Girls basketball: Chiawana opens Mid-Col play with win

December 20, 2013 

Chiawana vs Walla Walla girls basketball

Chiawana's Molly Sullivan guard's Walla Walla's Kiana Molitor on Friday in Pasco.

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A big second half helped Chiawana open Mid-Columbia Conference play with a 51-40 victory over Walla Walla on Friday in Pasco.

The Riverhawks outscored the Blue Devils 33-24 in the final two quarters, shooting 50 percent from the field in the third. They also were 9-of-9 from the line in the fourth quarter.

“The second half we started putting the ball in the basket,” Chiawana coach Steve Davis said. “Offensively, neither team was getting going in the first half. We made one more run then they did in the second half.”

Braydey Hodgins’ 21 points led all scorers, as the sophomore was 9-of-12 from the free-throw line. Older sister Delaney Hodgins had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.

“League-wise, this is a big weekend for us,” Davis said. “To play Walla Walla and Kamiakin back-to-back, that can set a tone for competing down the end toward a title.”

The win is the third in a row for Chiawana, which lost the first two games of the season — falling to Moses Lake and Coeur d’Alene, both quality squads.

Mikayla Ferenz’s 13 points led Walla Walla, while Madi Doepker had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

WALLA WALLA — Hodnefield 4, Davis, Molitor, Mikayla Ferenz 13, Sirmon 3, Doepker 11, K. Ferenz 9. Totals 15 7-12 40.

CHIAWANA — D. Hodgins 14, Winchester 6, Braydey Hodgins 21, Pink, Alferness 2, J. Gonzales, Sullivan 4, Cartwright 4. Totals 15 18-23 51.

Walla Walla 7 9 12 12 — 40

Chiawana 8 10 18 15 — 51

Highlights — WW: Madi Doepker 10 rebounds; Jaiden Hodnefield 7 rebounds. Chiawana: Delaney Hodgins 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Kendra Winchester 7 rebounds; Molly Sullivan 8 rebounds.

Richland 58, Kamiakin 52: The Bombers jumped out to a big early lead and then made some timely shots down the stretch to stun the Braves in the Mid-Columbia Conference opener for both teams.

Kayla Catone had 15 points, while Ally Perry and Kennedy Corrigan added 12 apiece for Richland.

“We had a few areas where we lost composure a little bit, but they did a really good job of not allowing that to get them on their heels,” Richland coach Cindy McCoy said. “We hit some really timely shots and hit some big shots when we needed to.”

Holly Ellison had a game-high 19 points for Kamiakin, while Amanda Miller returned from injury to score 13.

KAMIAKIN — Schauble 4, M. Wellsandt 5, Ellison 19, Hanson, T. Wellsandt 5, Crandall 6, Miller 13. Totals 14-47 22-30 52.

RICHLAND — McCormick 6, Catone 15, Perry 12, Camp, Von Oelhoffen, Corrigan 12, Sorn, Bower 2, Turner 11. Totals 19-53 15-18 58.

Kamiakin 7 16 16 13 — 52

Richland 18 13 13 14 — 58

Highlights—Kamiakin: Lindsey Schauble 7 rebounds, Ellison 4 assists, M. Wellsandt 3 steals, Crandall 3 steals. Richland: Hailey Turner 10 rebounds, Corrigan 6 rebounds; Sarah McCormick 3 steals, Catone 3 steals.

Hanford 73, Kennewick 33: Ashley Stewart had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Falcons remained perfect in Mid-Columbia Conference play with a win over the visiting Lions.

Makenna Hall and Sydney Shintaffer added 13 points each, while Colette Gall had 21 points and 15 rebounds.

Jayln Norwood’s six points led Kennewick.

KENNEWICK — Osmundson 4, Theander 5, Templeton 3, Garcia 5, Kima 3, Silguero 3, Gulch 4, Jayln Norwood 6. Totals 11-51 9-20 33.

HANFORD — Ashley Stewart 13, Makenna Hall 13, Sydney Shintaffer 13, Thompson 5, Foraker, Winsor 2, Harris 6, Colette Gall 21. Totals 26-52 15-22 73.

Kennewick 8 12 6 7 — 33

Hanford 21 8 20 24 — 73

Highlights — Gall 15 rebounds; Stewart 7 rebounds, 7 assists; Harris 7 rebounds.

Southridge 55, Pendleton 40: Jaid Harris hit three 3-pointers in the first half to kickstart the Suns in a nonleague home victory.

Southridge made six 3-pointers in the first half, jumping out to a 38-21 lead at the break.

Shyler Sullivan scored a game-high 19 points, while Kaitlyn Wormington had 10 points and eight rebounds.

PENDLETON — Robinson 2, Lehnert 7, Lindsey 10, Greb, Klem, McDonald, Williams 5, Parker 1, Bodmer 13, Olivera 2. Totals 14-53 10-14 40.

SOUTHRIDGE — Harris 11, Haberling 9, Edwards 4, McNeil 2, Sullivan 19, Saunders, McKenzie, Wormington 10, Hunting, Benningfield. Totals 19-53 10-13 55.

Pendleton 16 5 3 16 — 40

Southridge 23 15 6 11 — 55

Highlights — Southridge: Kaitlyn Wormington 8 rebounds, Harris 7 rebounds.

Sunnyside 55, Eisenhower 28: Jordan Rodriguez was one of three Grizzlies to score in double figures, as they picked up a CBBN road victory in Yakima.

Natalie Bazan added 12 points for Sunnyside.

SUNNYSIDE — Herrera 1, Alvarez 4, Hazard 1, Bazan 12, Lua 1, Maldonado 11, Mendoza 4, Jordan Rodriguez 13, Perez 8, Trevino, Rubacalva.

EISENHOWER — Pena 5, Walmach 3, Burch 5, H. Walmach 4, West 2, Rodriguez 7, Lightfoot 2.

Sunnyside 14 18 16 7 — 55

Eisenhower 5 11 3 9 — 28

East Valley 51, Othello 29: Ivona Garza and Jailene Alvarez each scored eight points for the Huskies, but it wasn’t enough in a CWAC home loss. Hadassi Valdez added seven points.

EAST VALLEY — Sanchez 2, Bloom 6, Mykala Anderson 17, Garcia-Stubbs 2, Robertson 8, Carpenter 8, Rojas 2, Manrique, Chavis 3, Ramynke 3.

OTHELLO — Hadassi Valdez 7, Ivone Garza 8, Jailene Alvarez 8, Franco 2, Randolph 2, Rodriguez 2, K. Andersen, B. Fleshman, Gonzales, T. Andersen, H. Fleshman.

East Valley 13 21 7 10 — 51

Othello 3 9 7 10 — 29

Highlights — Sophie Rodriguez 9 rebounds, Alvarez 7 rebounds.

Wapato 41, Prosser 31: Kassidy Durbin had 12 points and five rebounds to lead the Mustangs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the visiting Wolves in CWAC action.

Wapato’s Lexi Gomez scored 13 points in the first quarter, including hitting three 3-pointers.

WAPATO — Lexi Gomez 15, Araiza 7, Romero, Villa 6, B. Sandoval, T. Sandoval, Contreras 2, Arellano 8, Cabera, Johnson 3.

PROSSER — Kassidy Durbin 12, Carillo, Meirndorf, Lusk, Silva 2, Haringa 5, Duncan 2, Sierra Roberts 10.

Wapato 21 7 7 6 — 41

Prosser 14 11 6 0 — 31

Highlights — Roberts 6 rebounds, Durbin 5 rebounds.

Grandview 56, Selah 52: Marissa Caballero scored 20 points to lead the Greyhounds to a CWAC road win over the Vikings.

GRANDVIEW — Lopez 5, Jamila Shafer 13, Pond 8, Hall 2, Medina, Marissa Caballero 20, Grove 8.

SELAH — O’Malley 5, Backlund, Hutt, Davis 9, Lanham 8, Smith 8, Wilkey 6, Hartman, Jewett, Adriel Willis 16.

Grandview 16 17 12 11 — 56

Selah 7 14 15 17 — 52

Columbia (Burbank) 65, Wahluke 30: Nataly Aguilar, Rachel Roberts and Julie Mosqueda all had 12 points as the Coyotes opened SCAC East play with a road victory in Mattawa.

Lili Ramirez’s 10 points led the Warriors.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Ricard 2, Nataly Aguilar 12, Lott 2, Aune 11, Rachel Roberts 12, Idler 8, Ellis 5, Julie Mosqueda 12.

WAHLUKE — Torres 1, Olivarez 6, Lili Ramirez 11, Hernandez 2, R. Ramirez 10.

Columbia (Burbank) 19 15 15 16 — 65

Wahluke 12 11 3 4 — 30

Kiona-Benton 49, Warden 33: Sabrina Acevedo’s 10 points, 15 rebounds and seven steals led the Bears to an SCAC East opening victory against the visiting Cougars.

Brylee Whitney’s 15 led Warden.

WARDEN — Cabarello, Gilla, Brylee Whitney 15, Gonzales 2, B. Whitney 4, Burkholder 1, Kisler 10, Enriquez 1.

KIONA-BENTON — Holt 10, Momo Calzadillas 18, Acevedo 10, Whitmore 4, Wallace 5, Smith 2.

Warden 5 8 8 12 — 33

Kiona-Benton 7 11 20 11 — 49

Highlights — Sabrina Acevedo 15 rebounds, 7 steals.

River View 55, Royal 33: Ainhoa Portos scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the host Panthers to an SCAC East opening victory over the Knights.

ROYAL — S. Hebdon, Floren 1, Flor Araujo 18, Harris, Guadarrama, B. Hebdon 6, Lee, Smith 6, Ledezma 2.

RIVER VIEW — Wilhelm 11, Vasquez 2, Munson 4, Sakota 2, Smith 10, Ainhoa Portos 15, Walker 2, Dickinson 3, Washington 4, Gallegos 2.

Royal 8 8 9 8 — 33

River View 11 20 15 9 — 55

Highlights — Makenzie Smith 8 rebounds, Portos 8 rebounds, Katie Wilhelm 3 3-pointers

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