and Yiel Wuol combined for 20 points.

“For the most part, there’s a lot of guys contributing. Guys are stepping up,” Lions coach Bradyn Leyde said. “All the guys are capable of playing good defense.”

Kennewick is in the middle of a brutal stretch in which the Lions play six out of seven games on the road.

But playing good defense like the did Tuesday made their coach happy.

“We’re pleased,” Leyde said. “Our hands were active, and that allowed us to get out in transition.”

KENNEWICK — Garcia 5, J.Wuol 9, Mitchel Mueller 11, Fernandez, Young, DeWitt 5, Molnaa 3, D.Plew 2, Tennancour 4, C.Plew 6, Vargas, Yiel Wuol 10. Totals 19-54 9-14 55.

EISENHOWER — Adams, Najea Harris 11, McLin 7, Moya, Davis 5, Hinman 7, Gomez, Cooper, Stebbins, Backes 5, Hanfield 2. Totals 15-44 3-8 37.

Kennewick 21 12 8 14 — 55

Eisenhower 12 2 8 15 — 37

Highlights — Y.Wuol 8 rebs; Mueller 5 assists; Ike: 26 turnovers.

Post Falls 63, Hanford 51: Kendall Watson scored 15 points, while Brady Heid added 13 points and five assists, but the Falcons dropped a nonleague road game in Idaho.

HANFORD — Kendall Watson 15, Heiman 3, Seaman 8, Heid 13, Hannu 3, Sivonen 6, Ken. Skinner, Sutey 2, Kev. Skinner, Mickelson 1. Totals 15-40 14-21 51.

POST FALLS — McKeown, Davenport 3, Pfennings 8, Hillman 5, Gondo, McCullough 9, Anderson, Thompson 10, Franklin 2, Powers, Corey Koski 20, Hall 6. Totals 25-58 9-22 63.

Hanford 11 19 10 11 — 51

Post Falls 20 10 11 22 — 63

Highlights — Sivonen 6 rebounds, Mickelson 9 rebounds, Heid 5 assists.

DAVIS 81, CHIAWANA 67: Aaric Wren had 16 points and six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Riverhawks fell to the Pirates in nonleague action in Yakima.

“They are very fast and they shot the ball really well,” Chiawana coach Chad Herron said.

Wesley Henderson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Riverhawks (1-2), while Caleb Mitchell had six points and seven rebounds.

Davis’ Nikhil Lizotte led all scorers with 26 points.

CHIAWANA — Aaric Wren 16, Mitchell 6, Harris 7, Singleton 8, Dorton 2, Mendoza 5, Grandison 5, Koval 8, Henderson 10. Totals 26-65 11-18 67.

DAVIS — Nikhil Lizotte 26, Navarro 11, Gasseling 3, Wheeler 4, Lopez 17, Jones 13, Nickens 6, Imperial, Gordan 1. Totals 27-53 21-26 81.

Chiawana 22 15 13 17 — 67

Davis 21 7 23 30 — 81

Highlights — Wesley Henderson 10 rebs; Caleb Mitchell 7 rebs; Wren 6 rebs, 3 steals; Koval 5 rebs; Brandon Mendoza 3 steals.

RIVER VIEW 62, DAYTON 40: Jacob Frampton and Ronnie Cooper each had 12 points as host River View (4-1) defeated Dayton in a nonleague contest.

Dakota Rogers added seven points and eight rebounds for the Panthers, who open 1A SCAC East play at home on Friday against Royal.

DAYTON — McCleay 3, Laib 2, Smay 5, Cleck 5, Hayes 7, Waggoner 8, Martin 3, Ramirez 7.

RIVER VIEW — Simpson 2, Brown 7, Jacob Frampton 12, Herrera 2, Hendrickson, Williamson 5, Serven 3, Hand 11, Ronnie Cooper 12, Rogers 7, Jaramillo 3.

Dayton 9 9 12 10 — 40

River View 18 13 20 11 — 62

Highlights — Dakota Rogers 8 rebounds.

Ephrata 61, Prosser 54: Mason Schutt scored 17 and Cardell Jones had 12, but it wasn’t enough as the Mustangs dropped a CWAC game at home to the Tigers.

EPHRATA — Pheasant 15, Laird 11, Dylan 11, Josh 9, Cameron 4, Gunner 4, Justin 4, Lloyd 3.

PROSSER — Mason Schutt 17, Jones 12, Blair 8, Jensen 6, K. Blair 4, Cox 2.

Ephrata 13 26 9 13 — 61

Prosser 12 16 13 13 — 54

GRANDVIEW 86, OTHELLO 48: Isaiah Gonzales led five Greyhounds in doubles figures with a game-high 20 points as Grandview ran over visiting Othello in CWAC action.

Gonzales also had 10 rebounds for the undefeated Greyhounds (5-0, 3-0), while Isaiah Ruiz had 12 points, nine assists and three steals.

Josiah Peterson led Othello with 12 points.

OTHELLO — AJ. Garza 3, Ad.Garza 9, As.Garza, Martinez 2, Gomez, Josiah Peterson 12, Hall 6, Wagner, Suarez, Huerta 4, Weise 8, Rodriguez 5. Totals 19-50 7-13 48.

GRANDVIEW — Andy Rodriguez 12, Joey Saenz 12, Armendariz 9, Saldona 2, Kobe Schrank 11, Isaiah Gonzales 20, Carpenter 6, Isaiah Ruiz 12, Cornejo, Dailey 2. Totals 32-54 11-19 86.

Othello 9 19 11 9 — 48

Grandview 22 26 21 17 — 86

Highlights — Ruiz 9 assists, 3 steals; Gonzales 10 rebs; Saenz 3 steals.

Tri-Cities Prep 69, Wahluke 47: Anthony Perez’s 17 points led the Jaguars to a nonleague road victory.

Alan Caro had 20 for the Warriors, who were outscored 16-7 in the decisive second quarter.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Perez 17, Guajaro 16, Nelson, Pederson 7, Montelongo 8, Ghirardo 4, Holom 2, Versteeg 5, Westerfield 10.

WAHLUKE — Ahmann 7, Ramos, Onefrei 3, Abarca, Caro 20, Espindola 14, Kinney 3.

Tri-Cities Prep 19 16 19 12 — 69

Wahluke 14 7 18 8 — 47

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