Walla Walla girls go on attack in road win over Kennewick

By the Tri-City HeraldJanuary 18, 2014 

The Walla Walla girls relied on tough defense and an attack-minded approach on offense forcing 23 turnovers and hitting 29 of 38 free throws in a 67-54 Mid-Columbia Conference win over Kennewick on Saturday night at the Lions Den.

Mikayla Ferenz dominated througout, hitting 14 of 15 free throws for 29 points. The 5-foot-11 junior played all 32 minutes, making seven steals and dishing out four assists. Maddy Sirmon added 13 points for Wa-Hi, which led 38-24 at the half.

Kennewick outscored the Blue Devils 30-29 in the second half, but the 14-point cushion was too much to overcome.

“We won the second half, which made me really proud of the girls. It was probably the best game we played all year despite the score,” Lions coach Oliver Browning said. “

Zoey Garcia and Jayln Brasher-Norwood combined for 31 points to lead the Lions. Brasher-Norwood pulled down 12 rebounds.

WALLA WALLA — Hodnefield 1, Mikayla Ferenz 29, Sirmon 13, Doepker 8, K.Ferenz 2, Davis 4, Kennedy, Molitor 6, McDaniels 3, Patton 1. Totals 17-47 29-38 67.
KENNEWICK — Osmundson 7, Templeton 6, Guich 2, Zoey Garcia 16, Jayln Brasher-Norwood 15, Fiander 5, Deng 3, Silguero. Totals 21-43 7-12 54.
Walla Walla 20 18 15 14 — 67
Kennewick 9 15 17 13 — 54
Highlights — 3-pointers: WW 4-11 (M.Ferenz 3, McDaniels), K 5-9 (Garcia 4, Fiander); Rebounds: WW 28 (Doepker 9), K 29 (Brasher-Norwood 12); Turnovers: WW 11, K 23; Steals: WW 14 (M.Ferenz 7), K 1 (Templeton); Assists: WW 7 (M.Ferenz 4), K 7 (Templeton 3).

Hanford 52, Southridge 41: Colette Gall collected 17 points and 14 rebounds, lifting the Falcons to an MCC win over the Suns despite 21 points from Shyler Sullivan.

Both teams shot poorly — Hanford was 16-for-55 (29 percent), and Southridge 15-for-53 (28 percent) — but the Falcons outrebounded the Suns 38-30.

SOUTHRIDGE — Saunders, McNeill, Haberling 3, Edwards 4, McKenzie 4, Harris 9, Shyler Sullivan 21. Totals 15-53 7-11 41.
HANFORD — Harris, Foraker 1, Winsor 2, Thompson 4, Stewart 5, Bingham 6, Shintaffer 8, Hall 9, Colette Gall 17. Totals 16-55 17-22 52.
Southridge 10 6 11 14 — 41
Hanford 6 12 16 18 — 52
Highlights — Gall 14 rebs; Stewart 9 rebs; Ariana McKenzie 9 rebs.

Richland 49, Pasco 44: Hailey Turner scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help keep the Bombers (8-6, 5-4 MCC) above .500.

Sarah Hiller and Kennedy Corrigan each drained two big free throws in the final minutes to give Richland a comfortable cushion at the end.

“We started the game off 6-0 but missed a bunch of early layups,” Bombers coach Cindy McCoy said. “They kept battling, driving back real hard and getting to the line.”

Liddy Valle led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Richland’s Kamri Von Oelhoffen and Pasco’s Sierra Perez each suffered concussions in the final minute of the game after collisions, according to Pasco coach Aaron Barcot.

RICHLAND — McCormick 2, Catone 8, Perry, Camp, Von Oelhoffen 12, Hiller 4, Corrigan 9, Bower, Hailey Turner 14.
PASCO — Lopez, B.Gonzalez 2, S.Perez 15, A.Perez 10, Martinez, J.Perez, Ayala 1, Liddy Valle 16.
Richland 8 17 11 13 — 49
Pasco 11 9 11 13 — 44
Highlights — Turner 11 rebounds; Valle 14 rebounds.

Sunnyside 59, Eisenhower 26: Five players scored at least nine points in a balanced scoring attack, lifting the Grizzlies to an easy CBBN home win over the Cadets.

EISENHOWER — Bush 6, Pena 6, Wammacki 4, Birch 6, West 2, Whitefoot 2, Batten, Wammock, Behl.
SUNNYSIDE — Herrera 2, Vanessa Alvarez 11, Hazzard 2, Lua 2, Trevino 4, Bazan 9, Ruvacalva 9, Maldonado 7, Mendoza 2, Rodriguez 9, Perez 2.
Eisenhower 9 9 6 2 — 26
Sunnyside 18 15 18 8 — 59

Pasco 54, Kennewick 45: Liddy Valle had game-highs of 20 points and 16 rebounds while putting Lions posts Nyalat Guich and Jayln Brasher-Norwood in foul trouble, lifting the Bulldogs to an MCC win over Kennewick.

Pasco trailed 19-5 in the second quarter but rallied to take a 29-25 halftime lead.

KENNEWICK — Osmundson 1, Fiander 5, Templeton 12, Garcia 10, Kima, Salguero, Guich 4, Brasher-Norwood 13.
PASCO — Lopez, B.Gonzalez 7, S.Perez 16, A.Perez 5, Martinez, J.Perez 2, Ayala 2, Liddy Valle 20.
Kennewick 13 12 10 10 — 45
Pasco 5 24 12 13 — 54
Highlights — Valle 16 rebs; Norwood 12 rebs.

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