Girls basketball: Kamiakin takes off in second half

January 10, 2014 

For a half, the Pasco Bulldogs gave the Kamiakin Braves a pretty good run.

But the host Braves picked up the defensive pressure in the third quarter, and the contest quickly got out of hand as Kamiakin ran away with a 74-29 Mid-Columbia Conference victory Friday.

Sira Toure scored a game-high 24 points for the Braves, and Holly Ellison had 17 points, five assists and four steals. Kamiakin blanked the Bulldogs in the third quarter, turning a 12-point halftime margin into a 34-point rout heading into the final eight minutes.

“The second half was the difference,” said Kamiakin coach Lane Schumacher. “They were hanging around, but in the second half we held them to seven points. That was a huge defensive effort.”

Sierra Perez accounted for nearly half of Pasco’s scoring with 14 points, including a trio of treys.

PASCO — Sierra Perez 14, Lopez 9, M. Gonzalez, B. Gonzalez 2, A. Perez, Martinez, J. Perez, Ayala 1, Valle 3.

HOME — Sira Toure 24, Ellison 17, Schauble 6, M. Wellsandt 7, Oord 1, Hanson, T. Wellsandt 5, Arnold 3, Crandall 5, Miller 6.

Pasco 8 14 0 7 — 29

Kamiakin 19 15 22 18 — 74

Highlights — Tabitha Wellsandt 8 rebs; Kamiakin forced 32 turnovers; Holly Ellison 5 asts, 4 stls.

Chiawana 51, Southridge 23: Bailey Cartwright and Delaney Hodgins each scored 13 points in the first half for the Riverhawks, who lowered a defensive boom on the host Suns in an MCC contest.

The win combined with Hanford’s loss to Walla Walla leaves Chiawana as the league’s only unbeaten.

Southridge shot just 11 percent from the floor (5-for-46), and Suns coach Scott Stiles gave all credit to the Riverhawks.

“Their defense was just too overwhelming for us,” said Stiles, noting that his team trailed 33-8 at the half and the outcome could have been considerably worse.

Hodgins also limited the Suns top scorer, sophomore guard Shyler Sullivan, to just six points, which still led the team.

CHIAWANA — Bailey Cartwright 14, Logozzo 2, A. Guzman, E. Guzman 2, D. Hodgins 13, Alferness 3, B. Hodgins 8, Sullivan 2, Roach 2, Gonzales, Winchester 2, Pink 3. Totals 18-62 10-15 51.

SOUTHRIDGE — Shyler Sullivan 6, Harris 4, Hunting, Haberling 1, Edwards 4, McNeill 4, Saunders, McKenzie 2, Wormington 2. Totals 5-46 12-27 23.

Chiawana 21 12 10 8 — 51

Southridge 7 1 5 10 — 23

RICHLAND 63, KENNEWICK 52: The Bombers broke open a close game with a 16-7 run in the fourth quarter to beat Kennewick in Mid-Columbia Conference action at the Lions Den.

The Lions led 16-14 after the first quarter and trailed by just a point at the half.

“The game was close going into the fourth, but we ended up having to foul toward the end and they made their free throws (5-for-7),” said Lions coach Oliver Browning.

Richland’s Kayla Catone led all scorers with 23 points, while Taylor Osmundson had 14 points for the Lions.

RICHLAND — McCormick 6, Kayla Catone 23, Perry, Camp 3, vonOelhoffen 14, Hiller 3, Corrigan 2, Sorn 1, Turner 10.

KENNEWICK — Taylor Osmundson 14, Fiander 3, Deng, Templeton 10, Kima, Silguero, Guich 6, Garcia 10, Brasher-Norwood 9.

Richland 14 16 17 16 — 63

Kennewick 16 13 16 7 — 52

Highlights—Hailey Turner 14 rebs, Kamri vonOelhoffen 7 rebs., 4 steals; Catone 4 steals, 4 assists.

Sunnyside 71, Eastmont 21: Selena Rubalcava scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures as the Grizzlies stomped the host Wildcats for an easy Big Nine victory.

Sunnyside led 17-6 after one quarter and then outscored Eastmont 24-1 in the second quarter to take a 41-7 halftime lead.

SUNNYSIDE — Herrera 1, Alvarez 4, Hazzard 2, Lua 6, Trevino 1, Bazan 5, Selena Rubalcava 14, Emily Maldonado 11, Mendoza 6, Jordan Rodriguez 11, Tiana Perez 10.

EASTMONT — Rookard 4, Schroeder 3, Boatright 4, White 2, Donaldson 2, Jackson 2, Bokma 4, Moss, Lavagino.

Sunnyside 17 24 17 13 — 71

Eastmont 6 1 6 8 — 21

Prosser 48, Othello 29: Matti Boyle scored 10 points to lead the Mustangs to the CWAC win at home and their first win of the season.

Prosser limited the winless Huskies to just nine points in the second and third quarters.

Holly Fleshman topped Othello with 13 points.

OTHELLO — Holly Fleshman 13, Valdez 2, Garza 2, Alvarez 2, Franco 7, Randolph, Rodriguez 3, Anderson, Gonzalez. Nichols.

PROSSER — Matti Boyle 10, Durbin 7, Curillo 5, Meirndorf 2, Lusk 6, Silva 6, Haringa, Dunkin 5, Johnson 4, Roberts 3.

Othello 10 5 4 10 — 29

Prosser 13 8 17 10 — 48

CONNELL 64, ROYAL 35: Kendra Wallin had a game-high 15 points, and Jessica Hawkins added 12 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the Eagles to an SCAC East win over the visiting Knights.

Connell led 35-12 a the half and was never challenged.

Flor Araujo led Royal with 10 points.

ROYAL — Hebdon 2, Floren 5, Flor Araujo 10, Guadarrama 7, Lee 5, Smith 4, Ledezma 2.

CONNELL — Hawkins 12, Hopkins 2, S.Davidson 2, M.Davidson, Booker 5, Clawson 1, Vickerman 9, Kroontje 3, Zuniga 7, English 4, Boyd 4, Kendra Wallin 15.

Royal 5 7 7 16 — 35

Connell 15 20 12 17 — 64

Highlights — Jessica Hawkins 9 rebs, 6 steals; Shelby English 7 steals.

Kiona-Benton 52, River View 38: Momo Calzadillas scored 20 points and Kayzin Holt added 13 points and six steals to lead the Bears to the SCAC East road win.

McKenzie Smith topped the Panthers with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

KIONA-BENTON — Momo Calzadillas 20, Holt 13, Aceveda, Pendergast 11, Thornton 3, Whitmore, Todd, Lewis 2, Wallace 3, J. Calzadillas, Smith.

RIVER VIEW — McKenzie Smith 21, Wilhelm 3, Vasquez 2, Munson 2, Sakota 2, Portos 2, Walker, Bickinson, Washington 6, Gallegos.

Kiona-Benton 13 11 15 13 — 52

River View 6 7 8 17 — 38

Highlights — Kayzin Holt 6 stls.

Warden 47, Wahluke 25: Aaliyah Enriquez had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars to an SCAC East road win.

Lily Ramirez scored 14 points to lead the Warriors.

WARDEN — Aaliyah Enriquez 20, Caballero 1, Brylee Whitney 9, Br. Whitney 4, Shania Kisler 10, Gonzales 2, Landelos 2, E. Pruneda, N. Guella, Burkholder.

WAHLUKE — Lily Ramirez 14, Torres 3, Olivarez 6, Hernandez 2.

Warden 16 13 8 10 — 47

Wahluke 2 6 7 10 — 25

Highlights—Enriquez 11 rebs.

ROSALIA 41, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 19: The Patriots shot just 14 percent and were held to four points in the first half in a Southeast 1B loss to Rosalia in Richland.

Ella Loera and Raylene Monteith each had six points for LC, while MacKenzie Reddish led Rosalia with 15 points.

ROSALIA — Frost, Merritt, St.Carrothers 11, Beach 2, MacKenzie Reddish 15, Hereford 4, Naught 3, Sh.Carrothers 6, Shrode, Bruce.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Croskrey, Kelly, Bush, Souve 3, Peterson, Ella Loera 6, Raylene Monteith 6, Greeno 4.

Rosalia 12 12 9 8 — 41

Liberty Christian 3 1 5 10 — 19

Highlights — Montheith 7 rebs, Wynter Greeno 7 rebs.

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