Boys basketball: Fowler leads Kamiakin past Kennewick

January 28, 2014 

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Kennewick's Dylan Tennancour, left, jumps for a loose ball against Kamiakin's Hayden Nelson on Tuesday as the Braves hosted Kennewick in the second game of a doubleheader.

KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Playmaking guards may be king of the hill in the Mid-Columbia Conference in 2014, but Jim Fowler showed that a big man can still rule the low block.

Fowler, a 6-foot-6 Kamiakin senior, collected eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds while showing a particular presence in the paint in the Braves’ 55-48 MCC win over Kennewick at the Lions Den.

“Jim played a great game. He really helped us with defensive pressure. He made some great passes and got about three or four big rebounds down the stretch,” Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely said. “It was a fun atmosphere for a high school game. There’s a long history there (between Kamiakin and Kennewick), and this was like all the others. It was fun, but it wasn’t easy.”

The Braves took a 16-12 first-quarter lead, but the Lions scrapped to within 26-24 at the half.

KENNEWICK — Garcia, J.Wuol 7, Mitchel Mueller 13, Kutzke 2, DeWitt 6, Molnaa 3, D.Plew, Tennancour 6, C.Plew 2, Vargas 2, Y.Wuol 7. Totals 18-53 8-10 48.

KAMIAKIN — Kylle Robertson 17, Wagar 10, Joseph 6, Nelson 2, Holle 12, Petsch, Bayles, Fowler 8. Totals 20-47 8-11 55.

Kennewick 12 12 10 14 — 48

Kamiakin 16 10 11 18 — 55

Highlights — Jim Fowler 11 rebounds; Robertson 8 rebs, 5 assists.

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