Watson's free throws lift Hanford boys over Southridge

By the Tri-City HeraldJanuary 18, 2014 

Kendall Watson did everything he could to give the Hanford boys a win this weekend.

The senior guard scored 17 points Friday night in a home loss to Chiawana, but got a chance to lift the Falcons over the top Saturday against visiting Southridge.

He netted 21 points, including two free throws with 22 seconds left to ice a 61-60 Mid-Columbia Conference victory.

Hanford trailed 12-5 in the first quarter but rebounded with a 19-6 second quarter to take a 24-18 halftime lead.

Daniel Getchell scored 23 points for the Suns, and Gabe Vorheis chipped in 14 points.

Brady Heid added 17 for Hanford.

SOUTHRIDGE — Daniel Getchell 23, Kelly 4, Thomas, Nielson, Howard 1, Pitt 8, Molt 8, Vorheis 14, Crider, Schafer 2. Totals 20-50 15-25 60.
HANFORD — Kendall Watson 21, Taylor, Mickelson 3, Heiman, Seaman 6, Heid 17, Hannu 12, Sivonen 2, Ked.Skinner. Totals 20-50 13-19 61.
Southridge 12 6 18 24 — 60
Hanford 5 19 23 14 — 61

Walla Walla 67, Kennewick 51: Gabe Porter and Eric Klicker combined for 38 of the Blue Devils’ 67 points in an MCC win over the Lions.

“They just shot the ball really well. Klicker and Porter each hit four 3-pointers, and we weren’t able to get out on some of their shooters,” Kennewick coach Bradyn Leyde said. “We were able to battle back into it, but they clamped down on their defense a little.”

Wa-Hi led 26-20 after one quarter, but the game slowed down from there.

“Their size gave us some trouble early,” Leyde said. “Any time you play Walla Walla, they are very disciplined and well coached.”

John Wuol led the Lions with 12 points.

WALLA WALLA — Gogl, Steele 2, Eric Klicker 18, Gabe Porter 20, Locati 3, Parker, Lake 12, Little, Harvey 6, Hancox 4, Sumerlin, Giles 2. Totals 23-40 14-21 67.
KENNEWICK — Garcia 7, J.Wuol 12, Mueller 10, Fernandez, Kutzke, DeWitt 2, Molnaa, D.Plew, Tennancour 9, C.Plew, Vargas 2, Y.Wuol 9. Totals 20-49 6-12 51.
Walla Walla 26 8 15 18 — 67
Kennewick 20 10 9 12 — 51
Highlights — Alex Garcia 4 rebs, Dylan Tennancour 4 rebs.

Kennewick 54, Pasco 26: Mitch Mueller led all scorers with 19 points, lifting the Lions to a road win over the Bulldogs on Friday night, who played their first game under “new” coach Mike Guajardo.

Guajardo, who coached Pasco to five Big Nine titles from 1981-2000, assumed the head coaching position after Charlie Villanueva place on leave earlier in the week.

Villanueva, who became Pasco head coach in 2010, was a Bulldogs assistant under Guajardo and current Chiawana coach Chad Herron.

“We were just able to pressure them and get some turnovers, which created some runouts,” Leyde said.

KENNEWICK — Garcia 9, J.Wuol 7, Mitch Mueller 19, Fernandez 3, Kutzke, DeWitt 3, Molnaa, D.Plew 4, Tennancour 4, C.Plew 3, Vargas 2, Y.Wuol. Totals 19-48 8-10 54.
PASCO — Razo 6, Groce, Young 2, Shaffer 2, Devauriay Robinson 8, Chavez 2, Ingram 2, Correa 2, Gutierrez 2, Sanchez, Eubanks. Totals 10-47 4-8 26.
Kennewick 16 20 13 5 — 54
Pasco 10 2 10 4 — 26
Highlights — C.Plew 3 assists; Mueller 4 steals; Alex Fernandez 4 steals.

Kamiakin 61, Chiawana 50: Kylle Robertson scored a game-high 25 points, hitting 5-of-7 shots from 3-point range in the Braves’ MCC road win over the Riverhawks.

“We didn’t have anybody who wanted to guard him,” Chiawana coach Chad Herron said.

The Riverhawks struggled with outside shooting for the second consecutive night, hitting 16-of-59 (27 percent) against a Kamiakin 2-3 zone.

Deion Singleton led Chiawana with 15 points. Victor Koval added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Braves shot 46 percent (21-for-46), including 9 3-pointers.

KAMIAKIN — Kylle Robertson 25, Joseph 16, Nelson, Holle 3, Petsch 7, Bayles 8, Brimmer, Gurney, Fowler 2. Totals 21-46 10-13 61.
CHIAWANA — Deion Singleton 15, Mitchell 2, Harris 2, Dorton 1, Wren 9, Mendoza 3, Koval 11, Henderson 7. Totals 16-59 11-17 50.
Kamiakin 9 18 19 15 — 61
Chiawana 17 6 9 18 — 50
Highlights — Victor Koval 12 rebs, 3 steals; Robertson 8 rebs.

Richland 84, Pasco 30: Payton Radliff scored a game-high 19 points and had five steals to lead the Bombers to a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory against the Bulldogs.

Jacob Devries added 17 points, Nathan Streufert 15, Nate Perry 10 and Carson Miller 10 for Richland.

Christian Young’s nine led Pasco.

RICHLAND — Devries 17, Torres 4, Nelson, McCullough 2, Perry 10, Beo 5, Radliff 19, Leijia 2, Streufert 15, Ch. Miller, Ca. Miller 10. Totals 33-62 10-14 84.
PASCO — Razo, Gross, Christian Young 9, Shaffer 4, Robinson 7, Chavez 2, Ingram, King 4, J. Correa 2, Gutierrez 2. Totals 11-33 6-16 30.
Richland 25 24 18 17 — 84
Pasco 7 8 8 7 — 30
Highlights — Devries 5 assists, 5 steals; Radliff 5 steals; Beo 7 rebounds.

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