CBC basketball sweep WVC

February 5, 2014 

CBC vs WVC womens basketball

Columbia Basin College's Courtney Nelson, right, drives past Wenatchee Valley College's Shaeanna Jones Wednesday in Pasco.

PAUL T. ERICKSON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

The Columbia Basin College women’s basketball team continued its winning ways Wednesday night, hanging on for a 70-62 NWAACC East Region victory over visiting Wenatchee Valley.

CBC’s defense forced the Knights into 17 turnovers, while the Hawks committed just nine. The Hawks turned those 17 turnovers into 19 points, while Wenatchee Valley only scored 7 points on CBC’s nine turnovers.

CBC led 31-22 at halftime, but couldn’t put Wenatchee Valley away in the second half.

Sydney Mercer scored a team-high 20 points, while Courtney Nelson added 13 and Shannon Bland had eight points, six assists and five rebounds.

Sierra Higheagle added 10 points for CBC (19-3 overall, 9-0 East Region), which won its 13th consecutive contest.

Wenatchee Valley (11-13, 3-6) was led by Darian Gasseling, who finished with 30 points and six rebounds.

WENATCHEE VALLEY — Michelle Bromagem 1-6 0-0 2, Darian Gasseling 11-21 3-6 30, Lauren Schulz 2-7 1-1 7, Shaeanna Jones 3-6 2-2 9, Bekah Waterhouse 1-6 2-2 4, Kasara Brandenburg 1-3 0-0 2, Charity Degman 3-8 0-0 6, Amanda Bearmedicine 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 23-63 8-11 62.

COLUMBIA BASIN — Alicia Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Kellie Ross 1-3 0-0 2, Kelsey Yenney 1-4 0-0 3, Shannon Bland 4-6 0-0 8, Sydney Mercer 6-10 8-11 20, Lyndsay Oswalt 0-4 0-0 0, Sierra Higheagle 4-7 0-1 10, Lacie French 3-9 3-4 9, Brenda Bingham 0-1 0-0 0, Hannah Depew 1-4 3-4 5, Courtney Nelson 6-13 0-0 13. Totals 26-62 14-20 70.

Halftime— CBC 31, WV 22. 3-point goals—WV 8-22 (Gasseling 5-9, Schulz 2-7, Jones 1-1, Degman 0-2, Bromagem 0-3), CBC 4-12 (Higheagles 2-4, Nelson 1-2, Yenney 1-2, Ross 0-1, Bland 0-1, Mercer 0-1, French 0-1). Rebounds—WV 42 (Bearmedicine 7), CBC 40 (Bland 5). Assists—WV 8 (Bromagem 4), CBC 14 (Bland 6). Turnovers—WV 17, CBC 9. Fouls—WV 19, CBC 15. Fouled out—Waterhouse.

CBC MEN 102, WENATCHEE VALLEY 84: Justin Smith scored a game-high 29 points to lead CBC’s five players in double-digit scoring, and the Hawks routed visiting Wenatchee Valley in an NWAACC East Region game.

It was the Hawks’ (15-6 overall, 8-1 East Region) eighth straight victory.

Smith, a Chiawana High School graduate, was 12-for-21 from the floor, and had six rebounds and five assists.

Steven Walter added 19 points for CBC, while Kyler DeWitt and Mitchell Zapien had 13 each and Andrew Reddout 11.

Aaron Ward led the Knights (9-13, 3-6) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

WENATCHEE VALLEY — JJ Jahr 1-3 0-0 2, JT Reynolds 4-14 0-0 9, Kevin Hofstad 4-9 0-0 11, Austin Chandler 7-12 0-2 14, Aaron Ward 6-15 6-6 20, Tremon Washington 0-0 0-0 0, Sawyer Wahl 7-8 3-4 17, Michael Amsel-McGuffin 3-4 4-5 11, Quinton Oliver 0-1 0-0 0, Cole Van Lierop 0-3 0-0 0, Terrell Rowe 0-1 0-0 0, Jason Dresker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-70 13-17 84.

COLUMBIA BASIN — James Lopez 3-6 0-0 6, Justin Smith 12-21 3-4 29, Kyler DeWitt 4-6 2-2 13, Steven Walter 6-10 7-9 19, Andrew Reddout 3-4 5-6 11, Jordan King 1-1 0-0 3, Jaden Barrett 0-1 0-0 0, Brandon Oswalt 3-4 0-0 8, Jordan En’Wezoh 0-1 0-0 0, Mitchell Zapien 6-10 0-0 13, Carter Chase 0-0 0-0 0, Jak Duir 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-64 17-21 102.

Halftime—CBC 54-33. 3-point goals—WVC 7-17 (Hofstad 3-5, Ward 2-4, Amsel-McGuffin 1-1, Reynolds 1-3, Chandler 0-1, Jahr 0-1, Oliver 0-1, Rowe 0-1), CBC 9-21 (DeWitt 3-5, Oswalt 2-2, Smith 2-7, King 1-1, Zapien 1-2, Barrett 0-1, Lopez 0-1, Walter 0-2). Rebounds—WVC 33 (Ward 10), CBC 34 (Reddout 7, Zapien 7). Assists—WVC 14 (Jahr 3, Ward 3), CBC 21 (Lopez 5, Reddout 5, Smith 5). Turnovers—WVC 12, CBC 11. Fouls—WVC 18, CBC 17.

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