CBC basketball sweeps Walla Walla

January 29, 2014 

Everyone expects an even matchup when the two titans of the East Region, Columbia Basin and Walla Walla, get together in community college women’s basketball. Wednesday was no different in Pasco.

Sierra Higheagle scored 17 points and Kelsey Yenney added 16 as the host Hawks held off Walla Walla’s Warriors 81-77 in a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges showdown featuring the top two teams in the East.

The game featured nine lead changes, and the two teams were tied six different times. The top-ranked Hawks (17-3 overall, 7-0 East) looked to be pulling away in the second half — going on a 14-4 run to extend a 43-35 halftime lead into a 57-39 advantage.

But this just wasn’t any old opponent the Hawks were facing.

This is Walla Walla (11-7, 5-2), Bobbi Hazeltine’s Warriors who have battled CBC for years.

Bailey Nygaard and Jessica Siler each scored 20 points for the Warriors. They led Walla Walla back into the game to the point CBC held just a 5-point lead at 79-74 inside of a minute left in the contest.

CBC, however, held on in the end to win the contest, the Hawks’ 11th consecutive victory .

Kamiakin graduate Courtney Nelson had a strong all-around game, scoring 12 points, leading the team in rebounds with six, and dishng off four assists.

Yenney hit 4 of 5 trey attempts for CBC, which has another tough contest this Saturday at Blue Mountain (16-4, 5-2) to start the second half of East Region play.

Nygaard led the Warriors with six 3-point field goals, and the Warriors did outrebound the Hawks 43-33.

Siler, who hails from Umatilla, added eight rebounds to go with her 20 points and 8-for-15 shooting performance.

Amy DeLong added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors.

WALLA WALLA — Lainey Corbett 0-2 0-0 0, Amy DeLong 7-11 1-2 15, Bailey Nygaard 7-17 2-2 20, MeShel Rad 1-3 0-0 2, Jessica Siler 8-15 4-4 20, Karli McHone 1-4 0-0 3, Devynn Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Josie Jordan 4-7 0-1 10, Paige Vincent 1-3 2-2 5, Brianne Stubbs 0-0 0-0 0, Saige Stefanski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 9-11 77.

COLUMBIA BASIN — Kelsey Yenney 5-8 2-2 16, Shannon Bland 3-10 2-2 9, Sydney Mercer 1-8 2-2 4, Sierra Higheagle 7-11 1-2 17, Courtney Nelson 4-7 3-4 12, Alicia Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Kellie Ross 2-4 0-0 6, Lyndsay Oswalt 1-4 1-4 3, Lacie French 2-4 3-4 7, Brenda Bingham 1-1 0-0 2, Hannah Depew 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 28-61 15-21 81.

Halftime—CBC 43-35. 3-point goals—WW 10-20 (Nygaard 6-11, Jordan 2-3, Vincent 1-1, McHone 1-4, DeLong 0-1), CBC 10-18 (Yenney 4-5, Ross 2-4, Higheagle 2-5, Bland 1-1, Nelson 1-1, Mercer 0-2). Rebounds—WW 43 (Siler 8), CBC 33 (Nelson 6). Assists—WW 13 (Corbett 3, Jordan 3, Nygaard 3), CBC 16 (Bland 6). Turnovers—WW 13, CBC 12. Fouls—WW 19, CBC 15.

CBC MEN 100, WALLA WALLA 88: The CBC men hit the 100-point mark for the third time this season en route to beating visiting Walla Walla in an NWAACC East Region game.

CBC maintains at least a share of the East Region lead, improving to 6-1 as the Hawks complete the first round of region play. They are 13-6 overall. Walla Walla falls to 3-4 in East Region play and 10-11 overall.

Mitchell Zapien led all scorers with 17 points for the Hawks, while Andrew Reddout was 10-for-10 from the field for 20 points. James Lopez added 15 points and 13 assists.

Austin Nooner’s 20 points and 10 rebounds led Walla Walla.

WALLA WALLA — Satchel Schetzle 1-9 10-12 13, Caleb Bravard 2-5 0-0 6, Jared Allen 1-1 0-0 2, Joel Underdahl 2-4 2-2 6, Garret Sawyer 2-4 0-0 6, Dallas Reich 7-16 0-0 17, Prince Lacey 5-12 0-0 15, Matt Grooms 0-0 0-0 0, Nate Richards 1-5 1-2 4, Austin Nooner 9-11 2-6 20. Totals 30-67 15-22 89.

COLUMBIA BASIN — James Lopez 7-13 0-0 15, Jordan King 0-1 0-0 0, Jaden Barrett 0-2 0-0 0, Justin Smith 7-17 1-3 17; Brandon Oswalt 0-4 0-0 0; Jordan En’Wezoh 0-0 0-0 0; Kyler DeWitt 1-4 0-0 3, Mitchell Zapien 11-16 5-10 27; Carter Chase 0-0 0-0 0; Steven Walter 8-14 2-2 18; Andrew Reddout 10-10 0-1 20. Totals 44-81 8-16 100.

Halftime—WW 46, CBC 45. 3-point goals—WW 14-32 (Lacey 5-8, Reich 3-7, Sawyer 2-4, Bravard 2-4, Richards 1-2, Schetzle 1-7), CBC 4-17 (Smith 2-8, Lopez 1-3, DeWitt 1-3, Barrett 0-2, Walter 0-1). Rebounds—WW 37 (Nooner 10), CBC 48 (Walter, Reddout 8). Assists—WW 8 (Reich 5), CBC 24 (Lopez 13). Turnovers—WW 10, CBC 6. Fouls—WW 17, CBC 16. Fouled out, Reddout

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