Girls basketball: Ferenz leads Walla Walla past Kamiakin

January 17, 2014 

Mikayla Ferenz poured in 22 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead Walla Walla to a 56-47 victory Friday over the visiting Kamiakin girls basketball team.

The win was the eighth in a row for the Blue Devils (6-1 league, 10-3 overall), who remain a game behind Chiawana for first place in the Mid-Columbia Conference.

Holly Ellison’s 20 points and eight steals led the Braves (4-3, 8-5), who had their four-game win streak snapped.

Maddy Sirmon added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Walla Walla, while Sira Toure had 13 points for Kamiakin.

KAMIAKIN — Schauble, M. Wellsandt 3, Holly Ellison 20, Oord 2, Toure 13, Hanson 3, T. Wellsandt, Crandall 2, Miller 4. Totals 20 4-9 47.

WALLA WALLA — Hodnefield 5, Davis 3, Molitor, McDaniels, Mikayla Ferenz 22, Sirmon 12, Doepker 7, K. Ferenz 7. Totals 22 9-14 56.

Kamiakin 7 6 13 21 — 47

Walla Walla 18 11 12 15 — 56

Highlights — Amanda Miller 7 rebounds, Ellison 8 steals; Maddy Sirmon 10 rebounds, Madi Doepker 8 rebounds, M. Ferenz 5 assists.

Chiawana 67, Hanford 48: Delaney Hodgins scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the visiting Riverhawks won their 12th consecutive game in an MCC victory over the Falcons.

Chiawana jumped out to a 23-10 first-quarter lkead and never looked back.

“You get in a hole against anybody and you’re going to have some issues,” said Hanford coach Evan Woodward. “When it happens against one of the best teams in state, it’s worse. They’re long and physical and good.”

Kendra Winchester added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Riverhawks. Ashley Stewart paced the Falcons with 17 points.

CHIAWANA — Gonzalez, Roach, Alferness 4, Sullivan 4, Cartwright 5, Braydey Hodgins 7, Pink 9, Winchester 12, Delaney Hodgins 26. Totals 22-57 16-19 67.

HANFORD — Deichman, Harris, Bingham, Foraker, Thompson 2, Winsor 2, Hall 6, Gall 8, Shintaffer 13, Ashley Stewart 17. Totals 12-54 19-23 48.

Chiawana 23 18 16 10 — 67

Hanford 10 19 8 11 — 48

Highlights — Delaney Hodgins 10 rebounds, Kendra Winchester 10 rebounds.

Richland 61, Southridge 47: Kennedy Corrigan scored 13 points to lead the visiting Bombers, who jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the first quarter to set the tone against the Suns in MCC play.

“They came out and we didn’t match their intensity in the first quarter,” Southridge coach Scott Stiles said. “I’m not sure they missed a shot in the first quarter. They played tough tonight. They played really well.”

Kayla Catone added 10 points and Sarah Hiller nine more for Richland (4-4, 7-6), which is in fifth place in the conference.

Mercedes Haberling’s 13 led Southridge (1-6, 5-8), while Ariana McKenzie had eight points and 12 rebounds as well.

RICHLAND — Kennedy Corrigan 13, McCormick 8, Catone 10, Perry 4, Camp, Von Oelhoffen 8, Hiller 9, Sorn, Bower, Turner 9. Totals 23-64 12-18 61.

SOUTHRIDGE — Mercedes Haberling 13, Harris 6, Hunting, Edwards 4, McNeill 2, Sullivan 4, Saunders 10, McKenzie 8. Totals 19-61 4-13 47.

Richland 21 11 8 11 — 61

Southridge 6 17 13 11 — 47

Highlights — Hailey Turner 14 rebounds, Kamri Von Oelhoffen 5 rebounds, Corrigan 3 assists; Ariana McKenzie 12 rebounds.

Sunnyside 67, Wenatchee 48: Jordan Rodriguez scored 14 points and Emily Maldonado added 12 as the Grizzlies earned a CBBN road victory.

SUNNYSIDE — Alvarez 2, Trevino 5, Bazan 7, Rubalcava 10, E. Maldonado 12, Mendoza 8, Jordan Rodriguez 14, Perez 9.

WENATCHEE — Kanske 3, Radder 4, Halberg 2, Faulkner 5, Waterman 4, Mira Chandler 10, Jones 5, Ally Shelby 11, Gren 4.

Sunnyside 15 27 15 10 — 67

Wenatchee 13 13 10 13 — 48

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