Girls basketball: Fully healthy Braves top Suns

January 4, 2014 

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Kamiakin's Sira Toure fights her way past a host of Southridge defenders including Kaitlyn Wormington during Saturday night's game in Kennewick.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

The Kamiakin girls basketball team is getting healthy and it is translating to wins.

Senior Sira Toure scored 18 points in her second game back from injury, leading the Braves to a 65-41 Mid-Columbia Conference victory Saturday in Kennewick over Southridge.

“It is nice to have all 10 girls back,” Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher said. “In practice alone, being able to have people to practice against is nice.”

The Braves forced 33 turnovers and closed the game on an 18-6 run.

“They are young, but they fought back and stayed in the game,” Schumacher said of the Suns. “We had a really good fourth quarter run — our press kind of made a difference when they tired.”

Toure was one of three players to score in double figures for Kamiakin, which ended a four-game losing streak Friday night.

Holly Ellison added 13 points and Tabitha Wellsandt had 10. Kamiakin jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and cruised from there.

Shyler Sullivan’s 19 points led Southridge in the loss.

The win moves the Braves into a tie with Richland for third place in the league.

SOUTHRIDGE — Harris 3, Haberling 4, Edwards 2, McNeill, Shyler Sullivan 19, Saunders 5, McKenzie 2, Wormington 6. Totals 12 14-23 41.

KAMIAKIN — Schabuble 1, M. Wellsandt 8, Ellison 13, Oord 2, Sira Toure 18, Hanson, T. Wellsandt 10, Crandall 7, Miller 6. Totals 21 19-30 65.

Southridge 7 18 10 6 — 41

Kamiakin 21 12 12 18 — 65

Hanford 55, Richland 44: After a slow first half, Colette Gall heated up after the break, scoring 16 of her team-high 18 points in the final 16 minutes.

The senior post was held to two points in the first half, but shook it off and led Hanford to a Mid-Columbia Conference victory over its crosstown rivals.

“We battled and had some shots we needed to put and couldn’t quite get her done,” Richland coach Cindy McCoy said. “We didn’t make the plays we needed. Hanford played really hard and made some plays when they needed to down the stretch.”

Gall also grabbed 13 rebounds, while Ashley Stewart added 11 points and Maddy Bingham had seven points and seven rebounds.

Kennedy Corrigan scored 19 points for Richland, Kamri Von Oelhoffen had five points and 14 rebounds, while Kayla Catone had nine points and seven rebounds.

Falcons coach Evan Woodward praised his team’s defense in holding Bombers standout Hailey Turner to five points.

“Defensively, I thought as a group we did really well, held Turner to five points,” he said. “Obviously, Collette Gall gets a lot of that, but it takes a team to do that.

“The girls stepped up really well tonight as a team. Any time you get a victory on the road is huge, and (against) a cross-town rival rival is big-time.”

HANFORD — Stewart 11, Deichman, Hall 1, Shintaffer 9, Bingham 7, Thompson 6, Foraker 1, Colette Gall 18, Harris, Winsor 2. Totals 19-59 16-22 55.

RICHLAND — McCormick 4, Catone 9, Perry, Camp, Von Oelhoffen 5, Hiller, Kennedy Corrigan 19, Bower 2, Turner 5. Totals 14-54 14-22 44.

Hanford 9 11 19 16 — 55

Richland 11 5 12 16 — 44

Highlights — Hanford: Colette Gall 13 rebounds, Maddy Bingham 8 rebounds; Richland: Von Oelhoffen 14 rebounds, Catone 7 rebounds, Corrigan 3 steals

Chiawana 78, Kennewick 31: Delaney Hodgins scored 20 points and Braydey Hodgins added 12 as the Riverhawks cruised to a Mid-Columbia Conference victory in Pasco.

Jayln Brasher-Norwood’s 12 points led Kennewick.

KENNEWICK — Osmundson 5, Flander 3, Deng 2, Templeton 3, Garcia 3, Kima 3, Jayln Brasher-Norwood 12.

CHIAWANA — Logozzo 1, Guzman 3, Delaney Hodgins 20, Alferness 6, B. Hodgins 12, Sullivan 6, Roach 6, Cartwright 9, Gonzales 4, Winchester 8, Pink 3.

Kennewick 11 9 4 7 — 31

Chiawana 21 25 19 13 — 78

Walla Walla 51, Pasco 33: The Blue Devils outscored the Bulldogs 18-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a Mid-Columbia Conference home victory.

Mikayla Ferenz scored a game-high 23 points and dished out six assists.

Pasco’s Sierra Perez had four points a night after scoring a career-high 38. Liddy Valle’s 14 points and 14 rebounds led the Bulldogs.

PASCO — Lopez 3, Gonzalez, S. Perez 4, A. Perez 6, Martinez 4, J. Perez, Ayala 2, Liddy Valle 14. Totals 12 7-17 33.

WALLA WALLA — Hodnefield 5, Davis, Kennedy, Molitor, McDaniels, Mikayla Ferenz 23, Sirmon 4, Doepker 9, Patton 4, K. Ferenz 6. Totals 20-55 10-17 51.

Pasco 7 12 9 5 — 33

Walla Walla 10 10 13 18 — 51

Highlights — Pasco: Valle 14 rebounds, Sierra Perez 5 rebounds, 4 assists. Walla Walla: Maddy Sirmon 8 rebounds, Jaiden Hodnefield 7 rebounds, 2 steals; Mikayla Ferenz 6 assists.

Ephrata 49, Othello 24: Holly Fleshman’s nine points led the Huskies, but it wasn’t enough as they lost a CWAC road game to the Tigers.

An 18-2 third quarter helped Ephrata pull away.

OTHELLO — Garza 2, Alvarez 2, Franco, Randolph 1, Rodriguez 2, K. Andersen, B. Fleshman, Gonzales, T. Andersen, Holly Fleshman 9, Nichols 8.

EPHRATA — Hillyard 5, Woods 11, Stuckey 3, Johnson 1, Hendrickson 4, Kendall Sage 18, Vanatta 7, Jacobson, Welrsma.

Othello 6 11 2 5 — 24

Ephrata 17 11 18 3 — 49

Highlights — Othello: Jailene Alvarez 8 rebounds.

Ellensburg 54, Prosser 27: Gese Gruber and Alexa Orcutt scored 11 points apiece to lift the Bulldogs to the CWAC road win over the Mustangs.

ELLENSBURG — Gibson 7, Carly Malcolm 4, Gese Gruber 11, Overton 2, Moffat 2, Tucker 4, Lund 3, Brand 8, Alexa Orcutt 11, Ka.Malcolm 2.

PROSSER — Boyle, Kassidy Durbin 7, Carillo 4, Meindorf, Lusk, Silva 4, Haringa 4, Duncan 3, Johnson 3, Roberts 2.

Ellensburg 9 20 9 16 — 54

Prosser 4 11 9 3 — 27

Highlights — Silva 12 rebs; Haringa 6 rebs.

WEST VALLEY 75, GRANDVIEW 44: Ashley Gray poured in 32 points to lead the Rams to a CWAC win over the Greyhounds in Yakima.

Marissa Caballero led Grandview with 19 points and four rebounds.

GRANDVIEW — Marissa Caballero 19, Lopez 13, Shafer 2, Pond 1, Hall, Medina, Grove 9, Mejia, Swearingen, Donan.

WEST VALLEY — Kallis 4, Gasselling, Webb 6, Gibson 12, Faubion 6, Ross 5, Ashley Gray 32, Kinloch, Reyes, Vincent, Teske.

Grandview 4 13 16 11 — 44

West Valley 17 19 16 23 — 75

Highlights — Caballero 4 rebs; Hall 3 rebs.

White Swan 65, River View 30: Ainhoa Portos scored eight points, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers dropped a nonleague road game.

RIVER VIEW — Wilhelm 6, Vasquez 5, Sakota, Smith 6, Ainhoa Portos 8, Walker, Dickinson 2, Williamson, Washington 3, Gallegos.

WHITE SWAN — Ryan 10, Leander 10, Mills, Spill 8, Ramsay 9, Jones 18, Botchin 10.

River View 6 1 14 9 — 30

White Swan 11 17 11 26 — 65

Granger 58, Connell 34: Jessica Hawkins’ eight points led the Eagles, but it wasn’t enough in a nonleague home loss to the Spartans.

GRANGER — Heitzman 7, Oliveros 9, Molina 9, John 2, Alexis Castro 18, Carpenter 7, Blodgett 2, Vasquez 4.

CONNELL — Jessica Hawkins 8, Davidson, Hopkins 7, Booker, Clawson 2, Vickerman 1, Kroontje 3, Zuniga 2, English 4, Wallin 7.

Granger 10 12 18 18 — 58

Connell 8 10 5 11 — 34

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