Gall sets Hanford girls scoring mark in loss to Sunnyside

By the Tri-City HeraldFebruary 4, 2014 

Colette Gall may be the all-time girls’ basketball scoring leader at Hanford High School, but she might have traded her scoring record for a victory Tuesday night in Sunnyside.

The Falcons’ 5-foot-11 senior scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as visiting Hanford lost 70-51 to the host Grizzlies in a nonleague game.

Gall broke the Hanford High record for career points. She now has 1,382 points. The old mark was 1,367, set by Tori Baker.

Natalia Bazan led Sunnyside with 14 points, while Tiana Perez added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Jordan Rodriguez had 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Grizzlies, who are target to be the top girls seed in 3A district, forced Hanford into 22 turnovers with their press.

“It was our swarming defense. We came out very fast and pressed them pretty hard,” Sunnyside coach Rick Puente said. “It was good to see Hanford. Now we have to get ready for the postseason. We’ve still got three games left to take care of business.”

HANFORD — Deichman, Foraker, Hall, Harris 2, Bingham 2, Thompson 3, Stewart 3, Winsor 9, Shintaffer 9, Colette Gall 23. Totals 20-47 11-14 51.
SUNNYSIDE — Lua, Trevino, Rubalcava 4, Alvarez 7, Mendoza 8, Maldonaldo 11, Rodriguez 13, Perez 13, Natalia Bazan 14. Totals 30-62 7-14 70.
Hanford 14 13 11 13 — 51
Sunnyside 15 23 13 19 — 70

Highlights — Gall 8 rebounds; Tiana Perez 8 rebounds; Jordan Rodriguez 7 rebounds.

Pasco 47, Kennewick 46: Sierra Perez made a layup as time expired to give the visiting Bulldogs a Mid-Columbia Conference victory over the Lions.

Hannah Templeton had given Kennewick a 46-45 lead with 12 seconds left. Pasco called timeout and then Perez drove to the basket and made a layup in traffic for the victory.

Perez finished with 17 points for Pasco, while Zoey Garcia’s 17 led Kennewick.

PASCO — Lopez 1, Gonzales 1, Sierra Perez 17, A. Perez 7, J. Martinez 7, J. Perez 5, Ayala, Valle 9.
KENNEWICK — Osmundson 7, Fiander 6, Templeton 8, Sulgero, Guche, Zoey Garcia 17, Norwood 8.
Pasco 8 11 11 17 — 47
Kennewick 11 6 11 18 — 46

EAST VALLEY 49, GRANDVIEW 43: Marissa Caballero scored a game-high 23 points, grabbed five rebounds and had five styeals, but it wasn’t enough as visiting Grandview lost to East Valley in a CWAC contest.

GRANDVIEW — Marissa Caballero 23, Grove 9, Lopez 7, Shafer 4, Pond, Hall, Medina, Mejia, Swearingen.
EAST VALLEY — Carpenter 22, Sanchez, Bloom, Yates 11, Anderson 8, Garcia-Stubbs, 4, Rojas, Manrique, Chavis, Raminke, Harris.
Grandview 12 5 10 16 — 43
East Valley 12 11 16 10 — 49

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