Boys basketball: Brown, River View top Connell in showdown

January 17, 2014 

The last two seasons, the River View vs. Connell boys basketball games have been as close as can be.

Friday night’s version was no different, as the Panthers held off the Eagles for a 41-38 SCAC East victory in Finley.

“Last year we played Connell three times and won by one point twice and lost the other one by a point,” River View coach Roger Sonderland said. “This is a standard River View-Connell game. They all go down to the wire.”

The Panthers jumped out to a 15-8 lead after the first and Connell got within one several times in the fourth, but Terran Brown was 5-for-5 from the line in the fourth quarter to keep the Eagles at bay.

The win was also nice for River View, which lost at Wahluke in overtime Tuesday. Brown was scoreless in that game. He finished with 12 against Connell.

Gage Taylor’s 10 led Connell, which was undefeated in league coming in.

CONNELL — Holst 9, Huber, Merrill 6, Erickson 2, Peterson, Lee 6, Taylor 10, Hopkins 5.

RIVER VIEW — Simpson 2, Brown 12, Herrera, Williamson 8, Hand 2, Cooper 7, Rogers 7, Jaramillo 3.

Connell 8 6 11 13 — 38

River View 15 6 7 13 — 41

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) 57, KIONA-BENTON 41: The Coyotes jumped out to a 26-9 first-quarter lead and never looked back in beating the Bears in an SCAC East contest in Benton City.

Chris Ryckman paced Columbia (Burbank) with 11 points, while Juan Garcia led Kiona-Benton with a game-high 16.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — McBride 5, Chism 1, Wattenberger 9, Balch 5, Mejia 2, Boulds 10, Romm 8, Brown, Ellis 3, Sorbel 3, Chris Ryckman 11.

KIONA-BENTON — Jensen, Williams 3, White, Juan Garcia 16, Ramirez, Torres, Manley 8, Ferguson 1, Neer 1, Wheeler 6.

Columbia (Burbank) 26 9 9 13 — 57

Kiona-Benton 9 8 10 14 — 41

WARDEN 62, ROYAL 52: Patrick Deplus had 16 points and Nate Cole 14 to lead the Cougars to an SCAC win over the visiting Knights.

Warden held just a 20-17 lead after the first quarter, then pulled away in the second and third for its second conference win.

Riley Lefler led the Knights with 16 points.

ROYAL — Ch.Christiansen 11, Walz, Johnson 11, Riley Lefler 16, Mead 5, Jenks 5, Partida 2, Co.Christianson.

WARDEN — Reyes 3, Kisler 12, Nate Cole 14, Haynes 2, Ibarria 6, Shuler 3, Mikkelsen 2, Patrick Deplus 16, Gonzalez 4.

Royal 17 8 8 19 — 52

Warden 20 9 12 21 — 62

Highlights — Gonzalez 8 rebs.; Reyes 8 rebs; Ibarria 5 assists.

PROSSER 54, SELAH 40: Kooper Blair had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Mustangs past the Vikings in CWAC action.

Prosser jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and cruised to the win.

Mason Schutt added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Prosser, while Willie McGuire had 12 points for Selah.

SELAH — Willie McGuire 12, Blain 9, Jackson 7, Towery 4, Herriges 4, Bergara 2, Cruz 2.

PROSSER — Kooper Blair 16, Schutt 12, Jones 10, Flores 9, Ka.Blair 4, Hernandez 2, Jensen 1.

Selah 3 11 9 17 — 40

Prosser 14 12 17 11 — 54

Highlights — Mason Schutt 11 rebs.; 5 assists; Ko.Blair 9 rebs.

Tri-Cities Prep 58, Dayton 20: Jorge Guajardo’s 17 points led the Jaguars to a Southeast 2B home victory over the Bulldogs.

DAYTON — McCleary 1, Laib, Smay 2, Warren, Kleck 1, Tanner 2, Logan Hayes 6, Wagner 4, Martin 2, Cruz-Ramirez 2.

TRI-CITIES PREP — Jorge Guajardo 17, Perez 10, Nelson 5, Montelongo 10, Pedersen 2, Loftus, Powers 1, Ghirardo 5, Holmes 4, Cole, Versteeg 2.

Dayton 3 6 5 6 — 20

Tri-Cities Prep 16 16 13 13 — 58

Highlights — Anthony Perez 8 steals, 6 assists.

LaCrosse-Washtucna 57, Liberty Christian 38: Chris Kelly and Robbie Heinen each scored nine points, but it wasn’t enough as the Patriots dropped a Southeast 1B road game.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN — Ojeda 3, Godwin, M. Godwin 6, Sullivan 7, Lesser 2, Mote 2, Robbie Heinen 9, Chris Kelly 9.

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA — Darcy Stamper 23, BeDell 4, Stinnett 2, Evans 6, Wigen, Roberts 10, B. Rice, C. Rice, Erickson 12.

Liberty Christian 6 13 11 8 — 38

LaCrosse-Washtucna 20 13 13 11 — 57

Highlights — Heinan 10 rebounds, Isaiah Ojeda 5 assists.

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