Boys basketball: Koval's big night lifts Chiawana over Pasco

January 31, 2014 

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Pasco hosted Chiawana in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday, Jan. 31, losing 69-43.

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Victor Koval has been dominating in the score book and in the rebounding numbers all season for the Chiawana boys basketball team.

And Friday night was no different.

The 6-foot-4 senior had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Riverhawks to a 52-46 road victory over rival Pasco High in Mid-Columbia Conference action.

“He played huge for us and we needed him to,” Chiawana coach Chad Herron said. “He has been doing that for us on a consistent basis.”

Neither team shot the ball well — Chiawana was 16-of-52 and Pasco was 19-of-57 — so Koval’s inside play was key.

Jesus Razo’s 15 points led the Bulldogs, while Jalen Daniels — a 6-foot-6 freshman — had nine points and 13 rebounds.

Brandon Mendoza added seven points and three steals for Chiawana.

CHIAWANA — Mitchell 4, Harris 4, Singleton 3, Dorton, Wren 8, Mendoza 7, Victor Koval 18, Henderson 8, Maughan. Totals 16-52 17-27 52.

PASCO — Jesus Razo 15, Young 7, Ingram, Robinson 11, Chavez, Daniels 9, A. Correa 4, Gutierrez, Mendoza. Totals 19-57 7-13 46.

Chiawana 14 13 11 14 — 52

Pasco 10 12 10 14 — 46

Highlights — Koval 14 rebounds; Brandon Mendoza 3 steals; Jalen Daniels 13 rebounds; Roger Ingram 4 steals.

RICHLAND 81, WALLA WALLA 45: Steven Beo sank 4 of 6 treys and had a game-high 22 points to lead the visiting Bombers past the Blue Devils in a Mid-Columbia Conference game.

Jacob DeVries added 21 points for the Bombers, while teammate Nathan Streufert had 17 points and 15 rebounds.

Gabe Porter paced the Blue Devils with 12 points.

RICHLAND — DeVries 21, Torres-Elfering 6, Nelson, McCullough 5, Perry, Steven Beo 22, Radliff 8, Leahy, Streufert 17, Ch.Miller, Ca. Miller 2. Totals 31-59 9-12 81.

WALLA WALLA — Gogl 3, Steele 5, Klicker 4, Gabe Porter 12, Locati 9, Barker, Lake 4, Little 3, Harvey 2, Handcox 3, Giles. 19-51 4-9 45.

Richland 17 21 25 18 — 81

Walla Walla 15 6 11 13 — 45

Highlights — Streufert 15 rebounds; Radliff 5 assists; Beo 4-6 on treys.

GRANDVIEW 64, SELAH 45: Jay Armendariz scored 30 points and Isaiah Ruiz added 15 as the host Greyhounds beat the Vikings in a CWAC contest.

SELAH — Rogers, Cruz, Jackson, Vergara 6, Herriges 3, Wood 9, McGuire 2, Nick Towery 12, Yates 3, Blain 7, Wold 1.

GRANDVIEW — Rodriguez, Saenz, Jay Armendariz 30, Saldana, Schrank 4, Gonzales 7, Carpenter 4, Ruiz 15, Cornejo 4, Dailey 2.

Selah 8 7 14 16 — 45

Grandview 22 8 19 15 — 64

Kiona-Benton 47, Wahluke 45: Darrel Wheeler’s 14 points led the Bears to an SCAC East road victory in Mattawa.

Colin Ahmann’s 12 led Wahluke, which had its playoff hopes take a big blow with the loss.

Kiona-Benton remains in the hunt for a playoff spot with the win, moving into a tie for fourth-place with Warden.

KIONA-BENTON — Jensen 6, Christian 4, Wyatt, Gomez 6, Ramirez, Torres 11, Manley 6, Darrell Wheeler 14

WAHLUKE — Colin Ahmann 12, Barajas 7, Ramos 6, Onofre 6, Ponce 2, Abarca 1, Caro 9, Espindola 2.

Kiona-Benton 11 12 10 14 — 47

Wahluke 12 11 5 17 — 45

Columbia (Burbank) 69, Royal 51: Chris Ryckman scored 21 points to lead the Coyotes to the SCAC East home win and helped them lock up a District 5 tournament berth.

Riley Lefler hit for 16 for the Knights.

ROYAL — Riley Lefler 16, Ch. Christensen 12, S. Christensen 1, Johnson 10, Mead 3, Jenks 4, Partida 3, Stakkeland 2, Co. Christensen.

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) — Chris Ryckman 21, McBride 9, Chism 1, Wattenburger 8, Balch, Mejia 3, Boulds 9, Romm 11, Brown 3, Ellis 4, Sorbel.

Royal 14 8 12 17 — 51

Columbia (Burbank) 13 13 19 24 — 69

CONNELL 48, WARDEN 28: Brendan Holst and Gage Taylor each scored 14 points as host Connell routed Warden in an SCAC East game.

Taylor added six blocked shots for the Eagles. Nate Cole led Warden with 12 points.

WARDEN — Kisler 3, Nate Cole 12, Ibarra 2, Mikkelson 6, Deplus 5, Ames, Shuler.

CONNELL — Brendan Holst 14, Huber, Merrill 2, Erickson 3, Peterson 7, Li, Gage Taylor 14, Syrie 2, Hopkin 6.

Warden 8 7 9 4 — 28

Connell 5 12 16 15 — 48

Highlights — Taylor 6 blocked shots.

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