Girls basketball: Pendergast's big night leads Kiona-Benton

January 17, 2014 

Abby Pendergast has been scoring plenty of points all season, but she dialed up a 22-point effort Friday to lead Kiona-Benton to a 58-48 victory over Columbia (Burbank) in an SCAC East showdown in Benton City.

The matchup between unbeaten in league teams was decided in the third quarter, when the Bears (5-0 league, 8-4 overall) outscored the Coyotes (4-1, 7-5) 17-7.

“We wanted to go up tempo, but in the first half they would get offensive rebounds so we couldn’t get out and run,” Kiona-Benton coach Joe Wirtzberger said. “In the third quarter, we focused on blocking out, getting the rebound and going.”

Besides Pendergast’s big night, Kayzin Holt added 17 and Momo Calzadillas had 14 to lead Kiona-Benton.

Julie Mosqueda’s 17 pointed led the Coyotes, while Holt played stifling defense on Columbia’s Rachel Roberts, holding her to seven points.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Ricard, Aguilar 5, Aune 6, Roberts 7, Magallon, Idler 6, Julie Mosqueda 17, Ellis 7.

KIONA-BENTON — Abby Pendergast 22, Holt 17, M. Calzadillas 14, Acevedo, Thornton, Whitmore 2, Todd, Lewis, Wallis 3, J. Calzadillas, Smith.

Columbia (Burbank) 10 12 7 19 — 48

Kiona-Benton 13 15 17 13 — 58

Highlights — Holt 5 rebounds, Pendergast 6 rebounds.

Connell 43, River View 38: The Eagles rallied past the Panthers in the fourth quarter of an SCAC East matchup in Finley.

The victory moves Connell into a tie for third place with River View, as the Eagles outscored the Panthers 13-7 in the final eight minutes.

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Mabton 54, Cle Elum/Roslyn 34: Soila Zaragoza’s 18 points, six steals, five rebounds and four assists helped the Vikings roll to an SCAC West road victory over the Warriors.

MABTON — Pineda 12, R. McCallum, C. McCallum 7, Nash 8, A. Zaragoza 2, Espinoza, Rojas, Soila Zaragoza 18, Guerrero 7. Totals 17-66 19-26 54.

CLE ELUM/ROSLYN — Winebrenner 2, Terrill, Hyatt, Burchak 9, Hopkins 2, Sanders, Lindsey Dearmin 13, Sweigard, Ferguson 8. Totals 13-32 8-17 34.

Mabton 5 23 14 12 — 54

Cle Elum/Roslyn 6 12 12 4 — 34

Highlights — Alyssa Nash 9 rebounds, Desanay Guerrero 10 rebounds, Zaragoza 5 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists.

West Valley 65, Othello 21: Ashley Gray scored 17 points to lead the Rams to a CWAC road win over the Huskies.

“They are good,” said Othello coach Clyde Woods. “We worked hard, but sometimes you play a team bigger than you, and sometimes more skilled than you. Tonight we got both.”

Ivone Garza led the Huskies with eight points, while Jailene Alvarez had five rebounds.

WEST VALLEY — Kallis 4, Gasseline, Webb 12, Faubion 7, Gibson 4, Ross 2, Ashley Gray 17, Kinloch 5, Reyes, Vincent 8, Atkinson 2, Teske 4.

OTHELLO — Valdez 2, Ivone Garza 8, Alvarez, Franco, Randolph, Rodriguez 2, K.Andersen 2, B.Fleshman, Gonzalez, T.Andersen, H.Fleshman 5, Nichols 2.

West Valley 19 16 12 18 — 65

Othello 2 9 0 10 — 21

Highlights — Jailene Alvarez 5 rebs.

Selah 43, Prosser 24: Sierra Roberts scored 11 points to lead the Mustangs, who dropped a CWAC home game to the visiting Vikings.

SELAH — O’Malley 4, Lund, Hutt, Carley Davis 13, Lanhan 8, Smith 7, Wilkey 1, Jewett, Willis 10.

PROSSER — Boyle, Durbin, Carrillo 2, Meirndorf 4, Lusk 1, Silva 1, Haringua, Dunkin 5, Johnson, Sierra Roberts 11.

Selah 16 12 2 13 — 43

Prosser 5 8 4 7 — 24

TRI-CITIES PREP 46, DAYTON 45 (OT): Junior point guard Francine Lahoz hit her only two points of the game with 4 seconds left in overtime to lead the Jaguars to a Southeast 2B victory over the Bulldogs in Pasco.

Tri-Cities Prep rallied to get back in the game in the fourth quarter, and junior Corinne Barnett hit two free throws with no time on the clock to send the game into overtime.

Barnett finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, while Devin Hirsch had 14 points and nine rebounds. Sarah Phillips led Dayton with 13 points.

The Jaguars and Bulldogs are tied for second in the league standings at 4-2.

DAYTON — Jenna Phillips 2, Sarah Phillips 13, Lexie Ramirez 12, S.Andrews 5, K.Andrews 4, Mings 4, Currin 3, Ward 2.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Corinne Barnett 15, Devin Hirsch 14, Emma Slahatasky 6, Victoria Vargas 4, Isabella Ghirardo 2, Makayla McLane 3, Lahoz 2.

Dayton 7 13 8 10 7 — 45

Tri-Cities Prep 7 8 8 15 8 — 46

Highlights — Barnett 10 rebs, 4 steals, 5 blocks; Hirsch 9 rebs, 3 steals.

Liberty Christian 45, LaCrosse-Washtucna 30: Wynter Greeno had 11 points, 19 rebounds, six blocks and four steals to lead the visiting Patriots to a Southeast 1B victory.

Sarah Croskrey added 19 points, five rebounds, six steals and three assists.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Horne, Sarah Croskrey 19, Howie, Bush 6, Souve 2, Peterson, Loera 6, Rowe 1, Monteith, Greeno 11.

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA — Miller 10, Harter, Je. Guske 3, Jasmine Gordon 8, Blauert 4, Whinery 5.

Liberty Christian 15 2 21 7 — 45

LaCrosse-Washtucna 5 10 6 9 — 30

Highlights — Croskrey 5 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assists; Melody Bush 7 rebounds; Carlie Souve 8 rebounds; Wynter Greeno 19 rebounds, 6 blocks, 4 steals.

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