Girls basketball: Hanford overcomes Perez's career night

January 3, 2014 

Hanford overcame a career night from Pasco High guard Sierra Perez to grab a 74-73 Mid-Columbia Conference win Friday in Richland.

Perez set a new girls school record with 38 points, hitting 13-of-25 from the floor — including 8-of-13 from the 3-point line — to put Pasco on the verge of an upset win.

But Hanford senior Colette Gall traded baskets with Perez in the fourth quarter, finishing with 29 points — only a few points short of her own career high — to secure the win.

“It was an entertaining game, for sure,” Falcons coach Evan Woodward said. “It was a great frenzied pace. I don’t think anybody played any defense. (Both teams) were just chucking ‘em in.”

Hanford led 20-18 after one quarter before Pasco came back to take a 31-30 halftime lead. The teams were deadlocked at 48 after three quarters before combining for 51 points in the fourth.

“It was a flat-out shootout,” Woodward said.

Gall grabbed a rebound with 1.5 seconds remaining and was fouled, sending her to the line for a 1-and-1. She missed the front end, giving the Bulldogs one final desperation heave, which they missed.

Sydney Shintaffer scored 20 points for the Falcons, netting the first eight points of the third quarter to keep Hanford in it.

PASCO — Lopez 2, G.Gonzalez, Bibi Gonzalez 6, Anabel Perez 6, Alicia Perez, Martinez 5, Julissa Perez 3, Ayala 2, Valle 11, Sierra Perez 38. Totals 24-50 13-16 73.

HANFORD — Stewart 11, Deichman, Hall 3, Bingham 4, Thompson 3, Foraker, Harris 2, Winsor 2, Sydney Shintaffer 20, Colette Gall 29. Totals 26-65 16-23 74.

Pasco 18 13 17 25 — 73

Hanford 20 10 18 26 — 74

Highlights — Gall 10 rebs (6 offensve), Stewart 7 rebs; Liddy Valle 9 rebs.

Kamiakin 64, Kennewick 25: The Braves pushed the tempo, forcing the Lions out of their comfort zone and into a slew of turnovers in an MCC road win.

“They made us play at their pace, and they’re good at it,” Kennewick coach Oliver Browning said. “They’re tall and athletic. They’re fast and very good at anticipating and getting steals.”

Kamiakin got a hot start out of the gate, outscoring the Lions 23-4 in the first quarter and building a 40-13 halftime advantage.

Holly Ellison led all scorers with 16 points, while senior Sira Toure returned from injury to added 11 points. Amanda Miller and Maysun Wellsandt had 10 points each as well for Kamiakin.

Zoey Garcia led the Lions with eight points.

KAMIAKIN — Schauble 4, Maysun Wellsandt 10, Ellison 16, Oord 2, Sira Toure 11, T.Wellsandt 3, Arnold 5, Crandall 3, Amanda Miller 10, Hanson.

KENNEWICK — Osmundson 6, Fiander, Deng, Templeton 4, Kima 1, Silguero, Guich, Zoey Garcia 8, Brasher-Norwood 6.

Kamiakin 23 17 13 11 — 64

Kennewick 4 9 6 6 — 25

Walla Walla 55, Southridge 40: Mikayla Ferenz scored 21 points and Kate Ferenz added 13 to lead Wa-Hi to a MCC win at Southridge.

Shyler Sullivan scored 21 points to top the Suns, who scored a combined 11 points in the second and fourth quarters.

WALLA WALLA — Mikayla Ferenz 21, Hodnefield 2, Davis, Kennedy, Molitor, McDaniels, Sirmon 7, Doepker 10, Patton 2, K. Ferenz 13. Totals 20-46 11-16 55.

SOUTHRIDGE — Shyler Sullivan 21, Harris 6, Haberling, Edwards 4, Saunders 2, McKenzie 3, Wormington 2, Hunting 2. Totals 15-43 5-10 40.

Walla Walla 14 16 11 14 — 55

Southridge 13 5 16 6 — 40

Sunnyside 64, Prosser 24: Jordan Rodriguez and Vanessa Alvarez combined for 31 points to lift the Grizzlies to a nonleague home win over the Mustangs.

Sunnyside jetted out to a 27-7 first quarter lead and coasted from there, holding Prosser to just 17 points over the final 24 minutes.

Shannon Duncan led the Mustangs with eight points.

PROSSER — Carillo 2, Meindorf 2, Silva 7, Shannon Duncan 8, Johnson 2, Roberts 3, Boyle, Durbin, Lusk, Fassler, Haringa.

SUNNYSIDE — Vanessa Alvarez 14, Hazzard 1, Trevino 5, Bazan 4, Rubalcava 9, Maldonado 5, Mendoza 5, Jordan Rodriguez 17, Perez 4, Herrera, Lua.

Prosser 7 5 6 6 — 24

Sunnyside 27 17 17 3 — 64

Mabton 51, Columbia-Burbank 47: Rachel Roberts scored 18 points, but the host Coyotes couldn’t come all the way back from a three-point first quarter.

MABTON — Solia Zaragoza 13, Pineda 11, R. McCallum 2, C. McCallum 3, Nash 8, Espinoza 7, Guerrero 7.

COLUMBIA-BURBANK — Rachel Roberts 18, Ricard 2, Aguilar 4, Aune 3, Magallon 2, Idler 2, Mosqueda 12, Ellis 4.

Mabton 12 8 8 23 — 51

Columbia-Burbank 3 12 19 13 — 47

St. John-Endicott 42, Liberty Christian 27: Karlee Souve’s 11 points led the Patriots, but it wasn’t enough in a Southeast 1B game in Richland.

ST. JOHN-ENDICOTT — S. Bailey 2, Makenna, A. Bailey, Gseloer 5, Garfield 12, Lowe 4, Emily Jones 17, Rice 2.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Croskrey 7, Kelly 2, Bush 2, Karlee Souve 11, Loera 2, Monteith, Greeno 3.

St. John-Endicott 13 6 12 11 — 42

Liberty Christian 10 2 8 7 — 27

Tri-Cities Prep 58, Riverside 46: Devin Hirsch led all scorers with 22 points, and Corin Barnett added 16 points, 6 steals, four blocks and four assists to lift the Jaguars to a nonleague win over Pirates.

RIVERSIDE— Lezama 3, Calvillo 4, Shiner 8, Marissa Pratt 12, Christina Guerra 16, Sanchez 1, Daltoso 2, Hernandez, Gonzalez, Jimenez.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Victoria Vargas 10, Corin Barnett 16, Devin Hirsch 22, Slahatasky 8, Cuevas 2, Lahoz, Armijo, Whitsett, Ghirardo.

Riverside 7 12 12 15 — 46

Tri-Cities Prep 15 11 16 16 — 58

Highlights — Barnett 6 steals, 4 blocks, 4 assists; Hirsch 2 steals.

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